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i.
a girl’s feet will tangle yours under sheets you just bought for a night like this. the price tag is still glued to the plastic wrapping stuffed underneath the bed. her feet are frigid and feel like frostbite against your legs when you fall asleep, but they’re like mittens roasted over a fire when the sun blinks through the curtains.

ii.
a girl’s legs are taut and thick. they’re flexible and enclose you in a straightjacket at 2 am when they knot around your waist and pull you just a little closer. if she’s still sleeping, it’s even better.

iii.
her thighs will make you forget about your calculus homework and your french exam. they will make you forget about your father’s affair or your best friend’s disorders. they will make you forget your name and they will make you forget who you are without them. hold them as tight as you can. i promise, she loves it.

iv.
when you were in fourth grade, they taught you stop, drop, and roll at the sign of a fire. when you’re in her bedroom on the second floor, her quivering hips will trick-start a similar fire in your teeth, and you’re going to want to listen to your fourth grade teacher, but don’t. if you stop, whatever it may be that you’re doing, she might kill you.

v.
so in health class, they’re supposed to teach you that your hands will never fit somewhere like they will on a girl’s waist. it doesn’t matter if it’s wide and soft, or small and hard. your hands will adapt to her waist like the heart to your blood. they’ll feel as natural as fingers on an instrument.

vi.
sometimes you can see her ribs; sometimes you can’t. they flicker like an old grainy movie under her skin, and they feel like sharp magma in your palms. they’re structure — they protect her. hold her there if you want her to feel like this house isn’t caving in on herself.

vii.
her chest. promise her you’d never want anything more or anything less. if you don’t mean it, stop reading, and find someone else.

viii.
taste her collarbone. dip in the crevices and valleys and plant trees at the bottom. root down, cherish the nature, and never ever underestimate a girl’s collarbones. they’re a place to sleep when its -11 outside. write scripts on her collarbone. they are forever.

ix.
if you don’t know blueprints to her neck with your eyes closed from tracing it with your mouth, you’re doing it wrong. learn it. memorize it. you better know her pulse like counting with your dominant hand. kiss it like it’s her mouth. her neck will change over time, yes. but make sure you can change with it.

x.
kiss her before she brushes her teeth. make fun of her morning breath. kiss her after, and make fun of the flavor of her toothpaste. kiss her when she’s angry and throwing the vase your mother bought her, and kiss her when she can’t stand and she bubbles over with tears like hot water. kiss her if she’s laughing and tell her it’s because she makes you happy. kiss her if she won’t stop talking because you want to taste her voice. kiss her when she isn’t talking because you miss it. kiss her in the shower and kiss her everywhere. if it’s raining, kiss her, and kiss her again when she calls you a cliche. kiss her in public because you want them all to know, and kiss her in private because you don’t need them to either. god, just kiss her on the mouth. nothing else matters. just fucking kiss her.

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This was so incredibly sexy I had to sit down at work…

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number vii.

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This one:

"ix. 
if you don’t know blueprints to her neck with your eyes closed from tracing it with your mouth, you’re doing it wrong. learn it. memorize it. you better know her pulse like counting with your dominant hand. kiss it like it’s her mouth. her neck will change over time, yes. but make sure you can change with it."

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Loved this, made me cry.

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fuckyeahmoleskines:

A page out of my visual diary, illustrating the ever changing mood of an artist (me in particular). One day I’m feeling full of energy and creative, having the time of my life drawing and painting and the next day everything I start looks horrible and I feel like I’ve never painted before and never will be good at making art. Maybe some of you can relate to that. :)by Raman DjafariYou can follow me on Tumblr.

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fuckyeahmoleskines:

A page out of my visual diary, illustrating the ever changing mood of an artist (me in particular). 
One day I’m feeling full of energy and creative, having the time of my life drawing and painting and the next day everything I start looks horrible and I feel like I’ve never painted before and never will be good at making art. Maybe some of you can relate to that. :)

by Raman Djafari

You can follow me on Tumblr.

100%.

artjournaling:

Stegmiller Hop (by Marjie Kemper)

artjournaling:

Stegmiller Hop (by Marjie Kemper)

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artjournaling:

Don’t Let Them Drown You (by 2littlewings)

artjournaling:

Don’t Let Them Drown You (by 2littlewings)

badjonesrising:

Monday Motivation w/ Kyriakos Papageorgiou

He asked me to call him sunday, lowercase, one word. His work reminded me or myself. Not my work, my whole self. Mysterious, strange, colorful, and imaginative. Sometimes, I hope to meet people like this. Then, I see artwork like this and need nothing more. Before, or after you read this interview check out more of his work at the website.

Roni J: First of all, introduce yourself to the world and tell us about yourself as a man and an artist.

Kyriakos Papgeorgiou: Hello world, I’m Kyriakos Papageorgiou, a self-taught visual artist and student of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, a course and thesis shy of my degree. Raised in Mitropoli of Karditsa, a village in central Greece, moved to Volos when I was 15 and a couple years later went to university in Karlovasi, Samos where I spent almost my whole adult life. Dabbled with playing and making music for 4-5 years, as the bass player in two bands. Discovered I like reading amateurs and writing when I started blogging, resulting in some poems in greek. I spent more than a decade trying to figure out who I am, what I like, what I want and what is important. I’ve been a loner for a long time so I’m comfortable with being by myself but I prefer company. I love cinema, I’ve watched more anime than I should and I’ve read less books than I should. I dislike pretentious people and nagging. I hate politics, discrimination of any kind and I rarely watch or read the news.

