“Despise not small things, either for evil or good, for a look may work thy ruin, or a word create thy wealth. A spark is a little thing, yet it may kindle the world.”
– Martin Farquhar Tupper
Bald Boys – Watercolor & Sharpie
I have a lot going on this morning, so I am posting something from
the archives. I painted this from a photo reference by Valri at
Have a wonderful day!
About Martin Farquhar Tupper
Martin Farquhar Tupper was a genial, well-liked British poet best
known for his book of blank verse, Proverbial Philosophy, which was a
popular present for weddings and birthdays during the Victorian era. He
was born in 1810 in London. He became close friends with the future
prime minister William Gladstone in college. Prevented from entering the
ministry by a persistent stammer, he tried law school before becoming a
poet. He cured his stammer at age 35, he claimed, by constant prayer.
He died in 1889.