Saturday, 14 August 2010

Hope Quotes


I thought at first that creating something based on the prompt of 'Hope' would be really difficult. Until that is I googled 'hope quotes' and suddenly I was awash with inspiration. I'd like to thank Oscar Wilde, Albert Einstein and Emily Dickenson for their posthumous help this week. Their words transcended the centuries to bring art alive on a rainy August in 2010.
I wonder if anyone will ever quote me? How does one get to be quotable in the first place? What happens if you impart the choicest prose yet no one writes it down for posterity.

I hope that someone captures my words of wisdom... should I ever say any...

Here's Em's, Oscar's and Albie's. I chose to work on Emily's this week, but Oscar is calling too...
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
Albert Einstein

“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”
Emily Dickenson


Mixed media. Acrylic canvas paper, collaged bits and bobs, acrylics, prismacolours, charcoal pencil, glittery sparkles, sequin negatives and ... a dash of hope ...

I thought I'd post a pic of work in progress too.

21 comments:

  1. lovely its so nice to find new quotes poetry is also great inspiration for a painting ... love you use of colours on her xxx

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  2. Fab-u-lous..wow..and brilliant..what a stellar piece and it emits so much BEAUTY and evokes such positivity! awesome post and beautiful creation!!!! LOVE IT!

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  3. Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful collage and quote.
    Debby

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  4. Fantastic collage!

    You asked me how I made my "Hope" entry. It's all just cut-outs, stamps and inks. I am not into digital art work yet, darn!

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  5. Beautiful inspiring works! It is amazing how stop in your tracks some quotes can be - they can sum things up and change how we perceive instantly. I love to read quotes... I should learn to use more in my art.

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  6. I am so enamored by this piece-she (hope?) is so gorgeous and the colors are so vibrant. And Wilde's is my FAVORITE quote.

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  7. I love your Emily Dickinson. She would have loved it too.

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  8. This piece is just gorgeous, I just love it.

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  9. Lisa,
    I hadn't heard this quote but I love it! Goes wonderfully with your beautiful art here.

    Inspiring? Yes you are!

    Smiles

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  10. I always love your work! Love your Hope submission and your work in progress is like a fairy tale book without an ending. When it is completed, please do share~*

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  11. Oh wow this is fantastic.
    Very impressive. I love it.

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  12. Al wonderful quotes, thank you for sharing! I'm excited to see where your work in progress goes(O:

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  13. She's just beautiful,love the quote that goes with her. I also enjoyed seeing the work in progress too,its always fun to see how others start. Enjoyed reading your post too.

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  14. This is stunning! I know how hard it is to get that perfectly symetrical face and you defintely achieved it. I rarely do. And speaking of wonderful backgrounds! Your collage of the quote and the bird add so much interest for the viewer! Really, really beautiful!!!

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  15. When you said you hope you'd be remembered for any quotes you made, if you ever do, it brought to mind one that I "think" I originated but I'll bet someone else said it first. Here it is.
    "The moment of absolute certainty never arrives." Have you ever heard anyone quote that before? I'm curious since I've been using it for years and could swear it is my own.

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  16. Lovely piece, thanks for sharing those wonderful quotes with us.

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  17. Wonderful, wonderful!!! HOw could you not be inspired by these excellent quotes--love how you used Emily's and applied it to your art--well done!

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  18. I have loved Em's hope poem for years. This is the first time I have heard Oscars quote,OMG yes it is inspiring. Your work is Awesome.
    xx Your new creation looks interesting as well.

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  19. Inspiring quotes (how funny that we both found the same Oscar Wilde quote, serendipity!) and beautiful, uplifting art :)

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  20. ~hope is floating right up to the top of my favorite pieces from you...you say your going to be a writer one day...a quote you will have...always you share witty wisdom with us...i am partial to art with wee little birdies involved...lovely piece...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

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