Saturday, November 14, 2009

Art

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.  ~ Thomas Merton

I received this painting from Sadee Schilling the other day ~ it pays to enter those giveaways!  Isn't it beautiful?





I love it's subtle, off-beat colors and the sweetness of the image as well as the way it sets me about thinking what kind of music those birds are hearing.

Despite what all the art critics might say, I believe art to be anything that can take you outside of yourself -- your worries, your joys, your realities, your fantasies -- and bring you a moment of suspension, of newness.  High art, "low" art, crafts . . . almost anything, by this definition, may be art; it depends on the viewer, and I like the empowerment of that philosophy.

With that philosophy comes the responsibility of the individual to see art, to find art, to experience a moment of newness.  Perhaps it is more than a responsibility, but an inspiration.










 


 





Art is not a thing; it is a way.  ~ Elbert Hubbard

1 comment:

MiniMadWoman said...

Oh, I just love that quote by Thomas Merton . . . it is so true! I can spend hours working on a project and feel like it's only been a few minutes . . . nothing else can take the place of something you truly enjoy!

Your picture is so awesome! I'll have to check out Sadee's studio . . . I like her style.

Thanks for sharing this awesome post!

Hugs,
Teresa

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