abecedario

amo, amas, amat.

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
                     - W.B. Yeats

UHG. Some kind of bad energy has floated onto me and all I can do is look at this for relief.

UHG. Some kind of bad energy has floated onto me and all I can do is look at this for relief.

The making of one of my favorite songs.

thinkmexican:

Mexicans Helped Build US Railroads

There have been Mexican communities in Illinois and other Midwest states since the early 1900s. Many young men from these communities helped build the United States’ transcontinental railroad system. A new documentary tells their story.

Read more about “Boxcar People.”

Did your family help build the US railways?

Assholes: A theory

nevver:


The asshole:
  1. allows himself to enjoy special advantages and does so systematically;
  2. does this out of an entrenched sense of entitlement; and
  3. is immunized by his sense of entitlement against the complaints of other people
Aaron James

This Daily Hobby: Day 4: Tarot Cards with Zach

I love the idea of this tumblr. Totally inspiring, gettin’ me out of my winter doldrums.

thisdailyhobby:

In September I was at a friend’s party where free tarot card readings were being offered. I casually avoided my turn as I “chip-and-dipped” my way around the party, always staying a good 15 feet away from that enchanting little hippie girl and her card deck. I just DIDN’T WANT TO GET MY CARDS…

Reminder:

dyscalculicdolphin:

Intelligent people can have learning disabilities.

People with learning disabilities can be intelligent.

It’s possible to be gifted and disabled at the same time.

Having a learning disability does not invalidate someone’s education or intelligence.

Thanks.

(via raisecain)

I think I love SANER. What a great way to think of Mexico, the capacity for street art to influence us, etc. etc. etc. Check him out. 

mrdiv:

cycloid

I LOVE all these gifs on mr. div’s blog. Sublime!

mrdiv:

cycloid

I LOVE all these gifs on mr. div’s blog. Sublime!

thinkmexican:

Cinco de Mayo: Long Before It Was Corporatized - Los Angeles, CA, 1943
“Among the 5000 persons assembled for the Cinco de Mayo celebration were little Luis Romanos and his sister Amalia in costume.” - Los Angeles Times, May 6, 1943

thinkmexican:

Cinco de Mayo: Long Before It Was Corporatized - Los Angeles, CA, 1943

“Among the 5000 persons assembled for the Cinco de Mayo celebration were little Luis Romanos and his sister Amalia in costume.” - Los Angeles Times, May 6, 1943

(via thinkmexican)

Today I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed today. The past week I’ve been sorting through my new workspace to assemble materials, set up a cutting station, etc. All this stuff is making my mind race! I have a nice stash of materials thanks to my days at Paper Zone (paper cutter, I’m looking at you). Anyway, this little print will be my motto for the week. 
mydarling:

by dothhandmade on Etsy

Today I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed today. The past week I’ve been sorting through my new workspace to assemble materials, set up a cutting station, etc. All this stuff is making my mind race! I have a nice stash of materials thanks to my days at Paper Zone (paper cutter, I’m looking at you). Anyway, this little print will be my motto for the week.

mydarling:

by dothhandmade on Etsy

(via notinahundredyears)

I am turning my tumblr into my process blog for the portfolio review. I’ve found that if I document and share my work, the better it becomes and the more accountable I am to it. I have about a month to pull it all together. It will be a month of pushing myself harder than I have before, design-wise.
Yesterday and today I’ve been fighting a cold gifted to me by my partner, and I’ve been working mostly from bed. However, I’ve managed to gulp some emergen-C’s, take a shower, and crawl up to my work room. I took a picture of a treat I got in the mail to help me on my way: Books, Boxes, and Portfolios by Franz Zeier. I plan on making a box to put my portfolio and such into. This past weekend I took a workshop on long-stitch bookbinding, an option I am considering for my process book. I can’t help but get hands-on about the construction of this. It’s my style, and that’s what my portfolio needs to reflect. 
And now I’m going to download the new Chromatics record and work on some logomarks for my branding project in 225.  Every day I’m hustilin.

I am turning my tumblr into my process blog for the portfolio review. I’ve found that if I document and share my work, the better it becomes and the more accountable I am to it. I have about a month to pull it all together. It will be a month of pushing myself harder than I have before, design-wise.

Yesterday and today I’ve been fighting a cold gifted to me by my partner, and I’ve been working mostly from bed. However, I’ve managed to gulp some emergen-C’s, take a shower, and crawl up to my work room. I took a picture of a treat I got in the mail to help me on my way: Books, Boxes, and Portfolios by Franz Zeier. I plan on making a box to put my portfolio and such into. This past weekend I took a workshop on long-stitch bookbinding, an option I am considering for my process book. I can’t help but get hands-on about the construction of this. It’s my style, and that’s what my portfolio needs to reflect. 

And now I’m going to download the new Chromatics record and work on some logomarks for my branding project in 225.  Every day I’m hustilin.