Wednesday, October 26, 2011

i came to your party dressed as a shadow

the halloween spirit doesn't creep up on me all on its own quite like it did when i was a kid, but i'm finding ways to feel its presence. it helps that this is the most beautiful autumn baltimore has had in years. last weekend we finally made it out to a pumpkin farm and yesterday i made paper bag lanterns to carry around at the upcoming "great big halloween parade of light and luminaria" in patterson park.

i walked about five miles north of the city today (just because) through unfamiliar streets where the houses are tidy and beautiful and all in one moment, the wind brought the smell of wet leaves and chimney smoke and the afternoon sun moved so perfectly through naked trees that i could have believed that i will never let silly life things upset me ever again. adieu to disappointment and spleen. what are men to rocks and mountains?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

in the country

here are some details of the things i've been working on, which i will reveal very soon (hint: this project also involves b). the air is getting chilly and i'm listening to anna karenina as i work. how mr. tolstoy knew people so well, i'll never know.

Monday, October 10, 2011

why i adore the night

this is my response to hila shachar's "why i adore the night" challenge on her blog le projet d'amour. when i think of nighttime, three different kinds - the most comforting, for me - come immediately to mind:
the silent, pitch-black night in the country. when the air is crisp and clear, the sky is covered with a dazzling display of stars, and crickets start to sing, i feel like i could live forever.
the mysterious, twinkling night in the city, when i imagine the lives inside of warmly lit windows. on a perfect city night, loneliness can seem like the greatest feeling in the world.
and finally, the most mysterious night of all: the cold and endless night of outer space.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


just a little simple something for the amelia's magazine coverage of the tata-naka spring / summer 2012 show at london fashion week. tata-naka is a british label by two georgian-born twin sisters, tamara and natasha surguladze.