Into the Void

Written by Charlene deGuzman & Miles Crawford

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation...tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation. ― Jean Arp


Constellations and Peonies

Below are some Peonies I cut from the garden. I think the blooms are bigger than ever this year.

Flea market finds of the day:

 (Framed illustrated map of Cape Cod, circa 1950)

 (Wooden 1950's Photo Album)

(National Geographic Zodiac Map and Constellation Chart, circa 1970)

 There's something lovely about how delicate old documents and papers are. It amazes me that something so frail can survive so many decades. It also saddens me to see so many family photo albums at the auctions and flea markets I go to. I think about the all the history and stories that accompany each of those photos that have been lost and forgotten over the years. Often vendors sell old photos in large piles, some with names and dates written on the back, occasionally a caption. For someone who enjoys collage this is a amazing resource, but it's difficult to alter these images without feeling a sense of guilt. Sometimes I wonder, what if this is the last remaining photograph of this person? It leaves me with a sense of curiosity and reverence for these fragile artifacts.


It's been awhile.

Long time, no update. It's been a busy year but I'm hoping to start posting again, hopefully much more over the summer as I'll have more free time.

Here is a design I created for a good friend's picnic themed Bridal Shower in April. I'll be posting my design for her Save the Date and Invitation/RSVP set soon too. It's so rewarding to be able to design something for someone who helped me so much with my own wedding, hope you love it Betty.

Eventually when I have time, I'd like to focus more attention on creating customizable designs. I can't believe this school year is almost over, time is just flying by but there are so many good things to look forward to this summer I can't wait for June to get here.