"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
It's a joy to decorate with inspiring words
The art of hanging inspirational posters as reminder notes: Ok, here’s why I believe in inspirational art decor, if you look in my home studio, you will see teeny, tiny notes, stuck on the wall just above my desk containing inspiring thoughts, like this one by Albert Einstein, “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle,” or this one by Charles H. Spurgeon, “By perseverance the snail reached the ark.“ Isn’t that last famous quote great? Now, these little pieces of paper work perfectly, but I get antsy when things don’t look stylish in my home, and I’ll bet you feel the same way, sooooo, as an artist, I felt inspired to create some larger reminder notes that can be hung as inspiring wall art―like my Perseverance Poster (see below). Plus, since I have the opportunity to offer you other artist’s inspirational posters and prints, containing gorgeous photography and inspiring quotes, I hand-picked some I think would look great on any wall in a home or office. There will always be more added down the road, so feel free to come back anytime. Maybe put it on a sticky as a reminder―just kidding. My only intentions are to inspire! Peace be with you.
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness." John Keats
Quote: "Beauty unfolds from our hearts."
© Poster Quote & Photographer: V. Lausen
A compassion poster sets the tone
To design a poster with a subject like compassion was not an easy task for me. You see, for years I thought the the idea of compassion had the same meaning as sympathy. Now as you know, sympathy means to share the feelings of others, which can be good, but for me I would often take the concept too far. What do I mean by that? Well, I mean I would become so in sync for the other person's sorrow or anguish that I would become as depressed as they were. Pretty soon there was a pity party with nobody providing emotional guidance for anyone. However, over the years, with much reflection and openness to new insights on this topic, I've come to a personal motto that states: I will do my best, even under the saddest of circumstances, to show support to others by remaining in a positive and centered state of being-ness. Surely the concept of a being a positive example is far more encouraging to others than if I joined in their depression or told them to just cheer up. With this, I decided to go ahead with creating the following artwork as a reminder of this concept. It contains a vivid photograph of Black-eyed Susan flowers and an accompanying inspirational saying.