Monday, March 29, 2010

inspiration monday

"throughout the ages there were men who took first steps down new roads
armed with nothing but their own vision" ayn rand

every time i think about someone walking down a new road without a map, it's pure inspiration to me. because if you think about it, isn't that really what we're doing each time we open our journal and stare at that blank page, or pull out a fresh canvas, or rustle through our fabric stash? every mark on the page, stroke on the canvas, and stitch on the fabric is like a brand new step......the materials may be familiar, but what we do with them is a little different each time we venture out. many times we don't have a clue where we're going, and sometimes the road gets a little bumpy, but as long as we have faith in the creative process, we'll get to where we're supposed to be.
so, march on sweet bloggy artist friend.....march on!!!

journal page finished using pitt "shades of gray" markers

26 comments:

Martha Lever said...

I am LOVING this!!! Love those drawn letters and yes, you are so right...every blank page will be a journey without a map!! YiKes!!!! Sometimes I wish I had a creative GPS!!!!

Kim Hambric said...

Love the artwork and the thoughts.

Wonderful inspiration for a Monday morning.

Ludid said...

it makes me think about how people got around without much guidance like we do nowadays. it's nice to enjoy the creative process without knowing where it will lead. thanks for the inspiration.

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

That is the perfect thought for me today as I am doing something I've not tried before. I am taking a class called "Tell a Story in Stitches" and I'm definitely out of my comfort zone. More on my blog later, but just wanted to thank you for a great, inspirational and gentle kick in the pants!

Eden said...

Just what I needed to hear today! Thank you!!! Love your buildings and so cool that you did all this with markers :D

Claire M said...

Oh .... I love this - everything about it - quote, image, color, letterforms! Just very eye-catching and thought provoking!!

curly girl said...

Ayn Rand is my favorite author and you've done such beautiful work with this quote. I just found you blog last week and it's a new favorite too. I love your work!

Lauren Maurer said...

I love this. I need this!

Diva Kreszl said...

here's to forging new paths, and going where we never dreamed possible!

chrissy said...

THANK YOU!!!
sweet bloggy artist friend!
THANK YOU!!!
i love your insight and your art and your spirit and well, heavens, i just L O V E you.
you are a sparkly shiny star of mine out in this blog.o.sphere...
i needed this today missy.
loves to you.
c

Createology said...

Very interesting and thought provoking journal page. I am so not good with maps and maybe that is why I draw such a blank at times with my creativity. Happy creating...

Mary said...

Love this - and even if others have traveled down that road, it's new for us - and even if I have piece of a map (like a class or something) I always take a round about way to get there. :)

Kelly said...

beautiful quote! and i love what you said about going down a new road without a map. i've always been an explorer, literally! i love going down little side roads just to see where they lead me. :-) come to think of it, i guess i do that in my art as well...since i can't seem to stay focused on one thing for too long!

Alisa said...

Marching onward!

Renee Troy said...

Incredible artwork...incredible quote! A good way to start my week!
Very inspiring!

Pat said...

Wow Lori...this is great! You're really mastering the black, white and gray color scheme. This piece rocks!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Sweetie! I reeeeally like this! Your lettering is just so beautiful and the quote and what you wrote are so
inspiring...especially now, when I seem to need bunches of inspiration!...I love your heart window (cuteness factor!)!!! xoxo Paulette

PaperPumpkin said...

Not only are you creative and artistic and wonderful, but you are full of wisdom too. I love how you envisioned and illustratd this quote, lori. You never cease to inspire. Thank you. You really just made my day. ♥K

Debbie said...

Thanks for this inspiring post! March on dear friend!

Tara said...

Yes mam. So true. Love the sketch.
Hugs,
Tara

Ellie said...

A wonderful gently reminder to put oneself out there! Great way to start off the week~

Shirley said...

Life is like a road map because you just keep taking one step at a time and you don't know where it is going to take you. I love your drawing and it is what I needed before I head out the door to work. have a wonderful day.

WingingIt said...

thank you for the reminder....my path is truly undefined....i have to get a machete out sometimes..tee hee...keep on keeping on baby!

Mechelle said...

Thanks for the follow. I really like your sketch!

Lisa Holtzman said...

I LOVE this Lori! You're amazing, you and your "doodles" make me smile.

Lancerika said...

Your kind thoughts are
much appreciated Lori..so often
do not know where this art road is going to take me,hopefully it
will take us all the way home!
Wishing you beautiful days♥

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