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As I seem to be needing some extra motivation this morning, I decided to share some of the more inspiring possibilities of Zazzle design with you. Uplifting stickers, keychains, and postcards are an inexpensive way to remind yourself, and the people you love, that going for your goals and dreams is possible. Enjoy!
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Welcome! Would you like some coffee? The following post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share Blog Hop, and contains links to my artwork, and stuff I actually buy (affiliate links).
If you were here with me, having coffee – or tea – I got some yummy imported Japanese green tea, if you prefer the latter – I would welcome you to Linzer cookies, and new pieces of art. You would probably notice that this week, I have been working in contrasts – either creating very dark pieces, such as “Anger”, and “Masks“, or light ones, like “Tree With Roots”. No colorful “in-betweens”, no “something in the middle,” but each on the opposite ends of the color spectrum and theme.
Why, you might ask, would I go from a subject matter such as Domestic violence to something really light in such a short period of time?
My answer to that question is balance. While I enjoy working on both ends of the contrast, I find myself is automatically balancing my creations, often without noticing, and almost never intentional. I do the same with writing, instinctively seeking the balance that the Universe seems to crave.
It is concept present in all of the celebrations of this season, no matter which spiritual connection one chooses to follow. The light, peace and hope of what is bright, and warm, piercing through the darkness of the Winter months, creating once again balance.
Do you embrace the contrast of dark and light? Does it show in your creative process, or do you enjoy one side of the spectrum more, when you are being creative? Is that an intellectual process for you, or are you creating instinctively?
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Being surrounded by quotes can help you stay inspired and motivated. Sometimes the wisdom of those before us, give us an extra boost to reach for our own dreams. I have collected some mugs that feature such inspiring words. Enjoy!
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Have a wonderful day!
I always enjoy positive quotes for a quick pick me up, or a way to get me back on track, when I am feeling overwhelmed. Quotes seem to hold within them wisdom I sometimes can not conjure, and it feels good knowing there is a resource always available that I can fall back on. I have collected five quote posters for you, that can – if you allow them to – do the same for you. A positive way to start the week!
Today’s Question is: If you could relive the past week, would you? Would you change anything?
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams
A week of obstacles, a week of lessons learned, course directions made, and new bright futures discovered. Could I have lived without the despair of betrayal, of course. Did I learn from that, did we, my husband and I, as we are rising above the trials of owning our own business? Plenty. Our patience and perseverance has taught us lessons about our own strengths, lessons I will not take for granted. These are stepping-stones from which we can build upon.
If you are not willing to accept lessons, learn to see that failure is not that, but an opportunity, then you, my friend, have no business in business.
This is a daily prompt post “Groundhog Week”
Quotes inspire us, uplift us, make us think, and allow us to see the world through someone else’s eyes. Quotes from those who we consider people that inspire us, can also give us the strength to move through our own trials toward our goals, take that extra step required, and not give up on our dreams.
Let me share some of these quotes with you, some related to film-making and writing, others more universal.
My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker. – Robert Wise
What I always tell people is… Unless you are so passionate about filmmaking that you would rather live out of your car than not do it,find something else to do as a career and do filmmaking as a hobby. This industry is one of the hardest to break into and be successful. It takes a lot of passion and dedication for it to get anywhere – Ryan Connolly
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of a man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time – Jack London
Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dreams. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream. – Lao Tzu