Tuesday, October 13, 2015

31 Days of Art and Inspiring Words - Day 13

Today is Day 13 of the 31 Days of Writing challenge - a daily blogging challenge that hundreds are participating in.

Rumi wrote so many inspiring words. Here is one more:

Monday, October 12, 2015

#1 Days of Art and Inspiring Words - Days 11 and 12

We celebrated Thanksgiving this long weekend in Canada - and I hosted two full turkey dinners, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday. So I  was busy with cooking and visiting - and being thankful for all our families to be present.
I am posting my cards for the 11th and q2th.

There were a number of sources for this but could not place just one. There were a couple of similar quotes that resonated with me:

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” 
Anaïs Nin

“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” 
C. JoyBell C.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

31 Days of Art and Inspiring Words - Day 10

Today is Day 10 of the 31 Days of Writing challenge. We are a third of the way through this fun month long challenge. Hundreds are taking part.

The idea of making our own opportunities is reflected in this quote by Milton Berle:

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

Milton Berle was an actor and comedian, starting in vaudeville and then on to radio and television. Known as Uncle Miltie, he had a long and varied career, including his own show in the 50s.
For more information on this funny man, go here.


Friday, October 9, 2015

31 Days of Art and Inspiring Words - Day 9

Today is Day 9 of the 32 Days of Writing Challenge.

I cannot remember when I first read the words of Rumi, but over the years I have recorded so many of his inspiring words. These words really do inspire:

"Respond to every call that excites your heart."

Rumi was a 13th century Persian nobleman, who met a mystic and was transformed. He became a scholar, theologian, poet. He wrote thousands of quotes we now read and appreciate for their wisdom.

 Read here to learn more about his life.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

31 Days of Art and Inspiring Words - Day 8

Today is Day 8 of the   31 Days of Writing challenge.

The words today really do say it all:

"Don't count the days. Make the days count."

We really don't know how many days we have - we need to live in the now and appreciate what we have and who is in our lives.

Muhammad Ali always entertaining and was full of great lines. He was also one of the greatest boxers, a heavyweight of all time. For many he was a legend. Check here to learn more.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

31 Days of Art and Inspiring Words - Day 7

Today is Day 7 of the 31 Days of Writing Challenge.

This quote speaks for itself - we really can't compare ourselves to anyone else.

"Comparison is the thief of joy".

This is one of many wonderful quotes of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. Not only was he a statesman but he was also a soldier, writer, explore among other things. Check  at Brainy Quotes for many more of his amazing words of wisdom.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

ABC Wednesday - M and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday, it is letter M that is the focus for the week.

M is for markers - so many different kinds.

I love the sharpies but the crayolas are fun for a quick drawing.

I have a vase of flowers on my dining room table

 and I drew a few of them for fun.

Be sure to check here to see what others did for M this week.


Each week, Julia hosts a fun meme of sharing one's work spaces at "Stamping Ground".

I worked at my dining room table as the flowers were there and I was listening to the TV in the living room. It's a bit tidier than my art table!