Q- It's beautiful - and we haven't even done anything to it yet.
A- Nothing's gonna make your husband or wife madder than coming home and having a snow-covered dinner. This is your world. Just take out whatever you don't want. It'll change your entire perspective. If you didn't have baby clouds, you wouldn't have big clouds. All those little son of a guns. Decide where your cloud lives. Maybe he lives right in here.
Q- Every single thing in the world has its own personality - and it is up to you to make friends with the little rascals.
A- This is truly an almighty mountain. There we are. Van Dyke Brown is a very nice brown, it's almost like a chocolate brown. In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. Just think about these things in your mind - then bring them into your world. Let your imagination be your guide.
Q- You can bend rivers. But when I get home, the only thing I have power over is the garbage.
A- There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend. Those great big fluffy clouds. Steve wants reflections, so let's give him reflections. There's not a thing in the world wrong with washing your brush. You gotta think like a tree. We'll put a happy little bush here.
Q- It's hard to see things when you're too close. Take a step back and look.
A- Work on one thing at a time. Don't get carried away - we have plenty of time. Absolutely no pressure. You are just a whisper floating across a mountain. We don't have to be concerned about it. We just have to let it fall where it will. At home you have unlimited time. This is probably the greatest thing that's ever happened in my life. We don't have to be committed. We are just playing here.
Q- Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky all day long.
A- You can do anything here. So don't worry about it. And maybe a little bush lives there. Son of a gun. The only prerequisite is that it makes you happy. If it makes you happy then it's good. No worries. No cares. Just float and wait for the wind to blow you around. Here's something that's fun.