The Shadows In The Mountains- Art Journal Monday

the words and the shadow of the mountain, art journal

Art Journal Monday is back, and nobody is more surprised about that than me, myself and I.

(Previous art journal posts: How Not To Chase the Storm, I Beheld Enchantment, Spirits In Your Head, Love, I Don’t Want A War My Friend,Tis’ All Fiction )

I’ve finally gotten around to confessing myself to friends that might or might not have been waiting for answers to my self imposed hermit-like ways of last year and there’s something to be said about unburdening yourself onto the table with all your guts on display like “yes hello there, here’s myself, judge as you’d like.”

words in my art journal

I’m getting back to art though, now that the guilt i’ve been carrying around for the past 10+ months has lessened. I mean, I still have huge bridges to repair with friends of course, telling people what exactly has been going on with you isn’t quite the same as taking tools to the cracks in the foundations of your friendships but i’m at least on that step now instead of the square zero of before.

And so, we start again.
In the Shadow of the Mountain

Songs on repeat this past week:

CoyitaGustavo Santaolalla
Voyage Of Bran- Brendan Perry
It’s PersonalThe Radio Dept.
Season of LoveShiny Toy Guns
Loud Pipes- Ratatat
Ba BaSigur Rós
GravitySteven Price
RunawayYeah Yeah Yeahs
Dust Bowl DanceMumford & Sons

Not drowning in my coffee cups yet,


  1. kinuofkikeara · January 4, 2016

    I am very happy to see that you are back! I love your formula…always excited to see where you will end up next and how you describe that place and the awesome photos that you attached. Whatever you do, stay focused and be encouraged you are super talented and an inspiration to me. (not trying to be weird) Just happy to see you back on!

    • FablesandCoffee · January 4, 2016

      Oh! Thank you so much for that lovely comment, I swear my smile couldn’t have gotten bigger after I read it! I’m very much going to make an effort to be back fully on here and hopefully I can keep posting things you’ll find inspirational :) hope you’re having a brilliant start to this new year!

  2. ComaDiary · January 6, 2016

    I love these and your music choices.
    Rebuilding friendships is hard isn’t it? I always feel a bit shameful at having closed myself off but sometimes it’s inevitable. Hopefully the cracks will fade, because I think you’re pretty damned super.

    • FablesandCoffee · January 6, 2016

      Yes, hello, hi!!
      Thank you thank you, the music is always the hardest part I think- cause there are some songs that are on repeat where there just DO NOT fit the art mood i’m going for, but I think they went well together this time :)
      And yes, gods yes.I’m relieved beyond belief you understand what I mean when I talk about closing oneself off from friendships and then feeling terrible about it, I feel like that can be so hard to explain to people without sounding like a complete asshat :/ Thank you for being a lovely brilliant person and get ready for a bunch of notification this weekend when I get a chance to binge on your blog again :P

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