“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 dismayed.”
– Baltasar Gracián y Morales
Fabric and Mod Podge Boat
I bought this little wooden boat (with oars) at Hobby Lobby. I used Mod Podge
to apply fabric squares all over it. I used orange acrylic paint to do
the edges and the oar handles. It was fun! It looks like it belongs
in Bethville, doesn’t it?
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.