My first venture into editorial work!!
Here’s my spot illustration in the NYTimes Opinion Pages, for a letter discussing parents demanding too much of their children. Click through to read the letter!
Many thanks to AD Alexandra Zsigmond for the opportunity!

My first venture into editorial work!!

Here’s my spot illustration in the NYTimes Opinion Pages, for a letter discussing parents demanding too much of their children. Click through to read the letter!

Many thanks to AD Alexandra Zsigmond for the opportunity!

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ilikeyouthanks:

Arcadia, California // I spent the first eight years of my life here. #personalmap

Visual cues for distinct memories I have of this place, Arcadia, CA. You will always have a very, very special place in my tiny heart. I’ll probably scan the full image soon & detail what memory each little object/animal represents. 

More to come from my “Places Where I’ve Lived”/Personal Map project… four or five places left to go!

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ilikeyouthanks:

when i was 5-7 yrs old, i ran away from home once, by which i mean i sat outside the back door + cried bc my pencil broke so i couldn’t finish my runaway letter. …who else has runaway stories??

i’ll elaborate on the story: i did something bad (i don’t remember what), and my mom punished me by making me go outside the apartment & think about what i’d done wrong. i suppose i had the sheet of paper & pencil to compose my thoughts on my wrongdoings & promise how i’d never ever do bad things again & apologize. instead, i decided i’d run away & so i started writing but the surface underneath my paper was bumpy pavement & so the pencil tip broke against the hard surface. i then sat there & cried because i guess without a written explanation for my disappearance, i thought i couldn’t leave at all.

ilikeyouthanks:

when i was 5-7 yrs old, i ran away from home once, by which i mean i sat outside the back door + cried bc my pencil broke so i couldn’t finish my runaway letter. …who else has runaway stories??

i’ll elaborate on the story:

i did something bad (i don’t remember what), and my mom punished me by making me go outside the apartment & think about what i’d done wrong. i suppose i had the sheet of paper & pencil to compose my thoughts on my wrongdoings & promise how i’d never ever do bad things again & apologize. instead, i decided i’d run away & so i started writing but the surface underneath my paper was bumpy pavement & so the pencil tip broke against the hard surface. i then sat there & cried because i guess without a written explanation for my disappearance, i thought i couldn’t leave at all.

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ilikeyouthanks:

a few memories from when i was a kid livin in arcadia, ca // paintin again, feels good #personalmap

ilikeyouthanks:

a few memories from when i was a kid livin in arcadia, ca // paintin again, feels good #personalmap

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ilikeyouthanks:

tiny ladies tucked inside my sketchbook. also, surprise guest at the end.

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dlhestr:

Hi, everyone. Here’s a doodle that’s a little softer than what I’ve written below. Just givin’ you fair warning that I spit some real talk here.
I have been dealing with SOME FUCKING BULLSHIT as of late, so here’s a song that’s been on repeat to help me through it. 
While I’m here, I will take the time to say this: If there is someone in your life who is a huge burden on your mental health, so much so that the mere thought of them takes an emotional toll on you, listen carefully.
Cut that person out of your life.
You do not need this person and their bullshit. 
People will come and go in your life, some of whom will have a great impact on you and how you see the world. In some cases, these significant people will hurt you in ways you and they could not imagine. And when that happens, because shit happens, let’s be real, you will need to make a choice of whether to:
1. Hold on and suffer through an unending cycle of depression, resentment, defeat, frustration, anger, desperation and hopelessness
or
2. Decide, point blank, to move the fuck on with your life.
I have done the former instead of the latter for close to a year and regretted it immensely, as nothing comes of holding on to a lost cause. A lost cause who makes the same mistake over and over again, despite advice to correct thoughtless behavior. A lost cause who was emotionally-manipulative and unaware, selfish, obtuse, and wanted to have the cake and eat it, too. 
Don’t waste your fucking precious time on fools+tools like this.
I have had fucking enough. I am not asking, I am taking that fucking cake away to eat it all myself. 
Let’s wipe our hands clean of all of this rubbish and be better for it. Focus on what’s good, trust that there are people who care for you and will support you when you need it most (shout out to my ladies Cynthia+Dalhe who’ve got my back, xoxo), and be good to yourself. You’ll find that doing this will empower you. 
One day, only after you have moved on indefinitely, you will find peace with this person, despite everything. But, it takes time to get there, so forget about them for now. 
"I Used to Love Him," by Lauryn Hill (my song of the week) is helping me do just that– maybe she can help you, too. 
~E★
Obligatory Side Note: You will never find a replacement for this person, but that is a good thing. People aren’t like a paper chain. You will find someone better, someone more deserving, someone who knows when they’ve got something good. Someone who will be worth the fight. 

dlhestr:

Hi, everyone. Here’s a doodle that’s a little softer than what I’ve written below. Just givin’ you fair warning that I spit some real talk here.

