"I’ve had this calendar for three years. I use it for writing assignments and keeping my schedule, but also just to jot down my thoughts and do drawings."
"What’s…. (opens to random page) …. this page?"
"That was about a year and a half ago. It’s in two different colors, so I guess it’s from two different days. But it’s about the same boy."
“‘The person behind the name doesn’t exist’… what does that mean?”
"I wrote that one night when I was just sitting in front of my Gmail and Facebook, looking at the name of a boy I liked on the screen, seeing his profile, and somehow feeling like I was connected to him. The screen almost felt like I was connecting to a real person, but he wasn’t even there. It was just a name on a screen."
“‘Silence is cruel’… what does that mean?”
"It means I never got the courage to tell him about my feelings."
12 Old Dead Dudes for Super List Saturday!! It’s been… a while since I’ve done one.
I’m from an area that has an antique shop what feels like every two feet, and in early high school I started collecting old school portraits of guys, as long as they had humorous facial hair and/or a seriously perturbed look on their face. A lot of them are from York, Baltimore, Harrisburg. One is dated 1888, another one just says “Edgar Ewerol of Syracuse” on the back.
These guys have gone up on the walls of nearly every rental I’ve lived in, and I realized I’ve never drawn them. This was some pretty fun practice in different faces.
(Some of these will be available as postcards, stay tuned)
I had my boyfriend who smokes use matches for a few days instead of a lighter and record the date and time and whatever he was thinking about while smoking.
It’s funny that he quit smoking a few weeks after this project.
So a cool thing happened last weekend: I got to check out my sketchbook at the Crescent City Farmer’s market! The Sketchbook Project is traveling around the U.S. and was in New Orleans this last Saturday. See if my sketchbook “This List” is coming to a city near you!
I had such a blast looking through everyone’s work! My favorite was this little book filled with rainbows! This is definitely something you won’t want to miss.
In case the tour doesn’t stop at a city near you, I uploaded my sketchbook to ISSUU! I didn’t include all the pages, some personal written lists I left out and one awesome illustrated spread I forgot to scan (!!?!!?)
So see for yourself and click the little grey rectangle below to check it out or see it here.
Click “Click to read” to make BIGGER! :0
A major Super List Saturday masterwork from Julia. Us at SLS headquarters are impressed.*
*And inspired to do a better job keeping this blog updated.