Me and the monkey floor made a pocket planter last night. #accidentalcollaboration@flyingmonkeyarts
I dropped a mug off my ware board when I was moving things last night, but the floor made such a nice pattern and shaped the mug so nicely that I just pulled the lip back out and will add holes for hanging it as a planter later. It's nice when things work out like that. A couple other mugs dried out too much and didn't fare so well; they're in the reclaim bucket. #soitgoes#potterystudio#claytexture#oldfloor#texture
How I feel about my "art." I feel that if I had a stronger narrative or theme that I would produce more finished stuff. As it is I am just mumbling to myself hoping to trip on something worth repeating. #soitgoes#kurtvonnegut#qoutes
'Leap Before You Look'
said W. H. Auden
who was born exactly 66 years before
I was born... love this one.
「Leap Before You Look」
W. H. オーデンの言葉
#w. H. Auden, #samebirthday#leapbeforeyoulook#mihokajioka#japanesephotography#silvergelatin#soitgoes#soitgoeskajioka#lisbon
Leap Before You Look
The sense of danger must not disappear:
The way is certainly both short and steep,
However gradual it looks from here;
Look if you like, but you will have to leap.
Tough-minded men get mushy in their sleep
And break the by-laws any fool can keep;
It is not the convention but the fear
That has a tendency to disappear.
The worried efforts of the busy heap,
The dirt, the imprecision, and the beer
Produce a few smart wisecracks every year;
Laugh if you can, but you will have to leap.
The clothes that are considered right to wear
Will not be either sensible or cheap,
So long as we consent to live like sheep
And never mention those who disappear.
Much can be said for social savoir-faire,
But to rejoice when no one else is there
Is even harder than it is to weep;
No one is watching, but you have to leap.
A solitude ten thousand fathoms deep
Sustains the bed on which we lie, my dear:
Although I love you, you will have to leap;
Our dream of safety has to disappear.
W. H. Auden