I felt it important to share with you this quote I discovered in the book I am reading currently, “The Art Spirit,” because it so well conveys what I am accomplishing through the drawings I make for this art blog.
Robert Henri teaches, “Is it not fine to see the development of oneself? The finding of one’s own tastes. The final selection of a most favorite theme; the concentration of all one’s forces on that theme; its development; the constant effort to find its clearest expression in the chosen medium; an effort of expression which commenced with the beginning of the idea, and follows its progress step by step, becoming a technique of the theme itself and special to it. The continuation through years, new elements entering as life goes on, each step differing, yet all the same. A simple theme on which a life is strung.”