12 - 13 things

I came across this article this evening:

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid.

#11 is a standard in my life ::wink::


and the weekly quotes:

'The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.'-Aristotle

'The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.'-Lucian Freud

'If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.'-Edward Hopper

'What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.'-
Eugene Delacroix

'There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.'- Pablo Picasso


11- 1005 Faces

Yesterday I took part in a great project that my friend Sarah Brooke Lyons is creating. She asked me to be part of this AMAZING project and I happily accepted.
Below are some links to this huge undertaking:

Guess what I chose to write on the white board?

Most people who I correspond with have seen the phrase for the past 10 years :;wink::

and below are the quotes from the past week:

'Creativity and love surely come from the same source, and both have no boundaries. It all depends on how we use them.' Nancy Green.

'There is no must in art because art is free.' Wassily Kandinsky

'The creative urge matters. Stories matter. Images matter. It matters that you were born with a genius, a guiding spirit, a daimon that may know more about your destiny than you do.' Phil Cousineau


10- 11.12.13

Could not have planned this blog better... 10th one on 11.12.13 and it's 9pm CST

I read this and was inspired:

and the past weeks quotes :)
 'For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.'- Georges Rouault

'A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.'- Frank Capra

'Stillness is where creativity and solutions are found.'- Eckhart Tolle

'Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.'- Henry Ward Beecher  

'The emotional mind creates, and the rational mind explains it. Another way of saying this is, your 'heart' perceives it and your 'head' translates it.' Alvaro Castagnet


9- Stealing the Mystic Lamb

I can't get enough of this story...


and it reminds me of this great book Stealing the Mystic Lamb- Noah Charney


Oh and if you missed them, here are the quotes from the past week:

'When I was a kid, a book I read advised young artist to be themselves. That decided it for me. I was a corny kind of guy, so I went in for corn.- -Walt Disney

'While dreams are the language of the soul, creativity is its voice.'- Hap Hagood

'If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.'-Edward Hopper

'Remember some books are meant to be tasted, some books are meant to be chewed and, finally, some books are meant to be swallowed whole.'- Francis Bacon

'Art comes from everywhere. It's your response to your surroundings.'- Damien Hirst