My statement pretty much explains what my work revolves around. I work mostly with pencils and water based media on paper. I can’t understand the need for depicting reality as an image. It’s there, so why should I bother with it, if it’s going to be the same? You might find me staring at something or someone, because I don’t work with references, so I’m filling my memory with information I need. Right now, I’m working on a series of graphite drawings, filtering my thoughts through to, mostly, deformed figures. I also enjoy abstraction, but that’s for the next planned series.  

I am a member of Artia Gallery, an on-line gallery dealing with contemporary art created by young and well-known Greek artists. I will be participating in the Platform Project army Art-Athina, an event in the most prestigious, international contemporary art fair held in Greece, 16-19 May 2013, with a collaborative work with other artists from Artia Gallery. I’m very excited about this, this will be my first show and actual introduction to the art world.

RJ: On your bio page, it states that you have always worked in digital until 2012. Why did you decide to turn to traditional media and techniques after working digitally so long?

KP: I used to draw and paint as a kid. I just stopped doing it, and when I started again in 2008 it was in digital, don’t ask me why, I can’t remember. Although in digital, I aimed for the pencil or charcoal feeling in my drawings, and mypaint is the goto application for this. But it was still not enough. Drawing using a digitizer felt a little bit like cheating and kept me in a distance from my work. Not to mention that I worked on a small tablet in front of a screen the whole time. I’ve had some encouragement to go traditional and when it felt right I made the turn, figured that this was me and there is no going back, as it seems.

RJ: Tell us about making art in Greece. It’s a country rich in art, architecture, and history. How does that compare to contemporary art today?

KP: I don’t know… I’m “young” as an artist and don’t feel I could make a comparison. I do know that even though the economy puts a strain in the art world, funding is reduced and motive for young artists is minimal, artists keep doing what they know and can, expressing what preoccupies each one as an individual. I was happy and frankly amazed by the fact that there wasn’t a “crisis movement”. Or at least I’m not aware of one.

RJ: Who are your biggest influences? Do you have any favorite websites or blogs that keep you inspired?

KP:That’s a tough one. I can’t say that I have someone or something that influences me so much that it’s noticeable. Yes, I’ve often been told “I can see a little bit of ‘whoever’ in your work” or “this work reminds me of ‘that’”, but everything becomes a mash in my mind before, and even during and after, the creative process. Surely, I might get an idea after seeing something but it’s subconsciously processed and I have to trace my thinking steps to understand how I got there, most times with no luck. I do have artists and works that I admire. Trouble is I’m not good with names and I mostly remember works and have to google to find the artist. The ones that come to mind now are Beksinski, Bacon, Freud and Escher. 

I follow some blogs on tumblr. I couldn’t say that I’ve got a favourite and they are a lot to list, so I will mention some of them. Artchipel, darksilenceinsuburbia, likeafieldmouse, theantidote, rery, eatsleepdraw, actegratuit, dailyartjournal, workman, 7knotwind, bael-art, troso, thedailydoodles, auxiliofaux, kimvirus, artruby, sfmoma, justanothermasterpiece, artnet, hyperallergic, itscolossal, lykosmagazine.

RJ: “Sometimes, there’s no story to tell…just making something is enough” is a bit from your website statement. Do you think creating everyday is important? Is all artwork good artwork?

KP: Absolutely. Working everyday is not only important to me but also necessary, especially if there is a flow that shouldn’t be disturbed. In the series I’m working on now, it took me some time to recover to the desired mindset and outcome whenever I had to stop for a while. I stop working only when I can’t help it and when I feel that a break would be more constructive.

All artwork is not good artwork. But bad artwork is equally important to the good for an artist’s evolution. We learn from our mistakes don’t we? I even publish some bad artwork on my blog as a note to self: “This was bad. You know it was bad. You know why it was bad. Don’t do it again.”

RJ: What do you do when you aren’t making art? How does your lifestyle effect your creativity?

KP: I’m kinda new to this town and I can’t see often my two close friends, so I don’t have that much of a social life nowadays. I spend some time with my brother when we both can and, when I get the chance, I love going out for coffee, tsipouro or dinner with friends and/or family, spending a day outside, catching a film (or more), going for a long walk. Music is a constant in my life, mostly listening but also playing from time to time. 

Being the sort of a caveman I am, gives me the chance to work long hours on my art and refuel my batteries with human interaction once in a while. 

RJ: Walk us through one day in sunday’s life.

KP: The usual day… wake up, put music on, shower, make coffee, check mail, surf the webs, turn music off, watch an episode or something, put music on, artwork, artwork, talk with brother, artwork, remember to eat, turn music off, watch a movie or something, sleep.

RJ: What do you do when you get stuck? When you have artist’s block, and nothing seems to work the way you want, what do you do?

KP: Work until I get unstuck. If nothing happens, it’s time for a break. Do things I enjoy. Work again.

RJ: If you could give anyone advice on how to get inspired and stay motivated, what would it be?

KP: Think, think, think, work, work, work. Make a story in your mind. Go for a walk. Go somewhere with people. Talk to people. Talk about problems. Talk about stupid things. Talk about art. It’s better to hear another voice besides your own about anything. Listen to music, all the time. Live your life as best as you know how. Stay positive. My vivid imagination is my main inspiration. Being happy is my motivation.

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eatsleepdraw:

working on a web comic for me and my lady.-ben (benrossart.com)

eatsleepdraw:

working on a web comic for me and my lady.
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moleskinelovers:

Seinfeld

moleskinelovers:

Seinfeld

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."

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seokim:

I’m a drawer

seokim:

I’m a drawer

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