Before you dive into all this blog silliness, if you are looking for The Vandeput Design Company (VDCO), the launch of the shiny & new vandeput.co will be coming soon. In the meantime, I’m still taking on new projects, whatever your graphic design or digital restoration requirements might be. So, while the new website is being tweaked and polished, please get in touch anytime – I would love to hear from you. For new client commissions, simply email email@example.com
The Vandeput Design Co. is also on facebook and twitter – search @VandeputDesign
My store selling handcrafted fine goods located at rycariad.co.uk now redirects here too – just for the time being. If you have any questions about any of my handmade products, including fine jewellery, prints or art pieces, please send an email using the contact page, email me personally via firstname.lastname@example.org or search @rycariad on Twitter. I am now taking on new commissions, and a new online store will be launched in the near future.
If you really must carry on browsing this blog, be warned – its mostly just a dumping ground for the nonsense that falls out of my head at 3am.
“We’re so distracted by how things end, we usually forget how beautiful the beginning was.”
— Ryan Vandeput
“Sometimes suffering is just suffering. It doesn’t make you stronger. It doesn’t build character. It only hurts.”
— Kate Jacobs; ‘Comfort Food’
‘And loss, strangely, can attune you to what is beautiful about existence, even as it wounds you with what is awful.’ — Ryan Vandeput
‘I thought that love could last forever. I was wrong.’ — W. H. Auden
I’ve shared this before in another format on my old tumblr, but it’s certainly worth reposting… particularly as October is International Domestic Violence awareness month.
“A woman, I forget who, once asked a male friend why men felt threatened by women. He replied that they were afraid they might laugh at them. When she asked a group of women why women feel threatened by men, they said “we’re afraid they might kill us.””
It’s a sobering thought for sure.
“There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t even jump puddles for you.”
— Ryan Vandeput