Monday, September 1, 2014

Quote of the Week

Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth. 
- Diane Ackerman



When searching for today's quote, I came across the category "clouds and sky" and was reminded of the beautiful clouds I saw over the weekend.  I wasn't alone.  As I scrolled through Facebook, I saw others had noticed them too.

What struck me about this quote was its different view of what actually constitutes the sky. We think of the sky as this blue expanse overhead.  Sometimes it is clear and sometimes filled with clouds. Sometimes it is a brilliant blue, and sometimes it is shaded gray with fog or haze, but always our eyes are drawn upward.

It is interesting to consider that the sky actually begins on earth.  To get a better grasp of this concept, picture a field with nothing to obstruct your view.  Looking at the horizon, it appears that the green grass and the blue sky meet, and therefore if you could suddenly be at that point the sky would be all around you.  In reality, no matter where you are, you are always where the earth meets the sky.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Quote of the Week

Don't find fault, find a remedy. - Henry Ford


Instead of seeing only the negative, find the positive and work with that.  Just because things are not exactly to your liking, doesn't mean they have to stay that way. For every problem there is a solution, so don't find fault - find a remedy.




This is what I started with, and while they are pretty on their own, I wanted a more artsy look, so I added texture and depth. I think it has sort of a tapestry look now.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Quote of the Week

Why not go out on a limb? 
Isn’t that where the fruit is? 
- Frank Scully


Some things are worth the risk, and if you never take the chance you won't reap the rewards.

However, if you sit too close to the end of the bench, it can flip on you, and you end up on the ground.  Oops!

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