"to achieve skill through knowledge- that has been my purpose. to record the manners, ideas and aspect of the age as I myself saw them- to be a man as well as a painter, in short to create living art - that is my aim" Gustave Courbet ~
One of my favorite quotes. I love the sea, the ocean, bodies of salt-water in general. You do not know peace until you stand on a deserted beach, toes in the sand, feeling as super small as you actually are in this world.