Quote Tuesday

Pen and Paper

Pen and Paper (Photo credit: qisur)

Although I don’t make it a habit of commenting on quotes, I make an exception with this one that I found on Wikipedia. I think it important to note that this quote applies, not only to writing, but to everything that we do in life, both creatively and non-creatively. 

“A man is a fool not to put everything he has, at any given moment, into what he is creating. You’re there now doing the thing on paper. You’re not killing the goose, you’re just producing an egg. So I don’t worry about inspiration, or anything like that. It’s a matter of just sitting down and working. I have never had the problem of a writing block. I’ve heard about it. I’ve felt reluctant to write on some days, for whole weeks, or sometimes even longer. I’d much rather go fishing, for example, or go sharpen pencils, or go swimming, or what not. But, later, coming back and reading what I have produced, I am unable to detect the difference between what came easily and when I had to sit down and say, “Well, now it’s writing time and now I’ll write.” There’s no difference on paper between the two. ~ Frank Herbert

Blessings, Lydia

All Will Be Well, ~ Julian of Norwich

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Blue & Grey

Blue & Grey

I am still using Polyvore  and digital collages as a way to learn to make complementary color combinations, and art theory for my mixed media projects. I think that the navy blue really compliments the conservative nature of the grey, although a lighter blue tends to make it much less conservative. I base this not on design theory (of which I am beyond clueless), but on my suit-wearing, ‘trial attorney’ days. 🙂 What are your thoughts?

Blessings, Lydia

All Will Be Well, ~ Julian of Norwich

Week 8/52: The 52 Project

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We are at week 8 of The 52 project. Here is a photo of my 7 1/2-year-old g’daughter, D. She loves the camera, and it loves her. Were I a better photographer, I could better capture her incredible spirit. It is my hope that through my participation with The 52 Project, I will improve my photo taking skills.

Today, D. is dolled up in a dress and makeup that she bought at the Dollar Store. She is going to her Uncle’s birthday party, and although she usually doesn’t wear dresses, she choose to do so today. It’s not as though she dislikes wearing them, but her activities, like gardening, climbing trees, and active Girl Scout activities requires sturdier attire. This photograph finds D. taking a moment from playing a video game on the computer.

Blessing, Lydia

All Will Be Well, ~ Julian of Norwich

The Seven Things For Which I Am Grateful Today.

praying

praying (Photo credit: mlcbube)

  1. A day of being and no doing.
  2. This moment.
  3. The fact that I live in a place where I can see every star in the night sky.
  4. The challenges and pain, so that I can recognize and know happiness and peace.
  5. Flowers and  candle light.
  6. My daily meditation practice; and
  7. I am grateful for all the amazing people who take precious moments from their busy lives to read my blog.

And you? What are you grateful for today?

Blessings and love, Lydia

All Will Be Well, ~ Julian of Norwich

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