Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolution

"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other." ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rise Above Little Things

"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things." ~ John Burroughs

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

'Tis The Season

"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." ~ Washington Irving

Monday, December 28, 2009

More Than Gold

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Family

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." ~ Burton Hillis

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Opening Hearts

"Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts." ~ Janice Maeditere

Friday, December 25, 2009

Home For Christmas

"For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer and home." ~ W.J. Ronald Tucker

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Old Days

"In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!" ~ Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide"

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

An Appointment

"For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home." ~ W.J. Ronald Tucker

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Become A Child

"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time."  ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Time

"Isn't it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for - I don't know what exactly, but it's something that you don't mind so much not having at other times." ~ Kate L. Bosher

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Spirit

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~Author Unknown

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Snow

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
~Bill Morgan, Jr.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Love Letters

"There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters... I could be their leader." ~ Charlie Brown

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


"The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity." ~ Walt Whitman

Monday, December 14, 2009


"A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely." ~ Pam Brown

Saturday, December 12, 2009


"Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them."  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friday, December 11, 2009


The age of technology has both revived the use of writing and provided ever more reasons for its spiritual solace. Emails are letters, after all, more lasting than phone calls, even if many of them r 2 cursory 4 u. ~Anna Quindlen

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Things That Count

"A fellow who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them." ~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pass It On

Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
'Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears,
'Til in Heaven the deed appears -
Pass it on.
~Henry Burton, Pass It On

Monday, December 7, 2009


"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." ~ Author Unknown

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Truth

"Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true." ~Robert Brault

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Be Nice

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. " ~ Author Unknown

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Best Tombstone

"A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble." ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Heart Trouble

"If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble." ~Bob Hope

Monday, November 30, 2009


"One must learn to be grateful for one's own findings." ~ Eugene Delacroix

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Giving Thanks

"One looks at life as a gift, a painting of lights and darks, each defining the other, not a series of good and bad things. Giving thanks, and often, frees the spirit and makes the heart secure." ~ Fay Bohlayer

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Grateful Yet?

"Little seedlings never flourish in the soil they have been given, be it ever so excellent, if they are continually pulled up to see if the roots are grateful yet." ~ Bertha Damon

Friday, November 27, 2009

Be Grateful

"Be grateful for the talent you have, the people you've met, and the experiences from which you've benefited." ~ Hap Hagood

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Help Of Others

"No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude." ~ Alfred North Whitehead

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Being Prepared

"Being prepared is a fine way to motivate oneself; so the inspiration does not flee while getting ready to begin." ~ Jon Conkey

Monday, November 23, 2009

Brief Fire

"Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly." ~ Stephen R. Covey

Sunday, November 22, 2009


"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents." ~ Andrew Carnegie

Saturday, November 21, 2009


"For years I relied on tight deadlines and looming mortgage payments to keep me motivated. But I was reminded that I'm not here to paint for profit, the paintings originate in my soul." ~ Sharon Cole

Friday, November 20, 2009


"What makes life dreary is the want of a motive." ~ George Eliot

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

From Within

"The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it." ~ Clare Crawford-Mason & Lloyd Dobyns

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An Instinct

"Motivation is a misused term. It's an individual characteristic, an instinct... you either have it or you don't." ~ Gordon France

Monday, November 16, 2009

Deeply Rooted

"We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams." ~ Les Brown

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Go For It!

"Go for it baby! Life ain't no dress rehearsal." ~ Tallulah Bankhead

Saturday, November 14, 2009


"Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that's their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it." ~ Mario Andretti

Friday, November 13, 2009


"resolute, adj. Obstinate in a course that we approve." ~ Ambrose Bierce

Thursday, November 12, 2009


"You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Still Working

"I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep." ~ Greg Evans

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Determined Spirit

"The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit." ~ Mark Twain

Monday, November 9, 2009

Motivate Or Be Miserable

"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

Sunday, November 8, 2009

One More Try

"Too many people let others stand in their way and don't go back for one more try." ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Our Deeds

"Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds." ~ George Eliot

Friday, November 6, 2009

Stick To It

"Decide what you think is right and stick to it." ~ George Eliot

Thursday, November 5, 2009


"When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug." ~ Edouard Manet

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Commitment

"Anyone can dabble, but once you've made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it's very hard for people to stop you." ~ Bill Cosby

Monday, November 2, 2009

Try Everything

"However depressed I may be, I am not in the habit of giving up a project without having tried everything, even the 'impossible', to gain my end." ~ Paul Gauguin

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dig Deep

"We have to dig deep and plumb our inner resources to keep positive and productive. ." ~ Paul de Marrais

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Limitations and Joys

"Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive." ~ Bettie Eadie

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Creative Vs. Scientific

"The way of a creative mind is always positive, it always asserts; it does not know the doubts which are so characteristic of the scientific mind." ~ Naum Gabo

