Monday, June 30, 2008

Don't Stop Playing

"We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." ~ unknown

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Week of Play

As we head into a holiday weekend, many people's thoughts turn to vacations and time for play, so this week I'm featuring quotes on "PLAY".

"Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn't taste good." ~ Lucia Capacchione

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Opinions

"Men are disturbed not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen." ~ Epictetus

Friday, June 27, 2008

A Bad Disposition

"You cannot be healthy; you cannot be happy; you cannot be prosperous; if you have a bad disposition." ~ Emmet Fox

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Success

"For success, attitude is equally as important as ability." ~ Harry F. Banks

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mastering Change

"You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you." ~ Brian Tracy

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Good Attitude

"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come." ~ Dalai Lama

Monday, June 23, 2008

A Good Day

"The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude."
~ Dennis S. Brown

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Week of "Attitude"

Everything that happens to us is colored by our attitude. Whether we look at the glass "half empty" or "half full", it is our choice. Attitude not only determines our happiness, but our ultimate path in life.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. " ~ Albert Einstein

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Truth

"Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth." ~ Kahlil Gibran

Friday, June 20, 2008

Life

"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." ~ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Children

"Your children are not your children, they are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but are not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you." ~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pray In Abundance

"You pray in your distress and in your need: would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance."
~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, June 16, 2008

Religion

"I existed from all eternity and behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end."
~ Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A Week of Kahlil Gibran


Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931) was a Lebanese American artist, poet, writer, philosopher and theologian. He was born in Lebanon and spent most of his life in the United States. He is the third bestselling poet in history after William Shakespeare and Lao Tse. His book, "The Prophet", was a great source of inspiration to me through my late teens and early adult years. Having owned and lost several copies of this book, I intend to obtain another copy in the near future. Go here for more about Kahlil Gibran.

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
~ Kahlil Gibran

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Entertainment

"You've got to invite the viewer into the picture and entertain him everywhere."
~ Edgar Whitney

Friday, June 13, 2008

Competence

"Don't demand more competence of yourself than you have earned."
~ Edgar A. Whitney

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Failure

"Failure is a function of success. Without failure, it is not possible to measure gain." ~ Edgar A. Whitney

Monday, June 9, 2008

Friends and Art

"There are only two things that matter in life; your friends and your art, everything else is worthless."
~ Edgar Whitney

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Week of Edgar A. Whitney

Edgar A, Whitney, (1891 - 1987) was in my opinion the greatest American Watercolor Instructor that ever lived. The quality, enthusiasm and thoroughness of Ed's teachings produced the largest, strongest and most accomplished group of watercolor masters the contemporary art world has ever known. Memorable one line "Whitneyisms" abound. He had a unique way of getting his point across so you wouldn't forget it. This week I'll feature Ed Whitney. Some of these quotes were repeated to me by instructors I've had who were once Whitney's pupils.

"The discipline endured is the mastery achieved." ~ Edgar Whitney

See more about Ed and the book that permanently changed my art,
"Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting"

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Spirit

"Spirit ranges beyond the boundaries of the body." ~ Joseph Campbell

Friday, June 6, 2008

Our Uniqueness

"What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.."
~ Joseph Campbell

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Your Life

"Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself."
~ Joseph Campbell

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Experience of Being Alive

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."
~ Joseph Campbell

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Our Plans

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
~ Joseph Campbell

Monday, June 2, 2008

Follow Your Bliss

"Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before."
~ Joseph Campbell

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Week of Joseph Campbell

I was first introduced to Joseph Campbell, author, philosopher and mythology professor only a couple of years ago. I saw and later purchased the DVD called THE POWER OF MYTH. Everything Joe said in his interview with Bill Moyers intensely resinated with me and has helped strengthen and justify my beliefs. Yesterday I got an email from the Joseph Campbell Foundation asking to post my work on their site!
"Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble."
~ Joseph Campbell