Monday, March 25, 2013

Quotes, Tags, and Creative Every Day

Happy Monday, my creative friends!  I have a great quote to share with you this morning:

Have you read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield?  If you have that little voice in your head that repeatedly undermines your confidence or if you have trouble staying committed to your art I beg you to get your hands on this book as soon as possible!  Let me warn you, though, Pressfield doesn't cut you any slack.  He is serious about the discipline of art.  

Everywhere I turn lately the message is loud and clear: You have to do the work.  This book challenges and equips you to stay the course and make real progress toward your creative goals.  It truly is a gem.

I also want to share the tag I created for an Easter Tag Swap organized by Kirstin McCulloch of Lillibean Designs.  If you haven't visited her blog, I hope you will do so by following the links here.  Kirstin creates the greatest images of beautiful, brave girls and always has a great story to share about them.  Her latest collage/painting of the Princess and the Pea is just fabulous.

The tag I created for the swap features one of my favorite Rilke quotes (Just about any quote of Rilke's is one of my favorites.) and some sketches of spring blooms.  I sent it off to Liza Thomas in Australia just a few days ago.  I hope she likes it!

I am also excited to share with you the tag I received in the swap.  This beautiful bunny was created by Chel Marie of Chel Marie's Creative Corner.  Stop by her blog and be inspired by her beautiful artwork.  

Meeting new online friends is one of the really fun aspects of participating in swaps.  I have had a wonderful time perusing Chel's posts and reading a bit about her artistic journey.  

And speaking of online friends, I am happy, as always, to link to Creative Every Day today!  Leah Piken Kolidas does an amazing job of keeping us all organized and giving us the opportunity to connect with other creatives every week.  Won't you join us?  All are welcome!


  1. I think your tag with the spring flowers is so pretty and the quote is truly thought provoking!

  2. Hello Janice, great to pop in and visit here again, your tags are beautiful, I love them! Have a great and creative week! xx

  3. What gorgeous tags! I love Rilke, and it's so funny that you mention the book "the war of art"... i was JUST looking at that on Amazon yesterday, thinking i should perhaps buy it. Now i think i shall... :-) thanks for sharing. xox

  4. Beautiful tags, both yours and the one you received...I don't know the book but I know the quote is right, just do your thing as they say and put it out there. Glad to be part of your world of creation. xox

  5. I loved the Spring quote so much I may have to buy one of his books (had a wee nosey) lovely poetry. And so it the Spring tag you made. No wonder your happy about the tag you received I love that bunny :) Dxx

  6. Your bunny rabbit is adorable ~ So cute! and your tag art is beautiful ~ lovely work ~ Enjoy ^_^

    Thanks for 'visiting' and commenting &_&

  7. You tag is simply beautiful - i love the quote you chose too! I am sure that Liza will love it! Thank you so much for joining in, I had such fun this time. And thank you so much for the gorgeous shout out. Its made my day! Kirstin x

  8. Your tag is gorgeous! Liza will love it! Thanks for the book recommendation also! Happy Easter to you and yours!

  9. I love your tag...and your blog. What a happy place:) Glad to have found it.

  10. Wonderful Blog, so impressed I am now following.

  11. Beautiful Tag Janice and the one you received is also gorgeous. Thank you so much for this quote and the book recommendation. I so needed it as this week I have not been feeling very creative. Love your Header.

  12. Yes indeed, we have to do that work! A blessed Easter season to you! Love your little line drawings! Patsy from


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