I've been drawn to images or objects lately with famous quotes and sayings on them. I don't own any jewelry with inspirational messages on them but I admire lots of them and wish I did have something I could look at everyday that reminds me of something I feel is a good thoughts to keep me going.
With this said, I printed out a bunch of quotes and sayings buy famous people and thought I'd use them somehow in my work. I started off yesterday by putting some on my tiles and today I added them to a few of my clam boxes. I'm not so sure I'm really sold on this idea. Something about it seems to be a form of "selling out" to me. Or maybe its the fact I can not yet find a subtle way to add this into my imagery without it being contrite. Here are just a few of the quotes I really like. Some are serious and some are funny.
*In my long and colorful career, one thing stands out: I have been misunderstood- Mea West
*Old age is like flying through a storm. Once you're aboard there is nothing you can do. - Golda Meir
*Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next. - Jonas Salk
* Having kids is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain - Martin Mull
*The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning - Jiddu Krishnamund
* I was a vegetarian until I started leaning towards sunlight - Rita Rudner


Ron said...

Nice quotes. Have you checked out Michael Klines blog? There is a link on my blog. He slip trailed some Elvis Costello lyrics on some pots recently. They were really cool. I think it's possible to incorporate the words or just part of it onto the pots. Lets see some images of what you've done. Lots of old English pots had verbage on them; I'm looking forward to trying some slip trailing maybe. Hope you're not freezing.

Jen Mecca said...

I took some photo's today but everything is blurry. (I need a better camera.) You know I am so into my Ipod and REALLY into lyrics I was thinking of doing some of the same things with songs. Randy M. and I had a great time talking about lyrics and music last week when I was getting photo's made. A great lyric can just really make you think!
The weather is better this week so hopefully I'll be able to remove the flannel sheets! J

Scott Smith said...

Just don't start making pots that say "HUGS" and "ANGEL KISSES" on them!

I don't always love words on my pots, but it can be done well. Debi & I actually bought tumblers with WORDS on them -