By the time we are women, fear is as familiar to us as air; it is our element. We live in it, we inhale it, we exhale it, and most of the time we do not even notice it. Instead of “I am afraid,” we say, “I don’t want to,” or “I don’t know how,” or “I can’t.”
The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.
Edouard Vuillard - At Clayes, Geranium on a Table in front of the Window
The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.
French artist Gustave Doyen certainly captured what ever kitteh lover has been put through—too much cute to keep reading. Exhibited in the Salon de Paris, his work here, “The Interrupted Reading” is included in the book The Salon: a collection of the choicest paintings recently executed by distinguished European artists by Prof. Charles Carroll (1881).
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Blumenstilleben mit Buch, Kruchen Medard. Germany (1877 - 1957)
A book is a device to ignite the imagination.
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader
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