I have been dealing with SOME FUCKING BULLSHIT as of late, so here’s a song that’s been on repeat to help me through it. 

While I’m here, I will take the time to say this: If there is someone in your life who is a huge burden on your mental health, so much so that the mere thought of them takes an emotional toll on you, listen carefully.

Cut that person out of your life.

You do not need this person and their bullshit. 

People will come and go in your life, some of whom will have a great impact on you and how you see the world. In some cases, these significant people will hurt you in ways you and they could not imagine. And when that happens, because shit happens, let’s be real, you will need to make a choice of whether to:

1. Hold on and suffer through an unending cycle of depression, resentment, defeat, frustration, anger, desperation and hopelessness

or

2. Decide, point blank, to move the fuck on with your life.

I have done the former instead of the latter for close to a year and regretted it immensely, as nothing comes of holding on to a lost cause. A lost cause who makes the same mistake over and over again, despite advice to correct thoughtless behavior. A lost cause who was emotionally-manipulative and unaware, selfish, obtuse, and wanted to have the cake and eat it, too. 

Don’t waste your fucking precious time on fools+tools like this.

I have had fucking enough. I am not asking, I am taking that fucking cake away to eat it all myself

Let’s wipe our hands clean of all of this rubbish and be better for it. Focus on what’s good, trust that there are people who care for you and will support you when you need it most (shout out to my ladies Cynthia+Dalhe who’ve got my back, xoxo), and be good to yourself. You’ll find that doing this will empower you. 

One day, only after you have moved on indefinitely, you will find peace with this person, despite everything. But, it takes time to get there, so forget about them for now. 

"I Used to Love Him," by Lauryn Hill (my song of the week) is helping me do just that– maybe she can help you, too. 

~E★

Obligatory Side Note: You will never find a replacement for this person, but that is a good thing. People aren’t like a paper chain. You will find someone better, someone more deserving, someone who knows when they’ve got something good. Someone who will be worth the fight. 

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ilikeyouthanks:

my hair was cute so i took a selfie then i drew it here you go

ilikeyouthanks:

my hair was cute so i took a selfie then i drew it here you go

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dlhestr:

+ Firstly: A Heartfelt THANKS to You, Our Magical Friends and Supporters // We Appreciate You +

And, now, back to our regular programming:

Where would I be today if not for you, [adult swim]?? I’d probably be dead. 

Lots of memories of you from when I used to watch tv…

… mostly anime-memories.

PLUS, every year, you can rely on them to collect music goodies into a nice little “album” and hand it out to you for free. (Are they still doin’ this? I haven’t checked.)

The 2012 Adult Swim Singles Program features this PERFECT SONG from Death Grips. It might just be my favorite song from them. I’ve been playing it every time the shitty, subpar club run by subpar djs I live next to opens, you know, kinda like a “FUCK YOU” to them… an unheard fuck you, but a fuck you nonetheless. 

I understand entirely if the song’s not your cup of tea… or maybe more suitably, your cup of blood+sweat. It might take a few tries, but give them a chance– it won’t end badly. Pinky promise. ~E★

P.S. The doodle’s from a few days ago when I was in a really foul mood… which is pretty normal for me because I am generally an angry person.

P.P.S. Grab Adult Swim Singles Program 2012 [here]

P.P.P.S. Take a look at each individual song’s”cover art”! They’re killer! If you know who’s behind that collection of work, holler at me! I’ve been trying to dig up their name for a while…

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ilikeyouthanks:

quick intro to a new project #personalmap

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ilikeyouthanks:

❤ i left my heart in arcadia. ❤ #personalmap

ilikeyouthanks:

❤ i left my heart in arcadia. ❤ #personalmap

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