Pictures, updates, inspirations and words from Ireland-based artist Fiona Hallinan.
All images, unless attributed to another, by Fiona Hallinan.
Portfolio Site at notalittlepony.com
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:
W. H. Murray
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”
“I sought a theme and sought for it in vain,
I sought it daily for six weeks or so.
Maybe at last, being but a broken man,
I must be satisfied with my heart, although
Winter and summer till old age began
My circus animals were all on show,
Those stilted boys, that burnished chariot,
Lion and woman and the Lord knows what.”
William Butler Yeats, The Circus Animals’ Desertion
via my brother, Cian Hallinan