Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 2/25/15

Writer's Quote Wed 2015

Welcome to the WRITER’S QUOTE WEDNESDAY Weekly Wrap-Up where our writers highlight their photographic and writing talent by making up their own quotes, or sharing quotes from our favorite authors. Please do not link to this post.  Link to the new prompt on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Each week I am amazed at all the wonderful quotes that get shared to other writers for inspiration.  I love all the hard work that goes into a great blog event and we have it here!  Inspiration from other writer’s is the best advice when it comes to writing and you get that feeling as if you are stuck.  Feel free to browse the quotes that keep us in pursuit of our writing goals created for you, by authors:

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Here are the Writer’s Quotes from last Wednesday.  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WRITING INSPIRATION… THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!

Please check out the fabulous quotes these writer’s came up with:  (Please let me know if I missed your blog) If your quote was an image I grabbed it for our online gallery, if not I did try to add your quote.

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James A. Michener

Just Olga

Nobody is perfect! From 'Some Like it Hot' Dir: Billy Wilder

Life Lover

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Rebirth of Lisa

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Pearls Before Swine (Please visit her blog to hear the video, too).

Love Is

Kitt O’Malley

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. - Helen Keller

Unique Art Chic

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Lucile De Godoy

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Zen and Pi

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Kitt O’Malley  (second entry Open-mouthed smile)

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom. -Rumi

K. S. Fause

Exhaling Grace

Train

Unexpected in Common Hours

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Strawberries Forever

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Live in What is Happening

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Dandelion Fuzz

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Rambling On

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Write Dorne – Putting Life Into Words  (Please visit her blog to view the video)

“Are you going to Scarborough Fair?”

Meredith’s Musings  (Please visit her blog to view the video)

Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed

“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.”
H.P. Lovecraft

Alberta Ross Writes

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Thanks for stopping by to check out all the inspiration.  I can’t wait to see you all again!

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Mindful Monday–Find a Place for Contemplation

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I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  Each week I try to self discover new things about myself.  This week, I thought I would address more on finding time for contemplation.  This does not mean only meditation (although I hope you will all try it).  Finding the time to sit quietly and reflect on the day is a powerful tool in our self awareness journey.

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Sometimes I just sit and let my mind wander.  It seems to open me up for new thoughts and inspirations. I love being retired and one of the perks seems to be time.  I now have the time to listen to me and my needs.  This is a hard feat to accomplish with a family and children, I know.  Somehow, try to find time for yourself. You will be glad that you did.

Many times I go into my living room and light candles and incense.  I practice my meditation at that time.  I do have a spiritual space setup for Buddha.  I have silk flowers from each of my five grandchildren on each side of Buddha.  The cabinet below, holds photos of deceased relatives (mainly our parents) who I like to show respect by placing them near my sacred space.

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However, I do not want you to think that you must have a designated place for contemplation.  That is not so, and you do not need to be Buddhist to meditate.  Many days I do some of my best thinking while I am walking in the morning.  The whole idea is to find a place and time to dedicate to just yourself.  A warm bath works just as well as a sacred space all your own.  The point is that the place does not matter.  Find what works for you and just sit there.  Try to have no thoughts and clear your mind.

How to Meditate

Mindful Magazine shares an excellent info-graphic on a way to meditate.

The reason I created a sacred space in my home was to have a reminder of my intent to learn how to become still and mindful.  I am influenced by my surroundings.  My living room is in the middle of the house, so it works to remind me that I need to take the time to breathe, clear my mind, and listen to “the nothingness.”  Make your sacred space a place of quiet and solitude.

How to Clear Your Mind

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I have continued to practice mindful eating and the results are extraordinary.  I am losing weight and finding that I can recognize when I am full now because I am paying attention to my body.  Sounds simple right?  That is the whole idea with mindfulness.  The more you pay attention to, the more you understand about yourself.

Do you have a sacred space that renews you?  What are your mindful goals for this week?

Remember, this is not a challenge.  This is an offering of support.  If you would like to join in with your own Mindful Monday goals you can do so in the comments, or on a separate post of your own making.  If you want to link back to my post, please feel free to do so however, it is not necessary.  My main objective here is to give and get support to become more mindful of the things I take for granted in life.

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Peace and Joy to everyone this week,

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Fairy Swamp–A Morning Reward

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I love Fairy Swamp, which is located not far from where I live.  I caught this photo early in the morning with the sum streaming through the naked trees highlighting the murky green water below.  The sun never makes into the swamp during the other seasons of the year because the leaves on the trees and other foliage blocks it out.  I am always amazed at the simple beauty of the bare trees and bushes that make up Fairy Swamp.

This photo was my lovely reward for a wonderful walk during a cool morning and is part of the The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I can’t wait to see you all again!

fileClick this link on Silver’s blog to see other great photography challenge photos.

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Word Snap Weekly–Waiting for the Rainbow

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Just like the rainbow at the end of this haiku, I cannot wait to be finished with the painting in our house.  We are down to the master bedroom, the living room, and the dining room.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The paint has made everything look brighter and warmer.  The color is called classic taupe.  It reminds me of the color of coffee after cream has been added – warm and inviting.

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Our family room

Thanks Amanda for hosting Word Snap Weekly.  I look forward to this event every week.  Below is the information so that you can become part of this event too!

Word Snap Weekly

Word Snap Weekly is a unique challenge, designed to inspire creativity from photographers, visual artists and creative writers.

