Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bee Inspired

From sunrise to sunset, each and every day offers us the opportunity to BE INSPIRED. From that inspiration, you might create the next custom greeting card for a special friend, or you may put together an art project to share with your children or grandchildren, or you might be moved to grab your camera and photograph something lovely ... and then share those photos with those who would appreciate them.

Open your eyes. Open your ears. Open your mind. Most importantly, open your HEART ... to the beauty that surrounds you daily. Your "everyday life" is rich beyond measure, but sometimes we get so caught up in our "To Do" lists, we forget to smell the rose outside our back door. We forget to turn on the radio so that music we enjoy can enliven our space. We forget to look for that which will inspire us ---

I admit, I hoard lovely things for "future art projects". But if I am not inspired to pull things together and actually CREATE something, then what is it all for?

PAPER SOURCE, a really fun and friendly chain of retail shops, has the perfect motto: Do Something Creative Every Day. {you can visit Paper Source online at or if you're fortunate enough to live near one, I highly recommend you make it a regular Artist's Date "stop" on your agenda}

This is my pledge. That I will not just dream of projects, I will not just collect ephemera and pretty papers for those projects, but I will FULFILL THE DREAM of those projects, by creating art and sharing it. Here. On this blog.

-- DAH, aka, Princess Magpie

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