Monday, March 07, 2016

National Crafts Month

I am sure you know that it is National Craft Month.  Did you know that if you have a Craftsy Account (no purchase necessary) that you can register for a Mystery Craft supply box for yourself and for a friend?   I have an affiliate link for that.   Enter Here - and if you win, I hope you remember that I am your friend.

There are lots of interesting things going on for National Craft Month.  Find a place in your day or week to create something!  

 While reading in "The Soul of Creativity" I found these two quotes -

"If each success requires ten failures, then count each failure as a blessing on the road to success. For our success to mount, so must our failures" Eric Maisel

And then this one - which I have stated a bit differently, but with the same meaning:

"We were created from the Creator of all the universe, so it stands to reason that creativity is as much a part of us as are our bodies, minds, and souls.....People don't stay sad for too long when they're creating because creativity is a happy energy" Echo Bodine

I haven't had my creative time since Saturday, so I have nothing new to show you.  So I will share  a couple of my older paintings.
Abstract:  Forbidden Crossing (acrylic on watercolor paper) 

Glorious Red (watercolor on watercolor paper)

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IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Thanks for those quotes....great reminders.

Love your paintings are a talented guy for sure.


PS....if I will definitely be my friend...:)

Barbara said...

I didn't know about this month! I'm really out of the loop, I guess. Your paintings are always lovely.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Gene - I just registered for the Mystery Craft box - and will be sure to remember you are my friend if I win. I like both of the quotes and your paintings are always amazing! The first quote fits one of the little plaques in my sewing room - "Sew Blessed" - :))

allthingzsewn said...

You have been blessed with much talent. Thanks friend for sharing the craftsy giveaway.