“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are.” -Unknown-
Words of wisdom from a great thinker…
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
– Aristotle –
I’m still in the pretty-picture-phase, there’s still a lot to study and learn but I think I know what he means and hope to get there one day. Never give up, never surrender. 🙂
Hello Everyone! It’s been a while since I have last posted. Life caught up with me and a lot has happened: personally, professionally, geographically – really complex changes – yet, this is not the place nor the time to talk about it. It goes without saying, that it’s stressful while you are in the midst of things (hence no posts), but at the end of every tunnel is usually light and I made it to the other side and came out just fine – if not better. So, no worries. I’m back and here comes my next post:
Here are a few pictures of a sculpture (a work in progress at the time) that unfortunately did not survive my last move – that’s life. As a wise man once said:
“Everything flows, nothing remains.” –Heraclitus of Ephesus
Sometimes when I photograph my work I see it differently. Mainly it helps me to see “mistakes” that I hadn’t seen with the naked eye. For example, in the following pictures I noticed that her forehead seems too flat and the arms seem not quite proportional. Have you noticed it too, that photos help you to see your art differently?
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. – David Starr Jordan –
There is no passion to be found in settling for a life less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela –
Steal Like an Artist – 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative is the title of a new book by Austin Kleon.
Kleon examines and shares inspiring advice on how to make (good) art. 140 pages long, it’s a quick and rewarding read.
In the spirit of this book I wish you a productive and inspired 2013.
As Jane Fonda once said, “you always regret what you didn’t do”. So, go ahead and do it, don’t let anything or anyone discourage you. Be inspired – discover and create.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !
“Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.”
– Seth Godin –
“An artist’s failures are as valuable as his successes…by misjudging one thing he conforms something else, even if at the time he does not know what that something else is.” – Bridget Riley
“Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art; the thing you cannot explain.”
– Georges Braque
My watercolor instructor says if the painting shows “everything” and does not leave room for the viewer to “finish” it it’s a boring painting – to say the least – or may be even a bad one. The Braque quote reminded me of that.
Have a great sunny weekend!