Art and More

©M. Marie 

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Find within this realm my Art, Design, Photography, Writings, and Musings

(plus some side stuff).


The Blog

An ongoing series of informational entries of my life and art

Trip to Golden

Nov 21, 2017

 Took a trip to lookout mountain in Golden, CO yesterday. I am not a person who likes heights, however, the view was totally worth the opposition of wanting to be on the lower ground. Sometimes we have to push ourselves out of that comfort box and press towards the uncomfortable in order to experience the exhilaration of greatness that we would otherwise miss out on. It was a picturesque view to behold, and I wish the wind wasn't blowing so hard, and I had my paints and easel with me to capture it in acrylic splendor...though I did have my camera for a frozen moment.

What are you doing on this beautiful day? Laying in the back of a yellow truck placed in neutral at the edge of a cliff thinking "what if it were to roll forward?" Having an indoor picnic instead of an outdoor one because you forgot to look at the rulebook? Turning right on a strange dirt road just to ponder being on the other side of things looking on? The world is full of glib actors. Take a break, get in the buff. Free yourself today, if but a moment. People will screw you in this life, but you can choose to make love in return. Whatever you do today.....do it right! Have a beautiful day!! ©M.Marie~

The day is creeping. When you want the moments to go slow, they rarely do. The greatest ones fly by. ~Marie

Tip from a fellow artist

Aug 9, 2015

Hope the day finds you all well, and happy. Those are the two most important things. Everything else is really secondary. It's a beautiful day in KY. The sun is shining, and it's not too hot. I was sitting here thinking about school starting back soon. I have an upcoming writing and painting class to begin at the end of the month. I heard a short video by a fellow artist friend lately who said: "being an artist means you never stop learning". I think that applies to life in general though no matter what you are, or do. We are forever learning lessons in every aspect. Forever evolving, and growing. I am forever reminding myself to never lose sight of self, and the person I want to be...despite others actions. This doesn't mean I will never fail, only that I pick myself up, and try to do better. This is a very short life in retrospect. Today is sketching, contemplation, thanking God for listening, and learning, ...oh, and finally beginning on piecing together my book of poetry, and sayings. Look for it before too long. Peace to you all in whatever is filling your day!!!

Some Inspiration words

Dec, 08, 2018

I saw this posted on the web today. I thought it had some inspirational words throughout that encompassed some deep thought as well. Posting here so that perhaps it will influence you in some way. Since today was my Birthday, it most likely meant that much more to me. The one thing I got for my Birthday (and purchased myself with some Birthday money sent by my dad) was a Snoopy stuffed animal like the one I wanted when I was around 12 years old. Charles Schultz who illustrated the magnificent Peanuts comic that went on to become one of the most famous and popular ever was my first real artist influence growing up. I admire his persistence so much. He was rejected numerous times before finally getting a chance and I can't imagine Snoopy and all his friends not being around for all to enjoy these many years later if he had given up. Without too much more wha wha wha...here you go. 

"Every artist was first an amateur". Emerson

"Creativity takes courage". Henri Matisse

"You don't take a photograph. You make it". Ansel Adams

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time". Thomas Merton

"We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents". Bob Ross

"A picture is a poem without words". Horace

"The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke". Jerzy Kosinski

"Painting is very easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do". Edgar Degas

"As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance". Calvin & Hobbes

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