Eye Candy

A Heartbeat Drives You Mad

A post-breakup story, in pictures.


  • negativecreep February 19th, 2013 3:05 PM

    So damn beautiful and hypnotic <3


  • carolineyall February 19th, 2013 3:22 PM

    ROOKIE!! STOP WITH THE FLEETWOOD MAC – MY HEART CAN’T TAKE IT! Just kidding – please don’t stop (thinkin’ about tomorrow…) This was beautiful. I am printing these off. “Storms” is the ultimate break up song – it always crushes me. Amazing amazing amazing series xx

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  • stelliform February 19th, 2013 3:57 PM

    Painstakingly lovely.

  • julalondon February 19th, 2013 3:57 PM

    Wow i absolutely loved those. Every single one was just pure awesomeness. Thank you for such a great inspiration. (also, i can totally relate to the post-break-up-thing..)

  • fox in the snow February 19th, 2013 3:58 PM

    Oh my! it’s just so darling! Where do you find all of the images for your collages?

  • RhiaSnape February 19th, 2013 4:34 PM

    These are so cool… and FLEETWOOD MAC! Gah, Stevie Nicks is so perfect

  • MegW February 19th, 2013 4:39 PM

    I love 9 and 15.

  • hiraari February 19th, 2013 4:41 PM

    AHHH!! This is glorious!!! I can’t i CANT

  • decemberbaby February 19th, 2013 5:06 PM

    ahhhh a;sdfkahgjkds coolest Rookie photo set ever. One of the coolest collage/photo sets I’ve ever seen. I love this and will come back to it more than once. or twice. or three times.

  • AmyL February 19th, 2013 5:11 PM

    Sooooo beautiful!


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  • limegreensunset February 19th, 2013 5:51 PM

    soooo beautiful!!!!!! <33


  • StrawberryTwist February 19th, 2013 6:04 PM

    Words cannot describe how beautiful this is.
    I just keep reading it over and over :)
    This is an amazing eye candy.
    It’s so perfect <3


  • TessAnnesley February 19th, 2013 6:33 PM

    <3 <3 <3 Sonja is the best, her work is so beautiful

    • PandaJane February 19th, 2013 10:10 PM

      yeah, girl, work that triple-pleated mushroom collar…only one in the county!

      • TessAnnesley February 20th, 2013 12:05 AM

        omg can i be your best friend? we can cry over mushroom collars and Ben Whishaw’s face together. <3

  • Manda February 19th, 2013 6:47 PM

    You guys have no idea how excited I am about the LBTE about Lifetime Original Movies. I’M. SO. EXCITED. It’s about time that they get their fair appreciation.

  • soursequence February 19th, 2013 7:46 PM

    ahhh, i love this and want to print out every single picture and tape it to my wall. perfect feelings captured. <3


  • catpower44 February 19th, 2013 7:51 PM

    This is so amazingly done, and beautifuly mesmerizing. I love this!


  • melouize February 19th, 2013 8:06 PM

    This is so crushingly beautiful. Also relevant to becoming a little more disillusioned, as I find myself recently.

  • Mayabett February 19th, 2013 9:04 PM

    This makes me want to go and make collages for the next five hours

    • Lacenailsmermaidtails February 19th, 2013 9:19 PM

      I actually am now making one. :3

  • Lacenailsmermaidtails February 19th, 2013 9:19 PM

    Carrie made it beautiful. You don’t know how much these cute little collages that make my day. I love how they sometimes make no sense at and other times they can mean the world.

  • Ozma February 19th, 2013 9:35 PM

    This is so moving! You must have spent ages and ages on this!

  • Maggie February 19th, 2013 9:46 PM

    “this conversation has been moved to the trash”
    I always admire Sonja’s art because it seems so personal, in a way I find very brave

  • TheNarcissisticGinger February 19th, 2013 10:55 PM

    As a dancer who loves Fleetwood Mac, I am OBSESSED with this.

  • DreamBoat February 20th, 2013 12:04 AM


    This really related to this kind-of-break-up that I’m going through with my friends (I actually don’t know what the hell is even going on, and I’m scared to make contact with them).
    This was relatable and personal and beautiful and THE BEST. Stevie Nicks and Sissy Spacek and lipstick and so so so so amazing <3


  • sophiethewitch February 20th, 2013 3:52 AM

    I love these, especially 12 and 13!

  • insanejane February 20th, 2013 2:55 PM

    Oh My God ! <3 So perfect and Bright Star has just a perfect atmosphere…. One of the best collages <3 You're so great Sonja thank you !

  • Sonja February 21st, 2013 6:11 AM

    Thank you for all the sweet comments! And for everyone who loves BRIGHT STAR. I have it saved on my external hard drive and watched it in tiny increments over the period of a year. I just didn’t want it to end.

    To answer collage questions:
    1. Yes. These take me ages to do (b/c of my perfectionism probz) but sometimes only a few minutes. It depends on my mood/frame of mind because collage is just constant decision making ‘yes or no ? stay or go?’. Everything has to balance out – like putting together a big mobile. Matching words and images can take time as well as ordering pages. Poetry from images. Dickinson forever.
    2. I have been collecting images for years and have boxes of ephemera. I keep these papers organized in 3-ring binders with clear archival sleeves so i can flip through quickly. My archiving system.
    I cannot live without a scanner (if i could strap one to my back in a ruck sack, i just might). I have hundreds of files on my laptop and that external hard drive i spoke of. And ! i get a lot of my images online (just search for really high rez pics). So yes! I’m combining scans of found imagery, original works, hand script, digital images etc.
    Thrift shops are kind of the best for paper stuffs. Discarded library books. NatGeos, album covers, U name it. It’s waiting for you.

    3. This piece was to be about love in general relating to Nicks and Swift lyrics (& beyond) but i went off on my own tangent (the girl can’t help it). I’m prone 2 heartbreaks a-plenty but that’s just life. I’m still figuring it out.

  • robynjean February 22nd, 2013 11:53 AM

    beautiful beautiful beautiful.

  • moonshine28 March 19th, 2013 2:29 PM

    Beautiful, this is why I LOVE Rookie! xxx

  • Cutesycreator aka Monica June 10th, 2013 8:59 AM

    This couldn’t be more beautiful, that would be impossible. You’ve taken my breath away, Sonja! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3