Monday, July 5, 2010

be creative

being a happy person doesn't mean that you're void of problems.
believe me, i have them. actually, i have lots of them.
but i also have a choice. i have a choice of how i react to them.
i try to handle them the best i can, in the most positive way i can.
this approach doesn't always work, but that's what i aim for.
do i get bummed sometimes? yep.
frustrated, irritated? yep, yep.
do i want to be bummed, frustrated & irritated? nope, nope & nope.
therefore, i create.
because being creative makes me happy.

be creative=be happy.


doodle finished on graph paper using micron pen, thumbprint, watercolor pencils, 4B pencil
p.s. thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes you sent my dad!! xox

22 comments:

Eden said...

Yeah Lori!!! You've got the attitude to make things happen!
Love it! Adorable little guy there too :D

Eden said...

P.s. If you watch MONK, then you'll know that every TV show has a pineapple in it. If you watched WKRP Cincinatti from the 70s-80's there was that one guy who always had a bandaid on.

Here at Elvie Studio, anytime you post a creative doodle if I look carefully I can spot those adorable b/w checkered glasses!

Love it :D

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweet Girl! I'm happy you're a happy person and you make happy choices, and happy art...because that makes me reeeeally happy too! This is so adorable, I love it!!!...and as usual, I'll be on my way with a happy smile on my face because of this happy post! xoxo Paulette ;D

Mary said...

good advice!!

love your fingerprint head!!!

Jancalligrapher said...

Awwww, it is one of your little fingerprint people. SO cute! And a good message when we get frustrated. Thanks for sharing, I needed that message today. Love to you (:

PaperPumpkin said...

I am right up there on a soapbox stage, dancing the Happy Dance with you, lori, my sweet dear friend! Not because my life is perfect or always jolly, but because I have made the choice to be positive because it brings so much much more positive into my life, and therefore into the world! It brought me you and it brought my incredible Bloggy World of friends, and it's good for our health! If we choose to leave a not-so-happy post on our blogs, it's probably because we need a little support from our friends! Who doesn't need a bit of support every now and then? ...and that, of course, leads to more happy...here we go again...the Happy Dance of Choice!

Createology said...

Lori this is just the best attitude to have. Being creative does equal being happy. Well said my dear. Happy creating...

Linda said...

Oh Lori, I love what you with your little Thumb people. So cute, and they make me smile too. Love the sentiment, and I agree that we do have a choice in how we react to life's circumstances. So true, and I love that you're passing that message on. Linda E.

nacherluver said...

super sweet ;)

DymphieM said...

it's a happy day, must be, as i used the same phrase in my matchbox today :)
love this little soapbox speaker, your drawing makes me happy by glancing at it alone.

rachel awes said...

me too! xo

Meg said...

I love those finger prints characters :))

BALLET NEWS said...

Oh I love this - cheers me up just looking at it. Thank you !! Could you do a ballet dancer drawing like this, do you think ???

aimee said...

couldn't agree more - creating is happy medicine!

Patty S said...

oh my gosh.
a thumbprint person on a soap box. TOOOOO CUTE!
and you are right - that's a greta way of trying to be. kudos to you my friend.
xoxoxo

Staci Danford said...

Adore the words, and LOVE the art.. You are just such a fun person to know...even if it is only on this computer. Wishing you a Happy Summer full of so many blessing that you lose count.
Staci

Pat said...

Creativity + a daily dose of chocolate = really really happy

Kelly Warren said...

oh lori, you are speaking my language here, sister! i've been writing a blog post in my brain for weeks about this big "be authentic" movement that has taken over blogland. for me, i don't feel that not sharing my frustrations, bad moods, etc, is "not being authentic". like you, i have my bad days too! and like you, i know that while i might not necessarily be able to control what happens, i can control how i react to what happens. and i choose happiness. happiness is a choice! :-)

lillalotta said...

Amen!
I am so with you on this one (gives you a hug)
It means a lot to hear someone else say this x

Carmen said...

Love this Lori!!! Your artwork always makes me smile.

xo,
Carmen

Jennifer DeDonato said...

cute! I love the hair!!

elisa said...

I also follow these rules and it's going great. Always be positive to attract the good things in your life.

Thanks for sharing

Kisses from Spain

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