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
I’ve been traveling in regional Queensland and discovered that the internet connection urbanites take for granted isn’t always easily accessible. Or that if it exists at all, the speeds are reminiscent of the old dial-up days, meaning that uploading images involves a great deal of patience. There’s also been a great deal of driving and other delightful distractions…
Back at base now, I’m catching up. Apologies to the dear friends and fellow-bloggers who are subscribed to this blog and support me in this little project …
acetate, images of personal artworks cut and woven, acrylics
I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I’m frightened of the old ones.
– John Cage
painted silk Habotai, textured card, acrylic paint, fragment of steel gauze
The noun of self becomes a verb.
This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.
– Stephen Nachmanovitch
painted silk Habotai, textured card, cotton mosquito netting
Only a single line is needed to discover who is doing what.
– Paul Reps
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
water hyacinth fiber, rice paper, fragments from old straw sunhat, rayon ribbon, acetate, images of personal artworks cut and woven
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
– Pablo Picasso
acrylic paint, modeling paste, sand, handmade paper
If I was asked to get rid of the Zen aesthetic
and just keep one quality necessary to create art,
I would say its trust.
When you learn to trust yourself implicitly,
you no longer need to improve something through your art.
You simply allow it to come out, to be effortless.
It happens just as you grow your hair.
– John Daido Loori
acrylic on board, silver leaf, oyster-bed netting, gauze, twine, oyster shell
First thought is best in art.
– William Blake
pulped and sculpted Arches watercolor paper, gold lurex thread, acrylic paints, pearls, beads
Resist the familiar!
[note to self]