Thursday, July 29, 2010

God and Me:)

"God utters me like a word containing a partial thought of himself. A word will never be able to comprehend the voice that utters it. But if I am true to the concept God utters in me, if I am true to the thought in him I was meant to embody, I shall be full of his actuality and find him everywhere in myself, and find myself nowhere. I shall be lost in him."
Thomas Merton in Seeds of Contemplation

Monday, June 28, 2010


"To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set our own
conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them"

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Beauty and Size

So right now, I love Aristotle!
“Beauty implies a good-sized body, and little people may be neat and well-proportioned, but cannot be beautiful.”
-Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics.

I don't know if they 'cannot', but nevertheless, I'm encouraged by his sentiment;)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Be Yourself...intensely yourself!

"Eventually I discovered for myself the utterly simple prescription for creativity: be intensely yourself. Don't try to be outstanding; don't try to be a success; just please yourself." - Ralph Steiner

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Now LIVE on my craftroom wall:)

Friday, May 28, 2010

"What other people think of you is none of your business." Alan Scott (Pastor, Causeway Coast Vineyard)

I never really thought of it that way, but what he says it true!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


"Dance for yourself, if someone understands good. If not then no matter, go right on doing what you love." -Lois Hurst

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Write for Yourself; C R E A T E for Yourself

"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." Cyril Connolly

All my life I've worried way too much what other people think, so it's easy to see why this quote strikes my heart the way it does. And a commentary by Nadine over at Delite Designs ( pushes it even deeper...
Inspiration comes in all forms, for myself it is usually from a quote. I'll read or hear something and then hear the light bulb turn on. I write them on my bulletin board, in my journal, I make cards to put up (like the one above), I put stickies on our mirrors, anywhere that I can easily read them and pull energy from them.
This particular quote really hits home for me and I imagine a few of you out there. Sometimes we don't do something whether it be scrapbook, write, craft, sew, bake, etc because we fear that others won't like it. But who are we working for here- them (the public) or for ourselves? We're working for ourselves and we need to turn off our inner critic and just create. That's what makes us happy. So next time you hear those inner voices talking to you, saying things like- "Why bother? You're not as good as so & so." or " I wouldn't do that, no one will like it."- take a deep breath & kindly tell them that they can leave, their services will not be needed. Then have at it. Create. Create. Create."

Monday, May 24, 2010

Be Daring

Be daring. Be different. Be impractical. Be anything that will assert imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of common-place, the slaves of the ordinary.
-Sir Cecil Beaton


So this is my new blog. I don't know if anyone but me will be reading it, but that's ok. Sitting at my desk I just wanted a place to collect words, quotes, lyrics and other things that inspire and resonate with me. Welcome if they also resonate with you:)