Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday-Paper Ponderings

Fiona Dempster, from Queensland, Australia, has a wonderful website and blog. She posts frequently including Thursday Thoughts. I particularly enjoyed her post from last week.

“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.”

Robert Henri

I think at one time I thought I'd be 'an artist'. That when we moved to the mountain I would become a person who spent their days making and creating art and who made a living from it.

I can now recognise my own naiveté in those early thoughts, and my understanding of what it takes to be an artist who makes a living from it has definitely grown, and my admiration for those who do it has also grown.

As I have pondered this thought over the years, I have come to the understanding that what we have achieved by moving here and doing what we do, is that we live an artistic life.


Mo Crow said...

Lots of interesting thoughts and comments over on Fiona's blog & thinking a bit more about all this for the past few hours... I love this 21stC world where we can all share our art and music and poetry and passions so freely! This is the whole earth community I dreamed of as a young wild thing back in the 70's (do you remember reading "Divine Right's Trip" in The Whole Earth Catalogue?) where we would all have plenty of free time to make our dreams come alive and inspire each other & we are!

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

Yes Mo! I am going to write out your comment and share it for a Thoughtful Thursday.

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