Art for Inspiration: The Lady of the Lake by Henry John Yeend King

The Lady of the Lake
by Henry John Yeend King (1855 – 1924)

Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.
Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.
Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?" That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Art for Inspiration: Mixed Flowers by Margaret Rose Preston

Mixed Flowers by
Margaret Rose Preston (1875 - 1963)

Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.
― Andy Warhol

What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul.
― Deepak Chopra, Life After Death: The Burden of Proof

But unless we are creators we are not fully alive. What do I mean by creators? Not only artists, whose acts of creation are the obvious ones of working with paint of clay or words. Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living. Creativity is not limited to the arts, or having some kind of important career.
― Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water

Fine Art Note Cards: Pelicans on the River Bank by Hugo Charlemont


Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?
That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall,
at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present
only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Landscape painting by Hugo Charlemont (1850 – 1939) titled "Pelicans on the River Bank." I found the original file on Wikimedia here but you can also download my colour-enhanced version (14" x 9.75" @ 300 ppi JPEG) without a watermark here. Great as a cover for a nature journal but you could also use it as a greeting card or frame as wall art.

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