Sunday, October 7, 2012

63 - FROM THE KNOWN

We move from the known to the unknown.
Yale Center for British Art
William Blake
Jerusalem
Frontispiece

Saturday, October 6, 2012

62 - WHAT UNDERLIES ALL

Interrelatedness underlies all.
Yale Center for British Art
William Blake
Songs of Innocence
Copy G, Plate 12


61 - OUTCOME

 Process not product is the outcome.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
www.metmuseum.org
William Blake
Adam and the Beasts, from Hayley's Ballads

Friday, October 5, 2012

60 - WHEN TO ASK

Don't ask for a refill until your cup is empty.
Yale Center for British Art
William Blake 
Book of Urizen 
Copy A, Plate 25

Thursday, October 4, 2012

59 - INFINITY

 Infinity is not endless space.
British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

58 - ETERNITY

Eternity is not endless time.
British Museum 
William Blake
Descent into Death



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

57 - WOVEN TOGETHER

We are woven together into a seamless fabric.
British Museum
William Blake
Small Book of Designs

Monday, October 1, 2012

56 - THE MEANS

The means is as important as the end.
William Blake 
Adoration of the Magi

Sunday, September 30, 2012

55 - PATIENCE

Patience comes from viewing the world from God's perspective.
British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts


Saturday, September 29, 2012

54 - OUR FOOD

 Our food is to do the will of the Father.
British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts


Friday, September 28, 2012

53 - REVISING THE PAST

God revises the past as easily as he revises the future.
William Blake
The Baptism of Christ
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK






Thursday, September 27, 2012

52 - PUZZLE OF LIFE

The pieces of the puzzle of life can be assembled in many ways.
New York Public Library
William Blake 
Milton
Plate 15

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

51 - CYCLE OF LEARNING

We learn in order to teach; we teach in order to learn.
William Blake  
Songs of Innocence & of Experience 
Plate 6 
The Echoing Green





Tuesday, September 25, 2012

50 - LIVING IN ETERNITY

There is much to be learned about time by living in eternity.
William Blake
Illustrations to the Book of Job 
Plate 15


Monday, September 24, 2012

49 - LIVING IN TIME

There is much to be learned about eternity by living in time.
British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts


Sunday, September 23, 2012

48 - TO CHANGE REALITY

We change reality by changing our perception of it.
William Blake
America a Prophecy
Plate 4, Copy A

Saturday, September 22, 2012

47 - GIFT

 All is gift.
William Blake 
Illustrations to the Book of Job 
Plate 18

Friday, September 21, 2012

46 - BLESSED ARE WE

Blessed are we if our time is infused with eternity.
Library of Congress
William Blake 
Songs of Innocence & of Experience
Plate 9

Thursday, September 20, 2012

45 - DEATH

Death is deliverance from time to eternity.

Yale Center for British Art
William Blake
Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

44 - WHAT BINDS US

Time binds us to space; space to matter; matter to change.
British Museum
William Blake
Milton
Plate 13, Copy A



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

43 - THE PRICE

The price of living in time is losing the awareness of eternity.
William Blake
God Blessed the Seventh Day and Sanctified It

Monday, September 17, 2012

42 - TIME

We experience time as a thread not yet woven into the cloth.
William Blake
Illustration to  
Robert Blair's The Grave.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

41 - TIME'S DIMENSION

 Time is a cross-section of eternity.
 
British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to Edward Young's Night Thoughts


Saturday, September 15, 2012

40 - THE END

 The end is the beginning.

William Blake
Frontispiece for
Blair's  The Grave

Friday, September 14, 2012

39 - THE SPIRIT

If we open ourselves to the spirit, we receive.
British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts

Thursday, September 13, 2012

38 - WHEN LIGHT APPEARS

Darkness disappears when light appears.
William Blake
Illustrations to Milton's
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity























Wednesday, September 12, 2012

37 - VOID

Darkness is a void without independent existence.
British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

36 - COMMUNITY

Without the awareness of a community my perceptions are incomplete.
British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts


Monday, September 10, 2012

35 - FRAGMENTS OF REALITY

We see a sliver of reality which can contribute to an image with other slivers.

