"One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again."
~ Marshall Vandruff, one of the best teachers I have ever had, on artist’s block. Said during a webinar done on Visualarium to advertise his upcoming online course on animal anatomy (source links to webinar) (via pale-afternoon)
This is so true!!!!
(Source: visualarium.com, via heathersunseri)
"When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget."
from “When I am dead, my dearest,” by Christina Rossetti. (via roselerner
Bournemouth Common, 1830 - 1840s
William Turner, (of Oxford) British, 1789 - 1862
Watercolour, gouache and gum arabic over graphite on wove paper
sheet: 34.5 x 35.9 cm
© 2013 Art Gallery of Ontario