Wednesday, October 28, 2009

That's the Spirit

'I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.'
-- Pablo Picasso (a tip of the cap to our friend Scott Crawford, the branding guru, for finding this quote).


At 8:43 PM, Anonymous "coloress" (my verification word) said...

Stumbling through life with flair . . . I think as an artist you have to learn to be willing to take risks like that. A lot of his stuff you have a visceral reaction to, love it or hate it. Either way he makes us consider what we like and WHY. Art and artists have a way of entering our lives, inspiring and challenging us because their vulnerability invites us into the conversation.

At 10:03 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Well said.

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Pat Washington said...

I usually got D's in alegebra in high school and college. I was afraid of math.... It usually gave me a headache, and I couldn't understand why I needed to know that stuff. Many years later, I homeschooled, and taught my son up through 6th grade math, and it was only then, as I taught it, that I lost my fear of it. (Algebra functions, in fact, are introduced in second or third grade, but they're not labeled at such, probably because it would freak out a lot of parents.) As I've been telling my son, it's all about plugging in what you know, to find out what you don't know.

On my lifetime's to-do list -- take a college Algebra 1 course and ace it. :-)

At 9:10 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...


At 12:06 AM, Anonymous no picasso said...

. . .or how not to do it (in my case!).

At 7:50 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Sorry to hear that.


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