Tell Me How Do You Feel

These photos evoke a lot of emotion: agony, sadness, and solitude, just to name a few. More and more I am appreciating photos that have so much sadness, so much pain and/or so much anger behind them that they become beautiful. How do these photos make you feel? Stop on over to see more of Silvia Grav’s photos here. tumblr_n4v9kfm6Qy1s1ohwro1_1280 tumblr_n4v9kfm6Qy1s1ohwro5_1280 tumblr_n4v9kfm6Qy1s1ohwro6_1280 tumblr_n5wy1jyZDS1s1ohwro1_1280 tumblr_n6pvsnGW0N1s1ohwro1_1280 tumblr_n7ldswRev41s1ohwro1_1280

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When Shit Gets Weird

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?

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Lately…

Lately

 

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?