Leo Tolstoy ~ Spring
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912)
Spring Flowers
Oil on panel
“The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse. ”
― Ian McEwan, Atonement

Daydreaming at the Water's Edge
Henri Martin - 1899
A Woman Reading…
At the Breakfast Table with the Morning Newspaper,
L. A. Ring, 1898
Sylvia Plath – Loneliness
“God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of "parties" with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter - they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship - but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.”

― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Viktor Elpidiforovich Borisov-Musatov - 1905
Emil Nolde
Emil Nolde
Printemps dans la chambre, 1904
Georgia O’keeffe – A World In Art
“To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.”
― Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'keeffe – A World In Art
“To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.”
― Georgia O'Keeffe
The Red Dress
Charles Webster Hawthorne,
The Red Dress, 1915
At The Opera…
"Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.”
― Giacomo Puccini

At the Opera
Gaston La Touche - Date unknown
Animals Of The Sea
Animals of the Sea
"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more."

Lord Byron

Animals of the Sea
Odilon Redon - 1910