From Ol’ Bird in St. Louis, Missouri
“For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude
of the universe that surrounds us.”
- Richard H. Baker
From Kelly in Phoenix, Arizona
“The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me,
He complains of my gab and my loitering.I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world.”
- Walt Whitman“Song of Myself”
From David in Siauliai, Lithuania
I only received this illustration yesterday, but I have already experienced so much joy in trying to unfold its intricate mysteries that I simply couldn’t resist sharing it as soon as possible… Enjoy! And bravo to David for this epic creation.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a
stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in
awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
~ Albert Einstein
From Megan in Chattanooga, Tennessee
“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
From Andrew in Columbia, Missouri
“We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher
From Jesse in Raleigh, North Carolina
“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”
~ Samuel Johnson
From K. in Evanston, Illinois
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
~ Anatole France
From Devin in Lyford, Texas
“A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.”
~ Lana Turner
Happy Friday the 13th!
“Listen to them. Children of the Night.
What music they make.”
~ Dracula (1931)
“Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf.”
~ Earl Derr Biggers
From Dave (formerly in Las Vegas – currently in the California East Bay)
To see more of Dave’s work, visit his website here.
Two interesting quotes on tattoos. Which do you agree with?
“There is no “underground” community, no dark den of drunken sailors initiating themselves into manhood via cheap, ill-conceived exercises in bodily perforation; it’s just a group of people who delight in using their bodies as billboards”.
~Joanne McCubrey, “Walking Art: Tattoos,” Mountain Democrat Weekend magazine, 9 February 1990
“A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.”
~V. Vale and Andrea Juno, Modern Primitives