Saturday, July 17, 2010

Words of Wisdom from Danny Gregory

image by Danny Gregory
Drawing is about reaching for pure being. Not making pretty pictures to put in frames and on websites. The world doesn’t need more pictures. It needs peace and connection. It needs people who can accept reality and don’t feel compelled to control their environments. If you can look at a boot, at a rotting apple, at car’s worn tire, at an old man’s foot, and see it for what it is, without value or judgement, can see the beauty and particularity of the thing, you will find peace. You will avoid being covetous. You will be happy with what you have. You will accept others more readily, will see the sunshine on a cloudy day. Life is a wonderful business, though fools blow up London tube stations and sell each other crap and waste time with gossip about movie stars. If you can draw, you will always have a place to go that is beautiful and honest and true.
-Danny Gregory from a post on his blog in 2005

Here are a few more great sites to look at for drawing inspiration:


1 comment:

oneartistjournal said...

Gotta love Greggory...I DO!!
And truly...so inpring me today to come here and find these words especially these: "accept their relity, and don't feel compelled to control their environment.
XOXOrly

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