Something to ponder: the future depends…

Gandhi: One of the topics included in the Common Core Weekly Reading Review 9 by The Teacher Next Door "The future depends on what you do today." (Mahatma Gandhi)
“The future depends on what you do today” – Mahatma Gandhi

What future are you making today?



The beauty of what you love…

From Joanne Sharpe’s The Art of Whimsical Lettering for #artjournal inspiration and lettering ideas, featured at

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”

Quote by Rumi

Artwork by Joanne Sharpe

Something to ponder: we might as well dance


Of course if dancing isn’t your thing, please know you are welcome to express your creative spirit however works for you ❤

Something to ponder: wise words

25 Quotes About True Wisdom
Do what is right; not what is easy.

This hit me like a slap across the back of the head…

… and is definitely something to ponder in all areas of my life:

especially the areas where I struggle to do what I know is ‘right’ for me and default to what is easy

(e.g. dance vs snooze; salad vs biscuit…)

‘Right’ comes at a multitude of levels

Some sage advice…

Professional Artist is the foremost business magazine for visual artists. Visit’m gonna do just that…

How about you?


Something to ponder: Your art comes from you

This passage by Roben-Marie Smith from Carmen Torbus’ “the artist unique” really resonated with me, and is something I need to spend some time musing on. I thought you might like to ponder it, too:

We’re all at different points in our lives and our art….

What another person creates is an accumulation of her own perspectives and experiences, and the same goes for you.

Think about what is important to you: dreams, fears, goals, passions, special people and the bits of your everyday life that make you who you are.

Let those things feed your art from within, rather than looking for inspiration from the outside.

The journey might take you on a wild ride, but you will reap the rewards of staying your own course.

Discovering who you are is the best investment you can make in yourself.

If you stick with it, you’ll create a world for yourself that you’ll never want to leave.

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BTW I’m also pondering joining this for next year… anyone else want to come play?!

Living poetry

“Let yourself become living poetry” Rumi

What would it take me to do this?

What changes would I need to make to live this way?

How can I let go and let the poetry flow?