"I wonder if Beethoven held his breath the first time his fingers touched the keysThe same way a soldier holds his breath the first time his finger clicks the trigger.We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe.”'Birthday'- Andrea GibsonTattoo done by Jessi at Southeast Iowa tattoo company in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

"I wonder if Beethoven held his breath the first time his fingers touched the keys
The same way a soldier holds his breath the first time his finger clicks the trigger.
We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe.”

'Birthday'- Andrea Gibson

Tattoo done by Jessi at Southeast Iowa tattoo company in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

matthewthebryan asked: You do not need to be a student to see Andrea Gibson at CMU

heytherepeterpan asked: Has Andrea said what the tattoos on her arms mean? I've been trying to look it up, but I'm getting nowhere so far :(

I feel like this got answered on here a long, long time ago, but I can’t find it… I think certain ones don’t have meanings?

Anonymous asked: Limpidwanderer might be thinking of "Evolution"?

gruubug asked: To add to that whole punctuation thing... there is an actually published version of Dive, in Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns that you might use as the so called 'official version'. (PS In it it is written: "Life is poetry, not math.") But if it isn't important to be 100% accurate (and as the other anon said: it is spoken word, different rules), go with whatever. I doubt she'll sue you.

heytherepeterpan asked: Tell the anonymous questioner that since it is spoken word poetry, specific punctuation doesn't matter. You can interpret the words in a written fashion however you want and it will always be technically correct, because the poem's main mode of experience isn't completely tied within the written word. Use your own discretion.

Anonymous asked: Hello! I am making a craft to send to a friend and wonder if anyone could help me out. I haven't read the actual text of "Dive," only listened to it live. I was wondering if the line "still life is poetry not math" actually includes punctuation like "still, life is poetry-- not math" or not. How is it actually written, as published? Thank you for any help!

limpidwanderer-deactivated20130 asked: Gruubug: THANK YOU SO MUCCHHHHH. you're my hero of the day!

gruubug asked: No, I was wrong, I'm sorry. Evolution. That's what it is. "See. I could spend my whole life pointing at the poison of the conservative, republican, Christian right. Or I could look at myself and see the most homophobic person I’ve ever known was me at 19 years old.I could write books about the way I have sold my soul." If this is what you meant.

gruubug asked: Answer to limpidwanderer's question: it is Name That Meat. "I will never meet anyone as judgemental as me age 19..." or something to that effect.

raspberryerotica asked: maybe i need you?

limpidwanderer-deactivated20130 asked: This is driving me crazy. I can’t remember the name of the poem, but I’m pretty sure it’s Andrea Gibson. And all I remember is that it says something like:“I will never meet someone as judgemental as I was…” etc. Seriously though. Can any one help me out?

New Poem

New poem by Gibby: http://vimeo.com/62953562

This is a typography thing I made using words from Say Yes by Andrea Gibson. It’s not completely polished, but I think it adds to the charm. I plan on doing a lot of these typography things to improve, even though I’m not that good with it (I’ve never formally studied typography).
My Sketchblog

This is a typography thing I made using words from Say Yes by Andrea Gibson. It’s not completely polished, but I think it adds to the charm. I plan on doing a lot of these typography things to improve, even though I’m not that good with it (I’ve never formally studied typography).

My Sketchblog

Hello Everyone.

My name is Raven and I am one of the admins on this blog. I have been one of the most active admins on this blog for the past year or so, so it is with a heavy heart that I must announce my resignation as admin on here. I am currently pregnant and my child will be here very soon. I do not believe I will have the time or effort to put into this blog. 

I apologize for any inconveniences this will cause the Andrea Gibson fans, and if anyone wants to talk to me about my decision or anything involving Andrea… Feel free to message me on my personal blog and I will respond to your questions in as timely of manner as I possibly can. 

Thank you for understanding.