Zoe's Found Objects

found object (n): an object which exists for a purpose other than art, described as 'found' to distinguish it from other items made expressly for use in art


i don’t know why everyone makes the grim reaper out to be a bad guy i mean he’s just taking to you to the afterlife it’s not like he killed you it’s actually quite nice of him to walk you there imagine if you had to go alone

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art meme: spring and winter in paris

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

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Pretty rough drawing day today, so out comes the photoshop.

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The most hardcore handshake of all time. 

Lmao this is beautiful

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Science Needs Women: 
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

…for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

…for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

… and because women in science are often more vulnerable to the imposter syndrome so we really need to see these role models.

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It’s kind of a silly thing (look at me minimizing my own experiences there!), but I just did the ice bucket challenge and I’m actually proud of myself for doing it even though I was really nervous. Way to go me for approaching life!

Today was a good day :) And, a fabulous, not-lonely-in-the-least birthday! I went to work and had a normal 9-5 day with an average commute, but I made it special and I had a really great day.

I made myself a healthy and non-rushed breakfast and enjoyed it mightily. (Multiple food groups were involved.) I got to work in time to pick up my free Starbucks drink - an iced passion tea lemonade. 

I treated myself to an awesome lunch (complete with a Milky Way + Oreo milkshake and a super delicious cheeseburger). I prepared a tooooonnnn of ingredients for a lentils recipe (that I ended up halving) and finally cooked it! And, it was amazing!

Lindsey called and I was reminded how amazing that kind of lifetime friendship feels. I feel so close to her even after months away from each other. I Skyped my parents and my brother - they watched as I opened my packages and sung to me as I lit candles to blow out on a piece of Safeway white sheet cake. It seems like it’s been forever since we had one of those great family nights together. Family dinner from across the country - yeah for technology! 

So many of my friends and family contacted me and my coworkers were so nice. I may not have been home in California with my parents for my birthday (for the first time, besides our family vacation to Kawaii), but I feel so loved. 

I just love birthdays… mine especially.

(And, this morning, I woke up with 22 playing in my head - good morning, world!)

Don’t you dare, for one minute,
believe that my kindness makes me
anything but insurmountable.
I did not unzip my chest to every kind of hurt,
and stagger back, wounded and alive,
just to hear you call me weak for trying.
I opened my door to Heartache—
I gave her the fucking key.
My softness for wayward strangers
has made me nothing less
than a halfway house for aching soles.
So when you open your mouth
and call me ‘baby’
understand that I am not your next victim
in a laundry list of broken girls.
You think I don’t know you? People like you?
People with mouths for hands.
I’ve got skin like topsoil
and your teeth could never take root.
So when you go looking to make a plaything
of a sunburst,
you better look for someone with less fire
than me.
Because softness or no,
I will eat you alive
before I let you make a meal of me.

Ashe Vernon, “Softness” (via latenightcornerstore)

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The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (English: Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) is the main church of Florence, Italy. The Duomo, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris. The cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile. The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major attraction to tourists visiting the region of Tuscany. The basilica is one of Italy’s largest churches, and until development of new structural materials in the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed. The cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence, whose archbishop is currently Giuseppe Betori. (x)

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Jacob van Loon
Station VIII
Watercolor, acrylic and graphite on paper

You’re a Peach - Lisa Congdon (x)

I wish I had the courage not to fight and doubt everything… I wish, just once, I could say, ‘This. This is good enough.’

Chuck Palahniuk (via seabois)

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In-progress details from paintings in the Arbor series (2010-C)

From top:
Into Lists
Quincy Station
Madison & Kohlhase
Singapore, MI


M83. 30x22cm. Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge

Check out the Space on Canvas Etsy Shop Here!

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You want to see something punny ??

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