Wednesday, 15 October 2014

From my whimsical sketchbooks - Drawing & affirmation in your daily life - Definisjon: Livet er ikke enkelt for noen av oss. Men hva så?

Creative affirmation, vision board from my sketchbook

Vision boards are visual representations of your goals and desires. They can be made a number of different ways, but their main purpose is to assist you in seeing, and thus feeling, how you want to feel when your goals are achieved.

A Good inspirational story

“When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lampost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: "it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks." And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it. 

I am grateful for my friends who is there in tick and thin, and in sick and sin.

When I read this letter of Van Gogh's it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *acedemical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.

Definisjon: Livet er ikke enkelt for noen av oss. Men hva så?

But the moment I read Van Gogh's letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.

And Van Gogh's little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care. ” 
― Brenda UelandIf You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit

Practise drawings makes you grow in a creative way.

“Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still. The image is passing through you in a physiological way, into your brain, into your memory - where it stays - it's transmitted by your hands.” 

― Martin Gayford

Yes, All we have is now - Live life every moment.

Believe in your dreams, live, laugh and smile ;) 

“Drawing is the art of being able to leave an accurate record of 
the experience of what one isn't, of what one doesn't know. A 
great drawer is either confirming beautifully what is commonplace
or probing authoritatively the unknown.
::: Brett Whiteley :::” 

There is a story behind every drawing

“Some days drawing is a real struggle. Hopefully, using the exercises in this book, it will become easier and more and more relaxing. Until that happens you may have to just accept the difficulty and battle through it - that too is a useful process. Build up your determination to succeed!” 
― Cliff WrightThe Magic of Drawing: Bring Your Vision to Life on the Page

Very much of a drame, but just watch your thoughts while
they flow.......

“Drawing things makes them seem more real and makes me feel more alive. It also makes me pin down and remember things - landscapes, season, weather, occasions, incidents, people - that would otherwise have melted from my memory.”
― David Gentleman

Some wise words.

Carpe diem - Grip dagen!

Some photos from my creative life on Pinterest and Instagram ;) 

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