And happy first day of summer.
20 June 2011
14 June 2011
I spent a cold, grey afternoon at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. I'm fascinated by how the specimens are organized and labelled. Especially the extensive collection of hummingbirds. They are elegant and slightly disturbing at the same time.
Sometimes in order to understand the shape of things, I have to draw around them.
And I currently have the song Skip the Charades by Cold War Kids stuck in my head.
sketchbook copyright Kate Castelli 2011
11 June 2011
04 June 2011
Some of the more surreal experiences I had in Rome were when I encountered the relics and bones of various saints. It is one thing to go to the Church of Saint Agnese and quite another to see her martyred skull.
They are especially fond of Saints
accordion structure with hardcovers
block-prints on rice paper, sumi ink, and ephemera
4.625 x 17.25" opened
copyright Kate Castelli 2011
01 June 2011
Sometimes the universe reminds us that everything is going to be okay. And it will be. The last couple of days I have found myself grateful for the sun on my face, the company of friends, and the vibrant fabric of the city.
I haven't stopped wandering, but I am not lost.
A studio playlist for the first glimmer of summer--
Starálfur / Sigur Ros
Moonlight Mile / The Rolling Stones
These Days / Nico
Down the Line / Jose Gonzalez
In the Night / Basia Bulat
Whose Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses / U2
Babys / Bon Iver
Welcome Home / Radical Face
In the Sun / Michael Stipe
She Belongs to Me / Bob Dylan
Skinny Love / Bon Iver
White Blank Page / Mumford and Sons
Wild Horses / The Rolling Stones