Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mushroom Village

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”
–Henry David Thoreau


Mushroom Village
4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Art Pen

This is what I saw, when I looked at the photo of the mushrooms.  I can even imagine the teeny tiny little furniture inside.  One person who saw this painting was wondering where the Smurfs were.  he he he  :)

Henry David Thoreau
  • Born: 12 July 1817
  • Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts
  • Died: 6 May 1862 (tuberculosis)
  • Best Known As: Author of Walden
A former schoolteacher, Henry David Thoreau spent two years in the 1840s living in a one-room hut beside Walden Pond in Massachusetts, where he studied nature and wrote peaceful essays and poems. His journal of these years became his most famous work: Walden, or a Life in the Woods (published 1854). Thoreau also wrote Civil Disobedience (1849), advocating non-violent resistance to unethical governments; the same notion was later advocated by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Always a hit with college readers, Thoreau became a pop icon for anti-war and pro-environment groups late in the 20th century.

Thoreau was christened David Henry Thoreau, but switched to calling himself Henry David after graduating from Harvard… He was a lifelong bachelor… His single-room cabin at Walden Pond was 10 feet wide by 15 feet long… Thoreau spent two days and a night in jail — July 23 and 24, 1846 — after he refused to pay his poll tax as an act of civil disobedience… Among his sayings was, “Beware of enterprises that require new clothes.”

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