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Introducing Canva (a great tool!) to share another collection of inspirational quotes with you. Many of these quotes or poems pertain to art or creativity. All of them are created with photographs that I love and can now use and shar
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Introducing Canva: What is Canva?
Canva is an online tool that allows you to create designs for posters, business cards, social media (specifically formatted for Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram graphics) or any thing you might need. Amazingly user friendly, Canva is simple and intuitive to use. Even if you are a complete novice, the drag and drop editor, plus the large collection of free images, fonts and templates makes building designs a cinch.
This is a great tutorial for Beginning in Canva (and features the free version of Canva).
An excellent tutorial if you decided to upgrade to Paid Version of Canva (Canva for Work) that increases the available tools.
Quotes by Rumi
Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing -Rumi
Introducing Canva, enhances the beautiful words.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
translation by Coleman Banks
I was sent this version of the Rumi poem (without an attribution, nor can I find one).
Quotes about Creativity and Art
Creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless.
This is how I feel when I am having an “ON” painting day.
Art is not always about pretty things. It’s about who you are, what happened to us and how our lives are affected.
The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.-Robert Henri
(When we are lucky, art is “meditative”.)
At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer.
-Rachel Naomi Remen
Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness
I did not know how to paint, but I knew I had to begin
-Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye
Painting is but another word for feeling
Sometimes people think drawing and painting is mucking about when actually it is a highly skilled activity.
I love painting so much that nothing else matters
I can’t tell really early on in a painting if I’m going to toss it or not
If you are tired of starting over, Stop Giving Up
Uplifting or Quotes about Empathy
if one day you feel like crying…
…perhaps I need you