Street art

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.

Frida Kahlo

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

Paul Cézanne

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Serendipity

Reprise

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

It’s all so quiet
It’s all so still
Peace is everywhere you go
Because it lives inside you
Just be patient!
Take a closer glimpse
Can you hear the birds?
Can you see the beauty of the trees?
Mannkind works are eternal
So they say…
Don’t pay attention to others
Don’t rush yourself
Take a deep breath
And enjoy the moment
You’ll be surprised
By all the amazing things
You might come across
By chance!

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Secret place

Reprise

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Take me there
Whenever I’m sad
Leave me alone
If my pain is too heavy
And then, in my bank
I’ll just listen to the wind
That blows my hair
The sea has the power
To heal my wounds
The fresh grass
Gives me ground
Don’t worry if I’m lost
One day, I will be found.

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Street art

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

Pablo Picasso

The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.

Vincent van Gogh

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Street art

Art is not a thing, it is a way.

Elbert Hubbard
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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams
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To draw you must close your eyes and sing.

Pablo Picasso
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A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

Paul Cézanne

Head in the clouds, feet on the ground

Reprise

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I’m always thinking of new things
My head is full of dreams
Sometimes I don’t feel my body at all
But I rescue myself wherewithal
I need no wings to fly
Or sad feelings to cry
My soul is alone
But it knows the way back home
My feet are strong
But they are allowed to be wrong
Life is more than black or white
Humans are not always right
And that’s the whole miracle
Of this invisible struggle.

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Far far away

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We are linked
And our souls will never die
We are bonded forever
You may move to another town
Take a plane to a distant land
That won’t change anything
Any mountain is too high
To annihilate our feelings
There are no waters deep enough
To smother our love
We don’t need bridges to be connected
I may read your mind
And you can guess my silence
We are one spirit in two bodies.

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Stardust

Reprise

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Where do you go when you are feeling blue?
Does anyone care about you?
Who do you have when you need a hug?
Do you sometimes feel like a real slug?
What if tomorrow never comes?
And the days are all the same?
Close your eyes
No more sentences and lies
Take a deep breath
Your whole body needs a rest
And your soul too
Your friends are just a few
But they will always be there for you.

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Time

Reprise

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The first step is the hardest to take
After that, it’s a piece of cake
Don’t move too fast
Take a deep breath
If you rush
You’ll fall apart
Good things take time
There’s a time to hear
A time to speak
A time to wait
A time to heal
A time to greet
And a time to say goodbye.

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Life in black and white

Reprise

Yin
Black
Love
Compassion
Night
War
Humanity
Effort
Trust
Moon
Loyalty
Order
Hope
Beginning
Life

Yang
White
Hate
Selfishness
Day
Peace
Nature
Laziness
Suspicion
Sun
Corruption
Chaos
Despair
End
Death

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