Wednesday, July 11, 2012

a queer divine dissatisfaction

"there is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. the world will not have it. it is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. it is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. you do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. you have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. keep the channel open.... no artist is pleased. [there is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. there is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others” 

-martha graham

(sheet music used in dress from the graphics fairy)


  1. Fabulous! I love the way Martha Graham talks about the dance--like it's truly a life force!

    1. i do too! i fell in love with the quote... pure magic.

  2. Perfect, the effect you have created gives this image movement and a delight to look at. Cheers

  3. Love the tune you are playing here the motion and the music are fabulous!

  4. The movement, centre of gravity, floating, freedom, yet groundedness...the sparkle and twirl and joy revealed. One angel dancing on the head of a pin is infinite in her variety.