In the worst of times you must remember that you are not alone. There are a lot more of us pressing on towards the dawn than you think. We're with you and we're in this together.
I took over this bus shelter in Los Feliz. These spots never last long as the advertisers take them back hastily but I always enjoy seeing my pieces under glass.
"Ghosting" is one of the most infuriating social behaviors of my generation. The notion that simply not responding to someone is an acceptable way to communicate "no thanks" is absurd. Let's respect each other enough to know that we can handle hearing "you seem like a great girl/guy but I don't really feel a connection" or "hey, thanks for inviting me but I won't be able to make it" or "sorry, we went in another direction" or even "sorry, I'd help you move but I just really don't feel like it." I feel like we all would rather hear NO than silence. Because silence is just NO without common courtesy. You're not saving anyone the pain of rejection- you're telling them they're not even worthy of your rejection. That you would rather simply forget they even exist- which is much more cruel in my mind. Let's all be big boys and girls and just be honest with people and simply say "no thanks."
Far too often we think we're chasing an accomplishment when really we're chasing the feeling we hope that accomplishment will give us. Then once the accomplishment is reached and that hollow feeling remains, you simply move on to the next peak. Sometimes you think you want something and only after you get it you realize how little you actually enjoy having it. Some dream jobs turn out to be nightmares. Some people whose affection we pine for turn out to be incompatible with us. This poster is meant to reflect the fact that it's not enough to say "I hope you reach your goals!" because there's not just one moment in life where you cross a finish line, there's everything after that begs the question of who you are on the other side.
Nevertheless we play such sweet music.
"To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve."
- James Allen
She was like when you aren't paying attention and that one red sock sneaks in and changes everything.
"I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
And if I could just get the picture clear everything would finally make sense!
We build walls around our heart as a form of defense to keep the pain out but too often it can become a prison that keeps everything inside from escaping. Until you meet someone- or become someone- with a sledge hammer.
It's Friday. Another chance to shake off the dust from the week and wriggle free of the tentacles of frustration.
A few photos from last night's event at the Museum of Broken Relationships Los Angeles where I had 15 different pieces people could choose from and I would project it on a wall and take photos with their phone. I had a ton of fun and always enjoy meeting people who connect with what I do. Thanks to the Museum and Frank Warren whose PostSecret kindly shared the event with me.
The vows of modern friendship.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
Hey guys! I had a great conversation with a cool podcast called Featherbrained. I talk about my past, present and future with the host Tim Eller and you guys should check it out!
The windows of Museum of Broken Relationships Los Angeles are currently bedecked with Morley art. The event there with PostSecret is sold out- but you can always swing by and check it out at your leisure- and hey, stop in the museum and see all the wonderfully heartbreaking stuff there!
"We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Photo by @whats_the_katch
We could all use 30 seconds without fear, am I right?
"It's highly unlikely and yet..."
"We never thought they'd make it, and yet..."
"I didn't even think I had it in me, and yet..."
And yet, and yet, and yet.
I'm excited to announce a fantastic event I'll be part of on April 22nd along with PostSecret at Museum of Broken Relationships Los Angeles. I'll have art on display as well as interactive projection pieces that you can take photos in, and a free gift for all who attend. PostSecret will have a bunch of postcard secrets that were displayed last year at the White House, and Frank, the creator, will be there with books to sign and high fives to distribute. The museum will have their amazing artifacts, submitted by people from their broken relationships on display and more! Tickets are cheap and worth the price of admission- if not for me than for all the other people involved. The event may sell out rather quickly so if you wanna go, follow the link on this flyer!
So I tried to put this one up yesterday and just as I parked it started to suddenly pour rain. Pasting in the rain is difficult as soaking wet paper starts to break down in your hands pretty quick. So I came back today to fix it- while I was doing so, a man jumped out and yelled "HA! I CAUGHT YOU!" which frightened me not only because I was startled, but also because I didn't know if he was gonna tackle me until police arrived. Instead he introduced himself and said he was the building owner. He said he really liked the pieces I was putting up. He said I could put up stuff whenever I wanted. I thanked him and we shook hands. It's always nice when people with the power to get you thrown in jail end up shaking your hand. As for the poster- the message is for anyone who can relate to running out of steam with the state of the world, with frustrations big and small. For those people- I feel ya. But we'll recharge and head back out there. I put this piece out in the past and someone left a note that said "I love you enough to lend you my charger." Indeed my friend. We're in this together.