Life Imitates Art & AttitudeThe close relationship between life and art stirred Oscar Wilde to coin the infamous quote, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”

Artists truly are the movers and shakers of the world. The ages illustrate that artists have been at the forefront of every epic era. That said, we artists have a big responsibility and must understand the importance of being an artist in today’s modern world.
Oscar Wilde’s quote makes me ponder the importance of taking my choice in choosing the right attitude before I begin work in my studio.  Whether I like to admit it or not, attitude is my choice and those choices and decisions help to determine the successes or failures each day.  Winston Churchill wisely stated, Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
I have a bulletin board in my studio where I thumb-tack ideas and inspirations. Recently, I came across an old magazine clipping that expresses the importance of attitude.  The timeless words are especially relevant in light of the economic challenges we all are facing.  I hope find this as empowering as I do.


How are you greeting each day? Is it with an attitude of expectation and confidence? Or do you rise with a sense of depression and dread? You have a choice. And as the day unfolds, there are more choices, moment by moment. The day is an empty canvas. The shapes and colors the canvas gives back to you will be the shapes and colors you put there. The shapes and colors are yours to choose. You can see through the eyes of hope or the eyes of despair. You can make music with your laughter, or you can call down thundershowers with your tears. You can build or you can destroy. You can experience abundance or poverty. You can love, or you can hate. The choices are there, each minute, each hour. There is no neutral ground. Each moment makes its demand on you as you paint away on the canvas that is your life. Every thought, every mood is a conscious choice.

Choose Well ~ Lori 🙂


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