Rummaging through old sketchbooks (36)
Big Painting Sale

Rummaging through old sketchbooks (37)


"An essential portion of any artist's labor is not creation so much as invocation. Pat of the work cannot be made, it must be received; and we cannot have this gift except, perhaps, by supplication, by courting, by creating within ourselves that "begging bowl" to which the gift is drawn. Remember Meister Eckhart: 'It were a very grave defect in God if, finding thee so empty and so bare, he wrought no excellent work in thee nor primed thee with glorious gifts.' "   -- Lewis Hyde (from The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World)

There's a very nice post over on Midori's blog right now, by the way: Childhood's Wounds.