David Bowie - Young Americans
Heard this during karaoke and it’s been stuck in my head since.
Grotesque self portrait
I changed my sketchblog over a couple days ago to my real name. Find me there! I’ll be updating more often
Wilco - Forget the Flowers
via Pulp Covers
via Pulp Covers
John Newton Howitt
This tumblr turned 5 yesterday. It’s crazy that I started this August before heading off to college. I couldn’t even foresee this moment five years ago - the idea of finishing school and getting a real job. Everything so often for me is romanticized with rose-tinted shades.
My freshman year drawing teacher said the first year would seem longer than the next three years combined. That it would fly by so quick, we wouldn’t even realize it. I had trouble believing it at the time. I would make little checkpoints to myself - sitting at a desk, and say “a year from now you will remember yourself at this moment a year ago, sitting at this desk.” A year would go by and I wouldn’t even realize.
It’s funny how much time was spent worrying about the stupidest things. How I let pride get in the way of other things. I feel like I’ve learned a lot, now that I’ve been out of school for almost exactly one year. The idea of, Creation vs Coercion.
How sad I was to move back home. I think the most important thing isn’t the speed at which things are accomplished, or if things go exactly the way you imagined them to go, but if they are done right. Deliberately, with tenacity, hard work, and self respect. Most of the time things don’t go as you wish and maybe that’s the good part. If they did, it would be strange, and what the hell would you learn?
I sometimes look at how some people try so hard to make things go one way, but something in the universe forces them another way. It makes me think, was that their path all along? Did it happen for a reason? It might be, and in that there is some hope that all along things are going to go as they should.
Cabbage Patch Kids Koosas
Just remembered that I had one of these as a kid, so cute