If you read/watch one thing today, make it Dan Savage on the myth of “the one” and the uncomfortable secret of lasting love – the best relationship advice you’ll ever get.
Sarah Silverman says that most comics’ sense of humor comes from self-loathing. For her, that wasn’t really the case:
"I think my comedy came more from humiliation… I was a chronic bed-wetter. I had this deep, dark secret. If I had to go to sleepover parties I would just pinch myself awake all night.
The…thing that made me feel the most Jewish, because we weren’t religious in any way, was that I was so friggin’ hairy compared to these Carol Reed, L.L. Bean blonde Aryans that I lived with. So there was that. You want to be funny before anyone is funny on your behalf.”
Silverman just won an Emmy for best writing for a variety special, her HBO special, We Are Miracles.
Today’s watercolor sketch .
I’m reworking an old acrylic painting by drawing over it. This is how I started my morning before my daughter woke up.
This is a tiny watercolor postcard I did with my almost five year old. I’m trying to teach her to continue to work intuitively. School ruins creativity. I’m sad that she’ll be in kindergarten soon. I have one more year to earnestly nurture her soul.
This is what blueberry picking in Ohio looks like. I see blueberry scones , crepes, pancakes and muffins in my future.
This neon color really does exist in nature!
This was a simple flower on a table. The water in the beautiful glass vase really made the atmosphere at a local ice cream maker less carnival like and more zen.
I saw these stools in High Point, NC. I like that the owner of this cafe’ did not make everything match.
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theme thursday: new-to-me shops
‘nenuphar’ oversized quartz collar necklace by yayoijewelry
your second new shop is yayoijewelry, a bold and edgy accessory shop out of latvia. how freaking RAD is this chunky quartz-encrusted collar?! i wish i was brave enough to rock this incredible piece :)
I spent this beautiful summer morning in Tremont, a neighborhood in Cleveland. Civilization is one of my favorite coffee shops. The baked goods are always fresh with wonderful coffee for good measure.