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The Joy of Painting

Dude. Am I the only one who receives subliminal life messages via Bob Ross’ videos? I love his little Ross-isms.

Case in point:

“Sometimes the lack of detail is as important as the detail.”

“The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.”

“You need the dark in order for the light to show. It’s just like in life. You can’t have happiness without the sorrow so the good Lord gives us sorrow.”

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents so learn to use anything. It happens.”

“There is nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”

“Just let it go. There we are.”

“Now then, you have to make a major decision. Where does your mountain live in your world?… And you have to make some big decisions here. Where is the light going to hit your mountain?”

and my personal favourite, “I’ve always been weird. Everybody who knows me expects that.”

I love how he looks at a canvas and goes, “Maybe it rained the night before…” or “Maybe back here there’s a tall, strong tree”.

Uh-mazing. He sounds like a yoga instructor but for painting… Blood pressure lowered.

More Light

Life can be painful if you do it right. To wish to forget the hope because it wasn’t realised, to try to cleanse your mind of the beautiful dream because it didn’t come true, is to miss out on life altogether, because life is designed to be lived in an alternation of hours of sunlight and darkness.”

— Harold Kushner

I love this work by German artist, Anna Schuleit who filled four floors of an abandoned psychiatric hospital with 28,000 potted plants. The installation, entitled Bloom, is such a hunting, human work that contrasts all that’s dark and troubled with hope.

Soul Food

Hello from my bed. While I wait for the galleries to open today, I thought I would  share this incredible project by Hermès.


Black Jade

Because I forgive you, yes, for everything.
I forgive you for being beautiful and generous and wise,


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