Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Art by The Voyager

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person. ~Frank Barron, Think, November-December 1962

The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him.... He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. ~Henry David Thoreau, "Economy," Walden, 1854

Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires. ~Charles Caleb Colton

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. ~Soren Kierkegaard

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

If you have not done so, please check out the Etsy shop of The Voyagers by TheVoyagers on Etsy. These are works by the amazing artist Maia Chavez Larkin. Here is her bio on Etsy:

Maia Chavez Larkin is an illustrator and journalist. Daughter of oil painter Eva Van Rijn and the late WPA muralist and National Academy of Design member Edward Arcenio Chavez, Maia hails from an artistic and peripatetic family. Born and raised among artists, she was initially trained in architectural illustration at the New York School of Interior Design, and went on to study painting and drawing at Il Chiostro in Italy. Her classical pen and ink work has shown at the Kiesendahl + Calhoun Contemporary Art Gallery in Beacon, NY, the Fletcher Gallery in Woodstock, NY and the Broome Street Gallery in Manhattan, among others. As a commercial illustrator, she has worked for the Beaver Creek Resort Company, the Seven Lakes Lodge and the Adoption Exchange, as well as various periodicals. In 2006, she collaborated with Nickelodeon’s Funniest Mom in America Rubi Nicholas on the children’s book My Mom’s Not Cool. Larkin and her husband, a fellow journalist, live in Denver, with their daughter Q and a very concerned little tailless dog.

She can also be found at her beautiful blog: Une Envie de Sel


TheChicGeek said...

Hello Yoli :)
You visited me at my blog and I'm so happy you did because it brought me here. You have an incredible blog! I'm enjoying my time here so much and am now a follower!

Thank You!
Have a Happy Day!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Yoli, as usual you find the most beautiful words...and they do my images such an honor. Once again I find myself floored by the perfection of A de SE's way with metaphors. He just simply always says it best.

Renee said...

The pictures are wonderful.


Phyllis said...

lovely photos, so whimsical.. thanks for sharing!

Shaista said...

Dear Yoli, it is always so wonderful to find two blog artists that you admire woven together like this. I love Maia's work, and her blog, but did not know any of the details you have provided us with. Thankyou!
Every one of your quotes is so right, so clever and thought-provoking. Like Maia, I agree that St-Exupery expresses our hearts' thoughts beautifully.
Tell me, do you have books and books in every nook and cranny of your house? How do you manage to read so many different and brilliant people to quote them the way you do? Amazing!

Alaine said...

Yoli, thanks for those links, will go there. Also love the Frank Barron quote.

Lovely post, thank you.

Relyn said...

This artwork is WONDERFUL. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing it with us.

Maithri said...

My sister,

Each day you inspire and amaze me, with your endless creativity, compassion and gentle light,

Warmest love to you,


Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Interesting blog ;)

Björnik said...

Nice thoughts and illustrations Yoli.:)

robinbird said...

what wonderfully intricate and imaginative work. i was captured completely by the quote:
to dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. to not dare is to lose oneself.
love the newest header too my yoli!