“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all the teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.” ~Terence McKenna
“The artist is a person who willingly allows oneself to be seized by a powerful force, a passion, a vague but volatile need to create something, anything, now, and who knows that such beautifully brute interruptions of life come only as often as one creates a space for such a thing to occur… it is intention and discipline in bending the day toward creative acts that opens the soul and calls forth that splendid shock and inspiration of genius.” – Brendon Burchard Good reading and motivational videos. Brendon’s books.
Enough. These few words are enough. If not these words, this breath. If not this breath, this sitting here. This opening to the life We have refused Again and again Until now. Until now. ~ David Whyte “Enough” from Where Many Rivers Meet by David Whyte © 1990
“A picture is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” — Diane Arbus
I found an interesting publication today called Art in Print. They are subscription based and have both digital and print versions of their magazine. Looks to be an adventure in reading all about ‘the Print’! Article here on Mokuhanga International too. From this page… The richly colored, visually dynamic woodblock technique perfected in Japan during the 18th and 19th centuries is known internationally by the Japanese term mokuhanga. The character for moku literally means wood, while hanga can be broken down into two concepts (each represented by a separate character), the first character being han, meaning.. Read More