What makes an illustration or a painting beautiful and pleasing to you? Perhaps something calm, serene and peaceful? Merve Morkoç pushes the boundaries of comfortable and happy by creating unconventional, and often uncomfortable, images. They are imaginative and intriguing and dare I say beautiful? Yes. What do you think?
EATING: Brussel sprouts. I use to hate, I mean really, really hate these little suckers, but now I cannot get enough of ‘em. Salt, pepper, olive oil, bacon and red pepper flakes. Yum!
DRINKING: Beer. As of late I’ve been really enjoying Summit’s new Southern Cape Sparkling Ale. It’s light, refreshing and perfect for summer.
LISTENING: Well, this is a bit embarrassing, but I recently scored an Air Supply record for $1. Let’s just say I’ve gotten way more than my money’s worth.
DOING: Gardening. I’ve been working hard on some back yard renovations this summer and hope to post photos before all my plants die.
TRYING: To be outside as much as possible. Summer in Minnesota doesn’t last forever so I’m trying to soak up as much outdoor time as possible.
PLANNING: A vacation. Brian and I are planning to head west in October with ample desert and ocean time (and vinyl shopping of course!).
WATCHING: The Leftovers. It’s mysterious, it’s intriguing and I have no clue what’s going on. I love it.
What have you been up to lately?
As a child, and still to this day, I often want to know what is past the perimeters of a photo. I imagine what else was there, at that time and place where the photograph was taken. Lauren King must be the same way. She created these drawings and I think they are superb.