Creator of Lucky Compiler (http://luckycompiler.com), featuring interviews with eminent artists and photographers from across the world; It’s Quoted (http://its-quoted.com), a tumblr blog dedicated exclusively to celebrate the power of words; Digital Filbert (http://digitalfilbert.com), devoted to my musings about the world of web and beyond.

O spirit of man, most holy,
The measure of things and the root,
In our summers and winters a lowly
Seed, putting forth of them slowly
Thy supreme blossom and fruit;
In thy sacred and perfect year,
The souls that were parcel of thee
In the labour and life of us here
Shall be rays of thy sovereign sphere,
Springs of thy motion shall be.
Algernon Charles Swinburne (via itsquoted)
Great minds comprehend more in a word, a look, a pressure of the hand, than ordinary men in long conversations, or the most elaborate correspondence.
Johann Kaspar Lavater (via itsquoted)
I think that’s whats fun…stretching yourself and not feeling safe all the time. I don’t like feeling safe when I work. I don’t think people can do their best work if they do feel safe, because they don’t set themselves up for anything, for any real challenge.
Elizabeth Montgomery (via itsquoted)
The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order: the continuous thread of revelation.
Eudora Welty (via itsquoted)
In order to judge of the inside of others, study your own; for men in general are very much alike, and though one has one prevailing passion, and another has another, yet their operations are much the same; and whatever engages or disgusts, pleases, or offends you in others, will, mutatis mutandis, engage, disgust, please, or offend others in you.
Lord Chesterfield (via itsquoted)

luckycompiler:

A while back renowned sculptor Susan Clinard graced Lucky Compiler with precious words of wisdom. Here is a snippet of the actual article.

You are a great observer of life and your work bears obvious signs of that. How did you train your mind with the power of observation since the early days?

I trusted. From an early age I had an innate sense that the things I saw in nature, the people I knew, and experiences I had (difficult and otherwise) was to be listened to. Thinking in the present like this through the years has helped me realize that judging people before you get to know them, for example, is meaningless. We all experience so much of the same things … how we perceive beauty, how we hurt.

There is what I call a ‘call and response’ out there. I observe the call… from small things like a bird dashing in front of me momentarily and I respond to it. I laugh… maybe think about the flight pattern of that bird… maybe it finds its way into my art at some point. It is a treasured cycle of life communication.

The full article is available at Lucky Compiler for your review.

Image Courtesy: The Artist

View the playfulness of light on flowers sans photoshop!

These are the paintings of Baroque era Spanish artist Juan de Arellano (August 3, 1614 – October 13, 1676). He specialised in depicting still life on canvas.