Sunday

This Could Be True



Quote by Henry David Thoreau...



" It is only when we forget all our learning,
that we begin to know."



...paperwork, watercolor and hand bound book by me.



22 comments:

Jasmine said...

Very pretty. Thoreau has made some wise and beautiful sentiments.

Arija said...

Only too true . . . I really need to unlearn my art school training so i can finally be free to paint.

pRiyA said...

well i've found that those who've claimed to have learned a lot don't really know very much.

the book is beautiful. i remember seeing other pages in your earlier posts.

Lord Wellbourne said...

I've earned more degrees than anyone shuld be allowed by law! And the one thing I've learned from all that 'learning' is that it's only as good as what you do with it. So I put it aside and came home to the land of Thoreau where my new education process has taken root. Living in one's head is all well and good as far as it goes but living from one's soul is more rewarding. And that is something that cannot be taught......

George said...

I agree completely with Thoreau, and I would have found no fault if you have titled your piece: "This IS True." This is a beautiful and meaningful piece of artwork that you have created.

Morna Crites-Moore ~Wicked Waif ~ said...

Weaving! :-)

alaine@éclectique said...

We just had a dozen teenagers, 16-19, pitch their tents on our plot and camp for a week. What I was so aware of was that we knew and they were yet to find out!

Love the little book; is it full of quotes such as this?

Owen said...

Looks like a fine book indeed, show us more, if it can help us forget all the rest...
:-)

Steven Cain said...

I guess that all depends on who taught you from the get-go.

You are hand-binding books now, too? Goodness girl! Endless talents.

Beautiful. Love the color combination. Sun on water.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Jasmine, yes and every one of them make us stop and think...

Arija, You are a natural already...

Lord W, you have expressed yourself so well and so concise I do think I should be quoting you, Thank you so much.

Thanks Priya, yes we must be careful about what we think we know...

Thank you,George... If Thoreau could see the many distractions that envelope our world now, I wonder what he would think.

Alaine, a doz. 16 -19 yr olds!!..O brave one! it must have been a lively place!!..
... my little book is interspersed with quotes and color.

Owen, nobody said it would be easy.

Morna, a very simple weaving... I especially love water-colored tissue paper cut in strips and woven... the sound, feel and flutter of it is scrumptious...

Thank you Stephen... possibly if that someone taught in a gentle caring meaningful way it would be unforgettable.

Lorena said...

Beautiful book and lovely quote from Thoreau who I go back to visit with quite often

liZZie said...

O0o, I like both very much...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Lorena and Lizzie. Lovely to see you are both being very creative!!

helen said...

Isn't book binding and weaving so enjoyable? I like making little books and putting my poems in....time to go make more now you've made me think of it :~) Love your Thoreau qote, your colours and weaving ~ beautiful ~

tattytiara said...

Beautiful work, and a very compelling quote indeed.

...louciao... said...

Conversely, it is only when we forget what we know that we begin to learn.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Helen, I hope you post about them. I'd love to see...

tattytiara, thanks for visiting.

louciao, You do have a way of saying things!!

layers said...

it is like coming around full circle and seeing the same things with new eyes-- a deeper appreciation and better understanding.

littlesliceoflife said...

beautiful - both the book and the sentiment.
x

Ruth said...

This is a stunning piece of work, Gwen. I love everything about it.

Being empty. That's it, isn't it?

simply blue said...

Hi Gwen!
You don't post very often but when you do....you always leave us with something to think about....until your next post. Love Thoreau.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Donna, and it goes on and on doesn't it.. exciting.

Ruth every time I think I have the translation for it.. another possibility pops up..

Rebecca, Thank you, x.

Simply blue, Thoreau does make us take a second thought on things doesn't he.. I bet he is happy with that.