tracing songlines
The Aboriginal Australians were able to navigate across their harsh and unforgiving land by memorizing and following the Songlines--an intricate series of song cycles that identified the landmarks that one needed to pass to get where one needed to go. These songs described how the features of the land were created and named during the Dreamtime, the timeless era when the giants, heroes and monsters that serve as totems for the Aboriginal tribes walked the earth. By singing the songs in the proper order, the Aborigines could walk across their nation's vast deserts and always know where they were.
tracing songlines
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"I am the sea and nobody owns me."
Pippi Longstocking (1997)
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malonebryson:

Lost Coast Trail, California
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"It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere."
Danzy Senna
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ratak-monodosico:

Alphavile, 1965
dir. Jean-Luc Godard
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bluest-green:

A “scientific illustration” project from my illustration class. Mine is a pumpkin plant. We were given real ones to draw from, but by the end of the project everybody’s plant had died, and it was kind of awkward. I couldn’t even finish my project from life because the plant’s leaves were so shriveled up. That professor…*sigh*
The medium is colored pencil on bristol board, though I edited the colors a bit in Photoshop.
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