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Positive Intent

"Step into today with positive intent and don't look back." ~ Minna

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009


"To be successful, we have to be positive and pro-active. If you don't like what is happening to you, do something about it." ~ Nancy Smith Couick

Saturday, October 24, 2009


"Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles." ~ George Eliot

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Process

"Let's work hard, but take the pressure off ourselves and have some fun with the process. Otherwise, what is the point?" ~ Gaye Adams

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Making Art

"You can't have more fun than interpreting nature while in the throws of making art. The rest of the world disappears." ~ Harley Brown

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


"Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything." ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lesser Things

"Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater." ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Sunday, October 18, 2009


"Sometimes blessings are veiled in disappointment." ~ Pat Broderick

Saturday, October 17, 2009


"One's best success comes after one's greatest disappointments." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Friday, October 16, 2009


"Whoever lives sincerely and encounters much trouble and disappointment without being bowed down is worth more than one who has always sailed before the wind and has only known prosperity." ~ Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's Infectious

"The best lesson we can teach our children is to have fun. It's infectious, it's contagious." ~ Vince Poscente

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Harmless Fun

"A good and wholesome thing is a little harmless fun in this world; it tones a body up and keeps him human and prevents him from souring." ~ Mark Twain

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


"Finding out who you are is the first step. Accepting who you are can be the hard part. Enhancing who you are is the fun part." ~ Banne Younker

Monday, October 12, 2009

Lots Of Fun

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it." ~ Mary Little

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fun With Paints

"Just to paint is great fun. The colors are lovely to look at and delicious to squeeze out. Matching them, however crudely, with what you see is fascinating and absolutely absorbing." ~ Winston Churchill

Saturday, October 10, 2009


"There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. True nobility comes from being superior to your previous self." ~ Hindu proverb

Friday, October 9, 2009


"In his attempt to develop the beauty he sees, the artist develops himself. " ~ Charles Hawthorne

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Your Garden

"You can tell what Seeds are being watered by noticing what's blooming in your garden." ~ M. T. Head

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." ~ John F. Kennedy

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Rung of a Ladder

"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher." ~ Thomas H. Huxley

Saturday, October 3, 2009


"It is the individual artist who must act courageously in an effort to grow." ~ Mary Carroll Nelson

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009


"Remember: Michelangelo was once a helpless baby. Great works are the result of heroic struggle." ~ Irwin Greenberg

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


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

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


"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 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


"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


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

Saturday, September 12, 2009


"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

Monday, August 31, 2009

An Ocean Of Bliss

"Just think of any negativity that comes to you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss." ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Benefits

"Optimism is a tool with a certain clear set of benefits: it fights depression, it promotes achievement and produces better health." ~ Martin Seligman

Saturday, August 29, 2009


"Negatives abound more than positives – and it is difficult not to get affected by it." ~ Lida van Bers

Friday, August 28, 2009

Positive Intent

"Step into today with positive intent and don't look back." ~ Minna

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thoughts, Words, Behaviors,Habits & Values

"Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive, because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Love Yourself

"I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line." ~ Lucille Ball

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Good Humor

"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment." ~ Grenville Kleiser

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Essence of Propaganda

"The essence of propaganda is the presentation of one side of the picture only." ~ J. A. C. Brown

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Painter

"A painter should not only paint what he sees before him, but also what he sees within himself." ~ C. W. Eckersberg

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The World

"One looks, looks long, and the world comes in." ~ Joseph Campbell

Friday, August 21, 2009

Your Heart

"Each one sees what he carries in his heart." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goeth

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


"Fundamentally, art is a way of seeing rather than of doing or making." ~ Alan Jarvi

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


"Paint what you see, not what you know." ~ Charles Hawthorne

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

My Spirit

"My spirit has ways of seeing that my eyes cannot comprehend." ~ Philippe Benichou

Saturday, August 15, 2009


"In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves." ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Useless Things

"Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are useless: peacocks and lilies, for instance." ~ John Ruskin

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nature's Landscapes

"None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild." ~ John Muir

Monday, August 10, 2009


"Beauty is everywhere, but one may see the beautiful view and the other sees a dirty window. You have the power within you to choose what you see, what you think and what you paint." ~ Leanne Cadden

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009


In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty." ~ Phil Ochs

Friday, August 7, 2009

Seeing It

"Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it." ~ Confucius

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Guest

'Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Every Moment

"Each moment of the year has its own beauty... a picture which was never seen before and which shall never be seen again." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, August 3, 2009

Decide Which To See

Which do we decide to see, beauty or its opposite? How do we decide to live our lives?" ~ Ian Factor

Sunday, August 2, 2009


"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." ~ Franz Kafka

Friday, July 31, 2009

Can't Ignore It

"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Invisible

"What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible." ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Incredible Beauty

