August 20, 2007


Don’t wait for inspiration; it comes while working.
Henri Matisse



The Red Room

Henri Matisse




  1. that’s very true! Once the mind is warmed up and thoroughly involved in the project at hand, more information seems to flood in and be absorbed. I really believe this!

  2. This is one of my all-time favorite paintings! Maybe Matisse has a general appreciation among quilters for his use of color and graphic aspects. I’ve sometimes wondered about making a cloth version. I was fortunate enough to see it at The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, 2 years ago, and it knocked me out. I’d seen it in print before, but had no idea of its size–71 x 87. It’s enormous and therefore all the more impressive.

  3. Words to live by, Deb, words to live by.

  4. You know, this quote couldn’t have come at a better time! I often forget that I’ll find inspiration if I just start something and let it happen.

  5. And each inspiration inspires another……

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