Bowerbirds love the color blue.” “
A history of ladies' fruity underpinnings for the corset connoisseur. The painting was inspired by an Elizabethan strawberry corset a friend sewed for me.
While I was working on it, I liked imagining who would be wearing these undergarments. Elizabeth Bennett reading impassioned letters from Mr. Darcy in her blueberry Regency stays… Laura Ingalls walking on the prairie in her apple corset… Mary Poppins in that sassy s-curve banana… ladies on the Titanic sinking in that skinny boob-to-hip constriction… my own Nan in a postwar pear girdle.” “
why do magpies collect shiny things, anyway? maybe what they really want is the moon and stars.” “
a little painting about malaysia. it includes stuff i thought about as a kid: 1. the copious amounts of milo (a chocolate-tasting drink sort of like ovaltine) my aunties made me, 2. the plants which snapped shut that i played with all day, 3. why do malaysian cats have no tails?, 4. ketupat, little woven packages of steamed rice my nenek used to make, 5. mom’s curry puffs (delish!), 6. mangosteens, my favorite fruit, and the rambutans from nenek’s tree, 7. cicak, the little house geckos that scrobbled along the ceilings and ate bugs. everything else i thought about later, like the carnivorous plants, giant moths, fishhead curry, and whole families weaving in traffic on their motorbikes.” “
Seven crows, for a secret.”