“Attempt easy tasks as if
they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case
that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be
– Baltasar Gracián y Morales
Copyright Beth Parker Art 2011
Stack of Cups – 6″ x 9″ Gouache on Art Spectrum Colourfix
I hosted the WDE at WetCanvas last weekend. It was so much fun! The
two weekends per year that I host, the hubby leaves me alone to do all
the art I want. That is pure joy for me. This is a stack of my office
coffee cups. I had a great time with this one. There is still time to
play. Just go to: All Media Art Events forum.
About Baltasar Gracián y Morales
Baltasar Gracián y Morales, the Jesuit scholar and moralist author,
was the leading Spanish proponent of conceptism (conceptismo), a method
of expressing ideas through puns, epigrams, and other verbal devices. He
was born in 1601 in Aragon. The Jesuit leadership frowned on his
oratorical style, which included reading a letter from Hell to his
congregation. His best known books include The Art of Worldly Wisdom and The Hero, which repudiated Machiavelli. He died in 1658.
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