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Quote for the Day : Look with your Understanding

“…Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you.
All they show is limitation.
Look with your understanding.
Find out what you already know
and you will see the way to fly…” 

-― Richard Bach : Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Seagull, Floreat Beach, Western Australia

 

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You are You (Collage)

Dr Seuss has the best quotes.  In all the silliness of his stories, there is endless wisdom and truth, much of which makes far more sense than anything else going on in our world right now.  Sometimes we need reminding that we are all unique and different – and that that is a GOOD thing – not something to be hidden away or changed.  Who wants to be like everyone else?  Not me!  Although a little bit of “normal” would be nice from time to time.  Just so I can interact with people on a regular basis and not have them wondering what planet I’m from, ha ha.

I created this collage for a special family member who celebrated a birthday last week.  I worked on it for a few weeks, in between doing other things, and got it finished just in time.  I hope she liked it.  And can ignore the dots I smudged after the last word 🙂

Hope you are all having a good day – thank you for stopping in x

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Faithful Friend (Collage)

A bit brighter (and definitely pinker!) than my usual style, this one.  But it is good for one’s brain to try new things and break out of comfort zones (I know this because I am reading about and researching neurobics right now for work – I might do a post on that another time).  Besides, pink is a nice cheerful colour and who doesn’t need an extra dash of cheer these days?

I was particularly fond of this birdie because he or she was gripping a branch, which meant no cutting-out of tiny little toes and claws.  Bonus!  Last night I was cutting out tiny shoe-laces on another piece and nearly sent myself blind.  Why do I do this to myself?  And I am RUBBISH at using a craft knife (I have mentioned this before) – I am forever accidentally hacking pieces off that should very much stay attached.  So annoying!  Scissors are my friend (my faithful friend?), and I will use them in preference to anything else.  I just have better control with them

Hope you are having a cheerful and bright day today – thanks for dropping by 🙂

 

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Quote for the Day : Give the World Your Best

“…People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway…”

— Mother Teresa

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Transform and Change (Collages)

A couple of teeny collages that I created very quickly and with minimal tantrum-throwing.  These two behaved themselves very well and didn’t cause me any issues.  Even the stamped letters cooperated and didn’t go too squiffy.  I sometimes think I should just stick to butterfly collages because they rarely cause me problems and are much better for my blood pressure 🙂

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Having real problems getting any matt gel medium which is driving me nutty… Everyone seems to have run out or just doesn’t stock it or has inferior brands which I have already had the misfortune of trialling.  And don’t get me started on Mod Podge – not a fan (after having just bought a big tub of it).  So I am eking out the last little bit of gel medium I have until I can source some more.  Not exactly an Earth-shattering problem, considering everything else that is happening in our world right now but still…it’s cramping my creative style dammit!

So, these little collages were done quickly and with minimum impact on my dwindling supply of gel medium.  Which is important in my little corner of the Universe.  I’d give up all the gel medium in the world to help all those people struggling with the hurricane in the U.S. though.   So awful 😦   I keep hearing the reports on the radio and it is so distressing, as it was with Katrina.  I can only imagine how terrifying it all is to be in the midst of it.  Wish they all had wings with which to fly to safety.

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Thank you all for stopping by – hope your home and loved ones are safe and protected x