“It’s always summer somewhere.”
– Lilly Pulitzer
“Sometimes the very best of all summer books
a blank notebook.”
“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.”
“He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.”
― Gabriel García Márquez
“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”
» Kellie Elmore
Artists with serious aspirations need to be left alone to follow the course of their own imagination.
In my studio the onlooking “studio couch” continually asks me to step back, take a break and see what’s happened so far. Not to fall down a rabbit hole and get distorted in purpose.
To reflect, to consider, to put on another pair of eyes for a while. Sit a spell.— D. M
“Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine.”
Alexander Smith, Dreamthorp: Essays written in the Country (1863).-
“The wisteria was especially lovely in my garden this year. As I painted just outside my front door I remembered this wonderful line from the Scottish poet Alexander Smith. It states perfectly how I feel as I meditate in this sun dappled spot.”