Monday, 31 October 2011

365 Days of Colour - Flower of the Day 153 - 159

Day 153

Reflection
Treat yourself often, you deserve it.

Quote
The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ....T.S. Eliot

Scripture
Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens..Psalm 119:89


Day 154

Reflection
You deserve happiness, it’s time to let go and shine

Quote
The butterfly counts not the months, but the moments, and has time enough...
Rabindranath Tagore

Scripture
Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father, but through Me’..John 14:6


Day 155

Reflection
Take the time to enjoy the little things in your life

Quote
The important thing is this: to be able to sacrifice at any moment what we are for what we could become. ....Unknown

Scripture
Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?..1 Peter 3:13


Day 156

Reflection
Love knows no boundaries

Quote
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life....Ralph Waldo Emerson

Scripture
When a man’s ways please the Lord, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Proverbs 16:7


Day 157

Reflection
Letting the love in, it’s your time

Quote
One hundred percent of the shots you don’t take don’t go in....Wayne Gretzky

Scripture
The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works..Psalm 145:17


Day 158

Reflection
You will soar like the eagle

Quote
If you can dream it, you can DO it....Walt Disney

Scripture
The greatest among you shall be your servant.  And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted..Matthew 23:11-12


Day 159

Reflection
Bless someone with a smile

Quote
Just as certain selections of music will nourish your physical body and your emotional layer, so other musical works will bring greater health to your mind....Hal A. Lingerman

Scripture
The Lord will protect you from all evil: He will keep your soul..Psalm 121:7

Friday, 28 October 2011

Try something new for 30 days!


If you could change anything what would it be?  Is there something you've always wanted to try? whats stopping you, have you wanted to give up something, been thinking it over but wasn't sure how to get it started.....I saw this video by Matt Cutts recently and I feel really excited about making some changes, the great thing is that its the little steps that we do that make the difference, consistent and sustained action will bring about change.


So what am I going to do?  I've been taking about walking, getting fit, walking challenges 2 - 3 times a week, but this time I'm going to go for it.  A 20 minute walk every day for 30 days in November, I've prepared with the gloves, scarf, hat, extra socks and mini umbrella, so I have no excuse!


The second thing I want to do is create mixed media backgrounds to use with other projects, I am going to allow myself free reign with any medium and spend time playing with some of the things in my art collection that I don't get to see often.

I'll share once a week on progress, and will hopefully have some images that friends and other participants will be sharing.  Please do leave a link to your site.  I know there are others doing the challenge so why not giving it a try. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Picture of the Week - wishful thinking


Started clearing up at the back of the garden and found this.....dreaming of sunnier weather sailing on the Caribbean Sea..... though its been sunny, have had to get the woolly hat and the gloves out!

Monday, 24 October 2011

365 Days of Colour - Flower of the Day 146 - 152

Day 146

Reflection
Let peace reign
Quote
Really healthy soul of man/woman/artist has all colours;  Healthy soul is as rainbow...Yaroslaw Rozputnyak

Scripture
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you...and I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes....Ezekiel 36:26 - 27

Day 147

Reflection
The only barriers and road blocks are the ones you set yourself

Quote
I rather love the world. It is fantastically exciting, infinitely threaded with gold...
Richard Burton

Scripture
Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good? 1 Peter 3:13

Day 148

Reflection
Everyone who truly knows you believes in you, do you believe in yourself?

Quote
All anybody needs to know about prizes is that Mozart never won one...Henry Mitchell

Scripture
The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy..Psalm 145:8

Day 149

  Reflection
Everything is possible, can you believe it

Quote
You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face.  And show the world all the love in your heart.....Carole King

Scripture
You too now will have sorry; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and no one takes your joy away from you.. John 16:22


Day 150

Reflection
Smile, it may be someone’s miracle

Quote
Grace fills empty spaces....Simone Weil

Scripture
Your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him.. Matthew 6:8


Day 151

Reflection
You are beautiful

Quote
The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet....Frederick Buechner

Scripture
The Lord raises up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous..Psalm 146:8

Day 152

Reflection
Take the time to nurture yourself

Quote
Oh earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you. ....Thornton Wilder

Scripture
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance..James 1:2-3

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Picture of the Week - Spread your wings....


This little beauty landed on the hinge of our conservatory door, it was taking in the last of the suns rays, and showing off its colouring.  What projects do you have that you need to get off the ground?  Are you ready to spread your wings?

Monday, 17 October 2011

365 Days of Colour - Flower of the Day 139 - 145

Day 139


Reflection
It’s time to recharge your batteries, let the renewal begin.

