Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beyond

"Do something beyond what you know, otherwise there is no growth." ~ Billie F. Mathis

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Limits

"In a pond, koi can reach lengths of eighteen inches. Amazingly, when placed in a lake, koi can grow to three feet long. The metaphor is obvious. You are limited by how you see the world." ~ Vince Poscente

Monday, September 28, 2009

Failure

"Failure is a precursor to growth." ~ Gina Mollicone-Long

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Being Somebody

"Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Recipient

"Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient." ~ St. Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lemons

"If life wanted to hand me lemons, I'd not only make lemonade, but I'd use the zest for cookies, plant seeds for future fruit and turn the rind into compost to grow flowers, all the while giving thanks for lemons." ~ Bridgette Mongeon

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Utilizing Gifts

"If you can't work with what God has given you, how is He going to entrust you with more?" ~ Pauline Ewart

Monday, September 21, 2009

Things That Didn't Happen

"We need to be grateful for many things that did not happen." ~ Langenhoven

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Souvenir

"I have walked this earth for 30 years, and, out of gratitude, want to leave some souvenir." ~ Vincent van Gogh

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Rich Life

"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Benefits Of Gratitude

"Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of all those around you." ~ Eileen Caddy

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Music and Art

"Music and art both spring from a grateful heart." ~ Katie Wood McCloy

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An Artist's Life

"I am filled with gratitude for the ability to live the artist's life. In my studio. Being an artist. Everyday." ~ Mickie Acierno

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Good Art

"Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us." ~ Roy Adzak

Monday, September 14, 2009

It's International

"Art is an international language, understood by all." ~ Igor Babailov

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Distinction

"Art is anything people do with distinction." ~ Louis Dudek

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Soul

"Art is more than a product of your efforts – it should be about feeling, life, attitude, soul." ~ Sergei Bongart

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

View Of The World

"Without art the view of the world would be incomplete." ~ Conrad Fiedler

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Like What You Know?

"I don't know anything about art, but I know what I like," really means "I don't know anything about art, but I like what I know." ~ Anonymous

Monday, September 7, 2009

A Necessity

"Art is a necessity – an essential part of our enlightenment process. We cannot, as a civilized society, regard ourselves as being enlightened without the arts." ~ Ken Danby

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Negative Thoughts

"Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, September 4, 2009

Art & Feeling

"An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all... feeling is the principle, the beginning and the end; craft, objective, technique - all these are in the middle." ~ Paul Cezanne

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Half Full

"When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup." ~ Sam Lefkowitz

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tickled to Death

"I am so far from being a pessimist...on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life." ~ Eugene O'Neill

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

More Work Worth The Effort

"If remaining positive takes more work, it's worth the effort. Life is too short and none of us knows how long we have on this earth." ~ Janet Warrick