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nolan

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on: July 10, 2010, 04:43:10 PM
If you want to say 'I can't', rather say, 'I can't yet'

Beware of self-criticism, you have to protect yourself

If you can dream it, you can achieve it

If you believe you can, you can

Never let go of a dream until you are ready to wake up and make it happen

Anytime the going seems easier, better check and see if you're not going downhill

It's alright to be content with what you have, never with what you are

Never retreat in the face of difficulties. Advance as conditions permit. If conditions don't permit, create those conditions

Make no small plans, for they have no capacity to stir mens souls

If at first you don't succeed, try, and try again

There are a lot of opportunities, if there aren't, you can make them, make or break them

There can be no bright lights, without dark shadows

The darkest shadow is always behind the brightest light

If there is no light at the end of the tunnel, switch on your flashlight

He who asks looks like a fool for a minute. He who does not ask looks like a fool for a lifetime

To keep art in your heart, let your brush linger on your finger

When you start looking for more to say, you have said enough, so make yourself stop

As music is the poetry of sound, so painting is the poetry of sight
« Last Edit: September 26, 2010, 03:00:10 PM by nolan »


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Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 03:27:48 PM
 :-* Thank You
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


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Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 05:08:16 PM
Very inspiring!

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I am still on my mission to make sense of me  ~jet


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Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 07:36:43 PM
One of my favorites:

"Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about." -Unknown


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Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 11:37:46 PM
now I know why I smoke  :whistle:


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Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 01:23:36 AM
Didn't you say smokers make the best painters, as they usually step back from their work?  What brand do you recommend?  :)


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Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 01:28:05 AM
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Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


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Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 10:41:44 AM
ecigarettes  ;D


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Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 05:22:01 AM
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Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


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Reply #9 on: December 26, 2010, 11:13:07 AM
“Painting is really the artist teaching himself to see.” Frank LaLumia


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Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010, 01:59:49 AM
My eyes are opened  :heeha: Seriously, I find I do see things quite differently. The colouring and shade tones seem to stand out more, little things that tended to be overlooked are noticed. It really is a new world out there, free of lifes troubles if you're willing to let go. Just light and colour. Take it all in.
I thank you and Dennis for being a part of it.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 02:37:24 PM
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Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 07:34:15 PM
“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse
 
“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

“Great art picks up where nature ends.”  Marc Chagall

“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” Salvador Dali

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” Vincent van Gogh

“To be an artist is to believe in life.” Henry Moore

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas

 “ In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.” Georgia O’Keeffe

“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” Marc Chagall

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.” Georgia O'Keeffe

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” Pablo Picasso

“A Good artist has less time than ideas.” Martin Kippenberger

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done.  Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it.  While they are deciding, make even more art.” Andy Warhol

"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.” Salvador Dali



Cheers, Annie
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”    ― Plato


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Reply #13 on: April 10, 2015, 08:28:12 PM
Dear Annie;

Thank you for reminding us of the  inspirational art quotes
of some of "The Greats!!!!!


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Reply #14 on: April 11, 2015, 04:53:46 PM
 :urwelcome:

Just thought those from Nolan were good to read again, and added a few from the great artists.
Annie
« Last Edit: April 12, 2015, 03:08:42 AM by Annie. »
Cheers, Annie
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”    ― Plato


 

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