Monday, December 31, 2012

What will 2013 bring for you?

Mi  version de "Hands drawing hands" de M.C. Escher
Photo and drawing by Daniel Alvarez
(Click to see original version on Flickr)
 "I frequently said I wanted to do it but I always made excuses not to start either. I was too busy. I didn’t have enough money. I didn’t have the time. I wouldn’t be good enough. I’d feel uncomfortable. I might not enjoy it. I don’t like commitment. It wouldn’t lead anywhere. The list went on and on, but I realized the last two were the big ones for me. I chronically avoid commitment because I associate that with hindering my freedom. (What if I decide last-minute I want to go somewhere or do something else?) Also, I hesitate to give large amounts of time to hobbies I have no intention of pursuing professionally. I realized last month, however, that I want to prioritize more of the things that make me feel passionate and excited—and not just occasionally, but regularly."

Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable."

"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable." Cesar A. Cruz

Friday, December 28, 2012

so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control...

I choose the music

“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.” — Brian Eno on music production and it’s nostalgia. (Source: Imathers via hitrecordjoe)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

You learn by...

Love heart
Photo by Doug Wheller
(Click to see original on Flickr)
 "You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving."
– St. Francis de Sales

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