Twyla Tharp, the American dancer, choreographer, and author celebrated a birthday this month, so I want to honor her by sharing one of her quotes. I love this particular quote. I think any creative will tell you that when he/she is working on their art, when you are truly present in your work, you lose track of time and place.Read More
Today is the birthday of American artist, Chuck Close. Close is known as a painter and photographer who creates massive scale portraits.
I recently heard a quote that I thought I would share here in honor of his birthday and because, well, sometimes I need a reminder to just push through and do the work.Read More
The Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, was born on June 13, 1865. I am a few days late, but his birthday did not conveniently fall on a Monday and it’s all about my carefully orchestrated blog calendar, my friends. You are just going to have to work with me on this one. Now, back to the Yeats quote…
While we are a few days late celebrating his birthday, I did not forget him or this lovely quote. This quote is particularly meaningful to me because that is exactly how I see my photography subjects. It is almost as if some of these subjects are old friends, waiting patiently for me to recognize their presence. When the camera allows me to capture their unique beauty… the way I see that beauty ... Oh. My. GOODNESS! How I love what I do. Creating is the best job E-V-E-R! The world is indeed full of magic things.
I hope you take a few minutes today to appreciate something magical.
Yesterday (April 22) was Richard Diebenkorn's birthday. Let's celebrate with a quote and inspiration to just get started.
This quote by Edward Weston made me think about how I take photographs. I think there is a point in your progression as an artist, when composition... the rule of thirds, golden spiral... all becomes part of how you see and how you frame your work. What do you think? And, where are you on this path?
Saturday was Steve Jobs' birthday, so here's one of his quotes to ponder ...as you check your mobile device.
Baby steps add up. I can't wait to hear what you accomplish in 2018!
New Year. Writing. Book. Goals. Oh yeah!
Here's to "Fully Living Life in the Year to Come"!
Happy Monday my friends! This quote reminds me of the game show where you choose what is behind door number 1, door number 2, or door number 3.
Wishing you a week of good, careful choices.
As we begin the last full week of July... five more months in 2017. How are you doing on your yearly goals my friends? I hope today's motivational quote inspires you to renew your interest in those goals you set oh so many months ago. Happy Monday!