“Don’t prove yourself everywhere! Sometimes trying to prove that you are the best is an insult!” From funsubstance.com I’ve been debating this one in my head for a while now. I have come to the realization that I need to accept what this quote is absolutely not saying. It’s not saying it’s ok in … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #6: What’s to prove? Just do it!
What I learned from school today... Yesterday, I talked about my process and how it currently misaligns with my ability to be spontaneous. (see I'm Only Spontaneous when...) We had some homework to do from the drawing exercise I spoke of in the article. Punchy The first step was to draw the figure above; a … Continue reading The Collective Unconscious – I don’t know where I get it from anymore…
“Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn’t shift based on insignificant actions of someone else. Don’t allow others to control the direction of your life. Don’t allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.” By Morgan Freeman (maybe) Wow, there’s so much being said here! First … Continue reading Monday’s Meanings #6: How to be strong
What I learned in class today... I have my own process! In my last drawing class, we were tasked with first collecting discarded cardboard boxes that seemed to have faces in them. The project was meant to demonstrate how, we as artists and humans, tend to have the habit of anthropomorphizing all that we see. … Continue reading I’m Only Spontaneous When I Have Time To Think About It First
“Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.” Scottish Proverb DO NOT JUDGE. I believe this is the message here. We easily make judgements on appearances and are probably always loosing out on the potential richness that is under the surface. We do this, not only with other people … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #6: Hey, would ya look at that!
“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” By Socrates I’ve come across this one quite a bit in the last few years and it felt hard to apply in real life. However, it was when I looked back throughout my life at past friendships and acquaintances that I realized the … Continue reading Saturday’s Surprises #5: Ideas are Best!
I am uncertain where I found the original photo for this portrait, but I'm sure the original photo didn't look like a close-up of the Dutch or flemish school painting. Perhaps the style or brushstroke indicative of these schools is all over the fingerprints of the Expressionist style I love so much. What ism or … Continue reading The Flemish Servant Girl
“I have been broken. I have known hardship and I have lost myself. But here I stand, still moving forward and growing stronger each day. I will never forget the harsh lessons in my life. They made me stronger.” From QuotesJournal I think you must make a choice to believe this at face value. It … Continue reading Friday’s Frequencies #5: What makes you stronger…
First, do you also feel that this gentleman is missing his pipe? I get the feeling his hands might be fidgeting without it. Perhaps it's the feeling that he isn't sitting still, or that his eyes are imploring me to hurry up and finish the drawing, so he can get on with his business. I … Continue reading The Elder, Albert; Without A Pipe
“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #5: Unease, Stress, & Worry, Oh, My!!!