Die Happy

"Paint as you like and die happy." -Henry Miller

dipietroart:

100 Hours, 2014, egg tempera on panel, 18” x 45”

dipietroart:

100 Hours, 2014, egg tempera on panel, 18” x 45”

50watts:

Detail of an image by Hatsuyama Shigeru for Kodomo no kuni, 1930 (see my big post on this illustrator)

50watts:

Detail of an image by Hatsuyama Shigeru for Kodomo no kuni, 1930 (see my big post on this illustrator)

Joseph Yoakum / Saxonia, Passenger Ship / 1969 / Ink and colored pencil on paper / 12 x 19 in. / Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia

Joseph Yoakum / Saxonia, Passenger Ship / 1969 / Ink and colored pencil on paper / 12 x 19 in. / Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia

Martha Mayer Erlenbacher

Martha Mayer Erlenbacher

shakypigment:

Calling in the Gleaners (1859) by Jules Breton (1827-1906, French)

shakypigment:

Calling in the Gleaners (1859) by Jules Breton (1827-1906, French)

Winslow Homer, The Cotton Pickers, 1876

Winslow Homer, The Cotton Pickers, 1876

Bread and Puppet Museum, Vermont
Photo and blog post (link) by Altoon Sultan

Bread and Puppet Museum, Vermont

Photo and blog post (link) by Altoon Sultan

The world into which we are born is brutal and cruel, and at the same time of divine beauty. Which element we think outweighs the other, whether meaninglessness or meaning, is a matter of temperament. If meaninglessness were absolutely preponderant, the meaningfulness of life would vanish to an increasing degree with each step in our development. But that is, or seems to me, not the case. Probably, as in all metaphysical questions, both are true: life is, or has, meaning and meaninglessness. I cherish the anxious hope that meaning will be preponderate and win the battle.

—Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Tenaya Sims, 2009

Tenaya Sims, 2009

drawinglist:

Colleen Barry, Female Nude with Skeleton, 2009.

drawinglist:

Colleen Barry, Female Nude with Skeleton, 2009.

glynnisfawkes:

John reading The Magicians Nephew on the screen porch.

Kenyon Cox

Kenyon Cox