Wednesday, August 25, 2010

let go

"we must let go of the life we have planned
to accept the one we have waiting for us."  joseph conrad


i always used to think that the life i had planned for myself was better than anything i could ever imagine.  then i learned to let go of things along the way (out of necessity, not necessarily because i wanted to), and now i realize that i have a life i would have never dreamed of......and it's SO much better than anything i could have ever thought of myself!  oh sure, i'm still learning how to let go.  and every time i do, i feel like i've been given a drink from that chocolate river where the oompa-loompas hang out in that willy wonka movie.......
pure choco-paradise-sweetness......just the way life should be!

journal page finished using acrylic paints, micron pens, pan pastel, 
graphite and uniball signo white pen

31 comments:

nacherluver said...

Dang! Great lesson. Love your positive vibes this morning. Thanks for sharing :)

Kerri said...

very well said!

Ludid said...

many years ago i used to tell my brother that he had to plan and plan. he disagreed with me. my view has certainly changed. yes, there are often so many many things much better waiting than what we had in mind. thanks for this thought.

Eden said...

I love this quote and your artsy writing is SO INSPIRING!! I too, thought that the Chocolate River was the best place to be :D

Julie Bagamary said...

Thanks Lori for your comment on my blog. I safely used fabric I wasn't too fond of to try it out.. HMM...why is fabric I'm not too fond of still in my remnant bag???
Did you know your commnet is a noreply one?

Marthann's Musings said...

O I love this. You made my day brighten a bit by reading this.

Ellie said...

Love this journal and how we need to be open to going with the flow.
Yes, a chocolate river is best...I
Simply delicious~

PaperPumpkin said...

I adore you and your work and ideas!♥

ale balanzario said...

I love this one!! just what I was needing, thanks... so creative!!!

Atticelf said...

What a great quote.

Patty S said...

great quote! and i love your lettering, as always! xo

Beedeebabee said...

Lori, you are so, so inspiring all the time...not just with your beautiful art, but with the way you think. Your art is happy, because you're happy...Gosh, your writing is just soooo pretty...I need to find that Oompa-Loompa river ...today! xoxo Paulette

Julie Bagamary said...

It means your comment comes to my email but when I push reply is doesn't give your email. To change, go to settings, then comments and on the bottom of the page put in your email...I think :)

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Createology said...

Super great quote and one I need to learn. Your pages honoring these important words is beautiful. Happy creating...

Veronica said...

Im trying to live by this philosophy, but sometimes its so hard!

rachel awes said...

these words are so true/
a lesson i have lived
& continue to ~ espec. the
last couple years.
it's always better this way/
even though i have a little
temper tantrum sometimes.
.........................
& i love your writing
& all against your delicious orange.
always dessert. always goodness.
xox

Rebecca Anthony said...

I love this so much that I have just saved it as my wallpaper on my computer!!

Dawn said...

you are so amazing, lori. i loveeee your calligraphy; sense of color; composition. I cant get enough!

Claire M said...

More wise words and charming image to go with it. You are so creative! It is a delight to "tune in" here everyday to see what you've done 'lately'!

mademoiselle G said...

Oh love the calligraphy! Very lovely...And I gave you the Versatile blog award! The instructions are on my blog ^^

Becky Shander said...

Learning how to let go definitely comes with many unexpected rewards - I'm happy that you've been basking in yours.

Jane Farr said...

A great quote Lori, and your lettering is scrumpdillyicious! :)

Nancy said...

You are such an inspiration and encouragement.....This was right on target for me today...Thanks sweet girl....

Crystal said...

I love this quote, Lori!
Sometimes, it's a hard lesson to learn, but when we do - the rewards are peace and fulfillment.

John Lennon said it in another way: "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans..." :-)

I'm very glad "life" brought you in my direction, Sweet Lady!

xoxoxoxo

Jancalligrapher said...

Hi, Lori, I hope you are having a great day. I love your inspiration and your lettering. So colorful and sweet.
Always food for thought that our life is exactly the way it is supposed to be. <3

Tracey said...

Wonderful quote!

Pat said...

Speaking of oompa loompas...Wonka is running a promotion and hiding golden tickets in chocolate bars to win trips around the world. If that isn't a good reason to eat more chocolate, I don't know what is!

Just thought I'd share that with all the chocolate lovers out there. :)

Elena said...

Awesome! And are you tired of me saying how much I love your writing?

Jymi said...

letting go and a chocolate river!! love it!!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh I love that quote. I read it somewhere last week too. Hmmm, I think that is a sign that I should be loosing my tight grip on a few things. And Lori, the way you've created this wording artistically is beautiful!

xo♥
Lee Ann

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