I'll Say, it's Ilse!
I'm Ilse, a 20-year-old, aspiring artist from southern California, and this is my personal blog.











Agostino Arrivabene

Vesperbild signifies the Lamentation of Christ. It depicts the Virgin Mary cradling the lifeless body of Jesus and is a marked event in Christian art. However, Agostino Arrivabene ‘s ‘Vesperbild’ is a profound contemporary interpretation of this theme.  His work projects transitory almost metamorphic stages between light and dark, twilight, transfiguration and rebirth.

Agostino’s exhibition, ‘Vesperbild’ is show at The Giovanni Bonelli Gallery from May 22  – July 26 2014.


" I started promising myself to
never stay anywhere I’m not
very much wanted. I have too
many scars to be breaking
my bones to fit into places
that weren’t made to fit me.

anne, maybe I always feel out of place because I’m always placing myself where I don’t belong. (via floorboardcreak)


Women of the World

Photos by Steve McCurry

I’ve been feeling weird lately. Not sad, or anxious exactly like I have before. I think it’s a combination of things, like:

-the fact that I’ll be graduating a semester early in December,

-and I have no fucking clue what I’m going to do when I’m done with school, and my parents want me to know exactly what job I’ll have with my degree in fucking studio art,

-and I’ll have to go to grad school, which means more money that we don’t have, which means more loans.

-Or maybe it’s because I feel like everyone around me has something going on in their lives, or something to do all the time, like jobs and boyfriends, and girlfriends

-and don’t get me wrong, I do too sometimes, with school, and working a couple days,

-but I still take the time to want to hang out with my friends, and it’s hardly ever reciprocated, because of other shit they have going on. (There are exceptions, obviously.)

-I’m just tired of always being the one who tries, always the one who texts first, always the one that asks what they’re doing that day.

-Or it could be this weird existential crisis I’m having because I feel like there’s so much to see and do in the world, but society forces us to go to school and get a job that makes money, so how will i ever have enough time to see everything that i want to see, because I’m so focused on this boring stuff, and I just want to travel, and paint, and go camping, and smoke weed, but that all takes money, so I should work on my career, and that brings me to the beginning again, and just makes me sad.

This is all petty/normal early 20s stuff, I know that, but it’s kind of at a point where I don’t feel like talking to anyone. I’ll get over it, but I think I’m going to take a break from my phone starting tomorrow, and not contact anyone, or try to hang out with people who don’t seem to have the time.



Are you shitting me.

I hate youYou sick fuck stop that



Are you shitting me.

I hate you
You sick fuck stop that

Eli testing the Nazi scalping for Inglourious Basterds


Historic Black and White Pictures Restored in Color

1. Women Delivering Ice, 1918

2. Times Square, 1947

3. Portrait Used to Design the Penny. President Lincoln Meets General McClellan – Antietam, Maryland ca September 1862

4. Marilyn Monroe, 1957

5. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of Titanic’s sinking the night before. (April 16, 1912)

6. Easter Eggs for Hitler, c 1944-1945

7. Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942

8. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919

9. Painting WWII Propaganda Posters, Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942

10. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935

See the rest here: http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/20-historic-black-and-white-pictures-restored-in-color/


The Mirror by John William Godward, 1899.

"When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him.”


-Isaac, The Fault In Our Stars

The most under-rated quote in the whole book.

When I read the book this is the part that made me cry the most.

" They say you don’t get over someone until you find someone or something better. As humans, we don’t deal well with emptiness. Any empty space must be filled. Immediately. The pain of emptiness is too strong. It compels the victim to fill that place. A single moment with that empty spot causes excruciating pain. That’s why we run from distraction to distraction — and from attachment to attachment. "

— Yasmin Mogahed (via skeletales)