Friday, February 24

ART ::: Hope Sun Trees by M. Wade

Hope Sun Trees
4 paintings, one for each season
Part of the “hope sun tree” series by Martha A. Wade

Winter Wonderment ::: 24x48" acrylic on birchwood
Spring Sun Come ::: 24x48" acrylic on birchwood
Summer Moonlight ::: 24x48" acrylic on birchwood
Fall Morning Light ::: 24x48" acrylic on birchwood

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall. All you've got to do is call ... and I'll be there. Yes I will.  You've got a friend.

Thursday, February 16

VIDEO ::: Warsan Shire is Poetry Goddess

for women who are difficult to love from brianna olson on Vimeo.

warsan versus melancholy
(the seven stages of being lonely)


for women who are difficult to love

you are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him
that he could never leave you
forget you
want anything but you
you dizzy him, you are unbearable
every woman before or after you
is doused in your name
you fill his mouth
his teeth ache with memory of taste
his body just a long shadow seeking yours
but you are always too intense
frightening in the way you want him
unashamed and sacrificial
he tells you that no man can live up to the one who
lives in your head
and you tried to change didn't you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him travelling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can't make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.

words : @warsan_shire

image : @briolson

Friday, February 10

INSPIRATION ::: Art That Inspires Me

Have gathered some amazing artwork from around the world. These pieces have inspired me to become a better artist.

Maternidad en verde by Wilfredo Lam

El Grand Mambo by Wilfredo Lam

Kerry James Marshall

Landscapes Of An American Modernist, by Georgia O'Keefe

Windswept, by artist Linzi Lynn

Monday, February 6

MUSIC ::: Bad Girls Do It Well says M.I.A.

M.I.A, Bad Girls from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.

British singer-songwriter M.I.A.
She re-worked her song "Bad Girls" that was first included on her mixtape "Vicki Leekx" to use it now as the lead single from her new album.

Live fast, die young
Bad girls do it well
Live fast, die young
Bad girls do it well (x2)

My chain hits my chest
When I'm bangin' on the dashboard
My chain hits my chest
When I'm bangin' on the radio

Get back, get down
Pull me closer if you think you can hang
Hands up, hands tied
Don't go screaming if I blow you with a bang.

Visit dream hampton's tumblr for more superb artsy, musical, and other inspired treasures.

Saturday, February 4

PAINTINGS ::: The Talented Robert Colescott

Feeling His Oats
by Robert Colescott, 1988

George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware
Page from an American History Textbook, 1975
84 x 108" Acrylic on canvas

Old McWillie's Farm


A Taste of Gumbo

by Robert Colescott, 1990

End of the Trail

by Robert Colescott, 1976