Saturday, July 31, 2010


"I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence." ~ Charles Dickens

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Habit of Study

"The man who has acquired the habit of study, though for only one hour every day in the year, and keeps to the one thing studied till it is mastered, will be startled to see the way he has made at the end of a twelvemonth." ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


"Drawing not only develops hand-eye coordination, it teaches one to really observe, to see, as nothing else ever will." ~ Nancy Marculewicz

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Backbone

"Drawing is the backbone. It is no good having a lovely sense of light and color if there isn't the firm foundation underneath." ~ Alexander Creswell

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Seeing & Drawing

"I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen." ~ Frederick Franck

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Frame Of Mind

"Drawing is a frame of mind, a loving embrace, if you will." ~ Susan Avishai

Friday, July 23, 2010


"Nature suggests the mood, the painter interprets and records it." ~ Don Grieger

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rust and a Rose

"It takes a certain maturity of mind to accept that nature works as steadily in rust as in rose petals. " ~ Esther Warner Dendel

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


"We must preserve the natural world; for without nature, there would be no beauty to inspire us." ~ Hap Hagood

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Inarticulate Creatures

"Every tree near our house had a name of its own and a special identity. This was the beginning of my love for natural things... a love which has been second only to my sense of enduring kinship with birds and animals, and all inarticulate creatures." ~ Ellen Glasgow

Monday, July 19, 2010


"Nature suggests the mood, the painter interprets and records it." ~ Don Grieger

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Nature's Riches

"Nature seems to have poured forth her riches so without calculation, merely to mark the fullness of her joy." ~ Margaret Fuller

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Look Deep

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~ Albert Einstein

Friday, July 16, 2010

Free Lunch

"Nature is not a free lunch, but we treat it as a free lunch." ~ Robert Bateman

Thursday, July 15, 2010


"Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better." ~ Richard Hooker

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


"All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But... if you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change." ~ G. K. Chesterton

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Diary

"One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer." ~ Franz Kafka

Monday, July 12, 2010

Change Often

"In a higher world it is otherwise, but here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often." ~ Cardinal Newman

Sunday, July 11, 2010


"A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods." ~ Robert Henri

Friday, July 9, 2010

Clear Sighted

"We make our discoveries while in the state [of high functioning] because then we are clear-sighted." ~ Robert Henri

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Living

"I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living." ~ Robert Henri

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Ability To See

"It is harder to see than it is to express. The whole value of art rests in the artist's ability to see well into what is before him." ~ Robert Henri

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The State Of Making Art

"The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable." ~ Robert Henri

Saturday, July 3, 2010


"Through art, mysterious bonds of understanding and of knowledge are established among men. They are the bonds of a great Brotherhood. Those who are of the Brotherhood know each other, and time and space cannot separate them." ~ Robert Henri

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Pursuit of Happiness

"It takes wit, interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish, and spirits must flow." ~ Robert Henri