Archive for March, 2010

Because most artists are “sensitive” in every sense of the word, if you don’t take charge, negative emotion can ruin you…

March 31, 2010

Gaye Adams

Pears On Glass 2010


Gaye Adams has been a professional artist for over twenty years. She started her career as a pastellist, and then expanded her portfolio to include acrylics and oils while maintaining the use of strong light and color for which her work is known. While subject matter may vary, Gaye continues to be fascinated with the exploration of light transitions. The light has become her primary subject matter and offers endless challenge for her.

Gaye has won awards at both the national and international levels, and her work has been published in both International Artist magazine and Pastel Artist International.

Gaye is a popular and effective workshop instructor, known for the easy, affable way she has with her students.

Gaye holds senior signature status with The Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA) as well as a Master Pastellist designation (MPAC) from the Pastel Artists of Canada.
Her work hangs in private and corporate collections both here and abroad.

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.

March 30, 2010

M. C. Escher

Monkey Men

Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), usually referred to as M.C. Escher (English pronunciation: /ˈɛʃər/, Dutch: [ˈmʌʊ̯rɪts kɔrˈneːlɪs ˈɛʃər] ( listen)),was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations.

Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.

March 29, 2010

Warren Bennis

Warren Gamaliel Bennis (born March 8, 1925) is an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies. Bennis is University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California.

“His work at MIT in the 1960s on group behavior foreshadowed — and helped bring about — today’s headlong plunge into less hierarchical, more democratic and adaptive institutions, private and public,” management expert Tom Peters wrote in 1993 in the foreword to Bennis’ An Invented Life: Reflections on Leadership and Change.

Management expert James O’Toole, in a 2005 issue of Compass, published by Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, claimed that Bennis developed “an interest in a then-nonexistent field that he would ultimately make his own — leadership — with the publication of his ‘Revisionist Theory of Leadership’ in Harvard Business Review in 1961.” O’Toole observed that Bennis challenged the prevailing wisdom by showing that humanistic, democratic-style leaders are better suited to dealing with the complexity and change that characterize the leadership environment.

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.

March 27, 2010

Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement and is, perhaps, most famous for his essay A Message to Garcia.

Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.

March 25, 2010

Roger C. Anderson

Roger C. Anderson, associate professor emeritus of political science at Bowling Green State University , received his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota and his master’s and doctorate at the University of Wisconsin . He joined the BGSU faculty in 1967, where his fields of specialization were comparative and international politics, particularly Latin American and European politics; environmental politics and policy; and state and local government.

Dr. Anderson retired in 1998 but has continued his involvement with the BGSU community by teaching in the Political Science Department and by serving on the Family Campaign cabinet, the Bowen-Thompson Student Union dedication committee and the BGSU Retirees Association. An avid international traveler, Dr. Anderson frequently journeys to Europe , Asia and Latin America .

Dr. Anderson established this award so that undergraduate students would have an opportunity to enrich their studies and to increase their awareness of other cultures through study abroad.

Stopping at third base adds no more to the score than striking out.

March 24, 2010

E. Joseph Cossman

Experience, and the ability to apply so many diverse experiences, enabled E Joseph Cossman to become a millionaire many times over. Perhaps you haven’t heard of “The Messiah of the free enterprise system” (Wall Street Journal) because he has not specialized in one single product or specialty throughout his life. His specialty is MARKETING.

An artist is an explorer. He has to begin by self-discovery and by observation of his own procedure. After that he must not feel under any constraint.

March 23, 2010

Henri Matisse


Odalisques 1928

Henri Matisse (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃ʁi matis]; 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three seminal artists of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

Sometimes people who are never alone are the loneliest.

March 22, 2010

A. I. Bezzerides

A.I. Bezzerides, (August 9, 1908–January 1, 2007), was an American novelist and screenwriter, best known for writing Noir and Action motion pictures, especially several of Warners’ “social conscience” films of the 1940s.

He was born Albert Isaac Bezzerides in Samsun, Ottoman Empire (now in Turkey), to a Greek-Armenian family who immigrated to America before he was two. He wrote the novel The Long Haul (1938), which got him into the screenwriting business. He wrote such action feature movies as They Drive by Night (1940) – which was based on his novel, The Long Haul (1938), Desert Fury (1947), Thieves’ Highway (1949), On Dangerous Ground (1952), Track of the Cat (1954), and Kiss Me Deadly (1955). He was one of the co-creators of the western television series The Big Valley.

Bezzerides’ most famous script was Kiss Me Deadly, which was a masterful film noir and influenced many directors in France shortly after its release. Beezerides transformed the novel by Mickey Spillane into an apocalyptic, atomic-age paranoia film noir. When asked about his script, and his decision to make “the great whatsit” the Pandora’s Box objective of a ruthless cast of characters, Bezzerides commented:”People ask me about the hidden meanings in the script, about the A-bomb, about McCarthyism, what does the poetry mean, and so on. And I can only say that I didn’t think about it when I wrote it . . . I was having fun with it. I wanted to make every scene, every character, interesting. A girl comes up to Ralph Meeker, I make her a nympho. She grabs him and kisses him the first time she sees him. She says, “You don’t taste like anybody I know.” I’m a big car nut, so I put in all that stuff with the cars and the mechanic. I was an engineer, and I gave the detective the first phone answering machine in that picture. I was having fun.”

In 1940, Warner Bros. offered Bezzerides $2,000 for movie rights to his 1938 novel The Long Haul. He learned later that the script based on his book had already been written. The film, They Drive By Night, starred Humphrey Bogart and George Raft. Bezzerides’ second novel, Thieves’ Market (1949), was adapted to a film known as Thieves’ Highway, directed by Jules Dassin.

The studio also offered Bezzerides a contract to be a screenwriter at a salary of $300 a week. Bezzerides also worked alongside William Faulkner and befriended him. Also, Bezzerides, who at the time was working as a communications engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, later wrote: “I had no idea whether it was guilt or conscience, or greed to swindle more stories out of me, that motivated Warner Bros. to offer me a seven-year contract … Whatever their reason, I grabbed their offer so I could quit my putrid career as a communications engineer by becoming a writer, writing scripts in an entirely new world.”

His first film credit was 1942’s Juke Girl, which starred Ann Sheridan and Ronald Reagan.

Bezzerides had begun writing short stories as a student at the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, he studied Electrical Engineering. He was first published in a 1935 issue of Story Magazine, which printed his story titled Passage Into Eternity.

Like attracts like. Whatever the conscious mind thinks and believes the subconscious identically creates.

March 21, 2010

Bryan Adams

Bryan Guy Adams, OC, OBC (born November 5, 1959) is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and photographer.

When you’ve got it, you’ve got it. When you haven’t, you begin again. All the rest is humbug.

March 20, 2010

Edouard Manet

Dead Toreador 1864

Édouard Manet (French pronunciation: [edwaʁ manɛ]), 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883, was a French painter. One of the first nineteenth century artists to approach modern-life subjects, he was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.

His early masterworks The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia engendered great controversy, and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art.