Holiday Greetings!
When the times are intense, it's more important than ever to hook up with your creative side.
Stay in the moment. Art lasts!

I'm in my little Tuff Shed studio on the day before seven scheduled days of sub-freezing, non-driving temps, hoping we have enough supplies and watching the all-day snow and winds with my Art Cat. It's AC's first snow and she's spending much time running in and out.
I've been reading art quotes for inspiration and I hope these help you to jump start your creativity
if you're homebound. 
Best Holiday Wishes from  melissa

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Life is short, art is long…

If you are looking for something to be brave about consider fine arts.
Robert Frost
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.
Henry Miller
Art is the Queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Stella Adler
All art constantly
aspires towards
the condition of music.
Walter Pater

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Oscar Wilde
Art is the only thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.
Elizabeth Bowen

If I could say it in words
there would be no reason to paint.
Edward Hopper
All art deals with the absurd and aims at the simple. Good art speaks truth, indeed is truth, perhaps the only truth.
Iris Murdoch
Art is….a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what’s happening.
Aaron Howard
The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
Elbert Hubbard

Art is like therapy; what comes up is what comes up.
It may be dark, but that’s what comes up.
You may want to keep some of it in a drawer…
but never judge it.
Nick Bantock


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Also check out more of my earlier work and bio @ 

Art Lesson #1 – Getting Started:
Don’t be Scared!

Art Lesson #2 – Art Journaling:
Are we having Fun Yet?

Art Lesson #3 – A "Grid" Time
Will be Had by All

Art Lesson #4 –
The Yellow Line Project

Art Lesson #5 –
Break It Up!

Art Lesson #6 –
Definition Painting,
Step by Step

We now have the ability to show your travel journal pages or your own sun designs in our guest book.

 If you have a digital camera, it's easy to share.

 Also many of the sun designs seen here are available to buy as sturdy travel mugs.

Just click on  Special and scroll down a bit.