Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Three Muses: Land of Odd

Now why... I ask you... would the powers that be, in this town, want to put Mickey on their clock?? Is it because they cannot tell the time withgout looking at the hands?
Rather odd!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Take a Word:Architecture


Needed to share this with all my Artistic Friends!

Letters To An Artist~

In 1903, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke responded by letter to a young man seeking his advice. Rilke eventually wrote ten letters now collectively known and much published as "Letters to a Young Poet." They are heartfelt advice from a successful (but still struggling) artist to another who was deeply mired in self-doubt. The classic language of these letters soars in beauty as well as lofty good sense. His idealism is applicable today to all who might pursue any sort of creative activity. Here, are some of Rilke's ideas:

Your work needs to be independent of others' work.

You must not compare yourself to others.

No one can help you.

You have to help yourself.

Criticism leads to misunderstandings and defeatism.

Work from necessity and your compulsion to do it.

Work on what you know and what you are sure you love.

Don't observe yourself too closely, just let it happen.

Don't let yourself be controlled by too much irony.

Live in and love the activity of your work.

Be free of thoughts of sin, guilt and misgiving.

Be touched by the beautiful anxiety of life.

Be patient with the unresolved in your heart.

Try to be in love with the questions themselves.

Love your solitude and try to sing with its pain.

Be gentle to all of those who stay behind.

Your inner self is worth your entire concentration.

Allow your art to make extraordinary demands on you.

Bear your sadness with greater trust than your joy.

Do not persecute yourself with how things are going.

It's good to be solitary, because solitude is difficult.

It's good to love, because love is difficult.

You are not a prisoner of anything or anyone.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was born in Czechoslovakia and died in Switzerland. Dogged by fragile health and the constant search for inexpensive and healthful accommodation, he anxiously moved from one climate to another. Considered the greatest modern poet in the German language, Rilke counselled the young poet, known only as Mr. Kappus, over a five-year period. No evidence exists that they ever met.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Three Muses: Fish

Living in a gold fish bowl.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Take a Word: Green

Don't rubbish my green environment!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Collage Obsession: Many!

COLLAGE OBSESSION challenge: Many.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Collage Obsession: Pets

BIG Trouble.
I knew you would get me in trouble for painting the grafitti on the wall!

Take a Word: Birdlife

Back from Extinction.
My deepest concern is that there seems to be a huge list of birds and animals on the verge of distinction or have gone.
What will be left for our future generation to admire and be intrigued by?
The work done by naturalists all over the world, needs to be applauded and supported.
Bring them all back from the edge of extinction.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Three Muses: Ancestors

The relations(ancestors) did not want to come out tonight!
Thought that they might reveal too much about the
 'skeletons in the closet'!!

Collage Obsession: Music

Angel Music