"If you're designing on a computer, you've got a ready-made image and you don't like this and you don't like that, so you get it altered. And you don't have to do all this handwork. But what you lose and what you miss is, the idea's coming while you're drawing, you've got time to think and one idea will grow out of another." —Marthe Armitage
"As they left the house he realized that instead of seizing the opportunity to explore every nook of it, he sat all afternoon in one room and merely dreamed of what he might have seen in the others. But that was always his way: the least little fragment of fact was enough for him to transform into a palace of dreams, whereas if he tried to grasp more of it at a time it remained on his hands as so much unusable reality." —Edith Wharton, Hudson River Bracketed
I suppose "Week beginner" would be a more appropriate post for a Monday, but I've just returned home from reunion weekend at Saint Mary's and God was it good to go back. The place is so full of remembered joy: the crisp old smell of Le Mans, slow walks along The Avenue, a solitary moment under the little willows by the lake. Throw a few favorite friends into the mix, and our (32 oz Finnigan's) cups runneth over. Saint Mary's is so special.