Sunday, 18 July 2010

Sunday Smile Spot

First of all, I'd like to thank all who have helped to make this blog 'come alive' with your comments and also to welcome all new 'followers'. I hope you'll find plenty to interest you or maybe inspire you here, or at least something to make you smile. 

Here are half a dozen quotes about art that made me smile -

1. 'Painting: the art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.'  
    Harold Rosenberg..

2. 'Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.'
    G. K. Chesterton

3. 'Bad artists always admire each other's work.'
    Oscar Wilde

4. 'Good art is in the wallet of the beholder.'
    Kathy Lett

5. 'Abstract art? A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
    Al Capp

6. 'Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the    situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something    sweet and the feeling will pass.'

Do you have any funny or light-hearted Art quotes or jokes to share? If so, please add them in the 'Comments' box.


JudyAdamsonArtandDesign said...

Apologies for the strange spacing in today's post. Blogger was refusing to 'preview' properly so I had to 'publish' and hope for the best!

Michele said...

Great comments, very amusing, thank you for taking the time to do these!

You will only upset yourself if you expect the preview in blogger to look anything like how it actually publishes. It is merely there to keep us busy and seems to have no useful purpose. It is a good job I am alone when editing my blog. That amount of swearing might be distasteful to anyone in the vicinity.

Jean said...

Thanks for the Sunday Funnies!:-D)

Yeah...Blogger doesn't seem to like it when I copy and paste anything. The spacing always ends up odd.

JudyAdamsonArtandDesign said...

Michele and Jean - you're both welcome. I quite enjoy hunting these things down!

And yes, Blogger can be a pain! I've just been collecting all the images for this month's contributions from Zazzle and GCU and it's behaved remarkably well compared to earlier. I know what you mean about copying and pasting - I've found that composing a long post works quite well if I write it in a plain text email. Still some spacing to adjust but the best way I've found so far.