Saturday, June 5, 2010

So Inspired…Words to Live By…15

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The deepest secret is that life
is not a process of discovery,
but a process of creation. 
You are not discovering yourself,
but creating yourself anew. 
Seek, therefore, not to find out
Who You Are,
seek to determine
Who You Want to Be. 
Neale Donald Walsch

Ok.  First let me say that I LOVE this quote.  IF it’s not my new “all time favorite”…it’s pretty darn close!  It’s a quote that found me this week.  Does that ever happen to you? 

This is how it happened….I have been wanting to purchase this book by Kelly Rae Roberts for awhile now…

Taking Flight

I love her website and her blog and basically feel so inspired by her.   I hope that doesn’t sound creepy!  :)  But lately I have been wanting to paint again….craving it actually.  I used to paint years ago and got away from it but the idea of mixed media art has climbed into my soul and is begging for attention.  Everywhere I look lately I run across another book, magazine, blog, etc that just consumes me!

Another thing I love about this book…the faces of the women in the paintings.  Aren’t they awesome?  They remind me of a painting I saw in my college art history class of a young girl.  I can’t remember the artist now but a few years later I searched frantically until I found a copy of the portrait because I couldn’t get her face out of my mind!

So anyway, a week ago I went to the store with every intention of buying this book.  I held it in my hands, flipped through it, read some passages…and put it back on the shelf because this book by Shona Cole also caught my attention!

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I loved this one so much that I waited on the Taking Flight book.   But, of course, I couldn’t get Taking Flight off my mind so this week I went back to the store and finally bought it!

Anyway, nothing like making this a long story!!!  As I was flipping through the book last night I found this quote (the one above!) and immediately loved it.  Then later, I was blog hopping and stumbled upon the quote again.  Can’t for the life of me remember where I found it but it was like the quote was making me step up and take notice. 

I knew then that it would be my quote for the week!

Kinda opens up some possibilities, doesn’t it?

Don’t forget to stop by Notes from a Cottage Industry for more quotes!

7 comments:

  1. The universe sending you a message! I think you're supposed to paint again. This was a great quote. :)Nancy

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  2. You are meant to be discovering your creativity, that's what this means to me.
    I wonder what you'll paint?
    How fascinating.
    Maggie

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  3. Thought-provoking quote and the books look interesting too...I'll check them out.

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  4. Wonderful quote...who we want to be...I like it!

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  5. I think creation is one of our deepest compulsions. Looking forward to seeing where this will take you :)

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  6. I loved this quote so much I just posted it on my Facebook profile page. Thanks for sharing! I'm new to your blog and just love it ~ thanks for being so darn creative! You're inspiring!

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  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment! I love to hear from you! :)

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