William Blake 
Enoch
Lithograph, 1806-7

Sunday, September 9, 2012

34 - OUR TASK

Our task is to see the real through the illusion.

Web Gallery of Art
William Blake
The angel rolling away the stone from the sepulchre


Saturday, September 8, 2012

33 - REALITY

Spirit is the real; matter is the illusion.
William Blake

The Reunion of Soul and Body
Illustrations to Blair's  Grave
Courtesy of Wikimedia

Friday, September 7, 2012

32 - WHEREVER WE LOOK

The image of God can be found wherever we look.

British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts



Thursday, September 6, 2012

31 - FORGIVING

 We cannot receive love if we cannot forgive others. 


British Museum
William Blake
Milton
Plate 41

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

30 - BEING FORGIVEN

We cannot give love if we cannot accept forgiveness.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
William Blake
Woman Taken in Adultery



 


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

29 - DIFFERENT TIMES

There is a time to reflect, and a time to participate.

William Blake
Illustrations to Milton's
Il Penseroso
Wikimedia

Monday, September 3, 2012

28 - GRATITUDE

 The attitude of gratitude opens the windows of our hearts.


National Gallery of Art
William Blake
Job and His Daughters, 1799/1800
Rosenwald Collection






















Sunday, September 2, 2012

27 - WHAT WE ARE GIVEN

We are given enough light to take the next step.

British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts

Saturday, September 1, 2012

26 - WE ARE MEMBERS

We are members of one another.

Yale Center for British Arts
William Blake
Jerusalem   
Plate 85
 

Friday, August 31, 2012

25 - THE DOOR AWAITS

The key is in the lock, the door awaits opening. Can we turn the key, open the door, and walk through?

British Museum
William Blake
Jerusalem
Plate 1
























Wednesday, August 29, 2012

24 - NEW AWAKENING

We are always on the verge of a new awakening.

British Museum
William Blake
Study for America
 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

23 - ESSENCE OF LIFE

Nothing static is alive; to live is to change.


William Blake 
Ezekiel

Monday, August 27, 2012

22 - CHANGE

God intends change. We are to change ourselves, to change others, to be changed by others.

Illustrations to 
Robert Blair's
The Grave

Sunday, August 26, 2012

21 - THE MESSAGE

 God has declared creation to be good.

Yale Center for British Art 
William Blake

Illustrations to Poems of Thomas Gray

Saturday, August 25, 2012

20 - METAMORPHOSIS

 We must die to be born again.

British Museum
William Blake
Dedication to Blair's 'Grave'
1807


Friday, August 24, 2012

19 - MODUS OPERANDI

Transformation is the mode of operation.

Yale Center for British Art
William Blake  
Jerusalem
Plate 97

Thursday, August 23, 2012

18 - RECEIVING & GIVING

There is no receiving without giving; there is no giving without receiving.

William Blake
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Plate 14

                                                                                                  

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

17 - GIVING & RECEIVING

We pass on what we receive, emptying ourselves in the process.

British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

16 - WHERE WE STAND

 We stand on the shoulders of giants.

New York Public Library
Milton 
Plate 1, Copy C


Monday, August 20, 2012

15 - FLOW

 We can’t hold back the flow of God’s movement. 

British Museum
William Blake's Illustrations to
Edward Young's Night Thoughts


Sunday, August 19, 2012

14 - DESIGN

The richness of the design comes from changing patterns. 


Jacob's Ladder, or Jacob's Dream, illustration to the Bible painted for Thomas Butts, Genesis, xxviii, 12; Jacob lies in foreground l dreaming, behind him rises spiral staircase amid stars and golden rays above, three women stand at foot of staircase carrying trays and urns, other figures ascend or descend stairs. c.1799-1807 Pen and grey ink and watercolour
British Museum
William Blake
Jacob's Ladder