Monday, February 6, 2012
"Not to feel exasperated or defeated or despondent because your days aren't packed with wise and moral actions. But to get back up when you fail, to celebrate behaving like a human—however imperfectly—and fully embrace the pursuit you've embarked on" - Marcus Aurelius
"Once you have a bigger purpose to drawing than learning how to draw,
you will learn faster. You will be more eager to understand
force, perspective, anatomy, and everything else that goes
into becoming a great draftsman,it starts with you and your humanity. Become hyper sensitive and present, live in the moment, When you drive,
feel the speed of the car, the weight. What happens when you go into a curve at fifty miles an hour? Don't talk on the phone, eat, or listen to the radio while driving.
Drive your car when you eat or drink, feel the food in your mouth,and the sensations that occur, while it travels down your throat into your stomach."
- Michael Matessi
and how this relates to that:
"Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present;
inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the
intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness,
and equanimity right here and right now.”
- Jon Kabat-Zinn,"
and of course
"Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
oh and these words I promise to live by from now on!
"Draw ideas, not things; action, not poses; gestures not anatomical structures."
- Walt Stanchfield