Etcetera

Just a few ideas and thoughts that resonate with me!

#1.

Sumi-e represents not only a unique and beautiful form of art, but a philosophy as well. The philosophy of sumi-e is to capture the ”ki” of the subject. “Ki” in Japanese or “chi” in Chinese means life sprit. Sumi-e aims to depict the sprit rather than the outward shape of the subject. In creating a picture the artist must grasp the sprit. Concentration and self-discipline are essential. It is important that you cultivate a habit of capturing the ki of a subject in everyday life.

Kazumiart.com

#2.

The machine can never do what the hand can, which is to fail miserably. For it is around that failure that our being is constellated.  

Stephen Andrews

And finally, just to mix things up a bit…. (my favourite!)#3.

#3.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de St. Exupery 

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