You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. ~Maya Angelou
Wisdom from the mind of the great inventor, Thomas Alva Edison:
- Opportunity is missed by most people, because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
- To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
- The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
- Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.
- The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
- I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
- The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease.
Beautiful stuff and also sad news.
- Creative photo editing.
- The ionic border tangle.
- How to be an artist.
- Interesting drawings.
- The woman who started the ecology movement.
- How to apply “God mode” to your work.
- How to start writing a novel.
- Ways to organize your quilt projects.
- Magnificent paper sculptures. How does he do it?
- How to be extraordinary: a lesson learned from Kobe Bryant.
- You can only succeed if you believe success is possible.
- Oh, no. Mary Higgins Clark passed away. I’m so sorry.
Here are some of my favorite memes from this year:
A baker’s dozen of artful articles (better for you than donuts!):
- Pretty mandalas.
- Illustrations of Barbara Bongini.
- Art. Color. Ballet.
- Shooting portrait photographs.
- A case FOR littering…
- Success secrets of geniuses.
- Six words that can prevent misunderstandings. (So much nicer than “Why are you telling me this?”)
- Use perspective like a fourth grader.
- Steampunk seafood?
- I always love it when Treadlemusic posts pictures of what her quilting group made.
- Living in a small town in Queens, New York.
- Are you looking for some songs that promote Christian values for your little ones?
- Want to improve yourself? Bring this reading list to the library with you.