1. austinkleon:

    Letter from Sol Lewitt to Eva Hesse, April 14, 1965

    Hesse had written to her friend Lewitt about being blocked. My favorite parts from what Lewitt wrote back:

    Try and tickle something inside you, your “weird humor.” You belong in the most secret part of you. Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world… You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then you will be able to DO…

    Try to do some BAD work—the worst you can think of and see what happens but mainly relax and let everything go to hell—you are not responsible for the world—you are only responsible for your work—so DO IT.

    In other words: MAKE BAD ART.

    You can read the whole letter in this PDF.

    The letter is also included in Shaun Usher’s great collection Letters Of Note, coming out in the states in May. (Lucky me, I have a dee-lux UK edition.)

    Perfect timing.

  2. #catkiller #stargazer #lily

    #catkiller #stargazer #lily

  3. Happy #Easter weekend. This is a friendly reminder to not bring home Easter lilies (or any kind of lilies, for that matter) if you live with cats. They are toxic through and through. Not just the pollen, but the leaves, petals and even the water in which they’re soaking is deadly - only to cats. If they even so much as lick the plant, they could go into kidney failure, which does not show symptoms until a few days later, until it’s too late to treat. A $15 bouquet could end up costing you $1500. It almost did for me last night. And I thought I was done with vets for the rest of the year. #holyshit #q #luckysob #lily #poison

    Happy #Easter weekend. This is a friendly reminder to not bring home Easter lilies (or any kind of lilies, for that matter) if you live with cats. They are toxic through and through. Not just the pollen, but the leaves, petals and even the water in which they’re soaking is deadly - only to cats. If they even so much as lick the plant, they could go into kidney failure, which does not show symptoms until a few days later, until it’s too late to treat. A $15 bouquet could end up costing you $1500. It almost did for me last night. And I thought I was done with vets for the rest of the year. #holyshit #q #luckysob #lily #poison

  4. These dime-sized #kintaro-ame pieces come from a single tube of candy but each one has its own personality. They even have eyelashes. #cutfromthesamecloth #japanesesweets

    These dime-sized #kintaro-ame pieces come from a single tube of candy but each one has its own personality. They even have eyelashes. #cutfromthesamecloth #japanesesweets

  5. #tarohattori #eyewear (at Museum Of Craft And Design)

    #tarohattori #eyewear (at Museum Of Craft And Design)

  6. #corrugate #sculpture (at Museum Of Craft And Design)

    #corrugate #sculpture (at Museum Of Craft And Design)

  7. #hermes #saltnpepa #makeart #mtnc (at Museum Of Craft And Design)

    #hermes #saltnpepa #makeart #mtnc (at Museum Of Craft And Design)

  8. A beautiful painting of #Bootsie by a dear friend and artist. What a breathtaking surprise it was to see her so large and free, gliding through the sky. #thankyouthankyou #makeart #mtnc #topherdelaney

    A beautiful painting of #Bootsie by a dear friend and artist. What a breathtaking surprise it was to see her so large and free, gliding through the sky. #thankyouthankyou #makeart #mtnc #topherdelaney

  9. #brothers #rabbitfeet #nofilter

    #brothers #rabbitfeet #nofilter

  10. #floorloom completed…AGAIN. Now, will I make something or sell it, that is the question - because I ain’t doing this anymore. #lastchance #sisyphus

    #floorloom completed…AGAIN. Now, will I make something or sell it, that is the question - because I ain’t doing this anymore. #lastchance #sisyphus