Imagine the Real

“Everything you can imagine is real.”  –  Pablo Picasso“It takes a long time to grow young.”

“The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place:  from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”


Great Escape to Originality

As creative souls, we have the gift of taking all of our experiences, embracing them, and using them as a source for our work.  The things in your life that you have struggled to overcome and deal with enable you to see the world differently from others.  Your multitude of experiences and perceptions has never been reproduced by any other human being.


Because of this, your knowledge and vision are different from everyone else’s — Use this to your advantage.


“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”  

– Charles Dickens

Serendipitous Experiencing is Universal

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.

Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.

As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be.

And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”

Anne Frank‘s Diary of a Young Girl


Divine, Most Wonderful, Accident

“The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase.

This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it.

It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.”

Hugh Walpole, Sr.



Perceptual Principles of Awesome Art

Peak Shift:

We find deliberate distortions of a stimulus even more exciting than the stimulus itself – which is why cartoon caricatures grab our attention 😉



It feels nice when the distinct parts of a picture can be grouped into a pattern or form.  The brain likes to find the signal amid the noise.


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John Lennon


John Lennon

John Lennon (Photo credit: Pedro Netto)


“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.  A dream you dream together is reality.”  – John Lennon