When I was college, May was that magical month in Massachusetts where sunny days start to outnumber rainy ones, and the weather is consistently warm enough to spread out blankets and lounge outside. Some overly ambitious students would drag entire couches outside to study on. When rainy days did come, they were warm and gentle, unlike the cold and raw rainy days in March and April. Living in North Carolina now, May is the month when flowers start to bloom in full. It also becomes necessary to keep an eye out for snakes, also emerging with the warmer weather. May Writing Prompts: Moon gardenIvyA rustle of feathersWarm rainSerpentsTell me the wayA longing gazeWild womenDancing at sunrise
This short film, a continuous shot of Sara Mearns and Adrian Danchig-Waring performing an excerpt of the now canceled production of This Bitter Earth, was filmed during the eve of the pandemic. The music is a mash up of “On the Nature of Daylight” performed by Max Richter and “This Bitter Earth” performed by Dinah Washington.
I have to give my sister credit for sending me this video of figure skater Adam Rippon performing to Beyoncé’s Otherside. What sets it apart from the other figure skating I’ve seen is the “on ice perspective,” filming close to the skater in order to create a more intimate way to experience the routine. Adam Rippon is so captivating here, I didn’t notice until viewing a second time that there are no jumps, only footwork and spins. View this post on Instagram Everything going on in the world right now can feel scary/weird but @beyonce always makes things better. Stay safe everyone 🌎❤️ This was filmed by @oniceperspectives – who always kills it Choreography is from the literally amazing @corderozuckerman 🙆🏼♂️🙆🏼♂️🙆🏼♂️ A post shared by Adam Rippon (@adaripp) on Mar 19, 2020 at 1:08pm PDT
One of my pandemic projects, a paint by number of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. Watching it turn from squiggles and numbers to an actual painting has made my life feel a little less like Bill Murray’s in Groundhog Day.
The yellow tube of paint has a specific name. It’s a catchy one, too. Very exotic. To others, it holds importance, but not to Gretchen, for she has … Two X’s