“When you let g…

veiled window

“When you let go of your desire for the painting, as a result of despair or a need to feel liberated, you allow the work to find its own voice….The paralysing spell is broken and you are off again, discovering your subject through painting.”

—Emily Ball, Drawing and Painting People

And then, at some ungiven…

And then, at some ungiven points, not necessarily at the end or at any sort of finale, the Holy-Flip happens. It could be a form, it could be filled with air or helium, it could be pretty far away from you, but still yours, still stemming from this surprizing head. You might say “things came into place”, but you have no clue what you are saying, you don’t have the perspective, you just enjoy it, the fact that now it seems clear, there is a connection, things are being said which you knew you wanted to say or wanted someone to say, some other head maybe.

And you know what? When it works, it’s so simple.

From the post “How It Works” by VVOI, on his blog, New Art —one of my all-time favorites.

Everything in any way bea…

Everything in any way beautiful has its beauty of itself, inherent and self-sufficient: praise is no part of it. At any rate, praise does not make something better or worse. This applies even to the popular conception of beauty, as in material things or works of art. So does the truly beautiful need anything beyond itself?…Does an emerald lose its quality if it is not praised?”

—Marcus Aurelius, #20, Book 4 of Meditations

Never get so attached to a poem…

 

Never get so attached to a poem, you forget truth that lacks lyricism…

◯◯◯ “En Gallop” from The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom

Cover of "Milk-Eyed Mender"
Cover of Milk-Eyed Mender

 

Glass, Newsom, AND Henry Miller? Love!

 

 

 

“God put me on this ear…

“God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.”
(from Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson)

An education…

“Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.”

― Terry Pratchett, from Hogfather