Cotton Candy War

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    I miss these faces. One more day.

    I miss these faces. One more day.

    — 5 hours ago
    Even if I double up my workout while I’m in Maine it won’t be enough to counter these clams.

    Even if I double up my workout while I’m in Maine it won’t be enough to counter these clams.

    — 4 days ago with 2 notes
    First birthday

    You are the whisper of a bloom, you are the roar

    before echoes and I wonder if you know it. Is there

    any thought in those bright burning stars that serve

    as your eyes of your promise? You were, to be blunt,

    an accident, but never a mistake. The kind of acci-

    dent that gives instead of takes, I was a ragdoll

    before you, simply reacting to the rocks in my path,

    but now I’m guided by your strings, I’m your cradle

    and you’re my heart, every laugh and spilling giggle

    a beat in my chest. Med students will say it’s marrow

    in these bones, calcium strengthening these ivory

    ribs, but I know it’s you. The person that cries when

    I leave the room, the person that shrieks atop my

    shoulders, the most beautiful damn thing I’ve ever

    seen. I know that’s not very elegant, eloquent, no, but

    the truth is, my life was made to be broken by you so

    we could rebuild it all, the absolutely necessary pieces

    that only a son could add. So happy first birthday, kid.

    — 1 week ago
    #Letter to my son  #happy birthday  #first birthday  #parenting  #parents and poetry  #kansas  #Orion 
    We tried styling Orion’s hair today. Pre-birthday birthday party shopping.

    We tried styling Orion’s hair today. Pre-birthday birthday party shopping.

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    Working on the next painting sketch.

    Working on the next painting sketch.

    — 1 week ago
    When We Fight

    The distance between us on that couch made a liar of my eyes, I kept creasing my fingers against each other, the coldest paper cuts, digging my nails into my palms, and all I wanted was to touch your hair. You might as well have been in a tower, guarded and so far above me. I had made you angry again. In these moments, apologies were loose change, always so hidden and buried beneath our seats, to be found later when you were looking for something else. All I wanted was to touch your neck. There was a truth throbbing there, a flush in the skin under your clenched jaw. How could a piece of skin so inviting be such a trap? You sat there, a hand’s breadth away, a locked box away, five feet six of terrible non-touch. All I wanted was to touch your lips. Not with mine, that would be too much, but I wanted to take the sliver of dark I had in me, shape it into a word, and leave it between your teeth, give you the power to spit it out in disgust or ingest it in a certainty of us.

    It must be so demeaning that I find you so beautiful when you’re this angry.

    — 3 weeks ago
    #writing  #personal  #kansas  #locked box  #mansions 
    Going through old photos. Realized that in 4 years of painting I’ve gone from the left to the right. Glad to say I’m still learning. #art

    Going through old photos. Realized that in 4 years of painting I’ve gone from the left to the right. Glad to say I’m still learning. #art

    — 1 month ago with 1 note
    #art 
    Getting these ready for Saturday!

    Getting these ready for Saturday!

    — 1 month ago
    I’m honestly surprised at how quickly I was able to paint this. May still work on the background. #wip #art #watercolor #kansas #buffalo

    I’m honestly surprised at how quickly I was able to paint this. May still work on the background. #wip #art #watercolor #kansas #buffalo

    — 1 month ago with 7 notes
    #watercolor  #buffalo  #kansas  #art  #wip 
    Working on a banner design for my high school reunion.

    Working on a banner design for my high school reunion.

    — 1 month ago
    Done. Untitled as of yet. Watercolor on paper. #watercolor #art #arte #sunflower #portrait #instaartist #hispanicart

    Done. Untitled as of yet. Watercolor on paper. #watercolor #art #arte #sunflower #portrait #instaartist #hispanicart

    — 1 month ago
    #art  #sunflower  #instaartist  #watercolor  #arte  #portrait  #hispanicart 
    Quick progress shot. I’ve been working on that rocking horse for almost 4 hours and I think I might need to take a break.

    Quick progress shot. I’ve been working on that rocking horse for almost 4 hours and I think I might need to take a break.

    — 1 month ago with 1 note
    So close to being done with this one. #watercolor #wip #painting #sunflower #kansas

    So close to being done with this one. #watercolor #wip #painting #sunflower #kansas

    — 1 month ago with 1 note
    #watercolor  #kansas  #painting  #sunflower  #wip 
    This week’s swag. My new Koi paints I can’t wait to try out and my new Under the Skin poster.

    This week’s swag. My new Koi paints I can’t wait to try out and my new Under the Skin poster.

    — 1 month ago with 1 note