21 Mountains- Fevered Topography Dreams

21 Mountains, art by fablesandcoffee
21 Mountains, typography art
These 21 Mountains, Fablesandcoffee art

Lately I seem to be taking my artistic hermit ways even further than before.

Apart from the occasional text message here, emails answered to an old friend that recently reappeared and some online conversations, my interactions with humans (apart from my superhumanly understanding and patient boyfriend, someone canonize his soul please) has been severely limited on an as needed basis. I’m not an introvert in any sense of the word- haven’t been down that past since highschool- but lately i’ve felt like when I talk to people, i’m just cobbling together words that I hope sound right, instead of actually connecting with them. And that’s been depressing as all hell.

But, every cloud has a silver lining and whatnot so at the very least I can say this month’s umbrella of anti-socialness has resulted in a finished draft of my first attempt at a book, an actual written thing that i’m considering a personal triumph if only because I never thought I would actually finish it and now that I have it’s sort of like what-the-hell-wow-I-actually-did-this-ok-dokey, and at 112,000 words, it’s the most i’ve ever written on a single illuminated focus. So, hooray July anti-social tendencies?

I’ve also been experimenting with color more when it comes to typography mountains series, and let me tell you, not being very fluent in the wonders of sharpie art made this one a real pain to finish. There’s something so thrilling about working with just ink pens and sharpies though, this exhilarating heart in your throat feeling that makes your eyes burn with concentration and your skin sizzle with tension. It reminds me of breaking the speed limit at midnight on an empty stretch of highway by 30mph and that feeling of excellence in your bones that makes you know for sure that you’re not going to get pulled over because it’s just you out there.

Also, i’ve been listening to the album Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots on repeat for what feels like days now, so if anyone can recommend good music for me to dive into before my brain starts leaking out of my ears in waves of color, please do.

Not drowning in my coffee cups yet,
~m

2 comments

  1. ComaDiary · July 24, 2015

    I’m becoming so anti-social too, well, in real life anyway, I’m still quite happily annoying everyone on social media ;) I do feel that ‘cobbling words together but not connecting’, it’s a terrible place to be in, but maybe it’ll lift soon?
    These mountains look wonderful, and I love the colours you’ve used, and I love that you are drawing in pen, I love drawing in pen :)
    When can I read the novel? Huh?Huh?

    • FablesandCoffee · July 25, 2015

      I do hope it’ll lift soon, for both of us! Maybe it’s just the damn heat, at least here in Texas it’s making me slow and stupid XD
      Thank you! And ha, that novel will be ready to read on the 10th of never!
      Seriously, editing over 100,000 words is my idea of hell right now, it’s gotten to the point where I see the words in my dreams now, and you’ll be glad to know i’ve had to switch from coffee to tea just to chill out a bit :P

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