Calloused tiptoes,
Splintering wood,

I want to skip like a stone from a stronger arm.
Each one I throw is moving somewhere.


May 29, 2015 | The view from my bedroom window does not become stale to me, no matter how many times my eyes taste it. I am thankful for the rain, washing me and watering me. I am thankful for the One pouring it, redeeming me daily. Another May is at its end, but it’s not about months - it’s about drinking water today so we may grow into tomorrow. I am thankful for today.

I think some of the art I make is just straight-up dumb, and I’m proud of that fact. I think I want people to look back on what I do, when I’m gone, and know that it’s okay to not be afraid of making stuff that’s dumb or stupid or worthless, because really nothing is dumb and nothing is worthless, so I want people to have no fear and not feel guilty or bad about whatever their creative outlet is. I think people should do what they want and be proud of it.
—  Andrew Dost (making us cry for the 6th time today)

i promised this to someone a long time ago & just got around to finishing it today. sorry it took so long, but here is the beautiful Dost collage. :) enjoy! feel free to post on other social media things but PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE MY WATERMARK! also, please tell me if you see this somewhere without my watermark. :) thank you! enjoy the Dost.


andrew’s singing voice.

i would love to see him sing lead on a fun. song

just one…

Count Your Lucky Stars are excited to announce Foxing’s debut album “The Albatross” will be released on CD and LP on November 12th. 

St. Louis natives Foxing’s debut is that rare album that will define their career and become the benchmark for everything else to come. “The Albatross” is scored with trumpets, orchestras, choirs, and keys- every part painting a beautiful and complete landscape that you won’t want to ever leave. Inspired by the classic text of “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner”, it makes a worthy companion piece. Track listing can be seen below:

1. Bloodhound
2. Inuit
3. The Medic
4. Pent up in a Blind
5. Rory 
6. Bit by a Dead Bee Pt. 1
7. Bit by a Dead Bee Pt. 2
8. Den Mother
9. Calm Before
10. Quietus

RIYL: AnathalloSufjan StevensmewithoutYouThis Will Destroy You


June 4, 2009

“I did a Private shoot with fun. It was only about 2 minutes, just enough time for them to get in one place and me snap at them a couple times. Initially it was a shoot with Andrew Dost, but after he introduced me to Nate Ruess and the band we agreed to a quick shoot. Very nice guys, great night.” - Sam Link

Temma on Earth, Tim Lowly, 1999, acrylic gesso with pigment on panel

Temma on Earth is an eight foot by twelve foot painting of Chicago artist Tim Lowly’s 13 year old daughter lying in a field.  Temma, a frequent subject of Lowly’s work, “went into cardiac arrest the day after she was born. The interruption of blood flow to her brain caused permanent mental and physical disabilities, leaving her unable to see and with little ability to move or speak.”  Lowly reflects on raising a special needs daughter saying, “My relationship to Temma is that of a riverbank to a river.  All I can do is just be there for her.”  In 2008, the painting was used as the album art for fellow Chicagoans Anathallo‘s Canopy Glow.* 

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