So the wonderful Alys said: ” Tag you’re it! You can do the three days quote challenge!” And because she promised I could do it any way I wanted to do it, I agreed. And I have been enjoying the three days quote challenge on many of my other favored blogs…so here goes!
As most of you know, I do not blog every day, so I decided to put three quotes in one post.
1: ” Everything’s been done before..but not by me!” -Octavie
This is a quote from the talented Dutch illustrator Octavie ( and loosely translated by me) When I read this, I immediately adopted it as my motivating motto. It helps me overcome my shyness about my own work, of trying out new things, to not be taken aback when people ‘snort’ at what I am doing. It was really quite a big thing for me, to start this blog and show my work…however it has brought me nothing but joy and encouragement! Kindred spirits from all over the world!
2:“Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have you ever noticed how much of our agony is all tied up with craving and loss?”
― Susan Gordon Lydon, The Knitting Sutra: Craft as a Spiritual Practice
Letting go is a theme in my life, wether it is the bitter sweet letting go of children growing up, or the more definite process of leaving house, job, friends and family behind to go to yet another country or the very simple rule ” when something comes into the house, something has to leave’ for me as a vintage collector to keep control over my treasure hunting. I found that if I do indeed ‘let go’ of the past, of ‘stuff’ and embrace the space that letting go creates…that I learn so much, that holding on to relations despite the distance is possible, and new lovely people arrive in our lives, and beautiful things find new better homes and make the beautiful things in my home even more beautiful. ( you can interpret that in every sense of the word;0))
3: “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Yeah, yeah…call it superficial but I needed something down to earth as my third quote and too many of my predecessors already quoted the great master Dr. Seuss so I consulted the other wise philosopher:Winnie the Pooh. I hope, I do not disappoint you..but it is me all over ;0)
Just Like Pauline, I am going to break the rule and not tagging other people. However, I would really love to see more bloggers taking on the three days quote challenge.
I will leave you with a delightful little movie brought to my attention by Mary Lou from Sticks-a-GoGo. Get your tissues ready…I was fluttering my handkerchief most pleasantly.
Have a great weekend!
Love and Liefs, Johanna