In the hush of the quiet morning, her heart beating inside the hanging of her ribs and spine, the woman gathered her cowl close to her neck against the cold air. She was never one made for keeping company with brambles and stones; her heart belonged aloft, clinging to the currents of air with feathers as soft as silk. She patiently bided her time, visiting her brethren daily, until she could make her return to the skies.
This morning I fell in love with ink all over again. I stray from it and grow lonely. After a while I determine I need to return, and, upon doing so, realize I should never have left to begin with.
Tommy singing in spite of his sickness.
Boss Battle were sludgy and fun.
International Bitterness Unit rocked out!
Hawk Vs. Dove were a lot of fun – really heavy and rhythmic music.
And from a Friday night show:
Alex singing and playing guitar for the inaugural Scarletien show.
This weekend we celebrated my lover’s birthday – we went out on the town Friday and Saturday, to see live music, his band performed to a really energetic crowd, we had cupcakes and pizza and freshly-grilled squash and beer and chicken wings and generally imbibed of life. Also, he enjoyed receiving his totally badass presents.
Above are just single shots from each of the bands we saw perform. I’ve uploaded many many more to my Flickr. If you have a minute or two of boring Monday mundanity browse my plethora of Flickr pictures. I’ve had a bit of a dry spell with my creativity of late and am trying my damnedest to get back into a good flow – doing things like drawing, painting, photographing, soap-making and hopefully sculpting. I’ve a few really great bones with which I plan to make some cool things, so keep a casual eye on my blog, Facebook page, or Instagram to see what I come up with.
I did some digging yesterday and look what I found! A lovely aoudad (barbary sheep) skull! The horns are long and undamaged, the teeth are intact and the bone promises to be a pretty, pale yellow once the sun and ants are finished with it! This is probably of my favorite skulls in my collection so far: it’s right up there with the bird skulls and young buck. My collection is growing and I am expecting a couple new additions soon! I’ll post pictures when they arrive!
If you’re a fan of my skull pictures and other raunchy photographs of decay, visit Dear Deer (https://dearhead.wordpress.com/posts/). There you will see nasty, rotten-fleshed, maggot-ridden photographs accompanied by melodramatic, sick ramblings! Yay!
Let me take this moment to say I’m excited for the recent developments in my country’s legislation. I am an LGBQT+ ally and am overjoyed to see this day come to pass. It is well past due. I could rant and rave but will keep this blog for my arts and leave politics and my declining patience for the outspoken, barbarous zealots in my small circles for my personal diary, nestled between pages where I track my period and bitch about hangnails.
I’m a NaNoWriMo 2014 winner!
Great news, all! I hit the 50,000 word mark tonight! I have succeeded at winning this year’s NaNoWriMo! I still have about another 20,000 words until my story is wrapped up and I intend to continue writing at the same pace, so I should have a complete first draft before the end of the year. It’s my hope to team up with a publishing house to take my story to print, but I’ve never navigated that route before and I am doing my best to maintain some healthy realism: my novel may suck.
I’ll know better after I’ve edited and sent it to a couple of friends for preliminary read-throughs. Fingers crossed it’ll hit shelves as a full-on book within a year or two!