“One of the unexpectedly important things that art can do for us is teach us how to suffer more successfully.
,,,We need help in finding honour in some of our worst experiences, and art is there to lend them a social expression.”
-Alain de Botton & John Armstrong, Art as Therapy
“Neglect nothing that will serve to make you great.”- attributed to Stendhal
“Laziness is a sign of mediocrity.”- attributed to Voltaire
note: both quotations are quoted by Julian Barnes in his book, Keeping An Eye Open, Essays on Art.
“Pure crystal are those that have perfectly repeating units. You told me this after I asked you what you found beautiful about chemistry. But what of the repating units in life? Most often imperfect.”
-Weike Wang, Chemistry
note: Yesterday Mrs. Abstract and I toured the Degas and with other Impressionists’ exhibit at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.
Today I finished Chemistry by Weike Wang. I added Keeping an Eye Open, Essays on Art by Julian Barnes in my reading list.
“I have more appreciation for the little things in life …finding meaning and purpose every day.”
A few of the pearls of wisdom Jeanne finds through the years and as she reaches the age of 60. She has a colorful and interesting blog that I want to share with you: life and art
Note: Treasures from the Sea, it’s called. Part of the Art Walk in downtown Napa.
note: photo of my granddaughter’s creation.
note: the 2 eyes sculpture is on exhibit at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco,CA.
“The extraordinary is what art is about.”
note: the quotation is from Of Power and Time , a chapter in Upstream, Selected Essays by Mary Oliver
note: art sign in Calistoga,CA
the art of swimming
between strokes and form
she arranges tiny leaves floating on the pool
a fan, mountain summits, aurora borealis