Behind the work of any creative artist there are three principal wishes: the wish to make something; the wish to perceive something, either in the external world of sense or the internal world of feeling; and the wish to communicate these perceptions to others.
These are words found in an introduction by W. H. Auden in The Oxford Book of Light Verse. This book was at the book sale, and as I check daily at the book sales for some great treasure, I found this. It speaks volumes to me. I plan to use copies of these words in my next altered book project.
Currently, I am working with newspapers and magazines...and have even made some new labels out of brown paper grocery bags. COOL!