To feel the connection of color,
dripping from my spirit onto the canvas
this is the magic of art.
To listen to the small home of beauty and wonder
and to allow it to cross beyond the bounds
of what exists already in creation,
this is the beauty of art.
To allow the soft flow of running waters
to glide smoothly through the air,
while they leap and dance with joy,
this is the inspiration of art.
– Erika Hastings
“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life."
– Pablo Picasso
"In this wonderful new age, art is worship.
When thy fingers grasp the paint brush, it is as if thou wert at prayer in the Temple."