tawny kerr

ask me anything  

I make things in Glasgow.

I also hoard music.

tawny.kerr (at) hotmail.com

twitter.com/tawnykerr:

    …Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.


    I think perhaps I’m so intrigued by the ephemerality of objects and memories because of the dual nature of that ephemerality - the sadness of loss and the terrible excitement of the fleeting moment that together make the thing so bittersweet. I remind myself constantly that everything is temporary. In this I find both relief and motivation.

    A man is dead; but also, he lived.

    — 6 days ago
    #one hundred years of solitude  #gabriel garcia marquez 

    I fell in love again / all things go, all things go

    (Source: Spotify)

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    Step 2 Dance in the beer was going to winter’s first snowfall, except it’s the bad turnaround. See it, and surly shepherds; cavorting in misty lochside meadows; longing gazes from it

    Found poetry from the Facebook Status Generator.

    — 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
    I illustrated the covers for this series of three minizines we recently put together for the Queen’s Head, featuring prose and poetry from the fantastic Stephen O’Toole, Elaine Gallagher, and R. A. Davis. A triptych, if you will. Polished up with editing, design, printing and assembly by the inimitable Ryan Vance.

    I illustrated the covers for this series of three minizines we recently put together for the Queen’s Head, featuring prose and poetry from the fantastic Stephen O’Toole, Elaine Gallagher, and R. A. Davis. A triptych, if you will. Polished up with editing, design, printing and assembly by the inimitable Ryan Vance.

    — 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
    #illustration  #zine  #minizine  #the queen's head  #glasgow zine fest  #stephen o'toole  #elaine gallagher  #r. a. davis  #ryan vance  #design  #prose  #poetry  #tiger  #fish  #pen 

    The anthem of the last decade of my life.

    — 3 months ago with 2 notes
    #rilo kiley  #with arms outstretched  #2002 
    Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name.

(photograph by the inimitable Ryan)

    Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name.

    (photograph by the inimitable Ryan)

    — 3 months ago with 2 notes
    #glasgow 
    surprisepocket:

Everything happened today. I also had my first cup of coffee in over a month. Tom brewed it. It was the most delicious. It was like a revelation. He brewed the El Salvador Finca La Divina Providerxia, using the clever method. Everything about it was perfect. I am good for another month or so now.

I thought Sophie was just taking a picture of her coffee so I was absent-mindedly humming and looking out the window and wound up looking like the cover of a Belle and Sebastian album. Alas.

    surprisepocket:

    Everything happened today. I also had my first cup of coffee in over a month. Tom brewed it. It was the most delicious. It was like a revelation. He brewed the El Salvador Finca La Divina Providerxia, using the clever method. Everything about it was perfect. I am good for another month or so now.

    I thought Sophie was just taking a picture of her coffee so I was absent-mindedly humming and looking out the window and wound up looking like the cover of a Belle and Sebastian album. Alas.

    — 4 months ago with 2 notes
    A cloud of trouble. Every instance of the word ‘trouble’ in the lyrics of Belle and Sebastian, illustrated for a piece by one R.A. Davis on the very subject for issue five of The Queen’s Head. Info on the issue launch event coming very very very soon…

    A cloud of trouble. Every instance of the word ‘trouble’ in the lyrics of Belle and Sebastian, illustrated for a piece by one R.A. Davis on the very subject for issue five of The Queen’s Head. Info on the issue launch event coming very very very soon…

    — 4 months ago with 5 notes
    #illustration  #pencil  #trouble  #belle and sebastian  #belle & sebastian  #lyrics  #zine  #the queen's head  #glasgow 
    the-rain-falls-hard asked: Paging Tawny Kerr, Paging Tawny Kerr: that is one cool looking coffee shop - where is it?


    Answer:

    I am only just now seeing this message and I have no idea when you sent it! Papercup on Great Western Road - tiny but excellent coffee roasted on site by swell folks. Good bakes and food too.

    — 4 months ago with 1 note
    Degree show sculpture (2010) wrapped in summer dresses.

    Degree show sculpture (2010) wrapped in summer dresses.

    — 5 months ago

    Who needs official graduation photos, anyway?

    Snaps by the lovely Ryan Vance.

    — 5 months ago with 5 notes
    #portrait  #photography  #graduation  #glasgow  #university of glasgow  #cloister  #cloisters  #university  #scotland 
    Explaining bunting.

    Explaining bunting.

    — 5 months ago
    #bunting 
    "Hopes were like these ladies, Mom told us. Hopes were wallflowers. Hopes hugged the perimeter of the dance floor in your brain, tugging at their party lace, all perfume and hems and doomed expectation. They fanned their dance cards, these guests that pressed against the walls of your heart."
    — 5 months ago
    #karen russell  #swamplandia