Sunday, October 21, 2007

Into October...Finally

Yep, I know we've been in the month for a bit. Some of us more intensely in the month than others. And for a particular set of someones who are experiencing it a bit too keenly: comfort, hope, peace and love.

The quote: "God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages." —Jacques Deval

The quote: "Sometimes creativity is a compulsion, not an ambition." —Ed Norton

The quote: "The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible." —Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

The quote: "Hard work never killed anybody, but why take the chance?" —Edgar Bergen (1930-1978)

Ah levity...what would we do without it? Weep all the time? Maintain the constant flat? Those are no ways to exist.

The quote: "Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood." —H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Deary me.

An observation: We learn things in the course of time, and the things we've put on paper up to that point sometimes gain new meaning the light of the things we've learned. Sometimes too, we can go into the past (on paper) and imbue the things we find there with additional meaning in light of the new information. It adds a new dimension, but for the very life of me, I wish the new information had not come into existence.

Peace and love. A whole lot of love.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Pages!?! We Don't Need No Stinkin' Pages!

I beg to differ.

The quote: "We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us." —Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

This is a quote that, it could be argued, has outlived its time. Skepticism and cynicism are my usual first reactions these days. Of course, I still get suckered every now and again by a certain parent who shall remain Dad, so I haven't lost all the naiveté just yet.

The quote: "Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." —Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990), in Forbes magazine

The quote: "The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven's Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it." —Luis I. Kahn

The quote: "Last night somebody broke into my apartment and replaced everything with exact duplicates...." —Steven Wright

I hate it when that happens.

The quote: "I dwell in possibility..." —Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

The quote: "Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water." —W.C. Fields (1880-1946)

I wonder if the hairs on the back of his neck tickled as I sketched my fellow commuter...nah.

The quote: "If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies." —Moshe Dayan (1915-1981)

The church steeple is loosely based on one you'd find in my new hometown. Easily visible from the train platform, I drew this in October. I've been a little behind in my doodles, so I did several all in one day.

The quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." —Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

I can't believe you didn't know that...duh! :-D

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

As If My Plate Isn't Full Enough Already

Notice the new icon toward the bottom of the sidebar? Yep, I'm going to write a book in a month. Not a good book, probably not even a bad book (that would even be too much to aspire to inside of a month), but it will be 50,000 words. Good thing I have a nice long train ride, eh what?

So...I'm looking for a topic/subject/idea/inspiration, and I need it by November 1.

Let's hear the ideas, people.