Sunday, August 31, 2014

Inspiration Sunday

Well, it is the Sunday of a long weekend and the beginning of a short week.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend, as I am mine.

I have 10 inspirational quotes from the Artist to Artist book today.  I hope you find them as inspiring as I do!

'Amagansett Oct 2002 J Bartlett'
oil pastel and pastel on paper
But it's the physical properties that are paramount - the marks that a person has put down.  And those marks have been throughout our history incredibly powerful things....It's that very inappropriateness of art, that it's a shock, that it's something made by human beings and it's not natural, that makes it interesting.  ~Jennifer Bartlett 1941-
Creation is the artist's true function; where there is no creation there is not art.  ~Henri Matisse 1869-1954
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost mothering.  ~Marc Chagall 1889-1985
I have never been able to carry out any work coolly.  On the contrary it is done, so to speak, with my own blood.  Anyone who looks at my works must be able to sense that.  ~Kathe Kollwitz 1867-1945
The real artist's work is a surprise to himself.  ~Robert Henri 1865-1929
The artist has only to remain true to his dream and it will possess his work in such a manner that it will resemble the work of no other man.  ~Albert Pinkham Ryder 1847-1917
Imagination makes you see all sorts of things.  ~Georgia O'Keefee 1887-1986
Between beauty of expression and power of expression there is a difference of function.  The first aims at pleasing the senses, the second has a spiritual vitality which for me is more moving and goes deeper than the sense.  ~Henry Moore 1898-1986
I go to my studio every day.  Some days the work comes easily.  Other days nothing happens.  Yet on the good days the inspiration is only an accumulation of all the other days, the non-productive ones.  ~Beverly Pepper 1924-
Inspiration is indispensable to my work, but it is hard to come by.  It is there or it is not - it is a gift of the gods.  ~Louise Bourgeois 1911-2010

'Til tomorrow - may the gods gift you with creative ideas and the energy it takes to manifest them today (and every day).