Friday’s Featured Quote

“Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise person to be able to sell it.”

~ Samuel Butler


August 15, 2014 No comments

If Every Thing Can Be “Art,” Where Does That Leave the Artist?

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A while ago, I was reading a book that a neighbor of my daughter’s thought I’d enjoy– Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle Laporte.

It’s what I’d characterize as a cheerleader, self help, get yourself grounded and growing book. Then I came to a section where Laport says You’re an artist and that’s that!

This is how she starts out: “Art-making is not strictly about visual creations and producing material things. Every single one of us is an artist at something.  We lost ourselves in the creation of it, we’re gifted at making it, we feel closer to ourselves and to a

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August 10, 2014 11 Comments

Friday’s Featured Quote

“Work on the accent; it will enliven the whole.”

~ Pierre Bonnard

August 8, 2014 No comments

Friday’s Featured Quote

“The less manifest the work, the stronger:
as though a secret law demanded it always be hidden
in what it shows, thus showing what must remain hidden,
only showing it, in the end, by dissimulation.”

~ Maurice Blanchot


August 1, 2014 No comments