 Quote
Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s
cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half
possession. Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.....Ralph Waldo Emerson

Scripture
Unless the Lord builds the house, They labour in vain who build it;.... Psam 127:1


Day 140


Reflection
Get ready to really breath

Quote
Everything in the past died yesterday. Everything in the future was born today....Unknown

Scripture
Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to words of knowledge....Proverbs 23:12


Day 141


Reflection
Shine, some light into your life

Quote
A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Scripture
In righeousness you will be established; you will be far from oppression, for you will not fear..Isaiah 54:14


Day 142

 

Reflection
Take the time to enjoy the little things in your life

Quote
We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other people’s models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open...Shakti Gawain

Scripture
Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He will do it...Psalm 37:5


Day 143


Reflection
There is a time and a place for everything, and everything in its season

Quote
Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.....Ashleigh Brilliant

Scripture
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God, How great is the sum of them, If I could count them they are more in number than the sand...Psalm 139:17-18


Day 144


Reflection
What miracle awaits you?

Quote
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar....Helen Keller

Scripture
The Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught..
Proverbs 3:26


Day 145 


Reflection
Don’t endure you live, enjoy it

Quote
Each day comes bearing its gifts, Untie the ribbons. ...Ann Schabacker

Scripture
Thy faithfulness continues throughout all generations; Thou didst establish the earth and it stands...Psalm 119:90

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Picture of the Week - Street Entertainers

Street Entertainers in Covent Garden

Covent Garden is always very lively, with so much going on, performers and entainers, stalls, and luscious smells....
This Centurion was most expressive

Monday, 10 October 2011

365 Days of Colour - Flower of the Day 132 - 138

Day 132

Reflection
Everything in its season

Quote
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable. Seneca


Scripture
Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace.  and the God of love and peace will be with you.  11 Corinthians 13:11

Day 133

Reflection
Everyone who truely knows you believes in you, do you believe in yourself?

 Quote
Art has been defined as a neurotic who continually cures himself with his art. Lee Simonson

Scripture
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish...John 10:27-28

Day 134

Reflection
Miracles are all around

Quote
I honour health as the first Muse. ---Ralph Waldo Emerson

Scripture
The Lord redeems the soul of His servants; and none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemmed..Psalm 34:22

Day 135

Reflection
Shine a light, sometimes miracles do not look like we think they should look!

 Quote
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal....Ralph Vaull Starr

 Scripture
God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind.  Does He speak and then not act?  Does He promise and not fulfill?  Numbers 23:19

Day 136


Reflection
Expect a miracle

 Quote
Artistic growth is, more than anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy: only the great artist knows how difficult it is....Willa Cather

 Scripture
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you  James 4:8

Day 137

Reflection
You will soar like the eagle

Quote
Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits...Brian Tracy

Scripture
God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus..
Philippians 4:19

Day 138

Reflection
There is a time and a place

Quote
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear....Ambrose Redmoon

Scripture
...He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things...Acts 17:25

Friday, 7 October 2011

Picture of the Week - Our 8 legged friends.....


There seemed to be an increase in our friends who have decided to take over the garden with all this warm weather we have had during the week.  This one decided to weave its' web across most of garden, had to relocate it 3 times but it kept coming back to the same spot.  I had never seen one being made before!

 

Monday, 3 October 2011

365 Days of Colour - Flower of the Day 125 - 131

Day 125 

Reflection
You light up the room, don’t hide....

Quote
To the extent a person makes, invents or thinks something that is new to him, he may be said to have performed a creative act. ... Margaret Mead

Scripture
He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power...Isaiah 40:29


Day 126

Reflection
You have the ability to step out, and soar....

Quote
There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. ... Norman Vincent Peale

Scripture
The Lord’s hand is not so short that it cannot save; neither is His ear so dull that it cannot hear... Isaiah 59:1


Day 127

Reflection
Are you spending too much of your time with naysayers

Quote
Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy....  Rabbi Abraham Heschel

Scripture
For thou dost light my lamp; the Lord my God illumines my darkness. ...Psalm 18:28

Day 128

Reflection
Living in truth....everyday

Quote
One sure-fire way to stay creative: force yourself to learn something new. ... Harvey Mackay

Scripture
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. ..1 Peter 5:7

Day 129

Reflection
How much time have you invested in your dream?

Quote
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm. ...Robert Louis Stevenson

Scripture
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. ..Psalm 32:7

Day 130

Reflection
Make a start today, it’s never too late

Quote
One looks at life as a gift, a painting of lights and darks, each defining the other, not a series of good and bad things. Giving thanks, and often, frees the spirit and makes the heart secure. ...Fay Bohlayer

Scripture
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away... Matthew 24:35

Day 131 

Reflection
Take time to breath

Quote
When we are enthusiastic we are intoxicated with passion rooted in our true selves and it
flows into all we do. ---Linda Saccoccio

Scripture
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:6-8
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