have you found joy in your life?

January 14, 2017 § Leave a comment

“The last months of his life, were the best ones of mine…”

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Has your life brought joy to others?

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heroine.

January 11, 2017 § Leave a comment

Take your broken heart and make it into art.” – Princess Leia

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“Well, it seems to me that there are books that tell stories, and then there are books that tell truths… The first kind, they show you life like you want it to be. With villains getting what they deserve and the hero seeing what a fool he’s been and marrying the heroine and happy endings and all that… But the second kind, they show you life more like it is… The first kind makes you cheerful and contented, but the second kind shakes you up.”
Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2015 § 1 Comment

“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” – Alfred Tennyson

 

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Rocky Mountains Snow Hoosier Pass Pine Trees Winter Colorado Forest Rustic Cabin Lodge Photograph

Rocky Mountains Snow Hoosier Pass Pine Trees Winter Colorado Forest Rustic Cabin Lodge Photograph

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122541405/rocky-mountains-snow-hoosier-pass-pine

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“In this new year, may you have a deep understanding of your true value and worth, an absolute faith in your unlimited potential, peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty, the confidence to let go when you need to, acceptance to replace your resistance, gratitude to open your heart, the strength to meet your challenges, great love to replace your fear, forgiveness and compassion for those who offend you, clear sight to see your best and true path, hope to dispel obscurity, the conviction to make your dreams come true, meaningful and rewarding synchronicities, dear friends who truly know and love you, a childlike trust in the benevolence of the universe, the humility to remain teachable, the wisdom to fully embrace your life exactly as it is, the understanding that every soul has its own course to follow, the discernment to recognize your own unique inner voice of truth, and the courage to learn to be still.” – Janet Rebhan

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flowers.

April 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.”  – Henry Ward Beecher

 

 

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ORIGINAL Oil Painting White Mist 23 x 30 Palette Knife Colorful Flowers Roses White MIst Modern Textured Floral Green Vase ART by Marchella

ORIGINAL Oil Painting White Mist 23 x 30 Palette Knife Colorful Flowers Roses White MIst Modern Textured Floral Green Vase ART by Marchella

https://www.etsy.com/listing/85139533/original-oil-painting-white-mist-23-x-30

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“Ephemerals: That’s what Hub called them; flowers that bloomed and died in a matter of weeks, before the trees leafed out and shaded them. She liked the way the word sounded in her head. I am an ephemeral. It made her feel like something passing and precious.”  – Pamela Todd

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Daffodil watercolor, original, yellow and green, 14"x16"

Daffodil watercolor, original, yellow and green, 14″x16″

https://www.etsy.com/listing/71071096/daffodil-watercolor-original-yellow-and?ref=favs_view_3

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“The Gentle Gardener

I’d like to leave but daffodils to mark my little way,
To leave but tulips red and white behind me as I stray;
I’d like to pass away from earth and feel I’d left behind
But roses and forget-me-nots for all who come to find.

I’d like to sow the barren spots with all the flowers of earth,
To leave a path where those who come should find but gentle mirth;
And when at last I’m called upon to join the heavenly throng
I’d like to feel along my way I’d left no sign of wrong.

And yet the cares are many and the hours of toil are few;
There is not time enough on earth for all I’d like to do;
But, having lived and having toiled, I’d like the world to find
Some little touch of beauty that my soul had left behind.”  – Edward Guest

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Bicycle Photography, Travel, Bicycle, Flowers, France, Teal Blue, 8x10, "Bike In Pujols"

Bicycle Photography, Travel, Bicycle, Flowers, France, Teal Blue, 8×10, “Bike In Pujols”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/112783825/bicycle-photography-travel-bicycle

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“When I was a girl,” she had once told a friend, “I was terribly sure trees and flowers were the same as birds or people. That they thought things, and talked among themselves. And we could hear them if we really tried. It was just a matter of emptying your head of all other sounds. Being very quiet and listening very hard. Sometimes I still believe that. But one can never get quiet enough…”)”  – Truman Capote

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risk.

December 17, 2013 § 1 Comment

“Vital lives are about action. You can’t feel warmth unless you create it, can’t feel delight until you play,can’t know serendipity unless you risk.”  – Joan Erikson

 

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Winter Road Trip Photography, Travel, Snowy Journey, Winter White, Sky Blue, Indigo, Rocky Mountain Landscape Wall Art, 5x7 Fine Art Photo

Winter Road Trip Photography, Travel, Snowy Journey, Winter White, Sky Blue, Indigo, Rocky Mountain Landscape Wall Art, 5×7 Fine Art Photo

https://www.etsy.com/listing/166535233/winter-road-trip-photography-travel?ref=favs_view_2

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“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

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wild.

December 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

“There is a need to find and sing our own song, to stretch our limbs and shake them in a dance so wild that nothing can roost there, that stirs the yearning for solitary voyage.”  – Barbara Lazear Ascher

 

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Owl photograph, brown and tan, Owl in flight, bird photography, cabin decor

Owl photograph, brown and tan, Owl in flight, bird photography, cabin decor

https://www.etsy.com/listing/91735211/owl-photograph-brown-and-tan-owl-in?ref=favs_view_1

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“… there’s a silent voice in the wilderness that we hear only when no one else is around. When you go far, far beyond, out across the netherlands of the Known, the din of human static slowly fades away, over and out.”  – Rob Schultheis

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Red Fox photograph, brown and orange animal photo, fine art nature photography

Red Fox photograph, brown and orange animal photo, fine art nature photography

https://www.etsy.com/listing/94078196/red-fox-photograph-brown-and-orange?ref=favs_view_3

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“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”  – Henry David Thoreau

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respect.

December 6, 2013 § 2 Comments

“Always treat people as ends in themselves, never as means to an end.”  – Immanuel Kant

 

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Art Print, Fall Leaves, watercolor painting original art--free shipping

Art Print, Fall Leaves, watercolor painting original art–free shipping

https://www.etsy.com/listing/115106312/art-print-fall-leaves-watercolor?ref=br_feed_27&br_feed_tlp=art

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“Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man’s soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it.”  – Laura Hillenbrand

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Cedar Tree Berries - 8 x 12 Photograph

Cedar Tree Berries – 8 x 12 Photograph

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118242731/cedar-tree-berries-8-x-12-photograph

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“There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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