Sunday, 7 June 2009

I finally ordered a print from The Black Apple. Emily's work is so beautiful and definitely inspires a lot of my efforts. Her blog is very sweet as well! The print I bought is entitled 'The Quiet Room,' and I plan on saving it for my future home instead of hanging it up now.

I just listened to an interview with the Botkin sisters, which was excellent. Among other things from their lives, Anna Sofia and Elizabeth spoke of influencing and encouraging brothers, which is also a special feature of their film, The Return of the Daughters. One of them shared a story about the early days of composing in their family, and how she wanted to be the great Botkin composer and would put down her brother's playing. When she realized that he was more gifted in the area and that her comments were tearing him down, she learned to build him up instead, and stand behind him and push him forward. We sisters can have a powerful influence (for good or ill) on our brothers, whether younger or older. Let's use it wisely!

with love,


Amber said...

Thanks for introducing this artist to me. She is so mystical and it tells such an interesting story. I wonder where you will put it in your house? I love your profile photo. Your hair is gorgeous!

Indie.Tea said...

What a lovely piece of art. I will have to check out the artist now :)

Indie.Tea said...

O, the links don't work on my computer :(

Jessica Cangiano said...

Beautiful artwork and commentary on what you listened to. I love my brother very much, but we've had a strained relationship for years. I hope in time we'll be able to grow closer again.

Wishing you a deeply lovely week ahead,
♥ Jessica

MissMatilda said...

wow! I love this x