In a few weeks, my friend Nancy and I will be riding dirtbikes through Vietnam wearing cut up skull t-shirts, going braless and probably not shaving or properly showering for days. Most likely there will also be flasks of whiskey in our back pockets. We will be badass.
Then a week later we’ll show up in the South of France, all dirty and like “We just rode dirtbikes through Vietnam, what did you do last week?”
Year 2, Week 19: The Six of Hearts
24” x 17.125”
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I want one of these tapestries real bad.
Erin M Reiley’s work is pretty uhhhh-mazing.
Joan Didion’s Packing List:
- 2 skirts
- 2 jerseys or leotards
- 1 pullover sweater
- 2 pair shoes
- nightgown, robe slippers
- Bag with: shampoo, toothbrush and paste, Basis soap, razor, deodorant, aspirin, prescriptions, Tampax, face cream, powder, baby oil
- mohair throw
- 2 legal pads and pens
- house key
This is a list which was taped inside my closet door in Hollywood during those years when I was reporting more or less steadily. The list enabled me to pack, without thinking, for any piece I was likely to do. Notice the deliberate anonymity of costume: in a skirt, a leotard, and stockings, I could pass on either side of the culture. Notice the mohair throw for trunk-line flights (i.e. no blankets) and for the motel room in which the air conditioning could not be turned off. Notice the bourbon for the same motel room. Notice the typewriter for the airport, coming home: the idea was to turn in the Hertz car, check in, find an empty bench, and start typing the day’s notes.
—Joan Didion, The White Album
via Gravel and Gold
Louise Brooks, Pandora’s Box (1929)