I’m totally obsessed with checking out artist’s studios. Mario Dilitz is this amazing woodcarver who does very modern life size wood sculptures. These are not the rough-hewn chainsaw statues of grizzly bears lining Oregon’s highway 101. I grew up with that kind of rustic woodworking, and it’s got a certain charm, but this is totally different. These are detailed and totally lifelike, emotionally charged pieces. I especially like the detail on the faces, and the enigmatic expressions.
I also wanted to share this snippet about relationships that I borrowed from Jessica Walsh.
Via 40 Days of Dating — Jessie’s Dad gives her relationship advice:
” Find the common middle ground and don’t try to change the things about each other that make you unique…”
I’ve been really enjoying this series from Sagmeister & Walsh on the dating experiment. I’ve found lots of tidbits that were interesting & profound, but this little quote seemed particularly pertinent to me. Not just in terms of marriage, but in everything. I often gravitate towards people who are opposite of me, and then get frustrated when they don’t agree with me or do things I wouldn’t do. I love all my crazy friends (and my crazy husband) and I want to work harder at finding middle ground and appreciating our differences.