I look back on my life like a good day's work, it was done and I am satisfied with it.
A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
People should take time to be happy.
I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
I have written my life in small sketches, a little today, a little yesterday... I look back on my life as a good day's work, it was done and I feel satisfied with it. I made the best out of what life offered.
Life is what you make it.
I like to paint something that leads me on and on into the unknown, something that I want to see away on beyond.
I'll get an inspiration and start painting; then I'll forget everything, everything except how things used to be and how to paint it so people will know how we used to live.
I paint from the top down. From the sky, then the mountains, then the hills, then the houses, then the cattle, and then the people.
Even now / I am not old. / I never think of it, and yet / I am a grandmother to eleven grandchildren.
If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens.
I would never sit back in a rocking chair, waiting for someone to help me.
A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells.
Memory is a painter. Paintin's not important. The important thing is keepin' busy.
If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin' chickens.
I don't advise any one to take it [painting] up as a business proposition, unless they really have talent... But I will say that I have did remarkable for one of my years, and experience.
I have written my life in small sketches, a little today, a little yesterday, as I have thought of it, as I remember all the things from childhood on through the years, good ones and unpleasant ones, that is how they come out and that is how we have to take them.
Someone has asked me to paint Biblical pictures, and I say no, I'll not paint something that we know nothing about, might just as well paint something that will happen two thousand years hence.
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