Turtle was the first cat I knew in Brooklyn, and has been part of every visit to the apartments she has shared with mosteverybody over the past decade — sometimes even in his absence. It’s hard to imagine his home without her.
Turtle was a great cat (2002-2014). We put her to sleep yesterday. So sad.
This nautical chart from 1866 shows the harbor of New York and the mouth of the Hudson River.
"To all viewers but yourself, what matters is the product: the finished artwork. To you, and you alone, what matters is the process: the experience of shaping that artwork. The viewers’ concerns are not your concerns (although it’s dangerously easy to adopt their attitudes.) Their job is whatever it is: to be moved by art, to be entertained by it, to make a killing off it, whatever. Your job is to learn to work on your work."
David Bayles & Ted Orland, Art & Fear (via andrew-howie)
"Making art now means working in the face of uncertainty; it means living with doubt and contradiction, doing something no one much cares whether you do, and for which there may be neither audience nor reward. Making the work you want to make means setting aside these doubts so that you may see clearly what you have done, and thereby see where to go next. Making the work you want to make means finding nourishment within the work itself. This is is not the Age of Faith, Truth and Certainty."
David Bayles & Ted Orland, Art and Fear (via andrew-howie)
I love this.