"But, as well as the body, the spirit fortifies itself and develops itself by the exercise. As a neglected body which becomes weak and finally impotent, the spirit becomes weaker. The innate feeling of the artist is like the talent of the Gospel which must not be buried. The artist which lets its gifts unemployed is the lazy servant. "Improvisation No 30 (1913)
"Painting is an art, and the art in its whole is not a vain objects creation which get lost in the void, but a power which has a goal and must serve to the evolution and to the refinement of the human soul, to the moving of the Triangle. It is the language which speaks to the soul, in its proper form, of things which are the daily bread of the soul and which it can receive only under this form."
"Is beautiful what proceeds from an inner necessity of the soul. Is beautiful what is inwardly beautiful."
"The geometric line is an invisible thing. It is the track made by the moving point; that is, its product. It is created by movement – specifically through the destruction of the intense self-contained repose of the point. Here, the leap out of the static to the dynamic occurs. […] The forces coming from without which transform the point into a line, can be very diverse. The variation in lines depends upon the number of these forces and upon their combinations."
"The world is full of resonances. It constitutes a cosmos of things exerting a spiritual action. The dead matter is a living spirit."
Want to know more? I highly recommend the following books for your reading pleasure.
Hajo Duechting. Wassily Kandinsky 1866-1944: A Revolution in Painting. Publ. Taschen. 2000. ISBN 3-8228-5982-6.
John E Bowlt, Rose-Carol Washton Long. The Life of Vasilii Kandinsky in Russian art : a study of "On the spiritual in art" by Wassily Kandinsky. Publ. Newtonville, Mass. USA. 1980. ISBN 0-89250-131-6 ISBN 0-89250-132-4
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Samantha, you are a doll! Thank you.
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American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Too few people realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women (and men), but the good news is heart disease largely can be prevented. Spreading the Go Red For Women message Love Your Heart raises awareness of heart disease and empowers women to reduce their risk.
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
The American Dental Association held the first national observance of Children's Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949. This single day observance became a week-long event in 1955. In 1981, the program was extended to a month-long celebration known today as National Children's Dental Health Month.
Since 1941, the observance has grown from a two-city event into a nationwide program. NCDHM messages reach millions of people in communities across the country and at numerous armed service bases abroad. Local observances often include poster, coloring, and essay contests, and health fairs.
Shriners International Headquarters
P.O. Box 31356
Tampa, FL 33631
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 pediatric hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Mexico providing specialized care for orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. All services are provided at no charge.
Eligibility for care is not based on financial need or relationship to a Shriner.
If you know of a child Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, please call our toll-free patient referral line:
In the U.S.: 1-800-237-5055.
In Canada: 1-800-361-7256.
Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
Many of you learned of Prevent Blindness America after your child was screened for a vision problem. Unfortunately, far too many children don't get the vision care they need. That's why Prevent Blindness America has worked with Congress and allies in the vision community to introduce the Vision Care for Kids Act. This legislation would help provide children at risk for vision problems with access to eye exams and follow up care.
Group B Strep International
61 Carver Road
West Wareham, MA 02576
Protect your baby from Group B Strep (GBS) — it’s preventable!
Worldwide, Group B streptococcus is a leading infectious killer of newborns. It is the leading cause of blood infection and meningitis in newborns. The good news is that it can be prevented, and you can help!
In regions where awareness and prevention efforts have been implemented, infant deaths from GBS have decreased as much as 70%. This web site contains resources for you to learn about GBS and help prevent its devastating effects.
On a personal note, there are two blo**ers birthdays coming in the month of February. My matey Jules from the Theater of the Absurd and Mine! Hmm, I am thinking maybe a Girls Pirate Party is in order =0) If by chance you are a regular reader, commentor, or on my blogroll and your birthday is in February let me know!
Also, I would like to thank everyone that stops and takes the time to comment on my site. All of you are special and me hearts you. Have a great day everyone!
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