doodles, forts & copper cups

Jim said, “I think people resist freedom because they’re afraid of the unknown. But that unknown was once very well known - its where our souls belong. The only solution is to confront them - confront yourself - with the greatest fear imaginable. Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, fear has no power, and fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You ARE free.”

I asked what he meant by “freedom.”

He said, “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade your senses for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first. You can take away a man’s political freedom and you won’t hurt him - unless you take away his freedom to feel. That can destroy him.”

—   Quote from Jim Morrison: Ten Years Gone
same is true with sand.

“Tur·bo/ˈtərbō/
Noun: A computer program, machine, or other object equipped to operate at high speed.”

2012 goal: making the perfect pant.
SPOTTED: Subaru Brat, downtown SF.
I used to think these cars were so impractical- now they couldn’t make more sense. Love the sunroofs and Brat side logo.  

hoy·den/ˈhoidn/

Noun:A boisterous girl.Synonyms:
tomboy
Peruvian silhouette @ianrossart
how much we all could learn from exposed plumbing/electrical conduit. Great Space.
Bags and pillows.

An essential appetizer and dessert.

thank you mccallbird for these sketches illustrating the fruits of our well earned fire

made this card for my brother awhile back after he described his next home project. i hope he makes it. 2012 is the year of doing.

“One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast… a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for awhile and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: You will outlive the bastards.”

—   Edward Abbey

Going Mobile

for anyone who has ever thought about ditching the rent and living on four wheels- this ones for you. 

find the pattern/ want to go/ it must be winter or the shutters would be open. thank you sweden.  evysinspirations:

Smogen (by ©haddock)