Saturday, March 6, 2010

inspiration: Roads + Paths

This morning I received an email from Rod MacIver, an artist, writer and founder of Heron Dance, which is a website/newsletter exploring the beauty and mystery of the natural world with art and words, along with his gorgeous watercolor paintings!

Hi Lenna
I came across your work in 1,000 Artist Journal Pagesand then visited your website.
Your work inspires me!
Rod

Wow! what a nice way to start the day! 
I visited Rod's blog and found this writing by Joseph Campbell, which I thought was very appropriate for our swap:

You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.

Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else's path.

You are not on your own path.

If you follow someone else's way,
you are not going to realize
your potential.
- from A Joseph Campbell Companion

Go to this post on Rod's blog - Night Bear: A pause for beauty to read the entire essay.

"And an artist needs friends, people of like mind and goodwill, as support and encouragement on the journey—a journey that requires persistence in the face of rejection and discipline that can only come from within."
          - Roderick MacIver, publisher of Heron Dance

A work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle.
          - Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

Thank you, Rod! lenna young andrews - March 6, 2010

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