Those great alpine meadows that look so wonderfully soft aren't really all that soft. There's a bitter wind howling through them, but they are nonetheless incredibly beautiful for it." ~ Randy Wiens

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Rainbow Trail

"Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail." ~ Edward A. Navajo

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pretty Art

"Why shouldn't art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world." ~ Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Life Without Beauty

"Without art, without beauty, our life would be poor, dull and unemotional, and it could bring about erosion of the human soul." ~ Valentin Okorokov

Friday, July 24, 2009

Keep The Faith

"Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone." ~ Roy R. Gilson


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Invest In Beauty

"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life." ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Carry Beauty With You

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, July 20, 2009


"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Leap Of Faith

"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience." ~ Henry Miller

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Movement Vs. Growth

"All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward." ~ Ellen Glasgow

Friday, July 17, 2009


"Don't take yourself too seriously. Growth comes through humility. Humility comes from wisdom, which comes with maturity." ~ Bobbi Dunlop

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Adding Steps

"All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


"Enthusiasm, like the breath of God, transforms everything." ~ Gail Sher

Monday, July 13, 2009

In Earnest

"It is a fine thing to see people in hot earnest about anything." ~ John Muir

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The God Within

"Enthusiasm: translated from Greek it means "the God within you." ~ unknown

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Vital Element

"Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman." ~ Conrad Hilton

Thursday, July 9, 2009


"I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom." ~ Anatole France

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Something To Believe In

"One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one's life has meaning, that one is needed in this world." ~ Hannah Senesh

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Leaping Lightning

"Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009


"No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life." ~ Samuel Goldwyn

Friday, July 3, 2009

Every Moment

"Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, July 2, 2009


"When we are enthusiastic we are intoxicated with passion rooted in our true selves and it flows into all we do." ~ Linda Saccoccio

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Foolish Things

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm." ~ Colette

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


"Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life." ~ Vincent van Gogh

Monday, June 29, 2009


"Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm." ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Sunday, June 28, 2009


"Apathy can only be overcome by enthusiasm." ~ Arnold J. Toynbee

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Awaken As A Child

"Except ye become as little children, except you can wake on your fiftieth birthday with the same forward-looking excitement and interest in life that you enjoyed when you were five, "ye cannot enter the kingdom of God." One must not only die daily, but every day we must be born again.” ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Heart Knows

"The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand." ~ Robert Vallett

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Art Moves People

"I love the way art moves people emotionally. I love the fact that when someone purchases art it is the one thing that will last for generations." ~ Jack White

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Emtions From All Over

"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." ~ Pablo Picasso

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Contributor

"Art cannot single handedly create enthusiasm; it merely contributes to enthusiasm and guides us to be more conscious of feelings that we might previously have experienced only tentatively or hurriedly." ~ Alain de Botton

Sunday, June 21, 2009


"In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Creative habit

“The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.” ~ Henry Moore

Friday, June 19, 2009


“What is required is sight and insight; then you might add one more -- excite.” ~ Robert Frost

Thursday, June 18, 2009


“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


"Machines might give us more time to think but will never do our thinking for us." ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wild Things

"Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see hummingbirds is more important than television." ~ Aldo Leopold

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stop and Smell the Roses

"In this vast changing world of technology the old saying "stop and smell the roses" holds even more meaning." ~ Kathleen Arnason

Saturday, June 13, 2009

50% Of Potential

"The average person works at fifty percent or less of their potential. Your job is to unleash that extra fifty percent." ~ Brian Tracy

Friday, June 12, 2009

Experience is the Teacher

"When you push yourself, you flex your potential, and if you're listening carefully, you'll sense that the experience is the teacher." ~ Kirk Wassell

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Capable Of Becoming

"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Flex Your Potential

"When you push yourself, you flex your potential, and if you're listening carefully, you'll sense that the experience is the teacher." ~ Kirk Wassell

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Images And Myths

"We need images and myths through which we can see who we are and what we might become." ~ Christine Downing

Monday, June 8, 2009

Aim For The Open Doors!

"Even when one gives up, one still has the potential to be rewired to achieve. One simply must learn to recognize when a door has just closed and aim for an open one." ~ Maria Scaringi

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Not Good Enough

"Don't let that feeling of not being good enough hold you back and keep you from reaching your potential." ~ Sandy Sandy

Friday, June 5, 2009

Fulfilling Potential

"A rose only becomes beautiful and blesses others when it opens up and blooms. Its greatest tragedy is to stay in a tight-closed bud, never fulfilling its potential." ~ Anonymous

Thursday, June 4, 2009


"It is the mission of art to remind man from time to time that he is human, and the time is ripe, just now, today, for such a reminder." ~ Ben Shahn

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

To Cherish Consciousness

"The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness." ~ Max Eastman

Monday, June 1, 2009

Art's Purpose

"The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purpose within him." ~ Carl Jung

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


"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


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