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Creative Quest

Creative Quest

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” ~Steve Jobs       Recently, I took part in a week-long Photo Quest (#celebrateARTlife ), put together by Whitney Freya.  I find when […]

Poetry Sunday-Dear Imagination

Poetry Sunday-Dear Imagination

    Dear Imagination:     You come to me on crayon-colored rainbows scrawled on envelopes and walls. You ride on the wind with swings flying high, and bike spokes pinned with cards, clapping like hoof beats. You roll down hills laughing so hard you can hardly breath. And you plunk down in a meadow plucking yellow and […]

Learning Everyday

Learning Everyday

“It’s not what you look at that matters; it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau       Many times when I look at nature, around me in my garden, I see one thing.  And when I look again at the pictures I take, I see so much more.  I see deep into these scenes, […]

Conversations In The Garden: On Crea...

Conversations In The Garden:  On Creating a Sanctuary

“Who will free me from hurry, flurry, the feeling of a crowd pushing behind me, of being hustled and crushed? How can I regain even for a minute the feeling of ample leisure I had during my early, my creative years? Then I seldom felt fussed, or hurried. There was time for work, for play, […]

An Interview with Pamela Hubbard

An Interview with Pamela Hubbard

“One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it brings.”  ~W.E. Johns       I am always excited when it is time for another interview post.  After receiving an award from Julie@Gardening Jules, I had promised to do several interviews of some amazing bloggers and share them with you.  It is […]

Poetry Sunday-Retreating to Spring

Poetry Sunday-Retreating to Spring

Retreating to Spring     As I reflect on the garden these days, I find my mind retreating to the spring colors, of bulbs popping up- the subtle greens emerging and dotting the brown wet soil. Of beginning again…always a new start.      © Donna Donabella 2016 __________________________________________________________ March means spring is on its […]

End of Month Potpourri-February 2016

End of Month Potpourri-February 2016

“Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth.” ~Hugh Macmillan   […]

An Interview with Catherine Drea@Foxg...

An Interview with Catherine Drea@Foxglove Lane

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau       It is time for another interview post.  I have been getting into a routine every couple of months now, interviewing amazing bloggers who have influenced me.  As you might remember, after receiving and award from Julie@Gardening Jules, […]

My Manifesto: An Innovative Life in ...

My Manifesto:  An Innovative Life in 2016

“Making the beginning is one third of the work.”  ~Irish Proverb       As the year was coming to a close, I decided to wander out to my meadow.  Really a sanctuary garden, wild, with native plants, a couple of birdhouses and trees.  It lies just beyond the fence.  It is a place of […]

Innovation in 2016

Innovation in 2016

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”   ~T.S. Eliot     Just before the New Year, I have a tradition of choosing a word to guide me through the coming year.  It becomes my muse, […]

An Interview with Beth@PlantPostings

An Interview with Beth@PlantPostings

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”  ~John Muir       It’s time to bring you another interview with an amazing person I have grown to know in the blogosphere.  As you might remember, after receiving and award from Julie@Gardening […]

Conversations In The Garden: On Grow...

Conversations In The Garden:  On Growth

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~Cynthia Occelli       It seems appropriate in late autumn to look back on the garden.  As I assess […]

An Interview with Jen@The Light Laugh...

An Interview with Jen@The Light Laughed

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  ~Walt Disney        This month I thought I would bring you another interview with an amazing person I have grown to […]

August Break Completed

August Break Completed

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” ~ Denis Waitley       I promised I would finish up the photography challenge,  The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway.  Today I have the last 4 prompts, and […]

End of Month Potpourri-August Break H...

End of Month Potpourri-August Break Highlights 2015

“When the creative impulse sweeps over you, grab it. You grab it and honor it and use it, because momentum is a rare gift.”  ― Justina Chen         I am continuing my participation in the photography challenge,  The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway.  Today I have the next 7 days of words, and my […]

August Break Continues

August Break Continues

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, […]

August Break Begins

August Break Begins

“Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.” ~Deepak Chopra   Last August I participated in a photography challenge called The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway.  And I was excited when I heard she was doing it again this year.  Each day is a new word, and you decide […]

An Interview with Susan Troccolo (and...

An Interview with Susan Troccolo (and a Giveaway)

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~George Bernard Shaw       A while back, I was given the distinct honor of being awarded recognition for this blog by a reader, Julie@Gardening Jules.  And I promised that I would do a few interviews in recognition of the honor.  Finally, I am getting around to […]

End of Month Potpourri-June 2015

End of Month Potpourri-June 2015

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”  ~Maya Angelou     One of the people I was introduced to in the April Love course, I wrote about last week, was Andrea Schroeder.  She has a wonderful website called, Creative Dream Incubator.  And it is here where I was reconnected with my creative dream, […]

End of Month Potpourri-April 2015

End of Month Potpourri-April 2015

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good. ~ Brian Tracy     For this month’s potpourri, I am continuing my thoughts about self-love.  Self-love and self-care are things we are not routinely […]

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“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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