"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

I grew up near the ocean and spent my days gazing at the hazy line where the sky melts into the sea. There was an enduring quality to the surf; no matter the weather, no matter how the waves reared up, even when they destroyed the earth they touched, it was eternal. The enormity of this presence calmed me.

I came to think of humans as very much like oceans. There's what we see and then what we don't. Entire realms of life and hidden worlds exist deep within. Storms blow through but they pass. It's always beautiful even when it's terrible. No matter what is happening, it's always interesting. As is life.

I'm Holly and this is my blog. The name “Wavian” comes from a love of birds (avians) and the sea (waves & water), and "Arts" because I like to capture beauty & make things. I also run the blog On Rebuilding and you can find me on Instagram as @wavianarts.

(Most photos are my own unless otherwise detailed; to use, please reference me: Holly Russo. For questions, email me at

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