I’ve been watching The Art Assignment since day one but my laziness and feelings of inadequacy have kept me from actually completing any of the prior assignments. For some reason last night I decided to actually go ahead and try making a rug from the old clothes and sheets I had lying around. After spending a few hours on it yesterday and today while watching TV shows and movies I’ve been meaning to get around to, it’s big enough for me to comfortably use it. It’s super thick and soft plus the edges roll in which I actually really like. Making this rug has reminded me that making stuff is fun and rewarding and I shouldn’t be so scared of it. I’m going to actually force myself to do more of these Art Assignments from now on and I plan on making more rugs like this one. C=
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It’s ok to walk away from people that don’t treat you like you deserve to be treated. It’s ok to eat 13 grilled cheese sandwiches at a time. It’s ok to sleep until 6 P.M. and it’s ok not to sleep at all. It’s ok to do whatever the heck you want because it’s your life and you’re the only person that you need to worry about.
fuck people just get small pets. kitties wont mock ur anxiety disorder. puppies dont mind if u arent heterosexual. that hamsters not gonna misgender u all that hamster cares about is sunflower seeds and toilet paper tubes and wheels. i love animals.
Food doesn’t taste better or worse when documented by Instagram. Laughter is as genuine over Skype as it would be sharing a sofa. Pay attention. Take in nature, hold someone’s hand, read a book. But don’t ever apologize for snapping a photo of a sunrise after a hike, or blogging about the excitement of having a crush, or updating your goodreads account. All of these things are good and should be celebrated. Smile at strangers on the sidewalk and like your friends’ selfies. It’s all good for the human spirit.