Monday, July 7, 2014

To be an artist...

My mother and father, 
my brother and sister, 
my husband, daughter and son
always encourage(d) me and support(ed) my need to create art. 

Portrait of me in 1968
Artist: G. Williams
This encouragement and support means a lot.
It fuels my fire.

Detail: Watercolour: art journal page "Eleven"
Artist: Cindi Moynahan-Foreman
 For this, I am truly blessed and eternally grateful.

Full view (text omitted) of art journal page "Eleven"
Artist: Cindi Moynahan-Foreman

Artist Quotes
The following inspiring quotes about being an artist were found on the web. In particular, many were found on Robert Genn's Painter's Keys Art Quotes pages.

  • To be an artist is to believe in life. (Henry Moore
  • Inside you there's an artist you don't know about... (Rumi)
  • We didn't choose to create art - it chose us. (Author unknown)
  • Even if you are not an artist nor ever expect to become an artist, if you can learn to see like an artist, your life will forever change. (Tommy Thompson)
  • We are painters first, artists always, and as such not bound by anything but our innate desire to create. (Mary Todd Beam)
  • The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)
  • I am an artist who, for forty years / Has stood at the lake edge / Throwing stones in the lake, / Sometimes, very faintly, / I hear a splash. (Maxwell Bates)
  •  It is the consistent act of painting or drawing that creates an artist - the painting is only the bi-product. (Carol Cottone-Kolthoff)
  • Artists are the people among us who realize creation didn't stop on the sixth day. (Joel Peter Witkin)
  • The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back. (Norman Rockwell)
  • Artists are those who have instinctively known the concept of Plato's shadow on the cave wall, and they're trying to look past the shadows to find the object standing between it and the light. (Cyd Madsen)
Quote (Unknown)
1968 Portrait framed
Artist: G. Williams

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