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                                             Body Art

Uncovered summer skin reveals

                         Colourful and private tapestries

                         Magical symbols, lizards, love

                         Letters moving, alive, pictures

                         In a human book.

(this started off as a haiku and then I kind of lost control of it but in a good way:)

Poppies in Brussels airport…

Poppies in Brussels airport…

misswendyd:

Exclusive cover reveal for Marcus Sedgwick’s new YA novel THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN + giveaway for two early ARCs!
So, so excited about this one. Mad poets, insane asylum, witches, and sci-fi? If anyone can pull this off, Sedgwick can.

misswendyd:

Exclusive cover reveal for Marcus Sedgwick’s new YA novel THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN + giveaway for two early ARCs!

So, so excited about this one. Mad poets, insane asylum, witches, and sci-fi? If anyone can pull this off, Sedgwick can.

(Source: themidnightgarden.net, via yahighway)

amandaonwriting:

Writing Tips - Write in scenes, but remember that not all scenes are 1500 words long. This is an average length. Scenes can be anything from 500-2000 words long.
Source for Image

amandaonwriting:

Writing Tips - Write in scenes, but remember that not all scenes are 1500 words long. This is an average length. Scenes can be anything from 500-2000 words long.

Source for Image

bst,  Hyde Park #chairplanes

bst, Hyde Park #chairplanes

Neon signs for sale, eerily glowing in a department store basement

humansofnewyork:

"I’m trying to distance myself from the idea that youth is the best time of life, because a lot of my friends are really anxious about growing older. I’m studying classical drawing, which helps. It really slows things down. We can work an entire month on a single drawing. And I don’t plan on reaching my peak before the age of fifty."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m trying to distance myself from the idea that youth is the best time of life, because a lot of my friends are really anxious about growing older. I’m studying classical drawing, which helps. It really slows things down. We can work an entire month on a single drawing. And I don’t plan on reaching my peak before the age of fifty."

Mosaic

Mosaic

Bremen

Bremen

Lily pads #water #rain

Lily pads #water #rain

Must go this year #crouch end #culture #cool poster

Must go this year #crouch end #culture #cool poster

An Offering to Peru…

Why I never went to Somerset House before Sunday, after almost 4 years in London, I have no idea.  Why I have never been to Peru, well that’s another story but when I heard about the Futurismo Ancestral exhibition by Sixe Parades which examines the Peruvian aesthethic would be going on last weekend I was intrigued.  It was a sunny day and nothing prepared me for the scale of the courtyard at Somerset House.  It reminds me of Anglo-Irish buildings that I’ve seen in Dublin but on a giant scale.

The exhibition took place in the basement and this strange grey underground setting made it seem all the more vibrant.  The first room was hung with rainbow coloured Andean style wall hangings. We then passed through corridors below streetlevel to a damp, strange subterranean room, complete with ancient grave stones set into the wall, where it was so dark that the light had an eerie glow like candlelight.  The bright Peruvian tapestries were most effective here, the strange setting giving the viewer the feeling that they alone are discovering the sacred nature of the artefacts.  Uncovering a Peruvian essence, even if they can’t afford to get to Peru.

This subtle exhibition is a treat for the visual senses.

Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.

—William Faulkner (via quotes-shape-us)

(via literatureismyutopia)