Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.
Henry David Thoreau
And when you’ve really had it, and wonder if you should turn back, turn the camera to manual with numb fingers. Turn away from the wind and snow in the air. Ignore the pain in your ears. Squint through cold watery eyes. Hit the shutter.
Then back at home, drink some hot coffee, flip tumblr open, and share what you saw.
The Sound City documentary is amazing and worth the rental. Watch the trailer above. If you rent the video, wear some decent headphones, the sound is amazing.
Even if you don’t care about the music, this documentary is truly about the creative process.
All my life I strove to make a small truth out of an infinity of errors.
Carel Fabritius (Dutch, 1622-1654), The Goldfinch, 1654, oil on panel, 33,5 x 22,8, Mauritshuis, The Hague.
This is one of my top ten paintings. I love this. I can imagine the paint brush in the artist’s hand moving as a master violinist moves a bow so precisely, yet still with the chaotic nature of the universe present. It’s simply beautiful, subtle movement.
Someone gave a blurry me a webby. Silly fools. I also saw the creator of tumblr present the guy who invented the gif. Pretty great. Turns out I been pronouncing it correctly alll along. :P Oh and backstage with Jerry Seinfeld was fun!