Written by ShadowMason on May 18th, 2015
If we don’t plant the right things, we will reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don’t have to be, you know, a brilliant biochemist and you don’t have to have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind.”
~ Maya Angelou (source)
Be kind… Great advice. Yes, be kind to your colleagues, your family, friends, and passers-by but I think it is most important to be kind to yourself. Be kind to yourself in actions, thoughts, and words because without kindness love can’t bloom and without love creativity wilts and dies.
Bill Hendricks “Shadowmason”
Written by ShadowMason on May 14th, 2015
Sanity is a cozy lie.” ~ Susan Sontag (source)
In the Trainyard
How sane does the artist need to be? Shouldn’t they be a bit off to look at the world differently and courageously? I know for myself, not off enough to create a new path, but off enough to allow me to think creatively and not to accept the conventional. I guess the gift I do have is to be observant and be fascinated with what I see. To see the exceptional in the ordinary.
Challenge yourself to pay attention to the ordinary… And see the extraordinary.
~ Bill Hendricks “Shadowmason”
Written by ShadowMason on May 12th, 2015
No great thing is created suddenly.” ~ Epictetus (source)
Nothing is Created Quickly
“No new paths, no new discoveries… Poke around have some fun. Isn’t that what art is supposed to be?” ~ Bill Hendricks (Shadowmason)
Written by ShadowMason on May 10th, 2015
As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.” ~ Susan Sontag (source)
The artist takes you beyond your normal vision, your normal experience, and your normal self. It’s an education in seeing and hearing for both the artist and viewer.
Bill Hendricks, “Shadowmason”
Written by ShadowMason on April 24th, 2015
One piece of wisdom a writer quickly learns ~ typos keep you humble.”
~ E.A. Bucchianeri (source)
Past Mistakes Enrich Tomorrows
Enough said. Isn’t it? ~ Bill Hendricks, “Shadowmason”