April 20, 2014

over the last few months, my schoolblogging tag—videbimus lumen, taken from columbia’s motto—has undergone a number of silent shifts in meaning that are really fascinating to me? like, literally it means “we will see the light,” and i picked it because i felt like (having gotten myself back to school) i did finally see the light, after so long in darkness and hopelessness? except then somewhere along the way i lost sight of that, buried under all the stress, and it became rather like one of those persistent homeric epithets, inappropriate to the point of irony under the circumstances? and now finally it fits again, but mostly for the willed futurity of it—i will see the light, it’s the light at the end of the tunnel, of the semester. so.

#videbimus lumen #metablogging

okay good job self, you have one tenth of your word count, now just do this another nine times, you have four hours, go

#videbimus lumen

got a table at starbucks right away, right by the window, on a weekend day no less! am choosing to view this as a good omen for the success of this paper. :D

#journaling #videbimus lumen #sometimes it's the little things
yukimiwa:

My Character for My final exam at Cinema Makeup School
Model: Shay Zee
MUA: Margaux Cabuy
my facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MargauxCabuyMakeupArtist?fref=ts

yukimiwa:

My Character for My final exam at Cinema Makeup School

Model: Shay Zee

MUA: Margaux Cabuy

my facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MargauxCabuyMakeupArtist?fref=ts

(via runningtheriskofbeingfree)


brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

(via puckling)


April 19, 2014

bookwyrmbound:

The (Tarnished) Silmarillion

Full-leather fine binding of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion. The Two Trees are surface-gilt on the cover in metals that will tarnish, so over time the book will literally reenact their destruction. However the one fruit and flower that became the sun and moon are surface-gilt in gold and palladium, and will stay bright.

The edge decoration, sprinkled gilt and palladium over gouache, depicts the fate of the silmarils: “one in the airs of heaven, and one in the fires of the heart of the world, and one in the deep waters.”

The titling is done in palladium with finishing tools that I made myself, because I couldn’t pass up the chance to use Feanorean letters to title the book where Feanor is one of the central characters.

(longer post about the binding here, written when I originally bound it)

(via elucubrare)


aubade said:

btw you have an AMAZING nose I love it :D
gosh okay so i realize this is a little belated but THANK YOU, literally nobody had ever said that to me before! and then you and elucubrare both did! :)) and like, i’m actually super self-conscious about the size of my nostrils, thanks to B, so the affirmation is extra-appreciated. #aubade #replies #affirmations #:D #*pleased face*

on the bright side i am having some success with taking a day off from showering for the first time since, like, fourth grade, thank you dyed hair and dry shampoo

#journaling #hygiene #or something