Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way

It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny. Jean Nidetch

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. John F. Kennedy

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. Oscar Levant

Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Thomas A. Edison

I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way. Carl Sandburg

So here is another 5x5 mini.These are fun little paintings.

Oil on canvas 5x5

Monday, March 12, 2012

One must not lose desires

Laughter is by definition healthy. - Doris Lessing

One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life. Alexander A. Bogomoletz

If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
Brendan Francis

Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.

Oil on canvas panel 11x14

Sunday, March 11, 2012

And remember

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. Jane Austen

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. Earl Mac Rauch

Man is what he believes. Anton Chekhov

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. Edith Sitwell

This may resemble another painting that you saw on here recently, however, it is not the same one. This one is a miniature, 5x5. I have painted several miniatures for an upcoming show.... and I will paint more.

Oil on Canvas 5x5

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I realized that If I had to choose

We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. Eleanor Roosevelt

I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes. Charles Lindbergh

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker

It was another fine day today ... sunny and warm. It's been in the 60's here... can't ask for better than that. Finished off the painting of the river ... I love the river and it's rushing waters.

Oil on canvas on Masonite 9x12

Friday, March 9, 2012

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy

Being assertive does not mean attacking or ignoring others feelings. It means that you are willing to hold up for yourself fairly-without attacking others. Albert Ellis, Michael Abrams, Lidia Dengelegi

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright

Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd. Edith Sitwell

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. Martha Washington

Monochromatic Oil on canvas 5x5

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The secret of happiness

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me. - Simone de Beauvoir

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace. - Amelia Earhart

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. - Eddie Rickenbacker

The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it. - Al Batt

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. - Albert Schweitzer

Oil on canvas 5x5

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.

Love is a great beautifier. - Louisa May Alcott

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact. - Edmund Burke

I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there. - Richard Feynman

Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought-- particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things. - Woody Allen

Not to be exact and not knowing much at all I present to you .....

Oil on canvas 3.5x7

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

There is no remedy

A heart that loves is always young. Greek proverb

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Ettiene De Grellet

There is no remedy for love but to love more. Henry David Thoreau

Oil on Masonite panel 9x12

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Real Security

Your real security is yourself. You know you can do it, and they can't ever take that away from you. - Mae West

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. Henry David Thoreau

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. Cicero

Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place. Abigail Van Buren

To me old age is always 25 ears older than I am - Unocchio

Oil on Masonite panel 9x12