Artistic value


"But it is still lovely and fun to turn a handful of white sheets into a picture manuscript and to know that the manuscript will continue to change, into money first, but then into packages of coffee, of rice, of sugar and oil and chocolate, and also to know that a ray of encouragement, of comfort and new strength is thus ignited in dear people, a cry of jubilation in children, a smile in the sick and old, and also here and there a glimmer of faith and trust in tired and discouraged hearts...". Hermann Hesse (From "Hours at the Desk", 1949)