I stumbled onto an article the other day from The New York Times Magazine. I, occasionally, sift through the pieces that get buried on the back end of the site and saw a series of articles from the author of “Worn Stories,” T, Emily Spivack, who conducted interviews with creative types who spoke about their most prized possessions. It was in the article, An Artist on the ‘Magical Importance’ of a 15-Year-Old Tea Bag, where I learned about Turner Prize-winning artist, Laure Prouvost, and how tea has influenced her work and life by way of a 15-year-old tea bag once used by her grandparents. (more…)
Elston is a sports photographer and a Graphic Designer at Cal Poly Pomona. She’s a ridiculously cool musician who sings, plays guitar in genres spanning from Alternative to Pop, Indie and Electronica.
With a voice like Elston’s, you can create a wide variety of interesting songs that everyone can fall in love with, and it only helps that you can hear an intense sense of passion emanating from behind the beautiful words in her lyrical stories. Camille is also part of the band, Camille and the Eclectic Sound. The band formed in August, 2013 out of Pomona, California and they consist of Camille on guitar and lead vocals, Corinne Weston on bass and Elliot D’Antin on drums.
My heart was pounding so hard that I could feel the echoing vibrations far beyond my chest. My breathing was heavy, my mind was racing, and I couldn’t help but wonder what I had just done. I realized, as I was driving away from the house, that I had no clue as to where I was going or how I would get back on the 5. (more…)
I find the way humans use language so incredibly amazing and wonderful. The fact that words and symbols take the place of sounds and emotions is daunting if you really think about it. Having a name for something so abstract, or even being able to describe an unnamed entity with a combination of expressive phrases, is just so amazing.
We communicate all of our thoughts and feelings to one another with a range of building blocks that we arrange into larger systems of words and terms and then again into complex sentences and expressions. I fall in love with the English language all over again when I pick up a book and dive deep into my imagination filled with new worlds, interesting people, and strange universes populated with wonder and awe, and thinking back on it, this is probably the reason why I got lost in a labyrinth of weathered book pages at the mall. (more…)