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“Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it” —Danny Kaye

Paint Rags 2

Curtains part
Raveling drums roll
Dreams unfurl

I never know what I’m going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I’m just the middleman —Peter Max

Paint Rags 10

Bolts of fray
Shades of Hudson Bay
Curling toes

I am but a blank canvas, because everyone interprets you in a different way, and I think that’s quite nice —Davina McCall

Paint Rags 1

Threaded bands
Overlapping strands
Warp and woof

An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures —Wassily Kandinsky

Paint Rags 3

Sailcloth bales
Glean the Spanish Main
Reap the deep

You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard —Pharrell Williams

Paint Rags 12

Shore awnings
Looming seashell shades
Bloom arrays

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination —Voltaire

Paint Rags 9

Stringy thongs
Bikini swatches
Drape the strand

Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams —Rudolph Valentino

Paint Rags 5

Banners wave
Alee as the surf
Leaps the sand

If I’ve learned anything through all of this, it’s that each and every day is a canvas waiting to be painted – an opportunity for love, for fun, for living, for learning —Craig Sager

Paint Rags 8

Fabric memes
Ephemeral dreams
Seamless seem

The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas —Edvard Munch

Paint Rags 12b

Beach combing
Water winging it
Hanging ten

Your life is your canvas, and you are the masterpiece. There are a million ways to be kind, amazing, fabulous, creative, bold, and interesting —Kerli

Paint Rags wall 2

Dream canvas
Weaving sand and surf
The Paint Rags

This world is but a canvas to our imagination —Henry David Thoreau

Thus, an artist surfing his halcyon dreams (the Med) from a souvenir beach chair in his atelier on the 49th Parallel North (the Tundra), hangs ten on the blank canvas of December.

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. wonderful! must get my paints out again when spring comes!

    December 11, 2022
    • And your brushes. 🙂

      December 11, 2022
      • or I might just throw the paint directly 😉 …

        December 11, 2022
      • Then you’ll need plenty of paint rags. 🙂

        December 11, 2022
  2. Danny Kaye was always encouraging other people to make a big mess, “throw all the paint … throw the pie at the wall … eat chili with your hands …” but he was rarely known to help tidy up after.

    December 12, 2022
    • So, I have Danny Kaye to thank for my love of throwing pies at the wall and eating chill with my hands, and you to thank, Geo., for wiping up the mess with paint rags.

      December 12, 2022
  3. These are fantastic – all of them! And I’m actually jealous that I didn’t think of “canvas” as a theme for a series of quotes!


    December 12, 2022
  4. These are such beautiful paintings, inspiring quotes, and poems to make me think. I so enjoyed this post. No favorites – I loved them all. (I think of my poetry as Peter Max thinks of his paintings, which I grew up with and still love.) Thank you for this visual and linguistic adventure.

    December 20, 2022
  5. Thank you immensely, LuAnne. You make it worthwhile. May your holidays be brighter than a Peter Max painting 🙂

    December 20, 2022
  6. Nice !!!

    December 21, 2022
  7. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2022

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