"Every calling is great when greatly pursued." (Favorite quote) - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I am an artist. I am here to live out loud." - Émile Zola, French author
"An unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates
"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving." - Kahlil Gibran
“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” - Wilfred Peterson (1900-1995), American author
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." - Anais Nin
I hate cold season! I have been sick as a dog with flu and pneumonia. I'm finally feeling better now. I've been setting up my new office - a lot of work! I have A LOT of books! But now I have them all in one place. I have so many things to catch up on - being sick and renovating my office have consumed my time the last couple of months. My studio is a mess! I haven't been able to paint in a while, and I miss it. Soon. I am backlogged on paintings I need to do for people. As usual, I am obsessively watching sports, right now it's basketball. We subscribe to the NBA Game Pass, so I can watch any game any time. I wish they had something similar for college. I'm bummed that Duke's favorite player is injured; but so far we are holding on to our #1 ranking.
January 23, 2019
I have decided that it is time to overhaul my paintings website (cjhfineart.com). It is long overdue. The mobile version, which is the version that most people see, was randomly generated and is terrible. So now I am looking for templates and a provider. I recently re-did my photography website, so I know the amount of work that it entails. It may take some time, doing it a little bit at a time, but I have to have a quality website in order to be competitive.