Tag: art

The aim of art

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle There is a joy, a rapture, that I find in projects that are creative and for people I like. I got

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Touch one heart, touch one soul

“Touch one heart, touch one soul. I know it’s cliché, but it’s seriously gold.”  – Steve Pajor Today’s IQ comes from a mate of mine – Steve Pajor. An artist, a surfer, a father, a friend. The painting in the

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Dance with fear

“Dance with fear. Dance with done. Dance with the resistance. Dance with each other. Dance with art.” – Seth Godin Right now, in this moment, I cannot tell you how much this quote means to me. I also cannot tell

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The principle of art

“The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.” – Jerzy Kosinski Thankyou for your kind words, thoughts, prayers, etc about my Dad. He’s still in hospital, he’s a bit up and a bit down. I’m travelling to see him

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Friendship is unnecessary

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” – C. S. Lewis I’m meeting with some dear friends for brunch today, and I was reflecting

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Blessed are the hearts that can bend

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” – Albert Camus Today is my last day of work for the year. (Probably.) Today is also the last day of new IQs for this year too. From tomorrow,

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Love of Beauty

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. I spent this Sunday afternoon with my daughter, at a fabulous “Horrible Histories” stage performance at the Opera House in Sydney. It was our first daddy-daughter

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Art Is Never Finished

Last night, Bel and I watched “Life of Pi”. Fabulous film. Challenging, tense, exciting, and visually breath-taking. The main character – Pi – spends much of his life exploring the nature of God. One scene, in particular, really stuck with me.

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I just want to open up

I mentioned in a previous post about how I feel like my heart is full, and opening wider and wider. About how, inside, I feel there is an infinite amount of love, waiting to get shared with the world. The

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Every child is an artist…

And, after that nail-biting cliffhanger yesterday, here we are with today’s beautiful quote about art and adulthood. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso This theme of

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The time is now.

I don’t even know what time it actually is. I’ve been travelling for almost 24 hours, after leaving new, dear friends in Fargo, North Dakota USA around lunchtime on Monday. I have crossed a dozen time zones, slept intermittently, and done

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11 May 2013

Dear friends, This image was taken on my iPhone at the end of a beautiful family portrait session I shot around Sydney harbour this afternoon, for a couple expecting their first baby. The light was magical, and the love they

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