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“A work of art is a renewable source of energy.”

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“A work of art is a renewable source of energy.”

Brice Marden, painter


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In Memory: “Any work of art makes one very simple demand on anyone who genuinely wants to get in touch with it. And that is to… “

“Any work of art makes one very simple demand on anyone who genuinely wants to get in touch with it. And that is to stop.

You’ve got to stop what you’re doing, what you’re thinking, and what you’re expecting and just be there for the poem for however long it takes.”

W.S. Merwin, poet, 1927-2019

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“Any work of art makes one very simple demand on anyone who genuinely wants to get in touch with it. And that is to stop.

You’ve got to stop what you’re doing, what you’re thinking, and what you’re expecting and just be there for the poem for however long it takes.”

M.S. Merwin, poet, 1927-2019


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“When I get to heaven I mean to spend a considerable portion of my first million years in painting, and so get to the bottom of the subject.”

Winston Churchill – The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell

 

“When I get to heaven I mean to spend a considerable portion of my first million years in painting, and so get to the bottom of the subject.”

Winston Churchill (from Painting as a Pastime)


Featured Image: Sunset Over the Atlas Mountains – 1935, in Marrakech

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“Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence”

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“Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence”

Jorge Luis Borges, writer


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“We work in the dark… we give what we have…The rest is the madness of art.”

To my artful friends, a thought for the week of March 11, 2019


“We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.”

Henry James from “The Middle Years”


Etching, Francisco Goya, Way to Fly, 1816–1823 (detail)

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“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth, without…”

Don’t be satisfied with stories,
how things have gone with others.
Unfold your own myth,
without complicated explanations,
so everyone will understand the passage,

We have opened you.

Rumi, 1270

Painting: detail from Enlèvement d’Europe,1726-1727, Noël-Nicolas Coypel


 

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“Art stubbornly exists on a different timeline than the quick pace of modern life.”


“Art stubbornly exists on a different timeline than the quick pace of modern life.”

Juliette Aristides

Painting: Caspar David Friedrich, 1798, Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog

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“When it’s the right time, it’s the least amount of work.“

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“When it’s the right time, it’s the least amount of work.“

– Daniel Ulbricht, dancer, NY City Ballet


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“There is always something missing that torments me.”

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“There is always something missing that torments me.”

Camille Claudel, French, sculptor


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“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”

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“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”

Graham Greene, from “The end of the affair”, 1974


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“Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.”

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“Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.”

Alfred Sisley, French, painter


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“Say who you are… in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born for 500 years…. you’ll help that person be less lonely in their world because…”

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“Say who you are, really say it in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born for 500 years.

Your writing will be a record of your time. It can’t help but be that. But more importantly, if you’re honest about who you are, you’ll help that person be less lonely in their world because that person will recognize him or herself in you and that will give them hope.”

Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter,

“Screenwriters’ Lecture: Speech for BAFTA, 30 September 2011.


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“Whatever you do with your life-whatever you end up achieving or not achieving-the great gift you have in you to give to the world is the gift of who you alone are…”

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“Whatever you do with your life-whatever you end up achieving or not achieving-the great gift you have in you to give to the world is the gift of who you alone are;

your way of seeing things, and saying things, and feeling about things, that is like nobody else’s. If so much as a single one of you were missing, there would be an empty place at the great feast of life that nobody else in all creation could fill.”

Frederick Buechner, writer


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In Memory: “What painting is, is exactly what people see.”

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”What painting is, is exactly what people see.”

Robert Ryman, 1930-2019, painter


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At 98: “I never stopped drawing, looking, living. It’s all the same thing, all solving your own life.”

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“I never stopped drawing, looking, living. It’s all the same thing, all solving your own life.”

Luchita Hurtado. American, Venezuelan, painter


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“Do not compare, do not measure. No other way is like yours. All other ways deceive and tempt you. You must fulfill the way that is in you.”

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“Do not compare, do not measure. No other way is like yours. All other ways deceive and tempt you. You must fulfill the way that is in you.”

Carl Jung, author, psychiatrist


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“Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.”

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“Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.”

