“The World Will Break Your Heart. Grief might be, in some ways, the long aftermath of love, the internal work of knowing, holding, more fully valuing what we have lost.” – Mark Doty, “Don’t They Know?”

“Art is literacy of the heart.”Elliot Eisner

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” – Francis Bacon

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle

“Let the beauty we love be what we do.” Rumi

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape.”  – Picasso

“Healthy perfectionism comes out of a desire for wholeness and fullness, the fundamental human need for individuation and spiritual growth.” – Carl Jung

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be at peace with himself.  What a  woman can be, she must be.” –  Abraham Maslow

“I paint in order not to cry.”Paul Klee

“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to creative.”  – Nicole Malebranche

“A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.”  -Michelangelo

“Still – in a way – nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”  – Georgia O’Keefe

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