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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com
"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 fromanxiety, and freedom from sorrow." Thich Nhat Hanh
Friday, November 5, 2010
Yo Yo Ma's version of "Ecstasy of Gold "and Budgie's "Breadfan" are very different, but equally inspirational to me. As I paint, they evoke images of beauty,passion and dreams.Today I will paint my way toward me dreams.
I am contemplative, introspective, obsessive, passionate, protective, demanding of myself and of those I love, a bit idealistic and a believer in happy endings.I love children, especially my own. I love ART…it is everywhere.I value peace, kindness and quiet. I love the sight of a slumbering child and the sound of my children's breathing when they are comfortably asleep and dreaming. And finally I love to hear people's life stories. Everyone has a story.I try to paint my own.
"We turn outward, attracted by the beauty we see in created things without realizing that they are only a reflection of the real beauty. And the real beauty is within us." -- Ernesto Cardenal
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death" ~ Robert Fulghum
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Thank you to both the Examiner and the Messenger Press for the recent articles. I really am chasing my dreams. P.S. Some details may not be wholly accurate but it is fun to think I was playing "football." Softball is far less of a contact sport!
'Spirit of Charity' Art Show Opens at College of St. Elizabeth; 'Dead Man Walking' author Helen Prejean Speaks. I was invited to participate in this very worthwhile exhibit.
Read more at http://www.nj.com
“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead.”
Jude near Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
Photographer: John D. Ressler
"It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility." -Rachel Carson
Ellarslie Open XXVI 2008 'Best Overall'
'Unguarded': oil/mixed media on paper
Fly: Sweet Slumber
Oil copyright 2007 Jude Harzer
Fly: Giver of Life and Light
Oil copyright 2007 Jude Harzer
"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it." -- Confucius