Friday, April 17, 2009

Inspiration - Quotes and Links


I feel like sharing some inspiring links and a few quotes with you. It is a beautiful sunny day here.

} I have been enjoying viewing other people’s creative habits

} Anna’s post on Process vs. Product was thought provoking

} Susan Abbott’s Farm Element (in process) post

} and here are some memorable quotes from Robert Henri’s “The Art Spirit”:

“There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual – become clairvoyant. We reach then into reality. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom.”

“If you want to know how to do a thing you must first have a complete desire to that thing. Then go to kindred spirits – others who have wanted to do that thing – and study their ways and means, learn from their successes and failures and add your quota.”

“You as students [of art] should devote yourselves to the power of simple expressions, to do all that can be done and learn how much can be said with the simpler and more fundamental terms."

Send a link my way in the comments. What is inspiring you?


Sara Winters said...

Thank you for the wonderful links- great post!

Lisa Hebden said...

At this moment, YOU are inspiring me! I used to paint full time, and found it lonely and a little worrying (as far as income stream), so I took a full time job. Now I long to go back to painting full time! Good for you for doing it, I'm hot on your heels. I'd like to stay in touch, and maybe form a group of artist bloggers to support each other on the trickier days. Sound good to you? (We're classmates, by the way) ~Lisa

E. Floyd said...

Sara, I am glad you like the links and it is fun sharing.

E. Floyd said...

THANK YOU Lisa, you made my afternoon :)

Good luck with going back to painting full time and I like your idea about a forming an artist bloggers group. These are tricky days and the more support the better.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if I mentioned it previously, but I was taken by your watercolours on March 14 - reminiscent of Georgia O'Keeffe's earlier works in their simplicity, subject matter and colour. Love how they're matted, too. Really, really beautiful.

E. Floyd said...

Veronica, thank you for sharing I really appreciate it. :)

Dallas Shaw said...

Yay for your daily paintings!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking - great to read about what inspires you!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Your welcome Anna :)