Friday Quote: the beauty and joy of nature

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Indian Proverb (click to enlarge)

Nature is so handy, isn’t it.  A walk in beautiful countryside or along a coastal path can soothe and calm many troubles.  Spending time in urban leafy areas can have a similarly restorative effect.

And what’s more, I find that even just thinking about, reading about or even looking at pictures of nature inspires peace and reduces stress.

I had such fun producing the artwork for today’s quote.  It took me a little while to produce the border, but in doing so I had the opportunity completely to switch off and immerse myself in the process of drawing and painting the flora and fauna.  A total antidote to any worries or fears.

And, in an echo of the quote itself, I enjoyed the element of randomness in my selection of each little drawing as I progressed around the circle.

Wherever you are, and whatever you do this weekend, may you find joyful and beautiful times. 🙂

PS – mega thanks to my gorgeous, clever Hub for his help and expertise with photographing my artwork for publication.

Friday Quote: Focus!

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Image of medals taken from Google Images. Text added by me.

There have been all sorts of interesting articles published in the run up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  This one particularly caught my eye.

As you will see, it suggests that a helpful way to achieve one’s goals is to focus on the process, rather than being freaked out by the enormity of the whole.  Wise advice, I’d say.

Best of luck to all those competing in the Games – come on GB!! 🙂