I haven't been taking many pictures lately or writing very much which isn't so good, but I've done a little bit of both. This month has been super busy for me - dealing with my new place, working a lot (too much) and I've been spending my free time either cooking at home or meeting up with friends. I guess I'm slipping as an artistic person because I'm creating less, but at the same time I've become a lot more engaged with other things. I'm less interested in reading/writing trauma fiction and I feel that I'm past that period - I'm more just into focusing on themes like relationships, connection and disconnection, identity, and I also want to be more political. Increasingly I've felt that capitalism is an incredibly ugly thing, and Black Friday was totally repulsive. I don't know how to make political art though that isn't incredibly preachy or irritating in some way. As for photography, I'm most interested in portraits, nature, the architecture of old buildings… it helps me find beauty when I don't necessarily see or feel it every day, and that's important to me.
The picture above was taken at Beaver Lake. Piper and I walked around Stanley Park - she is very pregnant and about to give birth soon, and all of that is really beautiful to me.
Here are some pictures of my little home. It's only two rooms basically and it's a sublet until May, but it's cozy enough. The girl I'm renting from is really into crosses, and while a part of me thinks they're too trendy and hip the other part enjoys them. I've had to do lots of minor repairs and there are always lots of spiders, but overall it's not bad. I live alone and really enjoy having my own space.
Oh yeah. I made a writing blog here, on tumblr. I don't know what it's going to end up really being like, mostly little poems and bits of other things. I can't help but write really intensely when I do any creative work, and I guess it's just part of who I am. I haven't posted much, but plan to really focus on writing and taking pictures for the next little while. I want to start submitting to publications and perhaps do journalist-style writing too.