He can see the swooping yellows and greens in the birds that sing at dawn, the rich purple of cars passing, the blaring orange of his alarm.
He listens to music and watches the splashes of colors dance across his vision, the pinks of trumpets and yellows of violins, the dark blue of drumbeats and the rich rainbows of voices.
In school he watches his teachers’ words spiral up and around there heads, the turquoise numbers and the brightly colored words, he watches the dulled colors of side conversations that nobody else can see or hear.
He tries to paint the sounds, he has his clashing canvass titled “Birdsongs” and his even, smooth stripes and swirls that follow Beethoven's Fourth. Nobody else quite understands his frustration at not quite being able to get the right shade of blue for that dramatic swell of horns, or the vibrant yellow of the squirrel interrupting.
And Jack Kelly hears colors.
He walks through museums, eyes open wide, catching the high, clear sound of sunflowers and the dull, sweet notes of swelling waves, he ignores when his colors look like they’re clashing when he can hear them harmonize.
He can tell that his shade of blue does not go with his shade of purple, that the blue is bright while the purple is so soft he can barely hear it. He can tell when his paintings are a symphony and when they’re a cacophony of mismatched notes, he can tell when he’s composing and when he’s throwing notes down on the page at random, even when it looks like everything matches. A symphony doesn’t need to look pretty, it needs to sound pretty, but how can he explain that when nobody else hears his paintings the same ways?
Jack Kelly composes his music, he calls his song purple and shows people what purple sounds like, and he paints down exactly what a minuet should look like.
He paints dancers in the colors of their songs, he paints boomboxes in their hip-hop colors, he paints the stripes of operas and the swirls of classical and the splashes of pop, the dusky hues of Adele to the bright colors of Kathleen Battle.
He writes down in his song notebooks what Monet sounds like, Dali and Goya and Warhol. He writes down the sweeping harmonies of Van Gogh, the pleasant discord of Michelangelo.
He paints every day, he writes every day, he translates what he sees and hears so other people could understand.
ladygaga: What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED @edsheeran deserves all our love and respect like all humans do. I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and apart of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean. No reason to tear down an artist simply because they are on top. Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity.
Supergirl Virtual Season begins 5th June 2017. Thanks to @catgranting for the badass art this time round.
The season will run on AO3 and Tumblr, with a new ‘episode’ each week for you to enjoy. The first of those episodes - in fact episodes 1 and 2 - have been written by @inspectorboxer and @fictorium, their first collaboration.
That will kick off our season of diving deep into Supercat (and Sanvers!). Are you all ready?
Watch out for updates on who’s writing what from episode 3 onwards, and what to expect from the incredibly talented artists, too! Follow here on @sgvs for updates, or on Twitter.
A WHOLE ALBUM, A WHOLE FRIGGIN ALBUM OF NOTHING BUT LOUIS’ SWEET SWEET VOICE AND INCREDIBLE SONG WRITING AND JUST SHOWING THE WORLD WHAT KIND OF ARTIST HE REALLY IS…LT1…HE’S GONNA RELEASE SINGLES AND DO PROMO AND PERFORM HIS OWN MUSIC LIVE MY LOUIE ASS IS READY RIGHT FUCKING NOW
“Save it for the High Priest honey, you’re gonna need it.” ✨
I love this photo!! I found it cleaning out old emails. I think one of my biggest victory laps was doing a costume in spite of having stretch marks on the sides of my legs and thighs(this also went for my ME!ME!ME! costume), and also sewing a costume for the very first time! Sure, editing all of the “imperfections” out looks good and might have a flawless finish but I can’t forget to acknowledge that we’re all real people outside of this– not always as polished and pretty as these shoots allow us to be, regardless of how much I appreciate and love what photographers can do and their incredible artistic visions. We all have flaws and imperfections, but it makes us all so terribly human. I hope everyone is able to feel comfortable in their own skin, the way this hobby has allowed me to be in mine.
i feel like sometimes even i forget what an incredible artist taylor is like…she redefined a genre of music before she turned 20, she inspired a generation of young women to tell their own stories and create their own art and she continues to be unapologetically herself both as a songwriter and a human being despite intense public scrutiny and relentless criticism
@ladygaga: What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED @edsheeran deserves all our love and respect like all humans do. I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and apart of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean. No reason to tear down an artist simply because they are on top. Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity.
hey im constantly blown away by peoples art on here at my same age @kirvia@official-spec and fuckin uhhhhhhh @raddical is younger than me and lightyears better cause they have their own style and shit what the fucke
this is a callout post for these incredible artists that are doin better than me