Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday Thoughts...

"The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before." 

 Neil Gaiman

This so perfectly describes what art can do for each of us and for others (and I can hear Neil Gaimain's voice as I read it).  The world does seem a little brighter then we have created something, and added it into the world.

I so enjoy watching folk make a book.  The unbridled thrill and excitement they feel at the end of the day is just so powerful, and magical.  Somehow the notion that out of a flat piece of paper and some cardboard, they have created a book can be a bit mind-blowing.

No matter what the art is, it has been brought forth from within a mind and a thought, through hands and experience and skill and then come into being an entity. A something. New. A form with dimensions.

And the world is definitely brighter for it.

A Kelmscott Press book by William Morris - seen at the National Gallery of Australia last week as part of the Pre-Raphaelites exhibition. Sublime and superb and it brightened my day!


  1. Beautiful thought, great book.

    1. Thanks Penny - the books were stunning and so amazing. And yes, it's a lovely thought isn't it? Go well.


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