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20 Creative Quotes on New Beginnings & Growth

March 27, 2015

20 Creative Quotes on New Beginnings & Growth | creativity in motion

Springtime can be a great time for exciting growth & new beginnings!  This week I went on a creative quote scavenger hunt to find inspiring words that connect to this spirit of the season….  Enjoy:

  • True creativity often starts where language ends. ~ Arthur Koestler
  • Every artist was first an amateur. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting. ~Winston Churchill
  • The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth.  ~Ezra Pound
  • After you’ve painted a couple of thousand paintings, then you can begin. ~Carl Rungius
  • I don’t go into the studio with the idea of ‘saying’ something. What I do is face the blank canvas and put a few arbitrary marks on it that start me on some sort of dialogue.  ~Richard Diebenkorn
  • Carry the beginning to the last stroke. ~Kevin Weckbach
  • Nature is infinitely creative. It is always producing the possibility of new beginnings.  ~Marianne Williamson
  • In creating, the only hard thing’s to begin; A grass-blade’s no easier to make than an oak. ~ James Russell Lowell
  • Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. ~Arthur Ashe
  • There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. ~Pablo Picasso
  • The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.  ~Walt Disney
  •  The beginning is the most important part of the work. ~Plato
  • You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the the hour of the new clarity.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Beginnings are always messy. ~ John Galsworthy
  • First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. ~Napoleon Hill
  • Individuality of expression is the beginning and end of all art. ~ Johannes Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The important thing is somehow to begin.  ~Henry Moore
  • Start a painting with fresh ideas, and then let the painting replace your ideas with its ideas.  ~Darby Bannard
  • Never begin the day until it is finished on paper. ~Jim Rohn

 Do you have a favorite creative quote that inspires your growth?


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Through a Grateful Lens: Love & Light from the Spring Sky Above

May 9, 2013

I continue to take more light photos, emerging from the spring sky above me:

Light Photos

Spring days have finally arrived here, after a slow, patient wait… and with this comes gratitude for the renewal and growth that continues to unfold…with nurturing energy of love & light…

“Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.” ~Anne Lamott

Hopeful Messages of Growth and Art

April 26, 2009

I recently received Gioia’s altered book for the Art Therapy & Positive Psychology e-group round robin I am still participating in. It was such a pleasure and so inspiring to see the pages done before me from Gioia and Lani full of hopeful messages, imagery, and art.  Great reminders and good vibes to take in this past week while I was working on my contribution to the book.

Growing Happiness / Art Therapy & Positive Psych Round Robin

Growing Happiness

My spread dedicated to “growing happiness” was inspired by Gioia’s cover, which read “Happy Artists Grow Here”.  After finishing these pages and reflecting what I created for Lani’s book a couple of weeks ago I remembered that those pages too were about growing (See Imagine: New Beginnings Start Here). I see a theme surfacing for me within the different books I am working on and what I am working on with myself. Good stuff on growing, new life, nurturing, harvesting.  Something I need to think more about.

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