Week 19: John Muir

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”     —John Muir A SKETCH IN MY MOLESKINE PLANNER WHO INSPIRES ME, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY WEEK IN 2016. *************************************************** Who:  John Muir What: Naturalist, author, farmer, orchardist, and advocate for the preservation of wilderness….

Quote Challenge #3: Beyond limits

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life.  There are no limits.  There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”  —-Bruce Lee ***This post was originally published JANUARY 20, 2013   . It is…

Quote Challenge #2: The Energy of Art

“I believe in the energy of art, and through the use of that energy, the artist’s ability to transform his or her life and, by example, the lives of others.”                                                   …

Quote Challenge #1: Living in the Moment

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.”                                                   …

Week 18: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

“Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.”  – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama A SKETCH IN MY MOLESKINE PLANNER WHO INSPIRES ME, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY WEEK IN 2016. *************************************************** Who:  His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. What: Spiritual leader of Tibet who travels the world speaking on behalf of the…

Week 17: Anna Cummings

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” –Albert Einstein A SKETCH IN MY MOLESKINE DAILY PLANNER OF SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES ME, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY WEEK, IN 2016. ******************************************* Who:    Anna Cummings When:  October 7th, 1997 Where: Spokane, Washington Why: This lovely girl is my first born niece who graduated…

Week 16: Frida Kahlo

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”      –Frida Kahlo A SKETCH IN MY MOLESKINE DAILY PLANNER OF SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES ME, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY WEEK, IN 2016. ******************************************* Who:    Frida Kahlo When:  Born July 6th,…

Blackberries, cream cheese and one single bite.

“I think that I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this time, experiences in the world. And that is so organic – I use this metaphor a lot but I’ll use it again – it’s like a pine tree producing pine cones, or a blackberry bush…

On supporting local artists….

“If you hear a voice within say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. “ –Vincent Van Gogh I purchased this painting from an artist selling his painting on the street at an artist’s market in Oaxaca City, Mexico while I was there teaching ESL (English as a…

Week 11: Temple Grandin

A sketch in my Moleskine daily planner of someone who inspires me, once a week, every week, in 2016. ******************************************* “I’m a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker. My brain is like Google Images.”                                          …

Springtime!

“Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!”                                                               –Robin Williams Spring time is here, and with the longer days, our chickens have been laying…

Week 5: Georgia O’Keefe

52  Faces Project A sketch in my Moleskine planner of an inspiring face , once a week, every week, in 2016. Who?     Georgia O’Keefe What?     American Painter Where?   Born Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (1887),  died Santa Fe New Mexico (1986) Why?       Women artist have always inspired me.  As an art history minor…