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Should I stay or should I go?


  • KatGirl June 14th, 2013 3:12 PM

    So pretty!

  • disast3rology June 14th, 2013 3:38 PM

    So cute!!!!!!!!!

  • Isobel-cat June 14th, 2013 3:40 PM

    caitlin this is so beautiful and relatable and aw!!

  • Gabby June 14th, 2013 3:41 PM

    caitlin i love this so much! <3

  • madicps June 14th, 2013 3:41 PM

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

  • SiLK June 14th, 2013 3:46 PM

    Should I stay or should I go now?
    If I go there will be trouble
    If I stay it will be double
    So come on and let me know
    Should I stay or should I go?

    I spent the firt 11 yrs of my life in the 3rd (or something) biggest city in the world and hated the town I’m in now at first, but now I realise I don’t really want to live in a big city… Good job I’m moving to the middle of nowhere :) but what once uni comes?
    Beautiful too (as always)!

  • GabbyCat June 14th, 2013 3:49 PM

    so so beautiful

  • Gwendolen June 14th, 2013 3:49 PM

    I really loved this! Normally I don’t bother with pictures, but I thought this was fantastic- maybe because I feel rather similar, having always lived in the same house (other than a brief six months in New York, which just added to the feeling of being trapped).

  • Nashipae June 14th, 2013 3:50 PM

    this is painfully beautiful, thank you :)

  • elliecp June 14th, 2013 4:00 PM

    ok these are amazing and so inspiring! such a unique way of collaging, absolutely love love love

  • Marguerite June 14th, 2013 4:10 PM

    this is absolutely beautiful, I totally understand how you feel

  • Yayo June 14th, 2013 4:12 PM

    God I relate to this 100%
    This is JUST what I needed right now.

  • Froststep June 14th, 2013 4:18 PM

    Wow… i have been thinking about escaping my own english purgatory today. It was wierd this was on rookie when i got home.:)

  • whatever June 14th, 2013 4:27 PM

    i love 4 and 6 so much, and the whole thing is beautiful.

  • azultardis June 14th, 2013 4:30 PM

    beautiful, and I relate so much, I don’t know if i should stay or leave…

  • Naomi June 14th, 2013 4:32 PM

    bad wifi, you know #countrysideproblems
    but seriously caitlin, this is beauts, i love you, i feel like you are part of me soul sister

  • AidaA June 14th, 2013 4:35 PM

    Caitlin this is amazing. It’s so strange because I feel this way too even though I live right pretty much in central London (but stuck on an estate). I love the way you collage, it’s beautiful


  • M.Rose June 14th, 2013 4:37 PM

    This is absolutely beautiful!
    I know the feeling, I live in the countryside too.

  • Clare June 14th, 2013 5:02 PM

    This is beautiful!!

  • Dylan June 14th, 2013 5:21 PM

    This is a masterpiece, Caitlin!!!

  • Stephanie June 14th, 2013 5:33 PM

    This is so incredible! It really resonated with me and I adore all the imagery you used!

  • Esme June 14th, 2013 5:40 PM

    seriously absolutely amazing and wonderful xxx

  • Bene June 14th, 2013 5:52 PM

    If my soul had a gallery this would be kind of extremely important in it.

    In otherwise perfect on all emotional and visual levels!

  • Agatha June 14th, 2013 6:24 PM

    Thank you for making this.

  • wpaigej June 14th, 2013 6:54 PM

    this is all so perfectly put together! love it.

  • ruby June 14th, 2013 7:00 PM

    I have lived in the very very rural English countryside for my whole life, but in four months I’m moving to London to go to Uni. I alternate between being excited/confused/terrified about moving. London is such an amazing city, but there are things about the countryside that I can’t imagine living without – the space, the quietness, the complete darkness at night (I find it so weird that in London the sky just goes sort of orange at night).
    Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that this post kind of sums up my feelings exactly! Keep up the amazing work Caitlin x

  • kolumbia June 14th, 2013 8:23 PM

    These are amazing! I love your style, it’s so inspiring!!

  • Electra Heart June 14th, 2013 8:43 PM

    Oh my gosh, words can’t describe how beautiful this is. <3

  • alienbabe June 14th, 2013 8:45 PM

    I like the illustration.

  • Clara Barnes June 14th, 2013 8:47 PM

    I don’t want to freak you out, but I think I have a crush on you Caitlin

  • TessAnnesley June 14th, 2013 9:33 PM

    This is incredible

  • GlitterKitty June 14th, 2013 10:25 PM

    Ahhhh this is so cool. I live this.

  • hammybone2 June 14th, 2013 11:19 PM

    i’m truly in love with this… :)

  • Graciexx June 15th, 2013 2:25 AM

    perfect <3

  • sissiLOL June 15th, 2013 3:11 AM

    Genial and beautiful and not to describing.

  • Caitlin H. June 15th, 2013 5:49 AM

    Awww thank you everybody so so much !!

  • SophieAntonia June 15th, 2013 6:03 AM

    Amazing! Can relate to these thoughts so well <3

  • Sophie ❤ June 15th, 2013 6:10 AM

    I love this SO much…..
    Thank you, Rookie!!!!

  • Toilets June 15th, 2013 6:23 AM

    This is beautiful, and I’m relating so hard!

    And there’s a purple woman in my village too!!!

  • flocha June 15th, 2013 6:29 AM

    These are so lovely. I am going to university in a city I a year, having lived in the countryside my entire life, and although I am genuinely desperate to leave these photos describe exactly how conflicted I feel.

  • monalisa June 15th, 2013 7:29 AM

    these illustrated short story comic collages just keep getting better!!!!

  • Annabel Salisbury June 15th, 2013 8:29 AM

    as someone who has lived in the English countryside her whole life too, I can say this really resonated with me (especially the bit about wifi.) and presented it in the most beautiful way. aww Rookie.

  • June 15th, 2013 8:46 AM

    Caitlin, this was such a beautiful piece of art. I think, everyone should have a %50 of pure nature and a %50 of dark contrast.

  • thatchocoholic June 15th, 2013 10:21 AM

    Caitlin I love love love your art this is so perf


  • AliceS June 15th, 2013 10:37 AM

    Love love love. I’ve nothing but love for this. And for you of course.

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  • sarahf June 15th, 2013 4:42 PM

    good job caitlin. :) I feel this right now too.

  • kellbell June 16th, 2013 11:51 AM

    Love love love!

  • anarosa June 16th, 2013 9:32 PM

    That’s pretty much how I feel! Thank you, Caitlin!

  • wallflower152 June 17th, 2013 9:47 AM

    Beautiful. But Caitlin I’ll have to disagree with you, why would you want to leave the English countryside? So beautiful in the photos. <3 I'd love to live there. I guess everyone wants to leave the place they're stuck in haha.

  • Josefina June 17th, 2013 11:26 AM

    Really lovely, thank you for sharing!

  • Collagingcolors June 18th, 2013 2:32 PM

    master piece !! I love it !!!!

  • elektraheart June 18th, 2013 8:25 PM

    Loved this!!! <3

  • Rowena June 20th, 2013 4:23 PM

    This is just stunning and so felt!

  • Emilie June 20th, 2013 8:20 PM

    Oh my God.

  • flingsgotoofast September 15th, 2013 5:09 PM

    this is so perfect. i am always debating whether or not to just leave everything and just GO. i dont even know if i want the city life or a small country home, its diffcult choosing!