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Perhaps a person gains by accumulating obstacles. The more obstacles set up to prevent happiness from appearing, the greater the shock when it does appear, just as the rebound of a spring will be all the more powerful the greater the pressure that has been exerted to compress it. Care must be taken, however, to select large obstacles, for only those of sufficient scope and scale have the capacity to lift us out of context and force life to appear in an entirely new and unexpected light.

For example, should you litter the floor and tabletops of your room with small objects, they constitute little more than a nuisance, an inconvenient clutter that frustrates you and leaves you irritable; the petty is mean. Cursing, you step around the objects, pick them up, knock them aside.

Should you, on the other hand, encounter in your room a nine thousand pound granite boulder, the surprise it evokes, the extreme steps that must be taken to deal with it, compel you to see with new eyes. Difficulties illuminate existence, but they must be fresh and of high quality.

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— Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (via observando)

lilehmann:

Things from my sketchbook. Escapism - I didn’t even know this was a real thing! (It escaped right out of my page btw…) :D

lilehmann:

Things from my sketchbook. Escapism - I didn’t even know this was a real thing! (It escaped right out of my page btw…) :D

(via maltharius)

Nursery rhymes for our times

'Student loan on a promise?'
Said the bells of St Thomas.
‘Well,I call that rude,’
Said the bells of St Jude.
‘When will you pay me?’
Asked the bells of Old Bailey.
‘When you get rich?’
Sneered the bells of Shoreditch.
‘You’ll never break even,’
Scoffed the bells of St Stephen.
-Mrs Pope

Mixed media piece-Grazer!

Mixed media piece-Grazer!

Some experimental work with my Equate project…Emerald Green Ink!

Some experimental work with my Equate project…Emerald Green Ink!

Loyalty To Loyalty

Loyalty To Loyalty

Loyalty To Loyalty.
Another image from my book.

Loyalty To Loyalty.
Another image from my book.

Loyalty To Loyalty.
Work in progress. Mixed media poster- painting with coffee!,

Loyalty To Loyalty.
Work in progress. Mixed media poster- painting with coffee!,

Loyalty To Loyalty.
Work in progress.
Initial typeface.

Loyalty To Loyalty.
Work in progress.
Advertising poster-Large visual coming together-lots of different medias-acrylic,ink,black and white copies,biro pen and pencil sketches.

Loyalty To Loyalty.
Work in progress.
Advertising poster-Large visual coming together-lots of different medias-acrylic,ink,black and white copies,biro pen and pencil sketches.