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Creative Bug

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with
the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.”   –  Hugh MacLeod

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sorting through piles

“No one is ever satisfied where he is….Only the children know what they’re looking for….” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

shards

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embellished

all rights reserved © 2013 Mara LeeWhen a certain artist who creates windows, mirrors, tables & bowls decorated with images, glass, trinkets, tile fragments & often hidden words in the designs was asked what her artwork meant to her she said: “I think I like it because it tells so much about my story.” Or anyone’s life, for that matter… “Life smashes things to bits and you glue it back together to make something beautiful with the pieces.” – author unknown

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10 panes © mara lee

a writing prompt: Ornate

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The Nerve of Some People

Chutzpah is a Yiddish word meaning having gall … brazen nerve … effrontery… sheer guts… plus arrogance; it’s Yiddish and, as Leo Rosten writes, no other word, and no other language, can do it justice.

pretzel-lady

A little old lady sold pretzels on a street corner for a dollar each.
Every day a young man would leave his office building at lunch time
and as he passed the pretzel stand, he would leave her a dollar, but
never take a pretzel.

This offering went on for more than three years. The two of them
never spoke. One day as the young man passed the old lady’s stand
and left his dollar as usual, the pretzel lady spoke to him for the first
time in over three years. Without blinking an eye she said:

“They’re a dollar and a quarter now.”

🙂

The First of Many

Don’t you just love the beginning of things?

I do.

Beginnings are fresh, promising and appear to have grand endings.

Problem is, I rarely consider the middle and that’s where all of the work takes place.

Decided that this year is going to be about working through the middle.

If nothing else, I’ll get to see if I got the ending right.

Happy New Year!

beginnings
Hollywood Boulevard February 2011 • all rights reserved©2011 Cre8tivegang