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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Jeanette Winterson, from "Sexing the Cherry"

"On more than one occasion I have been ready to abandon my whole life for love. To alter everything that makes sense to me and to move into a different world where the only known will be the beloved. Such a sacrifice must be the result of love...or is it that the life itself was already worn out? I had finished with that life, perhaps, and could not admit it, being stubborn or afraid, or perhaps did not know it, habit being a great binder.

I think it is often so that those most in need of change choose to fall in love and then throw up their hands and blame it all on fate. But it is not fate, at least, not if fate is something outside of us; it is a choice made in secret after nights of longing."

Saturday, November 17, 2012

=Will Barnet, American painter, dies November 13=

my recent drawings 
have been incorporating
his themes & images.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Baruch Spinoza...

"I confess that the theory which subjects all things to the will of an indifferent God and makes them dependent on his pleasure is far nearer the truth than that which states that God acts in all things for the furthering of good."

=some notable quotes from "Bento's Sketchbook" by John Berger

"Drawing is correcting."

"To be desired is perhaps the closest anybody can reach in this life to feeling immortal."

"One protests (by building a barricade, taking up arms, going on a hunger strike, linking arms, shouting, writing) in order to save the present moment, whatever the future holds. To protest is to refuse being reduced to a zero and to an enforced silence. Therefore, at the very moment a protest is made, if it is made, there is a small victory. The moment, although passing like every moment, acquires a certain indeligblity. It passes, yet it has been printed out. A protest is not principally a sacrifice  made for some alternative, more just future; it is an inconsequential redemption of the present."

Sunday, November 4, 2012

=recycled sketchbook=

Lately, as a sketchbook, I've been using an omnibus collection of four Anne Tyler novels I bought used for a penny (plus $3.99 shipping and handling, alas) on Amazon. I draw on the pages after I've read them. Since I'm carrying the book around all the time it's convenient and economical to draw in it, too. I like the texture and complexity the typeface adds to the drawings. The first two novels in the collection--"Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant" and "Morgan's Passing"--are terrific, by the way. 

=daily eyeball=