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Young pinecones by ben-zen Young pinecones :iconben-zen:ben-zen 2 0 Le pommier dans le jardin by ben-zen Le pommier dans le jardin :iconben-zen:ben-zen 0 0 A kiss of sunlight and flowers by ben-zen A kiss of sunlight and flowers :iconben-zen:ben-zen 3 0
Standing on a corner
I often wonder at the lives of strangers, how they interact with the world, what they see when they look at the everyday, the ordinary. Does it have the same tinge of the surreal, I ask. Does the fog speak of mysteries, or is it simply water suspended in the air, too heavy for humidity, too light for rain? Does an ancient locked door in an otherwise modern district hold a door to the færie realm, or is it just a gate to someone's older house?
Then I find magic in the ordinary, in a conversation captured in snatches, as i did the other day, in the city, at a corner: a man, talking to his son, or an uncle and nephew, perhaps; these days, they must know each other somehow. He was balanced on his toes, looking like he might sit cross-legged in midair at any moment, but that he chose, for appearances' sake, to remain earthbound.
« You need to watch out in the evenings, » he said, « when the winds are high—the edges aren't so clear then. I've watched people caught in
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A moment in iron by ben-zen A moment in iron :iconben-zen:ben-zen 1 0 When empires fall ... by ben-zen When empires fall ... :iconben-zen:ben-zen 0 0 Spring comes fast by ben-zen Spring comes fast :iconben-zen:ben-zen 0 0 And what is above by ben-zen And what is above :iconben-zen:ben-zen 1 0 L'Hotel Armor Manoir by ben-zen L'Hotel Armor Manoir :iconben-zen:ben-zen 1 3 Pastoral in the city by ben-zen Pastoral in the city :iconben-zen:ben-zen 1 1 Model sketch: lean by ben-zen
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Model sketch: lean :iconben-zen:ben-zen 0 6
Model sketch: stool by ben-zen
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Model sketch: stool :iconben-zen:ben-zen 0 4
It's late here by ben-zen It's late here :iconben-zen:ben-zen 0 5 Definition of place by ben-zen Definition of place :iconben-zen:ben-zen 0 1 Love and:or pain by ben-zen Love and:or pain :iconben-zen:ben-zen 2 0 Climb, descend by ben-zen Climb, descend :iconben-zen:ben-zen 0 0


I ... don't think the title will be more coherent than that.

I got an apartment. This is taking a moment to sink in; I got an apartment. The lease starts in August, I move in mid-month, and it's gonna be great. The space looks great, and the building's in great condition.

In other things, spring has sprung (well, it just hailed, but whatever) and that means going back onto the mountain for photography. Lots of photos to be taken, and with :iconzethiskatana: too, since I've become her de facto photographer for cosplay shoots, and probably other photography. There's some spots where we can do a bunch of good shots, and put together some portfolios.
  • Listening to: Tori Amos
  • Reading: Prochaine épisode, de Hubert AQUIN
  • Eating: Maple sugar dark chocolates
  • Drinking: St-Ambroise Bière noire à l'avoine


Ben Lewis
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
I am a university student studying mathematics and playing the violin, while doing random ink sketches. I'll post some here eventually. I also write some fiction, mostly fantasy or surrealistic, and often with queer overtones. Once some of my stories shape up, too, I'll post them.

Current Residence: Montréal, QC, Canada
Favourite genre of music: Classical, Alt Rock, Metal, Industrial
Operating System: Linux
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: BASH
Personal Quote: Never become complacent


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ZethisKatana Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
You've been tagged! [link]
DawnPaladin Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Thanks for leaving a comment on the Periodic Table of Storytelling, ~ben-zen. Hope it made your day a little more fun. :ahoy:
me-g33k Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Thanks for the Fave!
ben-zen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, it's a great photo. Once I'm coherent/have some time when I'm not studying for an exam/not curled up in a little ball asking why I'm pursing my major I'll post a proper comment.
me-g33k Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
No worries. I totally understand when RL gets in the way of our passions. ;-)
JEMiller909 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Thank you!
Athena-kitty Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Thank you so much for the watch! <3
teenagecaptive Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
remember Anna? From orchestra back when Anna and Elwood went to central?
Well she has a dA too, here's her link: [link]
it's mostly sketches of the anime type, but there's animals too. It's really cool.
paulfeb282 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: and critique of Pick it up [link]
paulfeb282 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
and thankx for the :+devwatch: watch and the Llama!
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