"In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes."
– John Ruskin
No Thanksgiving Dinner 5" x 5" Golden Fluid Acrylic on Ampersand Panel
I'm pretty sure if he could talk, he'd tell you he's glad he's not a turkey today. I hope all of you U.S. people have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
About John Ruskin
John Ruskin was an English art critic who influenced the attitude of a whole generation toward art and architecture. He was born in 1819 in London. His career began with an essay defending his friend, artist J.M.W. Turner, from critics.. His book Modern Painters made Turner popular and gave stature to the Pre-Raphaelite movement. He founded the Cambridge Scool of Art in 1858, now known as the Anglia Ruskin University. Leo Tolstoy called him one of those rare men who think with their heart. When Ruskin inherited wealth, he gave most of the money away. He died in 1900.
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My Attitude is Infectious
Five days a week, I post positive quotes that can change the course of your day. They are quotes that make you feel good.
A lot of people enjoy sharing these tidbits with the people around them. I also post a little piece of myself through my art. I usually paint in a colorful, happy style.
"Alyson Stanfield's book I'd Rather Be in the Studio! The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion is the most comprehensive self-promotion advice out there for artists. And not only is it packed with information, she also shows artists of all kinds how to implement each action step. I can also attest that the book is well designed, easy to follow, and a pleasure to look at (graphically). I just love the big red exclamation point that I see on the spine when it sits on my bookshelf!"
I recently discovered a wonderful lady, and I wanted to share. Sally Evans has a great site, Embracing Creativity. She has a whole lot of wonderful ideas, but one I subscribed to is her Gratitude Journal. I love getting these emails every day! As a way to help remind you to be grateful for what you do have in your life, and expanding your focus for more good to come, Sally Evans has created a daily gratitude journal reminder. You will receive a short email quote on gratitude and a reminder to write 5 things in your gratitude journal every day for 31 days. It helps you to establish the habit to make room for more joy in your life! To sign up, simply click here