Speech(Creative Sway Day)

The other day out of a pure expression of joy I said something. I said a single sentence with three separate languages in it. Almost immediately a brush of significance rushed past me. It took a bit for it all to unfold but I came to understand it.

Perhaps because I am only fluent in English I take for granted that fact that all these varying languages of the world are one of the most beautiful human expressions of meaning. The fact that an object or feeling of any kind has thousands of names is overwhelmingly spectacular. In this I do not just see the differing perspectives of countless cultures but I see the never ending complexity of beauty in this world that we try our best to describe and understand. Our ability to have long ago extrapolated meaning from so many things and came to a common understanding and an agreed way of speaking for those meanings is beyond full comprehension for one living mind.

It seems to me that anything humanity creates, even if it’s ugly or terrible, is a work of art. Architecture, mathematics, literature, music, language, war, peace, love, hate, morality, and religion are all humanities works of art created out of the desperation of being confined to existence in a world where we are doomed to eventually die.


Fibonacci(Creative Sway Day)

Im a bit in the mood for math today which I am sure disappoints the majority of you, my readers, on this day.

The thing is at my current state I'm quite average at math which leaves me feeling rather unfulfilled, and due to the large number of my mathematically inclined friends I additionally feel quite inadequate as well.

This is especially distressing for me since I love math. I see numbers as things that are alive. Something I came to understand as a 10 year old girl just starting to learn algebra in the 5th grade is that beauty is that all the beauty in the world is math. It mimics the actions and thought processes of humans because math IS the abstract incarnation of our human thought processes. So everyday all I see are the ways of the universe pushing and pulling as they always do in the form of math.

However no textbook told me this in school, this was just my own realization. I watched as others only saw the cold and drab side of math that the textbook offered and thusly acquired a permanent distaste for it. The textbooks were never much use to me and my teachers only recited their lesson plans in the same soulless tone as the book.

So I sit here a disappointingly average math student. However, I have graduated high school and am currently taking a break from college as I apply for Savannah College of Art and Design. This ironically means I actually have the time to learn math! There are books out there that speak math to me in the language it was intended to be spoken in. A book of this very breed that I am currently reading is Mathematics for the Nonmathematician by Morris Klein which was so kindly given to me as a going away present by my good friend David.

Now, to show you an example of the way I see math.

The Fibonacci Sequence.

It manifests itself in nature quite often.

You should go check it out.


A List of Muses(Creative Sway Day)

There are certain people that inspire me a ridiculous amount. The following are my two primary muses. There are more, oh so many more, but this post would go on for 3 or 4 pages and we both know your not going to read that far.

Alex Kapranos (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT)  Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand performs at Day 2 of Radio 1's Big Weekend held at Lydiard Country Park on May 10, 2009 in Swindon, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alex Kapranos

Oh quirky people, how you are so delightfully fun. This energetic lanky guy here is Alex Kapranos, the lead singer of Franz Ferdinand. This man knows his style: aviators, button down shirts, and oxfords. Oh yes, oxfords. He has a wonderful silhouette which looks even better when hes showing off his slick dance moves on stage.


Let me start out by saying that the thing about Zooey Dechannel is......SHES PERFECT. If I could fill this entire blog post with pictures of her I would. Forget Alex Kapranos this is the most delightfully quirky person I know of. Any of her movies(well maybe with the exception of The Happening) she plays the most adorable, amazing, and awesome woman anyone can ever possibly hope for. Don't get me started on her cute vintage fashion. Don't get me started on her cute, round, blue eyes that have the longest curviest eyelashes you've ever seen. Now, one thing you should especially not get me started on is her 1:1 bang to face ratio. No one owns the straight bang look like Zooey Deschannel. No one owns ANYTHING like Zooey Deschannel. She even has a legitimately good band named She and Him. Her voice is the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. As if all of this wasn't enough, she married Benjamen Gibbard, the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie a couple of years ago and if that isn't a perfect coupling I don't know what is.

Im sure you can tell by the length of my gushing proclamation of love for Zooey Deschannel that I am quite passionate about the whole ordeal.

Zooey Deschannel, you should let me make you clothing.


The Jacqueline Dress

This is perhaps my most favorite dress so far. It was inspired by the very girl whos wearing it. Ive just always really liked her look and if I could sum that up with her personality it would be this dress. Her name is not Jacqueline however, I named the dress Jacqueline because the Franz Ferdinand song of the same name inspired a sort of romanticism of the name. The dress seemed best suited for the name so thats what I used.

It should be obvious by now that everything I do is inspired by music at least a little bit. I swear its not intentional. I don't name anything until after its done. I have to see it in its final form to decipher what best sums up it in a name.

As usual I put up a post on my fan page so go check it out and click the like button to become my fan! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rock-the-House-Clothing/125433577530068


Way Too Much (Creative Sway Day)

Oh how Ive felt too much joy and inspiration to contain myself.
I'm this short of insane. I'm finding myself completely consumed with the images and sounds in Arcade Fire music videos. Scenes From the Suburbs is a short movie about to come out in the coming months. It's based on Arcade Fires most recent(and most brilliant) album The Suburbs. If it wasn't enough for the album itself to knock the life out of me with the spirit it captures and its rapturous sound now there is a movie embodying the albums very soul.

To check out clips from Scenes from the Suburbs while subsequently watching the music video for The Suburbs by Arcade Fire click here.

Now to explain what the presence of that strange doodle above means. That is my doodle, one I'm quite fond of. This lovely(and some might say creepy) little thing is the sum of the inspiration that radiates from my intrigue in folk art, the forest, and the memories of my younger years in Pennsylvania.

This particular one is me and my cousin. We were very close as young children and I drew us as the animals that I most picture us as; a brown wolf (me) and a crow (my cousin). There is a creepy element to this and I could go on for ages why that is and why were are the animals I drew us as but its a tad personal. Sadly too much for a blog I'm afraid.

This one of a white rabbit is not directly inspired by me or any one of my cousins. It too is a child but I think its more embodying that cute shyness that little children have. I feel it has a deeper meaning but I haven't quite yet pinpointed what that is. If it looks like its praying its not, its in no way meant to me religious.

These drawings will no doubt be a series and every now and then you will see more. They come from deep down however so I cant just pop one out at will.