ART & cetera
Random recent gleanings on artmaking & creativity (writing, living, homemaking etc)
Everything I do gohn be funky (from now on)!
—Allen Toussaint (January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015)
Dean of New Orleans music, singer-songwriter
“Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On)”
from Toussaint (album recorded Summer 1970)
Make it out of clay or wood or silk
paint it blue or green and gild it with gold
but if you think a buddha looks like this
the Goddess of Mercy will die from laughter. —Tao-ch’uan (12th century CE/AD)
Cha’n (Zen) Buddhist master
If you don’t dream big
how do you know what to do
in the morning?
Do what you love
Make who you are
Creativity is having fun in making mistakes.
Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep!
If you’re not having fun painting, then don’t paint.
—Carlos Villa (1936-2013)
San Francisco-born visual artist, curator, professor
Painting Dept, San Francisco Art Institute
Working on my paintings, it sometimes feels like a relationship with a lover.
—Audrey Kawasaki (b. 1982), age 33