Damaged romanticism

Damaged romanticism “romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor exact truth, but in the way of feeling.” – Charles Baudelaire The title suggests a love affair gone awry, but there is precious little romanticism to be found in ‘Damaged Romanticism.’  There is however art that doesn’t live up to big ideas. Damaged romanticism revolves around a seemingly simple premise: powerful, positive artwork … Continue reading Damaged romanticism

Purpose of life

Purpose of life According to one definition, a sense of purpose is characterized as having goals in life and a sense of direction; feeling there is meaning to present and past life; holding beliefs that give life purpose; having aims and objectives for living. In other words, recognizing what you want out of life and having a plan to achieve it. Something to live for. … Continue reading Purpose of life

Self Reflection

Self-Reflection  ‘Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality’ – Shawn Ashmore A self-fulfilling prophecy occurs when a belief that is untrue influences the behavior of people in such a way that the belief becomes true in the end. This concept, of false beliefs influencing action in a way that then makes the belief true, has appeared in many cultures for centuries, but … Continue reading Self Reflection

Holiday triggers

Holiday triggers  “the holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart: the secret anniversaries of the heart.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Holidays are time spent with loved ones” was imprinted on our psyche from a young age. Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we share with each other and they generally … Continue reading Holiday triggers

Atelophobia 

Atelophobia  “have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali Atelophobia is defined as the fear of not doing something right or the fear of not being good enough. In other words, it’s a fear of imperfection. Etymologically, the word atelophobia is compised of two greek words: the prefix atelo(s) means imperfect and the post-fix phobia means fear. Thus, the word atelophobia … Continue reading Atelophobia 

All is Vanity

The “All is Vanity” illusion features a woman sitting behind a vanity mirror looking at her image, but there is more to the picture than just a woman and her vanity mirror. The artist drew a human skull, which serves as the focal point to place the vanity mirror in.  I really resignate with this picture so much so that it hangs above my bed … Continue reading All is Vanity