Charles E. Burchfield in his own words
Thursday, September 26, 2013
When I learn that my weakest moment is when I feel confident of my strength, then I may begin to conquer.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
At city line – missed [the bus] by 15 minutes – start to walk – dreamy & curst the loss of the afternoon walking along filled with regrets over all the past misdeeds & mistakes of my life
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
got to work on the “Sept. Road” idea... bringing it to a conclusion, working in the manner of an “on the spot” outdoor sketch. Bertha thought it a “beauty.”
Monday, September 23, 2013
Yesterday I heard a pounding while at work. It was frighteningly deep + hollow, seeming to come from the depths of the earth.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Both of us too tired to get up in time for church – at 12:30 drive down to Hamburg for dinner in the rain...
Saturday, September 21, 2013
At night I sat on the roof in the moonlight. It occurred to me to think of other moonlight nights of my life & compare them to this...
Friday, September 20, 2013
It is raining—autumn rain at night—Think of birds sitting in bare trees—How does the Underwing Moth that clings to the bark of trees in the daytime protect itself now?
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Winter was made for hard earnest working; spring was made for love-making; summer for play time; while autumn, was for romance.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
One expects at any moment in a wind like this to see the dissolving heaven part and reveals to us some of the secrets of this life. What is in the wind?
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The season has arrived when it is my custom to finish up pictures and frame them for the Fall season in New York. No sooner do I start to turn my mind to the many problems arising from this activity, than at once I am filled with regret, for the scenes and natural events pertaining to the September … more