I want to celebrate creativity today. I’ve started a couple of projects lately but — because everything takes longer than expected — nothing has reached completion. Alas, my paint projects languish.

Instead, most of my time focuses on bookkeeping, boxing items for shipment, taking photos, writing blurbs, visiting estate sales. I will argue that art can envelope any of our endeavors but, let’s face it, some tasks are less exciting than others. The good news is that we are selling things on our Etsy shop.

David and I will transport a gorgeous Mid-Century Modern dining table set from our warehouse today to the booth. It will be fun to arrange things, but I’m itching to get back to those painting projects and finish them.

So today, let’s celebrate creativity in all forms with these inspirational quotes.

Søren-Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author. 1813 – 1855
Celebrate Creativity
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” Søren-Kierkegaard

Maya Angelou, American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. 1928 – 2014
Celebrate Creativity
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou

Joseph Chilton Pearce, American author of books on human development and child development. 1926 – 2016
Celebrate Creativity
“To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.” Joseph Chilton Pearce

I try to post Pause and Revitalize posts on my blog every Wednesdays. Here are a few previous ones:

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Pause & Revitalize #6
Eric Schmidt quote
Pause and Revitalize #9
Henri Matisse quote
Pause and Revitalize #13
Motivational quote
Pause and Revitalize #16

















More quotes can be found on the Iris Abbey Pinterest page.

I wish you a very creative day, if not today, then someday soon.

Ann Marie

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2 Comments on Pause and Revitalize #23: Celebrate Creativity

  1. Botanic Bleu
    October 21, 2016 at 7:07 am (4 years ago)

    Love your inspirational quotes AND the theme: Celebrate Creativity. Have you found the blog with the name Celebrate Creativity written by Lisa? If not, you are in for a treat when you do read it. Lisa links up to Monday Social, too, so look for her post this week about making pumpkins.


    • irisabbey
      October 22, 2016 at 2:29 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks for directing me to Lisa’s Celebrate Creativity blog. I just added her to FB. When I worked at the university I used to print up motivational quotes and give them to students during one-on-one meetings. I think that’s where it all began. Now I get to add a photo, boosting my enjoyment.


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