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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

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I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thoughts for Today

"What am I in the eyes of most people —a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person —somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right,then —even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition,based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness,pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages,in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum." Vincent Van Gogh

1 comment:

Lottie said...

What a wonderful quote from Vincent - I absolutely adore his work - and loved the television film of his tragic and eccentric life - it was captivating.

I wonder who took the time to record all his quotes - and how fascinating that they survived all these years.

Wouldn't it be brilliant if your journals did the same. I doubt that mine would - they would end up in the bin when the family has a clear out after I am gone!