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Maine


“Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope, your scent graces the paper. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox; their world. Your letter is then carried inside as an invited guest. The paper that was sitting on your desk, now sits on another’s. The recipient handles the paper that you handled. Letters create a connection that modern and impersonal forms of communication will never replace.”

“Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope, your scent graces the paper. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox; their world. Your letter is then carried inside as an invited guest. The paper that was sitting on your desk, now sits on another’s. The recipient handles the paper that you handled. Letters create a connection that modern and impersonal forms of communication will never replace.”

(Source: therefined, via modernhepburn)

thatkindofwoman:

17 women, several tents, waterfalls, bacon, a campfire, rain, snow, mud, muck, a small run in with the forest law.

It was a hell of a trip, and I met some truly fascinating and inspiring women. Some like the generous and awesome Lauren from handcraftedinvirginia &  the driven and beautiful Joy from morningslikethese who I’ve known for years, then others like  the open hearted and enthusiastic Emma of  emcalaryphotography, the hilarious and talented Kelly of kellyelainesmith, the kind and spectacular Rebecca of A Daily Something,  the stunner & all star Chaucee of Streets & Stripes and so many more. Each and every one of them a fantastic woman. 

Huge thanks to unitedbyblue for bringing us together into the Pennsylvania mountains and having us all #camplikealady. 

(Huge thanks Em, Kelly & Rebecca for snapping the photos of me cooking!)

staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: InktoberWhen is Inktober? It coincides with a month called “October” and it’s a challenge to post one drawing per day throughout.  
InktoberOne spectacular drawing plucked daily from the #inktober tag on Tumblr.
Ben BassoAnimals that could have happened if evolution even bothered to be cool.
Inktober-Versuskittytentacles and m-iro go head to head in a fearsome Inktober competition. It’s the biggest ink-based kerfluffle since Baron von Faber renounced his birth rank to acquire the title of Count von Faber-Castell.*
Dorian Gray ExperimentBasil Hallward is alive and well in 2014. Dorian Gray is a wrinkled mess. 
SplattersaurusSteve is a real dick. Stay away from Steve.
Photo via splattersaurus 

staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: Inktober
When is Inktober? It coincides with a month called “October” and it’s a challenge to post one drawing per day throughout.  

Inktober
One spectacular drawing plucked daily from the #inktober tag on Tumblr.

Ben Basso
Animals that could have happened if evolution even bothered to be cool.

Inktober-Versus
kittytentacles and m-iro go head to head in a fearsome Inktober competition. It’s the biggest ink-based kerfluffle since Baron von Faber renounced his birth rank to acquire the title of Count von Faber-Castell.*

Dorian Gray Experiment
Basil Hallward is alive and well in 2014. Dorian Gray is a wrinkled mess. 

Splattersaurus
Steve is a real dick. Stay away from Steve.

Photo via splattersaurus 

stevemccurrystudios:

The Colors of India

“There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor.” 

-Keith Bellows

Please visit Steve’s exhibition at Flo Peters Gallery in Hamburg, Germany

http://flopetersgallery.com/

Pumpen 8, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 30374686

(via obliviousobsessions)


An art installation of green plants growing on the wall of the building next to the CaixaForum Madrid — a modern art gallery — In Madrid, Spain. The living wall was created by french botanist Patrick Blanc

An art installation of green plants growing on the wall of the building next to the CaixaForum Madrid — a modern art gallery — In Madrid, Spain. The living wall was created by french botanist Patrick Blanc

(Source: malformalady, via obliviousobsessions)