My Inspirations

What inspires me are people who choose giving, instead of taking, seeing sunsets that make your heart hurt, a seemingly endless field of sunflowers or lavender, trees of all kinds & shapes, animals that seem to be laughing at me & loyal, supportive friends.

“Art will never be able to exist without nature.”    Pierre Bonnard

“Who speaks of art speaks of poetry. There is not art without a poetic aim. There is a species of emotion particular to painting. There is an effect that results from a certain arrangement of colors, of lights, of shadows. It is this that one calls the music of painting.”     Edouard Vuillard

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.”       Erma Bombeck

“I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I don’t know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will NOT ask, How many good things have you done in your life?, rather he will ask, How much LOVE did you put into what you did?”     Mother Teresa