"When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressing creature. He becomes interesting to other people. He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and he opens ways for a better understanding. Where those who are not artists are trying to close the book, he opens it, shows there are still more pages possible."
"Museums of art will not make a country an art country. But where there is the art spirit there will be precious works to fill museums."
-Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
I believe the Intertunnel in general, and my wee corner of the blogosphere specifically, is full of the "art spirit."
And I thank you all kindly for it.