Seeing, thinking, and drawing.

I plucked a few quotes from A Short Guide to Writing About Art by Sylvan Barnet.  Just picked this up last night. Pairs well with back to school season. 


"A picture is not thought out and settled beforehand. While it is being done, it changes as one's thoughts change. And when it is finished, it still goes on changing, according to the state of mind of whoever is looking at it. A picture lives a life like a living creature, undergoing the changes imposed on us by our life from day to day. This is natural enough, as the picture lives only through the man who is looking at it."  

 - Conversation with Christian Zervos, 1935, reprinted in Picasso on Art , ed Dore Ashton (1972) 


"No two people see the external world in exactly the same way.  To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is- in other words, not a thing but a think"

 - Penelope Fitzgerald, The Gates of Angels  (1990)


 "To know what you want to draw, you have to begin drawing" - Picasso

Wishing you peace and productivity.