“Nature does not create works of art. It is we, and the faculty of interpretation peculiar to the human mind, that see art.”–Man Ray
The French artist was born on 8 December 1864:
The doodle is by artist Ichinori.
I’m finally getting my new writing studio put together. As most of you know, our recent (okay, it was two+ months ago) move was ridiculous and awful. Unpacking things in my studio was pretty much at the bottom of the list. Better late than never, though. Here’s a partial view of the area above my desk.
“If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another.”–John Steinbeck
“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can think bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.”–Eleanor Roosevelt (The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt)
Shared for the last nine words of the quote.
“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.”–Edgar Allan Poe
“The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.”–Robert Henri
Here’s what my hometown boy had to say about art:
“Art–the one achievement of man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.”–James Thurber
Recently I bought the loveliest, sweetest Victorian mini-mirror.
It lives on my dresser, alongside a bunch of other pretty but almost wholly unnecessary bits and bobs.
A few days ago, I decided it would be fun to photograph images reflected in the mirror.
Quite the challenge, that.
First up? An image of myself, because it is the easiest thing to do with such a tiny mirror.