Hermann Hesse, book quote from “Steppenwolf: A Novel”, p.151, Macmillan


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“make the most of what you have. It is later than you think”

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“make the most of what you have. It is later than you think”

Horace, Roman, poet


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“if you work at your art you don’t have time to be inspired.”

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“People who are not artists often feel that artists are inspired. But if you work at your art you don’t have time to be inspired.”

-John Cage, musician, composer, theorist


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“I can be changed by what happens to me. But…”

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

inspirationsale“On a recent wilderness hike I found myself quite lost, cold and sensing a growing panic in my gut.

I sat to collect my wits and it was then that I noticed this remarkable tree. It had somehow grown through an immovable boulder in an effort to claim its own place, its own life.

I found it an inspiring reminder about how we respond to seemingly insurmountable obstacles. And this photograph and print is the result. – Douglas

Tree of Inspiration, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, http://fineartamerica.com/featured/tree-of-inspiration-douglas-moorezart.html
Tree of Inspiration, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, http://fineartamerica.com/featured/tree-of-inspiration-douglas-moorezart.html
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“I have to be alone very often…”

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Apart – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

“I have to be alone very often.
I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night
until Monday morning alone in my apartment.
That’s how I refuel.”

Audrey Hepburn

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“Art is long, and Time is fleeting.”

 

The Poppy Fades  – D. Moorezart, c 2018, all rights reserved

Art is long, and Time is fleeting.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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“I’ve never met an ordinary woman”


“I’ve never met an ordinary woman”

Joseph Campbell


Arcimboldo’s Muse, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved

“To the predators…. I say to you, ‘You can choose your sin but you don’t get to choose the consequences. To the victims …I see you. I believe you …and I’m listening’ ”

— Viola Davis, Variety, October 2017


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“In the fall, I believe again in poetry”

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“In the fall, I believe again in poetry, if nothing else it is a movement of the mind.”

— Jaakko  Ahokas

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Summer Sunset in my Garden, photography by D. Moorezart, c 2018, all rights reserved
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“It’s always summer somewhere.”

“It’s always summer somewhere.”

– Lilly Pulitzer

 

Hollyhocks, watercolor and pen, D. Moorezart, c 2018, all rights reserved.
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“When you stop searching and you calm down and you put your books away, and you confront yourself… “

“When you stop searching and you calm down and you put your books away, and you confront yourself and see what you are all about, that will bring about bliss faster than anything you can ever imagine or ever do.”

Robert Adams, photographer


Koi Pond 9, Watercolor, Pencil, Gouache, D. Moorezart, c 2018, all rights reserved

 

 

 

 

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“Follow your bliss… doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”

 

“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living… Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”

Joseph Campbell
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San Juan Capistrano, D.M,  c 2018
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No. 16 – Wish You Were Here

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No. 16 – Wish You Were Here – Original photography by Douglas  Moorezart, copyright 2017. all rights reserved. Prints are available by clicking the image above.

Good retro morning to all from somewhere in Los Angeles, California!

Photo Dedicated to Ms. W. on the East Coast!

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“Some of us aren’t meant to belong. Some of us have to turn the world upside down…”

 

“Some of us aren’t meant to belong.
Some of us have to turn the world upside down
and shake the hell out of it until we
make our own place in it.”

― Elizabeth Lowell, Remember Summer

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Days of Summer, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

 

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“We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.”

 


 

“We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.”

― David Mitchell, The Cloud Atlas

 


Ancestors – Douglas Moorezart, c 2018, all rights reserved

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Coy-Koi, secrets spring to life

 

coy-koi

 

hints beneath the ice

wintered without food or light

secrets spring to life
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d.w.m.

 

Koi, painting – oil on panel, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved
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Every Weed a Flower Somewhere

Every Weed
a Flower Somewhere

here, a trampled weed
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dismissed, dreaming hopeful seed
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there, a flower freed
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d.w.moore

 

Wild Coneflowers, photography – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2015, all rights reserved

 

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Who’s There? / “Rescue dogs are the best dogs!!”


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“Rescue dogs are the best dogs!!”

