When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, September 25, 2009

Can't Sit Still!

I always have a difficult time remaining still. Even when I paint, I need to move a great deal and listening to music seems to help with the process. When I was in college some 25+ years ago, a painting professor suggested that I ONLY listen to classical music while painting. Hmmm. I seriously considered this advice.However, since recently rediscovering my passion for painting, I realize that my "moods" effect the way I paint and that directly corresponds to the music to which I listen while I create.I certainly appreciate the beauty of a violin or the magnificence of an orchestra. My taste is eclectic and Yo Yo Ma, Chopin and Bach might "rock" my world during some painting sessions,but tonight, it is pure MOTOWN. I really haven't figured out how to stand still when I am painting. Perhaps if I did, I'd be more productive! So listen, move and make magic!
Ball of Confusion
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
I Can't Get Next To You
I'm Losing You

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