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PROMPT: Favorite Quote
SHOOTERS: Shoot your mug with your favorite quote.
BOOKERS: Find a quote you love and journal it. Print your mugshot onto a book page or dictionary page. You can use THIS PIN from pinterest as your inspiration!
When my son Macs was smaller, he LOVED to create art. Once, I interviewed him when he was just ten days shy of turning five, ABOUT HIS ART. I still get choked up when I read that interview about him being an artist. In his interview, he said “The world is all the art that I can do.” In the context of our conversation, he meant that there were no limits to what he could do as an artist, and he could make all the art in the world. I love that so much. It’s one of my favorite quotes.
I looovveee quotes and had a hard time only picking one. I chose the quote “How others see you is not important. How you see yourself means everything”. I think that is a lovely quote and more people should live by it. I glued a couple pages of dictionary pages onto my page and then layered everything around it. All of the stamps I used are from Viva Las VegaStamps! as well as I used alot of paint and rub ons.
This quote sums it all up for me. Ever since I read it a few years ago it’s stuck with me. I’ve seen some shorter versions of it but I like it as it appears above. I have no idea who said it first, but for me & my recovery it just fits.
For my “Shooter” part of the prompt I did something a little different. I had this white mug, with a gorgeous turquoise inside, I had bought a few weeks ago while grocery shopping. I took a cue from Pinterest and drew my quote on the mug with Sharpie markers and then baked in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes (upon which I promptly dropped the mug in the oven while trying to get it out leaving a chip on the lip). I shot the photo at the base of a rose bush we have in the backyard and used a focal b&w edit. I thought the contrast of the b&w + the nasty thorns to the happiness of the colors on the mug were a PERFECT representation of finding the best in even the darkest of situations…in other words…Blooming Where You Are Planted!
I love quotes, but one of my favorites is “Bloom where you are planted”. For me, it translates to make the best of your situation and look for the good. This year brought a MAJOR move for me. After spending 38 years of my life in NE Oregon, due to my husband’s job, I moved with him to Idaho. While not too far from where I grew up it’s still a big change for me. Thus, this quote is especially meaningful to me now. I can focus on what I left behind and what I miss and be miserable, or I can focus on all the NEW that is ahead of me and ENJOY the journey.
I used a map of Canyon County take from the phone book as the base to emphasize the relationship between the quote and the move.
Antique White Acrylic Paint
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Asking me to choose a favorite quote is like asking me to choose my favorite child. I like words. I’ve collected quotes since I knew how to write and spell. But I want to be a good sport, so I chose a quote that suits my life very well right now.
“I slept and dreamt life was joy, I awoke and saw life was service, I acted and, behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore
If I don’t hold onto this reminder with all my strength these days, I get pulled down by laundry and errands and picking up toys and cooking dinner and, and, and… All the little things that I do for the ones I love, they are acts of service, demonstrations of how much I care about them, and how thankful I am that I get to spend my life intermingled with theirs.
(Page photographed is in the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp… a highly recommended read).
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