27 Feb 2017 Finding inspiration for art in catalogs (Signals) and Light in the Darkness quotes (Edward Teller and E.M Forster)

Good evening family.  I had a long rest this afternoon so I’m not ready for bed just yet so it’s a good time to write!  How was your day?  Mine was pretty uneventful but that’s fine with me!  It seems like whenever I start wishing for excitement in my life,  I get the kind nobody wants lol.  So no thank you to drama!  LOL.  There was a time, when I was young and youthful that I literally thrived on having drama in my life.  If it wasn’t there, I found a way to manifest it.  Well as I’ve gotten older I realize that drama just takes too much energy to keep going!  Yes, the one good thing about getting older is your often too pooped to pop off about stupid stuff anymore!  Just not worth it!

I did a couple of chalk drawings today.  One I had started yesterday.  I did it from memory and today I did some finishing touches on it.  It was an image of a Rainbow Prism Crystal Candleholder from a Signals catalog we got around Christmas time.  For some reason the image just stuck in my head ever since I saw it and yesterday I decided I wanted to try and draw it.! We will call it an “impressionistic rendering” LOL….my spirit was in it!  The other drawing is one of the circle patterns, “Flower of Lifeish.”  It’s just so soothing to sit and put them together.  Since I’m not using a compass but just a round plastic pot it’s not perfect but I’m ok with that!  It’s more “me” that way 🙂

The other catalog that inspires me artistically is the Victorian Trading Company catalog.  There are just so many pretty things in it that I will never own but just love to look at.  When we first moved here, one of the houses we could afford was an old house that the previous owner has completely decorated in a Victorian theme.  We didn’t buy the house because we didn’t feel we could do it the same justice of the current owner….it was amazing.  Like walking back in time.   Anyhew, catalogs can be more than just for looking at while your on the toilet!  LOL.

http://www.signals.com/ –  Signals website if your interested to see their stuff, it’s pretty cool!

http://www.victoriantradingco.com/ – Victorian Trading Company website.  I bought my beautiful Mood ring from them.  I wear it every day!  Just love it!

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/light – lots of great quotes about light in the darkness here if you are curious.

These are a couple I thought were especially beautiful:

“When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.” ― Edward Teller

“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.” ― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View


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