A reminder of who you are…

Someone sent me this quote yesterday, and I thought I’d share with you. It is an excerpt from “The Butterfly Effect,” by Andy Andrews:

There are generations yet unborn whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take today. And tomorrow. And the next day. And the next.

Every single thing you do matters.

You have been created as one of a kind.

On the planet Earth, there has never been one like you .and there will never be again.

Your spirit, your thoughts and feelings, your ability to reason and act all exist in no one else.

The rarities that make you special are no mere accident or quirk of fate.

You have been created in order that you might make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world.

Know that your actions cannot be hoarded, saved for later, or used selectively.

By your hand, millions-billions-of lives will be altered, caught up in a chain of events begun by you this day.
The very beating of your heart has meaning and purpose.

Your actions have value far greater than silver or gold.

Your life.
And what you do with it today .matters forever.

Know that you make a difference,

What nobody tells to beginners…

Sometimes you hear a quote that really resonates deep within you. I thought I’d share this one from Ira Glass of PRI’s “This American Life“.

Ira Glass quote

I don’t know about you, but I tend to have creative visions in my head that don’t always match my execution, so these words bring a little comfort. It’s a great reminder that I just need to sit down at the piano or at my messy art table and keep producing work…whatever it may be.

Here is Ira’s entire 5 minute video segment:

8 years into my creative journey & still fighting my way through,

Gus dropping by…

Hi! This is Gus dropping by to say hello. Mom’s been playing with her Copics a lot. She sometimes lets me sniff the paper and sleep next to her while she’s coloring. She says she’ll be sharing more projects with you soon.

In the meantime, I’m off to go chase a tennis ball or two. See ya later!

Gus here.

I was helping mom take pics of her anthro-inspired quilt project today and just wanted to drop by and say hello. Happy Sunday!