Turning Everyday Moments Into Something More

June 10, 2016

“Life is just a long succession of small epiphanies.  You need to stop and seize them.  By making art, you will be recording what you are living through and what you are learning about.  A drawing and a sentence or two in a sketchbook turns those everyday moments into something significant.  Your art will set a frame around it and give you perspective on what really matters.  Over time you will build up a book of memories — a true record of what’s important in your life.”
— Danny Gregory, Art Before Breakfast

This is indeed what drawing and painting does for me — turns everyday moments into something more.  (And creating blog posts about these ordinary moments does the same.)

Watercolor sketch of a bucket of sweet peas

Watercolor sketch of a bucket of sweet peas

Another watercolor painting of sweet peas

Another watercolor painting of sweet peas




3 Responses to “Turning Everyday Moments Into Something More”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    Heeeeee!!! You’ll be glad to know that I’m at a computer terminal at a library in Kerrville, Texas — gorgeous library, with the friendliest staff ever. Since the friend I’m visiting doesn’t have internet service, I thought, “What would Rosemary do?” Go the library, of course!

    • Rosemary Says:

      Libraries are one of our country’s best institutions and ideas. Free and open access to information for all.

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