“A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”
— Jorge Luis Borges

(via personettes)

Of the Sea and the Sky is available for purchase! In case you didn’t know, it’s a handmade book of 22 poems by me, featuring 8 illustrations by Kyle. It’s a true, tiny beauty & I’m quite proud of it.

Head over to my Etsy shop! There are 18 books available and this will probably be the last time I make these. Get ‘em while they last!

While you’re at it, buy some $5 portraits, too. They’re mad cute.


“I want to unfold.
I don’t want to stay folded
anywhere, because where I am folded,
there I am a lie.
And I want my grasp of things
true before you. I want to
describe myself
like a painting that I
looked at closely for a
long time, like a saying that
I finally understood,
like the pitcher I use every day,
like the face of my mother,
like a ship
that took me safely through
the wildest storm of all.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

I wrote a thing & it’s the first narrative I’ve written in a long time & it’s still making me nervous because I like it BUT I would truly love to hear some thoughts - AND I very much welcome any remixes/edits/etc.


“Writers do not live one life, they live two. There is the living and then there is the writing. There is the second tasting, the delayed reaction.”
— Anaïs Nin, her diary, April 1932

storytellers {tiny story}

maybe i could learn your stories if we kissed.

maybe you could share your life


one touch at a time. 

“I loved you, I still love you. Part of me will always love you so very much. You were/are/always will be my first love. You let me into your life when you were blocking others out. You told me your secrets and plans and stories and dreams and all I could think of to tell you was how much I loved you, because that’s what I was always feeling. I was always loving you, always wanting to tell you just how great that felt. I had never loved someone so much, no one had ever loved me back.
Even when we were moving on, growing up, getting away from the small and into the big, even when we were giving parts of ourselves to other people, there was always still part of me that belonged to part of you. And then I kissed you, and then you held my hand.”

Me, 18 years old. Love letter to a ghost.

Sometimes I cannot believe the things my heart is capable of feeling.

Siiiiiiiiiiiiigh,” says my heart.

 Of the Sea and the Sky - A Handmade Book of Poetry is *OFFICIALLY* funded!

I feel as though I’ve been holding my breath for the last month, and finally, I get one giant exhale of RELIEF and LOVE and DISBELIEF and AMAZEMENT.
I want to thank *everyone* who backed this project, everyone who shared it with their friends, and everyone who reassured me when I was doubting myself! I cannot, and truly could never, properly explain how miraculous this feels. 
I love all of you more than I can bear, and I want you to know that. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, and to have this DREAM come true is such a beautiful thing. All I want is to resonate with people in the way other writers have resonated with me. So I hope that I can give you that. At least some of you.

Thank you again. How many more times can I say it before it sounds insincere?
This has been the most soul-shaking first step on magical journey, and I can’t wait to see what’s next and I can’t wait to share this adventure with you.

i love you, i love you, i love you.


s i g h … . . 

how can i thank/comprehend all of you???


This. Is. Astounding. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m so overwhelmed with gratitude and awe and LOVE. Thank you SO MUCH everyone. Sincerely, truly. I can’t. I just can’t.
This project went live in the wee Thursday morning hours. It’s been only two days and we’ve reached the goal. 

I cannot believe it. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love you all so much. I just want to cry and hug all of you.
I can’t wait for this coming adventure. <33333

You can still pledge money if you’d like — there are 27 days left until the project is officially over, so feel free to give if you’re in the giving mood! More funds = more books!