Crafting with Friends

Well, it’s been a while since I crafted with DragonWillow!  Some of our lady friends got together for scrapbooking this past weekend and I, of course, brought the jewelry stash. 

I couldn’t decide on any ONE thing so I brought EVERYTHING and still managed a bit of productivity in a couple of hours.

DW and I made similar charm bracelets:

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And I made a dainty enameled lock and key lariat putting my Philly Bead Show goods on display.

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– Nizzy

Crafting with Friends

Passion for Crafting

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“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” –

– Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

 – Oprah Winfrey

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”

-Georg WIlhelm Friedrich Hegel

“It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.” 

-T.S. Eliot

Ex.  “Why do you knit?”  “Isn’t it just cheaper to buy a sweater?”

It seems there is always someone who wonders about (or questions) my choice of hobbies.  Sometimes a person is simply curious and wants to know what makes me tick.  Other times, the questioning comes across as a little cynical.

I do what I do simply because I enjoy it.  I don’t necessarily look to save money, but I certainly welcome it.  I don’t do it specifically to make money even though I’m open to selling items.  I like to create things because they are unique, made with love, made specifically to my size or to my liking.  I create for self-expression and because I have a passion for learning and creativity.  I craft, sew, knit, etc. because it’s fun!

-Nizzy

Passion for Crafting

Integrity

“A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.” -Denis Waitley

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”  – Cecil Beaton

“He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.” -William Congreve

“If you have integrity—nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity—nothing else matters.” -Evelle J. Younger

Quotes are always great for inspiration and motivation for you to get where you want to be and become the person you want to be, but do you ever wonder about the people who say these great words of wisdom?  You might be surprised at what you find out, but should those findings sway you to think differently about the message?  If the words move you, then simply meditate on that.

– Nizzy

 
Integrity

Strength

Strength Bracelet by Creatively Motivated
Strength Bracelet, a photo by Creatively Motivated on Flickr.

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.” ― Judith Viorst, Love & Guilt & The Meaning Of Life, Etc

-Nizzy

Strength

Imagine

“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Imagination is the beginning of creation.  You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

“To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.” – Richard Bach

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.  If you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward

Imagine