Sunday, January 03, 2010

"Off the Edge" - SOLD


In case you missed it, Robert Genn posted a fabulous quote recently, by Garrison Keillor. When asked, "How did you master both writing and oral storytelling," Keillor replied: "I didn't. There's no mastery to be had. You love the attempt. You don't master a story any more than you master a river. You feel lucky to canoe down it." Replace writing/story with art/painting and it is just as true.

9 comments:

JanettMarie said...

Thanks Garrison Keillor!!
Thanks Carol Marine!

Sandra Galda said...

OOOH... love Keillor and love your analogy....

Eugene Veszely said...

G'Day Carol

Still Life daunts me, I'm more comfortable(but not by much) with landscapes.

What advice do you have for a novice bloger, novice painter...actually novice everything when it comes to the business of selling/promoting oneself online?

Susie Gregory said...

also love robert genn...he's so insiteful...and carol and ladies, aren't we so lucky to be able to look forward to the battle every time we begin!!!

CarolJessen said...

I actually sent this quote around to my artist friends! It's the painting activity that is the most satisfying (and frustrating), not just the result and the praise. That is the point of the pursuit. And it is why I follow your blog site. We can only try the next day, and the next.....

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

so....can I still say...masterful... in my comments?

Carol Marine said...

I love Keillor as well, though I just read an article by him saying still life is a useless art and that the real challenge is painting nude women. Old perv. : )

Eugene, I actually have a few things to say on the subject of promoting oneself online. The last half day of every workshop I teach is about that (and ebay, blogging, shipping, etc.) If you are nearby to one, feel free to contact the school or individual hosting the workshop and come just for that part for a fraction of the cost of the entire workshop.

Eugene Veszely said...

I'm not so near, seeing as I live in Australia.

You arent planning a workshop in Melbourne Australia any time soon are you? ;-)

gaurishankar said...

happy new year...very nice.i liked the color of pears stick...