OKAY SO PHIL IS MY ANGEL AND FUCKING SHIT IF I HADN’T STUMBLED ACROSS HIS ACCOUNT WHEN I WAS SIX I WOULD PROBABLY NEVER HAVE MADE IT PAST 5-6TH GRADE SO IF ANYONE EVER FUCKING ISULTS MY CHILD THEY WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH ME AND DAN TOO DAN IS ALSO MY CHILD BUT THATS A WHOLE OTHER RANT SO PHIL LESTER: YOU MATTER YOU MATTER TO ME, TO DAN, AND TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR FANGIRLS IT DOEN’T MATTER HOW MANY OF US THERE ARE, IT ONLY MATTERS HOW LOYAL WE ARE AND IF ONE OF US MADE THAT PHOTO, THEY ARE NOT LOYAL AND DO NOT DESERVE YOU, YOU RAY OF FUCKING SUNSHINE YOU BRIGHTEN EVERYONE’S DAYS WITH YOUR ODD EXPERIENCES AND FUNNY STORIES YOU LITERALLY ARE THE THING KEEPING ME ALIVE. YOU AND DAN AND FRANK AND MY BEST FRIENDS NOW IT’S TRUE, I DON’T HAVE MANY FRIENDS BUT DOES THAT STOP ME FROM CALLING YOU GUYS MY BEST FRIENDS? HELL. NO. YOU ARE THE MOST AMAZING (HEH) FRIEND I HAVE EVER HAD, PHILLY AND I LOVE YOU TO PEICES
Suffering from the winter blues? We have the perfect antidote: a couple hours of drawing the largest collection of Rodin’s work outside Paris. Join us for Second Saturday Sketch at the cozy and warm Rodin Museum this weekend.
“The Secret,” modeled 1910 by Auguste Rodin, cast 1925 by Alexis Rudier
Nothing about me is ready. The stammer of my heart, my shaking breath, even the tremor of my hands. I am not. But I look around: I don’t see what I need to see. My world is filled with half truths and poorly designed delusions. I am done: with lying to myself, to everyone around me. Here we go. I am ready.
The statuesque subject of this painting, Anna, or Nanna, Risi was married to a cobbler in Rome when Sir Frederic Leighton painted this portrait of her. She would go on to become one of the most portrayed women of her time, modeling for numerous painters and sculptors, for whom she was the epitome of Roman beauty.