Archive for June, 2011

Happy people see shades of grey, they prioritize problems and turn them into possibilities. They don’t lose sight of the big picture.

June 15, 2011

Dan Baker

Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth…

June 14, 2011


Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد بلخى), also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد رومی), and popularly known as Mowlānā (Persian: مولانا) but known to the English-speaking world simply as Rumi[2] (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.[11] Rūmī is a descriptive name meaning “the Roman” since he lived most of his life in an area called Rūm (then under the control of Seljuq dynasty) because it was once ruled by the Eastern Roman Empire.

Success is a great healer..

June 13, 2011

Grace Atherton

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal…

June 12, 2011

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso Biography

Art is the only discipline where saying less means more…

June 10, 2011

Andrew Hamilton

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Andrew Hamilton (c. 1676 – August 4, 1741) was a Scottish lawyer in Colonial America, best known for his legal victory on behalf of printer and newspaper publisher John Peter Zenger. This 1735 decision helped to establish that truth is a defense to an accusation of libel. His eloquent defense was concluded with the notion that the press has “a liberty both of exposing and opposing tyrannical power by speaking and writing truth.” His success in this case has been said to have given rise to the expression “Philadelphia lawyer”, in the sense of a particularly adept and clever attorney, as in “It would take a Philadelphia lawyer to get him off.”

Give yourself room to fail and fight like hell to achieve…

June 9, 2011

Irwin Greenberg

has taught thousands of artists not just technique, but the very attitudes and habits one needs to develop if one would be successful.

When words aren’t enough, art speaks…

June 8, 2011

Mary Todd Beam

When Words Aren’t Enough, Art Speaks”
Mary Beam, painter, popular workshop instructor, juror, lecturer is an elected member of the American Watercolor society, where she became a Dolphin Fellow and won their Gold Medal of Honor in 1996; National Watercolor Society, Ohio Watercolor and many others. She has been the juror for state, local and national exhibits; such as the National Watercolor Society’s Annual and the Rocky Mountain Annual Exhibit. Her work has been chosen for inclusion in several major exhibits including the National Academy of Design’s Biennial in New York city. She has won awards from many major exhibits including the Gold Medal from the American Watercolor Society, the Ralph Fabri Medal, the Ohio Watercolor Society’s Silver and Bronze medals, the Lone Star award, Top Juror’s Award in the San Diego Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibit. She has won the Experimental Award in the National Watercolor Society’s Annual in Los Angeles

Several books on painting include her paintings and written text. Notable among these are Maxine Masterfield’s Painting the Spirit of Nature, Nita Leland’s The Creative Artist, Michael Ward’s The New Spirit of Painting and Greg Albert’s Splash. She was also a featured artist in American Artist’s Watercolor’90”. Also Marilyn Phillis’ recent book, Techniques for Releasing the Creative Spirit. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and the World’s Who’s Who of Women. Her work appears in collections both in the U.S. and Abroad.

As wife, mother, painter and teacher she maintains two studios, one in Ohio and other in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. She spends most of her time exploring nature as the basis of her interpretive painting and cherishing the hours she shares with the surrounding mountains, streams and forest. Husband Don, since retiring, accompanies Mary on many of the workshops. He expresses his artistic talent by working with found objects.

To be able to look back upon one’s past life with satisfaction is to live twice…

June 7, 2011

Lord Acton

John Emerich Edward Acton was born at Naples in 1834, the only son of Sir Ferdinand Richard Edward Acton. At the age of three years, John Acton, with the death of his father, inherited a large estate and became the eighth baronet of Aldenham Park in Shropshire. In 1840, his widowed mother married Lord Leveson (1815-91)3. At the age of nine years, young John was sent off to St. Mary’s College at Oscott; at the age of fourteen he was sent for private tutoring at Edinburgh; and then, at age 16, unable to obtain admission to Cambridge (Catholics were not acceptable) he was sent to Germany (Munich) to be placed in the care of a theologian, one who had taken orders in the Catholic church, Dr. Dollinger, with whom he was to have a life long connection. Other accruements to his education were to be had early in his career, when, as but a young man, he was to attend with certain key political players (through his stepfather’s connections, no doubt) to international events in such places as Russia and America. In this process, Acton received a superb education, though he was never enrolled at any university

The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach…

June 6, 2011

Benjamin Mays

Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays (August 1, 1894 – March 28, 1984) was an American minister, educator, scholar, social activist, and the president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1940 to 1967. He was also a significant mentor to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and was among the most articulate and outspoken critics of segregation before the rise of the modern civil rights movement in the United States. While serving as the Dean of the School of Religion at Howard University in Washington D.C. from 1934 to 1940, he traveled to India and spoke with Mohandas Gandhi, a highly respected equal-rights believer known all over the world; this meeting had a lasting impact on Dr. Mays.

Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, Georgia, was named in his honor.

If it’s free, it’s advice; if you pay for it, it’s counseling; if you can use either one, it’s a miracle…

June 5, 2011

Jack Adams