Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

An Unknown World

"Painting is an adventure to an unknown world. New ideas and concepts develop along the way." ~ Ratindra Das

Monday, July 28, 2008

Extravagance

"We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand." ~ Jennie Jerome Churchill

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Apprehending Nature's Spirit

"Art is on the same adventure as Science, with this difference, that science tries to
comprehend nature's body while art tries to apprehend her spirit." ~ F. B. Housser

Friday, July 25, 2008

A Wonderful World

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no
end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."
~ Jawaharlal Nehru

Thursday, July 24, 2008

An Act of Faith

"Adventures don't begin until you get into the forest. That first step is an act of faith." ~ Mickey Hart

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mountaineers

"We are all, in some sense, mountaineers, and going to the mountains is going home." ~ John Muir

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Life is an Adventure

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure." ~ Helen Keller

Monday, July 21, 2008

Enter the Adventure

"Enter the adventure. Be scared so that you can come out on the other side with a richer sense of who you are." ~ Linda Muttitt

Sunday, July 20, 2008

2 Weeks of Adventure - Live Life Bravely

"Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of a competence." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Final Thought on Teaching Painting

"The painter who knows his business will not, with some few exceptions, waste his time in giving instruction, and the instruction to be gained from a painter who does not know his business is worse than useless. " ~ John Collier

"I hope I'm an exception and not the second kind." ~ Sandy

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Eyes of the Living

"The eyes of the dead are closed gently; we also have to open gently the eyes of the living." ~ Jean Cocteau

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Benevolence

"Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself." ~ John Jay Chapman

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Teacher's Influence

"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him."
~ Amos Bronson Alcott

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Teaching Art

Teaching art is a shared experience. Our ability to share our own personal vision and interact with others through art can become realized." ~ Michael Bell

Monday, July 14, 2008

Influence

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." ~ Henry Brooks Adams

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Wonder of Discoveries

"I teach to share the wonder of my discoveries and to exchange with my students the wonder of theirs." ~ Michele Cooper

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Learn to Love Nature

"I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than teach the looking at nature that they may learn to draw." ~ John Ruskin

Friday, July 11, 2008

Creative Expression

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." ~ Albert Einstein

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Obsolescence

"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary."
~ Thomas N. Carruthers

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Discovery

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." ~ Mark Van Doren

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Expectations

"A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations." ~ Patricia Neal

Monday, July 7, 2008

Self-Taught Artists

"Self-taught are those without formal education. Most self-taught artists have missing ingredients to their work." ~ Bill Cannon

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Week of Teaching Quotes

"By my teaching I hope to inspire you to personal activity and to present your vision." ~ Robert Henri

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Father of Invention

"Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father."
~ Roger von Oech

Friday, July 4, 2008

Earth and Wind

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." ~ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Love of Play

"Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play." ~ Henri Matisse

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Essence of Creativity

If you've ever watched a child with a cardboard carton and a box of crayons create a spaceship with cool control panels, or listened to their improvised rules, such as "Red cars can jump all others," then you know that this impulse to make a toy do more is at the heart of innovative childhood play. It is also the essence of creativity." ~ Bill Gates

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Get Out of the Way

"To play golf well, there has to be an element of getting out of one's own way. Painting is very much the same thing." ~ Quang Ho