Courage – Daily Therapy for Artists

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“Look at the real nature of the harm that is done to you. It is as elusive as a drawing on water. Let your resentment subside by itself. When the stormy waves of thoughts have vanished, the mind becomes like the cloudless sky that has nothing to win or lose.”  Shechen Gyaltsap

Drawing – Gesture and Movement

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“We may think of gesture as the character of the action.  Look at two vases – one tall and graceful, the other fat and squat. They are as different in character as two people might be. 

Gesture, as you will come to understand it, will apply to everything you draw.  Even a pancake has gesture.  There is gesture in the way in which a newspaper lies on the table or in the way a curtain hangs.

The key to the nature of a subject is its gesture and from it all other aspects of drawing proceed.

It is far more important that your studies contain this comprehension of movement, of gesture, than that they contain any other single thing.” Kumon Nicolaides

Courage – Daily Therapy

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Courage is not only given  to fierce warriors on battlefields.  Courage is a gift to you, seize it!  Accept that gift!

Using the gift of courage could be taking that first swimming lesson, learning a new language or making your first artwork.

Courage – Daily Therapy

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It seems fear is not erased by courage. More often than not, courage challenges and transcends fear.

Courage can be wearing the stuff you like to wear no matter what everybody thinks or says.  Courage can equal being who you really are….if you allow it!

Courage – Everyday Therapy

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An everyday virtue like courage does not always mean slaying dragons. Sometimes, you can be magnificently courageous by just getting out of bed in the morning!

 

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The simple person does not take himself too seriously or too tragically. He goes on his merry way,  his heart light, his soul at peace, without a goal, without nostalgia, without impatience.  Andre Comte-Sponville

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“Let the situation or relationship be what it is for now, let it move and change on its own. Become a mountain in the middle of it.”  Unknown

 

Questions and Answers

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“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions.”  Rainer Maria Rilke