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“I have been assembling meaningful quotations for more than 30 years and will now enjoy sharing this somewhat eclectic assortment with others who may also find them interesting.“

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

"Beach Party"

"Beach Party"
Digital Collage

B107 “Let the beauty we love be what we do.”
Rumi

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Llasa Traffic Sign"


"Llasa Traffic Sign"
Mosaic 56"x20" 

H119"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."
Henry David Thoreau

B106 “To create is always to learn, to begin over, to begin at zero.”
Mathew Fox


Thursday, October 11, 2012

"Mandala: Stonehenge"

"Mandala: Stonehenge"
Mosaic 22"x30"

 H113 "I throw down the gauntlet to chance. For example, I prepare the ground for a picture by cleaning my brush over the canvas. Spilling a little turpentine can also be helpful."
Joan Miro


H114 "Colors pursue me like a constant worry. They even worry me in my sleep."
Claude Monet


H115 "Living in a constant chase after gain compels people to expend their spirit to the point of exhaustion."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"Ezekiel's Wheel"

"Ezekiel's Wheel"
Mosaic 10"x30"

A126 “I never had to work a day in my life.  I just played at my job.”
Vladimir Horowitz  1903-1989 Russian-American pianist/composer

H111 "It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves."
Carl Jung

H112 "That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need, which springs from the soul." Wassily Kandinsky

"Jacob's Ladder"

"Jacob's Ladder"
Mosaic 39"x15.5"

E121 "Do not speak - unless it improves on silence"
Lao Tzu

 H109 "Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over."
F.Scott Fitzgerald

H110 "Difficulties increase the nearer we approach our goal."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

"Mandala: Insightfull Passage"

"Mandala: Insightfull Passage"
Digital merged media

H117 "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."
Pablo Picasso

H120 "Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life."
Vincent Van Gogh
 
B109 “Creativity is when you deal with things you have never dealt with before; Problems you have to solve. As soon as it becomes easy, it is gone.”
Dan Telline – Artist

"Mandala: Illuminated Path"

"Mandala: Illuminated Path"
Digital merged media

 B108 “Art never gives back what it costs you.”
Vincent van Gough 1853-1890

B110 “What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

B105 “Invent your world.
Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you."
Sarke

Friday, June 17, 2011

"Illusion"

"Illusion"
Digital merged media

B101 “Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.”
M.C. Escher, Dutch Printmaker

E123 "When ideas fail, words come in very handy."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  (1749-1832)  German writer, philosopher

D101 "Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do its bidding."
Pablo Picasso   1881 - 1973  Spanish painter, printmaker, sculptor

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Incognito 2"

"Incognito 2"
Digital merged media


E120 "A picture is first of all a product of the imagination of the artist; it must never be a copy."
Edgar Degas   1834-1917, painter-France

E122 "Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious."
Carl Gustav Jung   1875 – 1961)  Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker, and the founder of analytical psychology.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Waves 5"

"Waves 5"
Digital merged media

D102 "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Albert Einstein  1879 - 1955  German born American physicist

D103 -on his deathbed...
"Damn, and just when I was starting to get it!"
Edgar Degas   1834-1917, painter-France

D104 Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  (1749-1832)  German writer, philosopher

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Infinity"

"Infinity"
Digital merged media


B102 “Take what you want and pay the price.”
Old Spanish proverb

B103 “Some days I think I will die of an overdose of satisfaction.”
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Spanish Catalon Surrealist painter

B104 “To free oneself from the past is to begin to live.”
Louise Bourgenis sculptor–Montreal, Canada

"Playground Series 4"

 "Playground Series 5"
Digital merged media


B111 “What an artist learns matters little. What he himself discovers has a real worth for him.
Art gives him the necessary incitement to work.”
Emil Nolde

B112 “Dr. Winter was a man so simple that only a profound man would know him as profound. Joseph was elderly and lean and serious, and his life so complicated that only a profound man would know him to be simple.”
John Steinbeck “The Moon is Down”


B113 “When you understand the big you understand the small.
First understand the big.”
Source unknown

"Undercurrent"

 "Undercurrent"
Digital merged media


B114 “I make prints because in using the metal, the wood, and all the other materials available I can express things that I cannot express by any other means. In other words, I am interested in printmaking, not as a means of reproduction, but as an original, creative medium. Even if I could pull only one print from each of my plates, I would still make them.
Gabor Peterdi – artist, painter/printmaker – American - Contemporary

B115 “Striving for perfection sets one up for failure.”
Source unknown.

A112 “Oh, but I was so much older then. I’m younger than that now.”
Bob Dylan

"Tokyo Summer View 2"

"Tokyo Summer View 2"
Digital merged media


A116 “Full of love but without mercy. A cruel combination.”
Dick Francis author

A117” It’s wonderful to be famous as long as you remain unknown.”
Edgar Degas 1834-1917, painter-France

A118 “Exaggerate the essential and leave the obvious vague.”
Vincent van Gough

"Midsummer Series 2"

"Midsummer Series 2"
Digital merged media

A113 “The more you know about your craft
the freer you can be from it…
Real freedom arrives when the artist’s creative instinct
can function without limitation and without consciousness
of technical means.”
Gabor Peterdi – artist,painter/printmaker/teacher - contemporary

A114 “Creative breakthroughs are experiential. They do not come from intellectual analysis.”
Dr. Lucia Capacchione – art therapist, author

A115 “Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.”
Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English dramatist and novelist

"Into the Light 4"

"Into the Light 4"
Digital merged media


 
A125 “Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson  1801-1882  American philosopher, lecturer,essayist and poet


A127 “There was no art that did not stimulate him.”
of Degas

"Fish Fossil"

"Fish Fossil"
Digital merged media


A128 “When the time comes that you take yourself up with a man make sure it’s someone who appreciates your proffer.”
Pat Conroy “Crossing the River”

A129 “He (Michelangelo) consciously followed Plato’s idea that learning is really remembering.”
Stephen Nachmanovitch “Free Play”

A130 “His refusal to be pigeonholed, whether as painter, photographer, maker of objects, film-maker or writer, led to a tendency to overlook the consistency of his vision and thus, it has never been easy to form a comprehensive picture of his achievements. Man Ray did nothing to discourage this attitude since from his earliest days there was a strong streak of contrarity to his character.”
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky 1890-1976) Modernist – American artist
working mostly in Paris, France. From Sotheby catalogue, March 1995

"Dawn"

"Dawn"
Digital merged media


A134 “We are so captivated by and entangled in our subjective consciousness that we have forgotten the age old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions.”
Carl Jung (1875-1961) Swiss Psychologist and author

"Genesis Revisited"

"Genesis Revisited"
Digital merged media



A135 “As long as creative people handle tools and materials,
unexpected things will happen.
Artists invent, not by intent, but by necessity.”
Gabor Peterdi, author of book titled “Printmaking” 1959