Monday, October 26, 2009

Magnificent, Marvellous, Mighty Monday and Pablo Picasso

It's my birthday week! Tomorrow is my birthday and so for my Monday post I thought I'd select a Scorpio whose birthday was the 25th: the legendary Pablo Picasso.
This multi-talented artist was a child prodigy (although he didn't believe in the term saying all children are genius with art) and worked across several different disciplines in his life. He was a real Scorpio male. They don't come much more Scorpion than Picasso. Dynamic, intense, individualistic, non-conformist, inspiring awe and respect.
So far, this description doesn't sound a lot like myself but something to aim for! I might have not liked to have been one of the women in his life. Pablo was not known for his faithfulness to his female companions. Two women did in fact commit suicide over him. But there's no doubt he would have been a stimulating companion.
His life story is fascinating and inspiring. In 1900 he first travelled to Paris where he had to learn a new language and was so poor he had to burn his own art to keep warm in his tiny home. My two favourite art periods of his are the Blue Period and the Rose period.
He is a tremendously inspiring and exciting artist to read about because of his willingness to tackle new boundaries and dimensions in his artwork. 'Everything you can imagine is real' he said, and his imagination appeared to have no boundaries.
And so for Magnificent, Marvellous, Mighty Monday, let us approach our art with all the dynamic energy and passion of Picasso and let us always stretch that little bit further in whatever medium we use. Picasso was fascinated by children's artworks, believing they were closer to spirit. Dissolve your boundaries and limitations and allow creativity to come from your source!
Happy Birthday Pablo and I am sure wherever you are in the spirit world you are creating! And for my birthday, I think I am off to Ikea which I will post about later in the week. Wonder what Pablo would have made of Ikea?

God is really only another artist, he made the elephant, giraffe and cat. He has no real style but keeps trying new ideas.

Inspiration does exist but it must find you working.
Pablo Picasso


  1. oh yes! picasso must be the greatest artist of the 20th century (or ever), and i'm sure he'd be the first to agree! what mastery of the rules, and what brilliant breaking of them! my twins turn one this thursday, sharing a birthday week with you and pablo!

  2. Happy birthday for tomorrow Josephine, off to the hospital my bundle may end up sharing it with you....

  3. Happy Birthday Josephine! I wish you a lifetime of bliss, creativity and happiness...

    Pablo Picasso is wonderful- I saw a few of his pieces at LACMA last weekend when I went to the Luis Melendez exhibit. And you are so right... I would not liked to have been romantically involved with him! (not unless he gave me a few paintings, that is ;)

  4. Happy Birthday Josephine!
    I do hope you will be doing something fun on your birthday.
    I would agree with Picasso about children's art work. I have boxes full of Phoebe's paintings and drawings. When she was going through her princess/fairy stage, she created the most delightful characters. She also writes stories, we are trying to get her to illustrate her stories and get one published for her. Unfortunately she hhasn't been in the right frame of mind so it remains incomplete at the moment...
    Take care
    Isabelle x

  5. many happy returns!

    sure hope the weather warms up for you - bet you thought you'd be celebrating a little bit more summery than this

    enjoy your special day


  6. Firstly HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE! Hope you have a great day. Also I love this "Everything you can imagine is real", I just love it!

  7. Happy Birthday... ENJOY your week!

  8. Happy Birthday, gorgeous you!! I hope this year is a masterpiece of Picasso proportions.

    I do like Picasso a lot. My favorite Picasso is the Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Brilliant work.

  9. Many Happy returns of d day!!

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  10. Happy birthday!!!

    Dynamic, intense, individualistic, inspiring awe and respect; Scorpio tendencies: I see those in you too. :)

    Yes, Pablo Picasso - genius.

    I have awards for you on my blog. Now I am not intentially seeking to have my name splashed all over your blog, but these two awards are you to a T. Take them and do as you wish with them. xx


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