Saturday, November 24, 2007

Inspiration from Stephen Levine


"Artists must use their talent, their gift, to work on the material; Hyde calls this the "labour of gratitude" which gives thanks for the gift of inspiration." Stephen Levine, Poiesis.

In my heart I believe that this is true not only of artists, that we are all meant to use our gifts on the material, which is our life, and that is our way of thanking the universe for this precious life, for our unique self.

5 comments:

Pearl Maple said...

Since stumbling into your blog I have become a regular visitor and recommended to others for your own inspirational posts. Thank you for sharing.

chest of drawers said...

YES!

Sacred Suzie said...

Where on earth did you take that picture Jamie?! I just gotta know, LOL. Cool.

I agree, it is important to do what inspires you. I often find figuring out what that is, is that hardest part, especially when you don't fit into a niche. So you gotta keep trying all the stuff that doesn't work to figure out what does. Then share it!

Vedrana M. said...

wonderful...

k said...

hey, did you take that picture? i love it.