Sunday, September 14, 2014

Inspiration Sunday

Good morning and welcome back!

I had a really amazing week last week and I look forward to sharing some of it with you.  But I will do that later on in the week.

For's Inspiration Sunday and I have some quotes from artists for you that I hope you will enjoy!

It is surprising to me how many people separate the objective from the abstract.  Objective painting is not good painting unless it is good in the abstract sense. ~Georgia O'Keeffe 1887-1986

Nature contains the elements, in color and form, of all pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of all music.  But the artist is born to pick and the musician gathers his notes, and forms his chords, until he brings forth from chaos, glorious harmony.  ~James Abbot McNeill Whistler 1834-1903

The grand and heroic draftsmen, then, had better be the models, though one's aim be far from heroic and grand.  With their august help one learns to lay one's traps and spread one's nets, to snare the subject matter of one's own intuition and life experience, however special and small. ~Isabel Bishop 1902-1988  (referring to Rubens, Michelangelo and Raphael)

That which is ugly in art is that which is false and artificial - that which aims at being pretty or even beautiful instead of being expressive.  ~Auguste Rodin 1840-1917
I admire the Spanish artists like Zurbaran and Cotan because they took solid things and gave them the incredible suggestion of spirit beyond.  ~Janet Fish 1938-
Janet Fish "Goldfish and Autumn Leaves"
The conflict for realization is what makes art, not its certainty, nor its technique or material.  I do not look for total success....I will not change an error if it feels right, for the error is more human than perfection.  ~David Smith 1906-1965

I work every day.  I work all day, I've never had a holiday.  It's all I really want to do.  It's what I'm here for....More and more, I'm just so grateful I was born an artist.  ~Jim Dine 1935-

I found one had to do some work every day, even at midnight, because either you're a professional or you're not.  ~Dame Barbara Hepworth  1903-1975

To achieve poetry in a piece of sculpture, one must know how to dream, how to draw the dreams, and how to see the interwebbed, interdependent dance of this beautifully colored energy field that we too bluntly call 'life' or 'world.'  ~Mark DiSuvero 1933-

Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion. If we embrace what's happening, we are also embracing what is possible - and a road opens up for God to meet us halfway. - Suzan-Lori Parks 1963-

'Till tomorrow - I wish for you a Sunday full of embracing what is possible!