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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Art is not a think; it is a way.”

~ Elbert Hubbard

Cheryl Clintonwww.CClinton.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Every Artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Delores Montpetit - "A Gift of Compassion"www.DeloresMontpetitFineArt.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has ever known.”

~ Oscar Wilde

2014_1003_DebbieMcLaughlinwww.WaterLightMosaics.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance
of things, but their inward significance.”

~ Aristotle

2014_0926_DianeWalkerGladneywww.DianeWalker-Gladney.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness,
we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams,
we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”

~ Albert Einstein

2014_0919_PattySueVicknairwww.patty-vicknair.artistwebsites.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born
out of struggle between wisdom and madness,
between dream and reality in our mind.”

~ Magdalena Abakanowicz

2014_0911_ClaudiaTrue_LittleBlueBirdwww.ClaudiaTrue.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.”

~ Andre Gide

Cyd Rustwww.CydRust.com

 

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“As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly
incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.”

~ Calvin & Hobbes

Kim Clantonwww.kimclanton.com

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What If Rejection is a Good Thing?

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Several years ago I made a commitment to myself. I decided that no matter what, I would always expect, and look for, the silver lining of any event that had the potential to present itself as a problem.

And here I have to make a distinction between a silver lining (or, as Maya Angelo sings it: the rainbow behind every cloud) and the rose-colored glasses that my Pollyanna, painter mother wore with a flair.

Rose-colored glasses treat all events alike and blur the boundaries of contrast and challenge.

A silver lining, on the other hand, is the event inside an event that just happened, often not showing its sparkling face until the first event is over.

Here’s an example from yesterday, an ordinary day spent doing ordinary things, like unloading dishes.

I was pulling a small glass vase out of the dishwasher when it

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Friday’s Featured Quote

“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time,
it’s just that others are behind the times.”

~ Martha Graham

Leslie Ebertwww.LeslieEbert.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

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

~ Samuel Butler

John Pompeowww.JohnPompeo.com

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Friday’s Featured Quote

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

~ Pierre Bonnard

2012_1012_LindaTenukas_finalwww.ljafineart.com

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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

josephine_geiger_sunset_bay_with_3_pines
www.JAGeigerstudio.com

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Part 2: What Is Your Relationship to Your Art?

what is your relationship to your art part 2

I’m asking this question, in the headline, because I really want to know.

As an artist, what have you understood over the years about your relationship to your art?

Has there been a story line weaving its way through your art career? Or have you noticed seasons of relationships with your art? A winter mode, perhaps. Or summer solstice festivities?

Does your relationship with your art, in any way, mirror your other significant relationships?

Are there highs and lows… and what’s your style of dealing with either?

Would you say there’s passion or have you slipped into

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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

josephine_geiger_sunset_bay_with_3_pines
www.JAGeigerstudio.com

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