I'm not sure why but lately I have discovered a strange affinity towards plants that I didn't know I had. I'm not a bug person (they gross me out, I am not apologetic about it) so I've always steered away from gardening, yet now something about flora amazes me. Each shape, vein, or even spotty pattern of decay is fascinating. I blame this newfound interest on AP Environmental Science, which I am taking this year, and though I already had great respect for living things it seems I am now so intrigued as to have nearly idolized them? I pose this as question (rhetorical) just because the concept seems so strange. Anyways, I'm thankful for any newfound inspiration no matter what...school can drain the creative part of my mind faster than I would like it to.

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nothing gold can stay

I took this photograph two days ago. The past week and a half have been incredibly trying for me in many ways, so when I walked into my bedroom only to be greeted by the most glorious late afternoon light, it stayed with me a little longer, and the feel of this moment was buried a little more deeply in my being. I can dissect some of the most powerful things I have ever experienced into seconds, and the thirty seconds that the light was just like this has certainly created a mainstay in my top twenty. I feel lucky to have had my camera on hand so as to get some good snaps of it before it was gone. I myself have been having a hard time putting it into words however it made me think of one of my favorite poems "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost:

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour. 
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay.  

The golden hour never disappoints. 


in progress

Here is a detail shot of a painting I've been working on lately. It is acrylic and heavy gel medium on canvas. I hardly ever plan out my paintings so I rarely know what they are going to look like when they are done. In this case, I can't figure out if it's a self portrait or not, though I'm not entirely sure it matters.

please give credit to me if you would like to use this image