Chris Evans, actor, twitter feed on National Pet Day, April 11, 2018

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“Who’s There?” (Breugel and Bella), oil on canvas, Douglas Moore, copyright 2015, all rights reserved

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Breugel (left) and Bella — our rescue family shortly after adoption.  Getting to know one another as bonds form. What else could I call this painting but “Who’s There?”

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“a parallel life”

“a parallel life, as dreams shadow

waking but never intersect it”

— Edmund White


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Parallel – Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

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“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.”

“You can cut all the flowers but

you cannot keep spring from coming.”

Pablo Neruda

 


 

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Dawn Across the Garden, painting, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved

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“Earth laughs in flowers.”

“Earth laughs in flowers.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 


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Painting by Douglas Moorezart, “Sunflowers and Cosmos”,  copyright 2018, all rights reserved

 

 

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“Listen, all creeping things, the bell of transience.”

 

“Listen, all creeping things, the bell of transience.”

Kobayashi Issa. poet


Blue Bloom, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved
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“you only get so many days on the planet”

“You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn’t waste either.”

―Galen Rowel

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Pacific Crest Sunrise – Douglas Moorezart, c 2016, all right reserved

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“find your eternity in each moment”

“find your eternity in each moment”

Henry David Thoreau.April 24, 1859


 

“In the moment”, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved

 

 

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“Once we choose hope, everything is possible.”

 

“At some time, often when we least expect it, we all have to face overwhelming challenges. When the unthinkable happens, the lighthouse is hope… cling to it with absolute determination.

When we have hope, we discover powers within ourselves we may have never known- the power to make sacrifices, to endure, to heal, and to love.

Once we choose hope, everything is possible.”

Christopher Reeve


“Summer Shore”, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved

 

 

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“no one has to explain a daffodil”

“Picasso said

that no one has to explain a daffodil.

Good design is understandable

to virtually everybody.

You never have to ask why.”

 

Hugh Newell Jacobsen


Daffodils in My Window - Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved
Daffodils in My Window – painting, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved

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“remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”

Dream, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved
“Dreamer”, photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved

“Remember, remember always,

that all of us, and you and I especially,

are descended from immigrants

and revolutionists.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt


 

 

 

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“Free to Wander Wherever They Choose”

“Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world;

but here the earth was the floor of the sky.”

― Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop

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One and one-half wandering Jews
Free to wander wherever they choose
Are traveling together
In the Sangre de Christo
The Blood of Christ Mountains
Of New Mexico
On the last leg of a journey
They started a long time ago
The arc of a love affair
Rainbows in the high desert air
Mountain passes
Slipping into stone
Hearts and bones

Paul Simon, Hearts and Bones

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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, painting, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2018, all rights reserved

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“Winter… Something waits beneath it”

 

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”

Andrew Wyeth, American, painter

 

The promise of seed, painting, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved
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“A puzzle without a solution is a work of art.”


“A puzzle with a solution is a game.

 

A puzzle without a solution is a work of art.”

 

— Marty Rubin


Dark Path, original photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

 

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“We have not long to love. A night. A day…”

We Have Not Long, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

“So moments pass as though
they wished to stay.
We have not long to love.
A night. A day….”
― Tennessee Williams, The Collected Poems

 

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“privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be.”

Myrrhiad, Photo: Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

“Privacy matters; privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be.”

Edward Snowden

 

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“The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to…”

“The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.”

-Italo Calvino

Promenade, copyright 2017, Douglas Moorezart, all rights reserved

 

 

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“a world where there are Octobers”

 

Through The Island Forest
Through The Island Forest by Douglas MooreZart – copyright 2016, all rights reserved. Original Fine Art Prints By Douglas MooreZart

 


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


In the mountains of southern California there is a lake with an island in its midst. Outside this island a majority of trees were consumed in a forest fire in 2003 (The infamous Cedar Fire).   Many of the trees had stood 200-300 or more years. But on the lake’s island you can still walk through a landscape of beautiful ancient oak and pine trees. On a fall day, as I walked the island’s edges, I came upon this spot-  a still standing glorious ancient survivor.  Autumn perfection – Fall color surrounds, the air is crisp and clear, migratory birds call above and the sun rests on the horizon.