The Hermitage

Rima Staines is an artist using paint, wood, word,
music, animation, puppetry & story to attempt to build a gate
through the hedge between the worlds.

This will be a scrapbook of ideas, visuals to inspire,
and snippets from my own journey.

www.rimastaines.com

Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, “This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!”

This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it’s still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything’s going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for.

—Douglas Adams (via xineann)

yama-bato:

LINDA CONNOR
Library of Prayer Books, Ladakh, India, 2007

yama-bato:

LINDA CONNOR

Library of Prayer Books, Ladakh, India, 2007

We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.

—Henry James (via awritersruminations) (via blankbook)