"Don't ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who come alive."  
Howard Thurman-African American author, philosopher, theologian

"Do you have the courage to open your imagination and explore the Divine source of the streams of creativity? The treasures hidden inside of you are hoping you will say yes."  Jack Gilbert-poet

"We write and paint and dance, and sing and compose to taste life twice." Anais Nin

"In the Celtic way of seeing he world, the soul is the place where imagination lives."  John O'Donohue-Celtic scholar

"Creation is always an act of faith, and faith is a spiritual issue, so is creativity.  As we strive for our highest selves, our spiritual selves, we cannot help but be more aware, more proactive, and more creative."  --Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way

There is hardly ever a complete silence in the soul. God is whispering to us well-nigh incessantly. Whenever the sounds of the world die out in the soul, or sink low, then we hear the whisperings of God. He is always whispering to us, only we do not hear, because of the noise, hurry, and distraction which life causes as it rushes on. —F. W. Faber

“Art, be it painting, literature, or architecture, is the remaining shell of thought.
Actual thought is of no substance. We cannot actually see thoughts, we can only see its remains.”
– John Hejduk (architect, educator, and poet)

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication--Leonardo da Vinci

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that, hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that--Martin Luther King

"There are always flowers for those who wish to see them." -Matisse

Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life.  There 

are as many solutions as there are human beings.--

George Tooker

Start copying what you love.  Copy copy copy copy.  At 

the end of the copy, you will find your self.--Yohji 


The work you do while you procrastinate is probably 

the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.-

Jessica Hische

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be

violent and original in your work--Gustave Flaubert

If you want to go fast, go alone.

If you want to go far, go together

African proverb

Adopt the pace of nature, 

her secret is patience.     R. W. Emerson

The most wasted of days is one without laughter.

                                                        E.E. Cummings

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.


Courage is the ability to go from failure  to failure 

without losing enthusiasm.

Faith is to believe what you do not see;  

the reward of faith is to see what you believe.

                                                     St. Augustine

Painting from nature is not copying the object, it is 

realizing sensations  Paul Cezanne

Paris is always a good idea... Audrey Hepburn

If you want your children to be intelligent, 

read them fairytales.

If you want your children to more intelligent,

read them more fairytales.     Albert Einstein

"We are people who can and could and must 
believe beyond what they can see or they wouldn't dare to write or paint or compose music." 
 From Tell No Man by Adele Rogers St. John

There is a world inside every writer.  Victor Hugo

Borders?  I have never seen one.  But I have heard that they exist in the minds of some people.  
Thor Heyerdahl

Originality consists of returning to the origin.
 Antonio Gaudi

God inspires, we need to be willing to follow.  Gaudi

There are no straight line or square corners in nature.  Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.  Antonio Gaudi

Tomorrow we will do beautiful things.  Antonio Gaudi

The straight line belongs to man.  The curved line belongs to God.  Antonio Gaudi

The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read is that of Nature.  Gaudi

Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.  Gaudi

But man does not create, he discovers.  Gaudi

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works, collaborate with the Creator. Gaudi

Nothing is invented, for it is written in nature first. Gaudi

"Joy is the good feeling in the soul produced by the Holy Spirit as He causes us to see the beauty of Jesus in the Word and in His works."  John Piper


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