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Pause and Revitalize #23: Celebrate Creativity

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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Pause and Revitalize #20: Content with Thunderstorms

It’s pouring rain right now, thanks to a Severe Thunderstorm called 93L. We’ll see if she turns into Tropical Storm Julia. When thunderstorms pass through, we don’t blink an eye because it’s still hurricane season in Florida. We blink when a hurricane churns directly toward us.

That’s my good news for today: we’re dealing with a thunderstorm but not a hurricane. Not only that, I accomplished a lot of work today and feel . . . content. I wish you the same.

Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva and patron saint of writers and journalists (1567 – 1622)
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“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.” St. Francis de Sales

Richard Wagner, German composer and conductor (1813 – 1883)

Encouraging Words

“Imagination creates reality.” Richard Wagner

Maya Angelou, American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist (1928 – 2014)

Encouraging Words

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
Ann Marie

A sampling of previous Pause and Revitalize posts:

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Pause & Revitalize #2
Voltaire quote
Pause and Revitalize #9

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Pause and Revitalize #12

Be kind to yourself today and share kindness with others. All of us have days where a generous word from another makes our journey just a bit easier.

Maya Angelou, American author, poet, and civil rights activist (1928 – 2014)
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Robert Frost, American poet (1874 – 1963)
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Alan Rickman, English actor and director (1946 – 2016)
Kindness
Ann Marie

Previous Pause and Revitalize Posts:

Pause and Revitalize Breathe Deeply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Quotes may be found at Iris Abbey’s Pinterest Quote Board.

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Pause and Revitalize #5

OK, let’s pause and revitalize with inspirational thoughts. Take a few deep breaths and let them out. Feel yourself getting calmer?
Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist (1879 – 1955)
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Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist and journalist (1819 – 1892)
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Maya Angelou, American author, poet, and civil rights activist (1928 – 2014)
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You can find more of my inspirational quotes on my Pinterest page:

Ann Marie

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