Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Have a good Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you all for checking out Fine Line.

Thursday, 18 December 2014


"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."

(Margaret Mead)

" The soul is healed by being with children."

(Fyodor Dostoyevky)

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


" It is worth a pilgrimage to see. Everything is on so gigantic a scale, nothing is small-nothing is cheap, the statues are large; the palace is grand; the park covers a fair-sized county; the avenues are interminable."

(Mark Twain)

"As for the garden with its fountains, it is a marvellous thing...."

(Primi Visconti)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Sunrise Newbury

"God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least to me, an abuse of paper".

(Alvar Aalto)

"But usually I begin things through a drawing, so a lot of things are worked out in the drawing. But even then, I still allow for and want to make changes."

(Roy Lichtenstein)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


"I don't remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child."

(Anne Lamont)

"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."

(Angela Schwindt)

Thursday, 23 October 2014


"The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book."

(David Attenborough)

"Grand fathers are for loving and fixing things."


Friday, 17 October 2014


"Such days of Autumnal decline hold strange mystery which adds to the gravity of our moods."

(Charles Nodier)

"And I rose
In rainy Autumn
And walked abroad in a shower of all my days..."

(Dylan Thomas)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Sunflowers and Goose Decoy

"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence."

(Henri Matisse)

"Everything starts with a dot."

(Wassily Kandinsky)

Saturday, 4 October 2014


"If you feel the urge don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?"

(Will Rogers)

"The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the smallest amount of hissing."

(Jean Babtiste Colbert)

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


"What goes up must come down."

(Isaac Newton)

"Even if I knew tomorrow the world would go to pieces. I would still plant my apple tree."

(Martin Luther)

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


"The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness."

(Joseph Conrad)

"it was the land of the sea, they said civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top."

(Hunter S Thompson)

Monday, 15 September 2014


"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

(Marcel Proust)

"I tramp a perpetual journey."

(Walt Whitman)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

A Grandaughter

"A rose with all of its sweetest leaves yet folded"


"It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money."

(Elinor Goulding Smith)

Thursday, 21 August 2014


"I went a mile farther on the hills, and so came where they were digging in the tin mines.There were at least twenty mines all in sight, which employ a great many people at work almost night and day, but constantly all and every day, including the Lords Day, which they are forced to prevent their mines being overflowed with water".

(Celia Fiennes)

"If the tin mines shut, it will be the end of places like St Just and Pendeen because they will become ghost towns".

(D Alford)

Saturday, 9 August 2014


'We reached Zennor churchtown about eight o,clock and found a fair accommodation at the public house; as good indeed as one might expect in such a retired district."

(William Bottrel)

"The landscape is bare , yellow green and brown, dropping always down to bare rocks and a sea, all is desolate and forsaken, not linked up. But I like it.

(D H Lawrence)

Thursday, 31 July 2014


"One day your life will flash before your eyes, make sure it is worth watching."


"Constant practice devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill."


Monday, 28 July 2014

Porlock Weir

"You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh."

(John Singer Sargent)

"Beauty in art is truth bathed in an impression received from Nature."