Sunday, May 31, 2009

Purpose Of Art

"Landscape and other "beautiful" art is legitimate, as it also comes to improve the world... by elevating the spirits of those who behold it." ~ Ron Gang

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

No Threat

"Nature, even though it is rugged, is not threatening. It's very hospitable and I can only stand in awe." ~ George Buytendorp

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Outdoors

"Spend as much time as possible, with body and with spirit in God's out-of-doors." ~ Henry Van Dyke

Monday, May 25, 2009

Works of Nature


"This is my letter to the world, that never wrote to me, the simple news that Nature told, with tender majesty. Her message is committed, to hands I cannot see; for love of her, sweet countrymen, judge tenderly of me." ~ Emily Dickinson

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Making A Way

"Nature always springs to the surface and manages to show what she is. It is vain to stop or try to drive her back. She breaks through every obstacle, pushes forward, and at last makes for herself a way." ~ Nicolas Boileau

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Stimulus

"Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind." ~ Hans Hofmann

Friday, May 22, 2009

Our Daily Lives

"What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?" ~ E. M. Forster

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Defend It

"It is no longer sufficient to describe the world of nature. The point is to defend it." ~ Edward Abbey

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Preservation

"In wilderness is preservation of the world. " ~ Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Inspiration

"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself." ~ William Blake

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ever Changing Visions

"The spectacle of our daily skies, the ripple in a pond or a field of grass, are a reminder of how individual sensitivity determines our ability to recognize those casual and ever-changing visions." ~ Vittorio Canta

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mountains


"These mountains were given to us by the Great Chief so that we might never be depressed." ~ David Daniels

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Pathless Woods

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, / There is a rapture on the lonely shore, / There is society, where none intrudes, / By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: / I love not Man the less, but Nature more." ~ Lord Byron

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Simple Life

"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night: to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring... these are some of the rewards of the simple life." ~ John Burroughs

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Art & Nature

"Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies." ~ Aristotle

Monday, May 11, 2009

Eyes Wide Open

"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

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Works of Nature

"We find the Works of Nature still more pleasant, the more they resemble those of art." ~ Joseph Addison

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Terror and Fun

"You know you are having an adventure when you are terrified when it is happening, but it is fun to talk about later." ~ Dolly Levi

Friday, May 8, 2009

Adventure is an Attitude

"Adventure isn't hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life." ~ John Amatt

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Noblesse Oblige Award

Sheila From Forensic to Fine Art has honored me with this "Noblesse Oblige" blog award. I believe it translates to something like "Compellingly Noble". Wow Sheila, thanks for your friendship and appreciation! Sheila is a rare treasure. She is the founder of ASAP "Art Saving Animals Project" and currently has 141 followers on her From Forensic to Fine Art blog and always makes the nicest comments about everyone's blog posts. She is only one of two followers I have here at my "Inspiration For Your Day" Blog. I'm not so sure I am worthy of this award, but I will pass it along as required.


A Description of the Attributes this Award Recognizes:

1) The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervades amongst different cultures and beliefs.

2) The Blog contents inspire; strives to encourage and offers solutions.

3) There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Culture, Sciences or Beliefs.

4) The Blog is refreshing and creative.

5) The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking.


The Bloggers who receive this award will need to perform the following steps:

1) Create a post with a mention and link to the blogger who presented the Noblesse Oblige Award to you.

2) The award conditions must be displayed in the post.

3) Write a short post about what your blog has thus far achieved.

4) The blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award to blogs in concurrence with the award conditions.

5) The blogger can display the award at any location on their blog.

I'm truly surprised by Sheila's gesture here. Out of all her friends and followers and all the blogs she follows, I am honored that she has chosen this one. I am glad somebody finds value here. I refer to myself as a quote-aholic. For as long as I can remember, I've collected, repeated and passed on inspirational quotes, proverbs and sayings. They offer me strength and guidance when I find myself faltering. Used as affirmations, they empower me and can often set my mood for the day. It is good to know that others can find value and inspiration through these posts as well.

I'd like to pass a double award that I made especially for her, back to Sheila

for her unselfishness and dedication in helping make this world a better place in many ways, among them, she takes the time to have friends.

"Nobody sees a flower really, it is so small, it takes time, we haven't time and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Also to my other Inspiration Everyday follower, Bill611 who's unpredictably refreshing posts often add an unexpected thought, spark or smile to my day.

To Nancy Louie, my friend whose blog, Light Musings, is a wealth of inspiration and information for designers and photographers. Nan unselfishly has spent her time helping folks like me see some light at the end of the technical tunnel of photography, computers and the business.

Also, there is Carrie Jacobson's blog filled with great insights, wonderful and descriptive writing and uplifting paintings called The Accidental Artist.

Some other artist's work I admire is that of Liz Holm and last but not least, the photography and design of my sister, Denise Bush.

Thanks, Many Blessings and Hugs, Sandy

The Herd

"The herd may graze where it pleases or stampede where it pleases, but he who lives the adventurous life will remain unafraid when he finds himself alone." ~ Raymond B. Fosdick

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Extravagance

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

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Live 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

Monday, May 4, 2009

Glory Road

"Art must take to the road and risk all for the glory of adventure." ~ Lawren Harris

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Concepts

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

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Blooming Adventure

"Once an artist gets it in his mind that it's a blooming adventure, then, and only then, everything falls into place and starts to work." ~ Joseph P. Blodgett

Friday, May 1, 2009

Art And Science

"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