There are no set themes or prompts, you choose the snapshot/image that most inspires you. Be as creative as you like – then add your words.  You are free to explore any form of creative writing you wish, e.g Poetry, WordArt, Quotes, Short Fiction etc…
The challenge will run Sunday to Sunday approx 12 p.m. (GMT) You can post anytime during the week, and I will share your posts on Twitter.
If you join in, it is expected that you will like or comment on the other entries in the challenge – including my own entry – yes I need love too!

In the interest of promoting the challenge, please follow the steps given below to enter.

  • Create a new post and title it Word Snap Weekly + your post title
  • Tag your post Word Snap Weekly
  • If you create your entry on other social media, or share your post to them the hash tag to include is #wordsnapweekly
  • Link your post URL to the inLinkz grid, selecting your inspired photo/feature image.
  • Display the challenge badge on your post or sidebar. Download the badge here

So that you don’t miss the start of the new week, I recommend you follow Unique Art Chic by email.  Click here to go to the website.

Thanks for stopping by to chat for a bit.  It gave me time to put away all the paint brushes for the weekend.  I look forward to seeing you all again!

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #33 Fame&War

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Thanks to Ron of Ronovan Writes for hosting this wonderful haiku event every week.

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(Image Credit: Anne Frank)

A reputation –

wrought by a child’s written script,

a life killed by war.

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Thanks for popping in for a visit.  I always look forward to seeing you!

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The Clinic-Photo Rehab 21

Lucile De Godoy’s Photo Rehab is the perfect place for me to share my photos of my creative room garden.  The violets and Christmas/Easter Cactus burst forth this morning in glorious bloom after several days of dark and cold here in Pensacola, Florida.

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The colors are vibrant and intense and are surely foretelling the future of spring, right around the corner.

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Happy Friday Friends!  Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.  I can’t wait to see you all again!

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Common Sage (Salvia officinalis)

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Wonderful sage! What a great blog!

Originally posted on Kitchen Witchcraft:

sageThe common or garden sage is one of the best-known aromatic herbs with a multitude of uses. It’s strong, fresh scent and large, silvery green leaves make it a really beautiful addition to any witch’s kitchen, and its properties – a valuable one. Sage has been known for its properties, both medicinal and culinary, since Antiquity at least, and in the Carolingian Empire, its cultivation was pretty much mandatory in monasteries, because of the king Charlemagne’s fondness for the plant.

Sage needs a sunny spot to flourish, and the seeds should not be put too close to one another, since the plant likes to spread outwards. Healthy leaves of sage have a pale green colour with a silvery grey patina that makes it look a bit like velvet. They are elongated and quite firm to the touch.

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#Be WoW–On Being Positive

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Are all of these cold, dark winter days getting you down? Join my friend Ron, of Ronovan Writes in his new challenge Be Wonderful Wednesdays where we share the wonder of the world!

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This was the sight that greeted me this morning in my creative room.  These three plants were almost dead a few months back.  I repotted them and placed them on the filing cabinet in front of the window to make the most of the sunlight that streams into this wonderful space.

Currently, it is raining hard!  I can hear the pounding rains.  Thunder booms and lightening slices across the sky outside my window.  This is great news because it means that spring is headed our way.  Soon there will be an end to the dark days of winter.

That is the power of positive thinking…

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Look for the good things in your life.  What makes you happy today?

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday–A Silver Quote: 2015-9

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer.  By sharing your quotes, we will all gain insight and inspiration to propel us forward in our writing careers.

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Let’s get more in-depth with the quotes and the author of the quote, by adding names of books, poetry, and music to the mix. Tell something about the author to engage us with the quote.

A quote from a piece of music is just as inspiring as a quote that you read in a book.  You can provide images of music with the words, or a portion of a song with an image. Get creative!

Be ready to participate with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share.  I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.  Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

On your own blog post do a ping back to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  A ping back is when you embed (or copy)  the http:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check my weekly prompt to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the http:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

If you do not do a ping-back, please post a comment on this post with a link to your post so I can find your quote. Please only post to this prompt post. Thanks so much.

Get creative and have fun!

My quote this week is from Joy of Dad on Facebook:

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Joy of Dad is a great community of Mom’s and Dad’s on Facebook.  There is also a website coming soon at Joy of Dad.com.  The page offers great inspirational and motivational quotes that I find uplifting.

Isn’t this quote great?  I know so many folks who drill on their troubles, and simply wallow in all that baggage.  I prefer to move on and get it over with.

I have a box of woe.  I write down on a piece of paper what is driving me crazy at the time and drop it into my box of woe.  POOF!  It is instantly gone.  The thing that was driving me mad is now out of sight, out of mind!  Time to move on and get busy!

The same can be said when you are writing.  Don’t get bogged down in such a set mode for your transcript.  Visit other paths and venues in your plot.  You might be surprised at the outcome, because your mind led you on a different path than you originally intended.  Writing from the heart is a fantastic place to write from!

What quote spoke to your heart this week?

Join in and share your quotes with us!

Thanks for visiting today.  I always look forward to seeing each of you!

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Renovations & Painting

If you have been wondering why I have been slow on the blog posting lately, here is why.

The last couple of weeks Ron and I have been busy.  The new distressed hickory laminate flooring planks went into the family room and kitchen.

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The floors came out great!

The tile in the guest bathroom went in and the master bath floor is tiled and the shower tiles are complete.

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The backsplash in the kitchen is completed and we finished painting the kitchen and family room.

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We chose a nice classic taupe color.  It is a lot of work, but so worth how it looks.  It will be all ready for our oldest daughter’s visit with two of our grand babies the end of March.

We have much left to do.  So, if I am slow on answering comments, or only leave quick answers, I apologize ahead of time.

We are a work in progress!

Thanks for understanding and stopping by today. I will see you again!

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