The Art of Living……

Mixed media self portrait. – Circa 1987


A dear friend, whose opinion I respect greatly sent me the following quote.    She said  that it reminded her of me.

‘A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between her work and her play;  her labour and her leisure;  her mind and her body;  her education and her recreation.     She hardly knows which is which.   She simply pursues the vision of excellent through whatever she is doing, and leaves others to determine if she is working or playing.    To herself, she always appears to be doing both.’      Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand. 

A Bientôt

14 thoughts on “The Art of Living……

  1. Gill McGrath

    Beautiful words. ‘….leaving others to determine if she is working or playing….’ always there whispering soft; sometimes loud; a heady mix of guilt and gold!…..

  2. teagan geneviene

    Janet, i love the quote. It’s perfect. And i adore this painting. Absolutely marvelous with the warm yellow hues, the kitty, and you. It captures… love. Yes, that’s it. It looks like love. Hugs! ❤ 🙂


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