Sunday, January 2, 2011

Progress: the edge of not working

Ocean Progression day 2

What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath. -Thomas Crum

If you ruled out partial successes, there would be no progress at all. -Robert Brault

Every painting and even every thought is a necessary step to lead to the next painting. -Alice Dustin

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality. -T.S. Eliot

Your painting is the marking of your progression into nature, a sensation of something you see way beyond the two pretty colors over there. Don't stop to paint the material, but push on to give the spirit. -Robert Henri

Learning something new means you have to abandon, for a little while at least, the familiar and comforting. I happen to like this feeling. I remind myself that tomorrow, I will be someone who didn't exist yesterday. -Nick Stone

A painting works only on the edge of not working. Then what is ungraspable comes near. -Kazuaki Tanahashi

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