A Light in the Attic

Morgan Ashleigh 21. Philadelphia area. Illustration major. Liberal. Black and Cherokee. Taken by a wonderful man. Open-minded. I post about things I like, including but not limited to art, music, cooking, human rights, nature, history and philosophy. I would be more than happy to be your friend.
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return"
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For my studio art class, I have to create a project designed around ritual. I chose to have a ritual of recording my feelings in a journal each day until the project’s due date, pick a corresponding fabric square that matches my feelings for each day based on color, print, texture, etc and then sew them together in a quilt.

Looking over my emotions has got me unsettled. Like a boiling pot of water, things that I need to fix will keep rising to the surface until I do something. Reading entries I wrote previously isn’t helping.

Crock pot dinner on a cold day. Chicken with onions, cream of celery soup, bit of chardonnay, butter, rosemary, garlic and a pinch of smoked paprika.


1. Don’t just hear people when they talk. Listen to what they have to say.

2. Respect others for what they are.

3. Learn when to say no.

4. Admit when you’re wrong. Humans can never do right all the time.

5. You will see people’s true colors come out when death is involved.

6. Do not hate…

I’m afraid to age.
Not because of the aches and pains in my body
Or the aches of losing people.
But because society will disregard me and throw me out like restaurant trash simply because I’m older.
And this will mean me doing the same with my self respect.

Sketched an airedale today. I think I’m going to make a plushie from this.

Study of troll doll. Cross hatching. #micronpen

Self portrait: under the influence.

Painted this Zombie prosthetic at work today.

Self portrait with roommate as a distraction.

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Our Day Will Come (Cover in the style of Amy Winehouse)- Morgan Taylor

I’m making a C.D. of me covering songs for my friend Taylor’s birthday. Here’s one of the songs I covered. 

Amy Winehouse is one of my favorite artists ever and this is one of my favorite songs by her. I like the original version, but there’s something about Amy’s version that really convinces you that one day, you will be happy. It’s really bittersweet knowing that Amy had that same hope for herself but unfortunately did not get to see that day. 
I don’t have appropriate recording equipment (I recorded on my iPad with a stereo speaker supplying the backing track) but I tried!


Just made business cards! I feel semi-professional.
My mom is going to a craft bazaar this weekend and selling a few of my creations, so I made these to go along with the purchases.

I made an “Ugly Doll” for my little cousin. He’s three and has an older sister. He wants to play with her dolls but his dad won’t let him, so I figured I’d make him a doll that he can play with, but that his dad would approve of. Took me about two hrs from planning to sewing and embroidering and stuffing. 

On a side note, I don’t get why people won’t let their male children play with dolls and girls play with trucks. The type of toy you play with as a child doesn’t effect your sexuality. Fuck the gender binary.

He was interesting, intimidating. A long forgotten desert slept on his cheek. Behind his eyes lay emerald fields of grass separated by a rolling sea. I looked into them and thought and I have never left home.

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He was interesting, intimidating.
A long forgotten desert slept on his cheek.
Behind his eyes
lay emerald fields of grass separated
by a rolling sea.
I looked into them and thought
and I have never left home.
Morgan Ashleigh

Meet Sasha!

I made the pattern for the doll itself and her clothes by myself. She was originally supposed to be a self portrait doll but she ended up not really resembling me. Her clothes are replicas of things I have in my wardrobe!

The first picture looks better if you click to zoom in on it. My camera made the texture of the fabric look weird for some reason. 

She’s wearing a top that I hand stitched beads onto, a skirt with an underskirt, shoes drawn on with fabric marker, and an anklet made of lace and a button. The whites of her eyes were painted on with fabric paint and her cheeks and lips were done in watercolor. The rest of her face is done in Micron marker and fabric markers.

am going to make a lot more dolls in likenesses of people that I know, and maybe I’ll even sell them! I have two more dolls in the works.