Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday's Word: Explore!

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover."  ~Mark Twain

Have you lost your sense of adventure?  Have you become complacent in your life never seeking out new things?  Are you creating in the same way, eating the same meals, following the same routine day to day?   Maybe you should reintroduce the word "EXPLORE" into your life!  Now, more than ever, we have the power to explore easily from the comfort of our own home. 

Whether it's people, places or things, the opportunity to explore something new is here on the Internet.  With a simple google search, you can visit any region of the world or find a tutorial on making fried rice, or research where bumblebees go in the winter.  Anything you want to know can be found with a simple search, and lucky for we creative types, that includes all forms of creating great art.

Step outside your comfort and explore all the wonderful possibilities that creativity has to offer.  Take a class, go to the art museum and study the masters, or search YouTube or Google to explore what others are doing.  You owe to yourself to expand your horizons.  You might just discover something exciting and new!  Wherever you decide to explore, remember: "Celebrate, LOVE and Create!"

"After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery.  It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe.  Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life."  ~Sophia Loren


  1. I am so loving your journals....the color, energy, sheer joy!! I really love your work.

  2. Hi Angela, thanks so much for visiting my blog.
    I just love these two quotes. It is easy to get stuck in a creative rut isn't although coming out of one can be such fun, trying new things and stretching yourself.
    Your journal page is great, I love the colours in the background and your drawing.

  3. Hello Angela,
    Thanks for your sweet words on my blog.I like the ideas for wensday, They give inspiration, And they make art very personal. I am going to make something and put on my blog.

  4. Hi A! I love "catch the trade winds in your sails" and I love the color over here! Inspiring!


Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me! It's a pleasure sharing the creative world of art journaling with you. I love hearing from you, so comments and questions are always welcome.

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