daily details 23.10.12 - miriam louisa simons


acrylic on textured board, oyster-bed netting, slate roof-tile

The faculty of creating is never given to us all by itself.
It always goes hand in hand with the gift of observation.
And the true creator may be recognized by his ability to find about him,
in the commonest and humblest thing, items worthy of note.

– Igor Stravinsky



daily details 16.10.12 - miriam louisa simons


stained and distressed canvas, acrylic paints, market basket fragment, sea shells, linen thread

Art’s a staple. Like bread or wine or a warm coat in winter.
Those who think it is a luxury have only a fragment of a mind.
Man’s spirit grows hungry for art in the same way his stomach growls for food.

– Irving Stone