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{Thoughtful Thursday} Wise Words - Share Yours

Hello Lovely friends.... How are you? How is your week? Mine is zip, zip... zipping by..... 'sigh'

I had a fun little shoot with Bryce.... and wanted to share a few pics with you all.....and a little inspiration....

I stamped each photo with a little brush love.... Two powerful quotes.... Don't you think?

Quick Recipe: Converted the image to black and white in RadLab. I then Textured with Shine at Soft Light 57%. I reopened it in RadLab and added a light dose of Antique Tone. That's it...that's all... 

One more....

Today, I invite you to share a favorite quote or 2 or 3 or 4.... I'd love to hear from you!



The Art of Textures starts in just a few weeks.... Here's a little inspiration from the archives... if nothing else...pause for a few moments and soak up the lovely music.... so good!

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Reader Comments (402)

Tell me, I will probably forget.
Show me, I might remember.
Involve me, I will never forget!
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNathalie
I love your textures, they have really transformed my pictures. And I thank you for your wonderful generosity in sharing them with us.

My favourite quote is: be the change you want to see in the world. But I also love this: children should be seen and not hurt.

Have a lovely day.
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah
I LOVE the quotes and I would LOVE to know how you did it!

Favorite quotes......

There is one in particular that resonates with me and it is from the song "What a feeling" from Irene Cara............. "Take Your Passion And Make It Happen"

This quote is helping me to push myself and MAKE it happen. For me. And for my girls.
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTinachicky
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
Albert Camus
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Lowe
My favorite quote...

"Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly." by Robert H. Schuller
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
John Lennon
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarla
My favorite quote is the one I use on my blog (and where it gets its name) by Ursula K LeGuin: "If you see a whole thing - it seems that it is always beautiful. Planets, lives...but up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern."

It keeps me grounded and focused on the details that add up to the big (beautiful) picture.
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertracynicholrose
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
Joseph Joubert
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRenee
"Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened." Dr. Seuss

Thank you!
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine Wall
Kim, thanks so much for generously sharing your textures! Here's one of my favorite quotes:
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
— Pericles
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie_H
You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it. - Jimmy Dean
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMariAnne
I've always liked this one, Kim:
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate
One of my many favorites:
Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says... "Oh shit, she's awake!"
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermichelle corbo
my favorite quote: I never stop to wonder why I'm not like other people. The mystery to me is why more people aren't like me.

by Florynce Kennedy

February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Burns
My favorite quote has an addendum added by me which is in parenthesis:

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall (& I've done many face-plants).

February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn B. Hughes
Every artist was once an amateur
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherri Davis
Thank you for such wonderful inspiration Kim.
people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam
Here is the quote I have in white vinyl letters on my turquoise wall in my studio:
Simplify to create serenity.

When my studio gets too messy, too much, too cluttered, too... I stop. I start. to. clean up and put away. There. Simple. Clean. Now... Serenity to start again.
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterQuirkyKim
One of my favorite quotes is from a Shakespeare line....

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermagikalfolk
There is Only One You for All Time...Fearlessly Be Yourself
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy J
My quote:

Flowers feed the soul.
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
I love quotes! Right now, this is my mantra:

"Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." A.A. Milne
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Wessel
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, but anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Carl Bard

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong - because some day you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. A. A. Milne Winnie the Pooh
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
One of my favourite quotes is "Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things". Frank Howard Clark

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful textures with us!
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrigitte Smith
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,it's about learning to dance in the rain....

I love your essentials class! I've learned so much. Thank you!
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJodi
*It's OK!... because it has to be OK!*
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanie
I cant wait for your texture class!!! Already signed up but here's a fab quote anyway ...

"The Divine spark is within us all and when we are conscious of it, we touch the eternal..." Sigund Olson.

It keeps me reaching for the stars...
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
Here are four of my favorites:

Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. ~ Maya Angelou

Trust in dreams, for in them is the hidden gate to eternity. ~ Kahlil Gibran

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. ~ Rumi

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~ Scott Adams
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCeleste Mookherjee
My favorite wise words:

"Eternity Has Begun"
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJill
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebC
These are two of my favorite quotes:

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."
~William H Murray

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind."
~Dr. Seuss
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie
It is not what life does to you that is important,
but what you do with what life does to you.
- Chinese saying
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLife Images by Jill
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. -Ruskin
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCathy
"Do small things with great love." -Mother Teresa

Love this quote.
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJayne
Favorite quote:

True love means taking the biggest risk of all...opening your heart to a fellow human being, a creature as fallible as you know yourself to be, knowing that there are no promises in life, no guarantees, and the future will bring great sorrows as well as great joys.

- Paul Witcover
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbhappel
Oh. Sorry... one more that goes with my 'word' this year...

"You aspire to great things? Begin with the small ones." -St. Augustine
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
LOVE your stuff!

Here is a favorite quote of mine:

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.

                                                                                                               -- William Arthur Ward
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVickie Ramos
oooooh goodie - I love quotes!

"Oh Lord, I do not pray for tasks equal to my strength, I ask for strength equal to my tasks." attributed to Phillips Brooks
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne L.
A new quote I've come upon that I really like is:

It's never too late to live happily ever after.

I love sharing great quotes that I can use for photography and journalling. If you want many more, check my Pinterest board of great quotes:

Thanks for all the great inspiration and goodies Kim. You are such an amazing artist and such a giving person. Kudos to you!
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Kittmer
What a fun post- enjoying everyone's favorite words of wisdom. :)

I have so many it's hard to choose just a few.. but the ones that come to mind is

May the beauty you love be what you do..
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy Mead
I have seen so many great quotes lately, mostly here on your blog. I love they way this one stretches so many mediums.

Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
~ Mary Oliver ~
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria
My all-time favorite quote:

"Fall down seven times, get up eight."
~Japanese Proverb
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy
and this one... I have it framed.

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh," he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw, "I just wanted to be sure of you."
A.A. Milne
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return."
~Mary Jean Iron
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
This one was on a poster in my high school English class....and it has stayed in my hermit heart for 40 years!
"Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself."

Hermann Hesse
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternina
my favorite" This too shall pass"
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterangelia Miller
2 favorite quotes

Please take responsabilty for the energy you bring into this space-. Anonymous

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky.

Have been plying w/ making textures.....would love to win :):)
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary
"Anyone who thinks he’s too small to make a difference has never been bit by a mosquito,"- Jeannette Walls
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynn Guthrie
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." I think that's the quote. If not, it's close. I don't know who said it or wrote it but I've always remembered it.
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTJ

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