Monday, December 16, 2013

to thine own self be true…(and truthful)


"i learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.
the brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
nelson mandela
july 18, 1918- december 5, 2013

morning sketch…remembering nelson mandela.

new jewels in my etsy shop

wind and sea….eclectic mix of all of my favorite stones and chain

for all of the many brave hearts out there in this world

"by the sea" rolled with found sea oat

"wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving"
kahlil gilbran

for all the lovely beekeepers out there :)

alis volat propriis
(she flies with her own wings)

sometimes i feel like not matter where i am in my journey, something can creep in or trigger a negative thought or emotion.  i can rant about the very thing that is bothering me about something or someone and do the exact thing that is bothering me!  i don't like to hear negative stuff….(who does??)
i choose to be a little dreamer and surround myself with people and things that make me happy, fill me up.  i work hard to do things that will bring joy to someone else and to myself, to share what i have…what i know.  the best gift we can give someone…stay positive even when they are negative…..don't start up the banter with a disgruntled friend.  seek truth and know truth. know your boundaries and know what to do to stay grounded.  recognize a trigger as soon as you can and move on. be true to yourself….for real. basically this quote says it all….

my absolute new favorite quote and mantra by christian larson…..

“Promise Yourself
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”

hand painted cards made for swirlygirls dream foundation project….

wishing you a peaceful , merry and bright season filled with love, joy,
and all things beautiful. 


this sky

this sky where we live
is no place to lose your wings
so love, love



  1. you are sunlight, my friend. lovely words here and such beautiful creations made with a bright heart! xo


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