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Monday, January 17, 2011

Ivan Albright

Ivan Albright
"A painting is life and a painting is death . . . the picture is our own legacy left by tomorrow's dead for tomorrow's living."

American Artist
1897 - 1983

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Ivan Albright
What will your legacy be?  What is your reason for being?  Why are you here?  We will all reach the end of the road one day.  What will you be remembered for?  As creative leaders we have an opportunity to leave the legacy of our work — our paintings, our poems, our songs and our stories.  And for some of us, we may be remembered for years and even centuries, but most of us will be forgotten except by those who loved us.  And for me, the most important legacy is the lives we have touched, the people we have met and the people we have loved.  Don't get me wrong.  Our creative work is very important, but the people in our lives are even more important.  Unfortunately, some of us sacrifice one for the other.  We need to learn balance.  To give to each what is needed.  What will your legacy be?