Art Inspirations

What a mixed up, exciting, laborious, imaginative, difficult world of art there is to explore! Here are some words and pictures to strengthen and inspire.
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American ceramic artist and painter Toshiko Takaezu:  "You are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots that cannot be used.  An artist is a poet in his or her own medium.  And when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive."

Toshiko Takaezu: "You are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots that cannot be used. An artist is a poet in his or her own medium. And when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive.

Ceramic Vessel, 1997 Magdalene Odundo Kenya/Britain Red clay

My favourite ceramic artist. Ceramic Vessel, 1997 Magdalene Odundo Kenya/Britain Red clay 19 x 13 in.

Jack Troy and Wood-fired Pots - Cousins in Clay 2013, at Bulldog Pottery, June 1 & 2, Seagrove, NC via Flickr

Jack Troy and Wood-fired Pots - Cousins in Clay at Bulldog Pottery, June 1 & Seagrove, NC.

Bleached branches like a pagoda for herons

Bleached branches like a pagoda for herons

Hewlett Bay by Beth Heit on Favorite Places & Spaces on Pinterest. Water and earth and sky dividing the canvas into three parts. The big sky has a bit of edge over the others. But the thin sliver of water attracts most.

Hewlett Bay by Beth Heit on Favorite Places & Spaces on Pinterest. Water and earth and sky dividing the canvas into three parts. The big sky has a bit of edge over the others. But the thin sliver of water attracts most.

Have been here many times, just sitting watching the sunset and the early morning fog. Sometimes the glaze brush on my platters remembers these times...

Have been here many times, just sitting watching the sunset and the early morning fog. Sometimes the glaze brush on my platters remembers these times.

Stephen McCrainie draws all about making it as an artist. This is a snippet from his book, Brick by Brick.

Stephen McCrainie draws all about making it as an artist. This is a snippet from his book, Brick by Brick.

Doodle Alley is all about finding yourself as an artist, and getting that work done!

Doodle Alley is all about finding yourself as an artist, and getting that work done!

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