my treasure trove…

My cave of treasures…the people, places and things that keep me motivated, inspired, and eager to embrace life and art, come what may. A cyber rendering of my physical creative space and the interiors of my heart.

Music

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Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.

~  Winston Churchill

Music

If I had to choose one Beatles’ song to be my life theme song…

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A friend recently sent me this eternal “bouquet” of mystery flowers to set on a stand in my treasure trove.

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From Vintage Books & Anchor Books

From Vintage Books & Anchor Books

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A favorite scene from a favorite film, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.” Love how Captain Aubrey longs for and can’t resist the chase.

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From Yvette

Music

I can’t stop listening to it…

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In my experience, it is not the act of making art that is painful. It is the desire to make something and not acting on it that causes pain.

~ Julia  Cameron

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The smallest step

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Only the unknown, and within the unknown, only the uncontrollable, might be trusted.

~ Gillian Conoley on Henri Michaux

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Bodleian Library, Oxford

Bodleian Library, Oxford

Oxford and I have a complicated relationship. There’s no denying, it’s one of the places where I’ve been the happiest, even for the briefest of times.

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It is the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.

~ Simone de Beauvoir

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Adore these guys…their compassion, humor and sense of adventure. They went on their own journeys and watching them reminds me to embrace the unknown, take it one moment at a time, and trust in the kindness of others.

(This is the preview for their second trip, from the top of Scotland to the tip of South Africa. The first documentary, “The Long Way Round,” follows them as they motorcycle from London to New York, via Mongolia, Kazakstan and Siberia…but that trailer doesn’t do it justice.)

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The reality is, sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose; you’re never too big to lose; you’re never too smart to lose. It happens, and it happens when it needs to happen.

~ Beyoncé

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1 thought on “my treasure trove…”

  1. I am so excited to follow you in your journey for the next year….lots and lots of love….mummie

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