The earth has music for those who listen.
- George Santayana
on Saturday morning.
Summer is nearing the end...
as much as i love the fall,
it saddens me to think that soon,
i'll need to toss the flip flops
and wear shoes again.
A quick little pencil sketch.
i feel rusty these days.
It looks like a garbage can
but it's actually a plastic cup. :-)
My 4 month, 9 to 5 term job ends this week.
Like anything in life,
there were good things about it,
Most of the bad had to do with feeling
like a fish out of water
and having little time for art.Feeling like i was betraying
my artist self.
And Roberto... you were right.
My brain was churning on new ideas all the time,
even in the confines of a grey cubicle,
and now, i am counting the days
till i can put pen to paper again
or paint to canvas.
i learned many things while i was there.
i understand my own value as an artist now
and the value of art in the world.We are led to believe that art is less important
than other more normal professions.
When school budgets are cut,
art and music are the first to go.
And yet, when we look back at our history,
it is art and music
that connect us
to our past...
to the stories that matter.
That is why i make art.
To leave my mark in the world.
And because i know now
that it is where i belong.
If art makes you alone happy
and nobody else -
it has served a grand purpose,
wouldn't you say?
i like to think so...
Wishing you ALL a wonderful week ahead.
Do something that makes you happy.
Life is too precious to be miserable.