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

Saturday, August 18, 2012

13 - CONDUIT


We are pipelines for God to supply the world.

British Museum
William Blake's illustrations to 
Young's Night Thoughts




 





















Friday, August 17, 2012

12 - SUPPLY

 There is no limit to the supply of love, mercy, grace, and compassion.

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

Thursday, August 16, 2012

11 - SUSTENANCE

 An external source supplies energy to sustain.

Web Gallery of Art
William Blake
Job Confessing His Presumption To God Who Answers From The Whirlwind

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

10 - TAKING PART

We participate in the great exchange.


William Blake
Illustrations of
The Book of Job
Butts Set 


9 - RECYCLING

Nothing is lost, nothing is wasted.


William Blake
Illustrations to 
Robert Blair's The Grave

Monday, August 13, 2012

8 - PROVIDENCE

The whole provides for the parts.

New York Public Library
Blake's Milton
Plate 32

Sunday, August 12, 2012

7 - DIVERSITY

Diversity contributes to the whole.

British Museum
William Blake
A Pastoral Scene
c. 1780-1785

Saturday, August 11, 2012

6 - ECONOMICS

Co-operation out-succeeds competition.


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



5 - THE FUTURE

We can’t control the future.

British Museum
William Blake's Engraving for
the Book of Job

Thursday, August 9, 2012

4 - THE PAST

We can’t re-create the past.

Getty Museum
William Blake's
Satan Exaulting over Eve, 1795

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

3 - RECEIVING

We receive from those whom we cannot repay.

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


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

2 - REAL VALUE

Everything of real value can’t be paid for.

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


Monday, August 6, 2012

1 - WHAT WE GET

We get more than we deserve.

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