“The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense. We send starships. We fall in love.”  
- Jeanette Winterson

“The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense. We send starships. We fall in love.”  

- Jeanette Winterson



Anyone out there kicking around on Behance?  I finally set up my profile, just a handful of projects uploaded so far but more to come!

https://www.behance.net/caitlinr

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glowly:

I DRANK MY WATERCOLOR WATER BY ACCIDENT

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Yup, why I stopped using mugs as water cups.

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tales-of-the-night-whisperer:

Descending Night by Adolph Alexander Weinman 1914
Edit: Tales of the Night Whisperer
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tales-of-the-night-whisperer:

Descending Night by Adolph Alexander Weinman 1914

Edit: Tales of the Night Whisperer

Please do not remove credits



darkroomcollective asked: "Amazing art work....I just wanted to say that I am blown away by your creativity and you inspire me. Would you ever think about featuring your art on clothing?"

Thanks so much! I’ve done some tshirts here and there and would definitely be down for more clothing projects in the future.

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quemsabenaproxima asked: "Is your tumblr URL a reference to They Might Be Giant's song "Birdhouse In Your Soul"? One of its verses: "Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet""

It’s not, though that’s a great song!  I just love the phrase itself - such a great image for being obsessed/preoccupied with an idea.  I also find it’s rather suggestive and makes me think of gardens, gathering honey, the birds & the bees, femininity, and delicate things that have a sting to them.

posted 3 months ago with 2 notes

Tiny ladies floating by…

Tiny ladies floating by…

posted 3 months ago with 44 notes

Woah, hello radar madness (2nd time too, awesome!) and hello to all the new followers!

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Anonymous asked: "I am so totally inspired by your work. It's pretty much out of the world. two questions- I was wondering if you had any schooling in the arts? and where do you get your inspiration from?"

Thank you! I did go to school for art - first a diploma in fine arts, then a degree in illustration/design at OCAD. 

As for inspiration, oh, loads of places!  Movies, books, countless hours meandering through tumblr or wikipedia, music, something someone said, the shape of condensation on a window, vintage photographs, fashion, botanical illustration, other people’s art, poetry, a tea stain, the lighting in a room, old sci-fi and fantasy book covers, and on and on… 

I find a lot of my inspiration comes from research and reading.  I love research.  Learning some tidbit or another about antiquated phrases or folklore or astronomy usually sets off a lot of ideas.  I often get immersed in one topic that will be a huge inspiration for a while, like the mythical city of Ys or the ancient extramission theory of vision, then flit to something else once I’ve exhausted it.  But inspiration is always cyclical, and I’ll often come back to things I’d left with a fresh perspective, a new way to approach it.

A few resources I love:

  • Laphams Quarterly - comprehensive and creative anthologies on any given topic, mostly obscure quotes, poems, illustrations, facts.  It’s great.
  • Sacred Texts - amazing repository of ancient books on mythology, religion and folklore.
  • Victoria & Albert Museum - great resource for art and design history.
  • ArtMagick - collection of 19th and early 20th century art, categorized by theme.
  • Dream Anatomy - selection of surreal anatomical illustrations.
  • STILL - gorgeous photography blog of tiny delicate things found in nature.

And some Tumblr blogs (more or less NSFW):

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