Google+ LISTENING TO THE SQUEAK INSIDE art by Kirstin McCulloch of LilliBean Designs: ☆ Slow Down Love.... [inspiration avenue]

Friday, October 5, 2012

☆ Slow Down Love.... [inspiration avenue]

When I was studying my high school certificate my mum would leave a red rose in a vase on my desk.

She said it was something beautiful to look at, during the hours of study I had to endure.

I spent hours looking at those roses. (And maybe this was why,  I didn't get such great results in the end... nah couldn't have been!)

So I was sitting on the balcony this morning with my one coffee of the day, and was thinking about this weeks prompt, when this popped into my head.

Slow down love... the roses are blooming.

So maybe this weekend, I will take my own advise and slow down and admire the the little things.

Have you taken some time lately to smell the roses? I would love to know what little details you've noticed. that perhaps you may not have before.


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46 comments :

  1. Beautiful art and the story behind it! Happy PPF!

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  2. Great post! She is delightful. Happy PPF!

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  3. Terrific post and loving your journal page. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  4. Sweet creation and lovely message ~ what a wonderful Mom! ~ I practice daily trying to 'stay in the Now' and pay attention to my breathing helps ~ Suddenly the world looks a bit more radiant ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Deep breaths would have helped me today! I know what you mean when suddenly the world looks a bit more radiant - its like the filters have been taken off! Thanks for stopping by x

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  5. ohhh wow !!!!
    awesome picture...eyebrows, eyes, mouth...

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  6. This is such a meaningful message. it is so important to slow down and see and enjoy the small details. I find that when I go on my morning walks, if I tune into the small things - I have a much better day. Thanks for the reminder!! Happy PPF

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    1. Marji - I walk daily too and it is the best way I know to appreciate the little things. (And my days are so much more productive if I walk!) Thanks for stopping by x

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  7. what lovely thoughts behind your beautiful,soulful painting! Happy PPF!

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  8. Love her eyes, so soulful. The message is something I really need at times, so thanks for the reminder.

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    1. It is something I need to be reminded of often too! Thanks for stopping by x

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  9. I read all your posts, I just don't comment enough! I so love your girls and your writing. As to your question, the other day I was noticing the electrical lines way up on the power poles crisscrossing way above the road. They looked like that cat's cradle string game we played as kids. I don't know how they do the electrical power lines in your country, so I hope this makes sense, lol! Your girl is so pretty and I love her flowers!

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    1. Thanks Heather - I totally understand what you're saying. (Yep we have overhead power lines!) And isn't it amazing the way the smallest, insignificant detail takes us off to such amazing places! I love that feeling. Thanks so much Heather for taking the time to comment - I am so grateful for your support x

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  10. I love the story of your mom giving you a red rose when you were studying...and this beautiful art inspired by that wonderful experience!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Thanks Mary - it is a special memory - despite the fact it was during my major school exams and such a stressful and crappy time!

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  11. How sweet your mum is! Great little story, thanks for sharing! Love your painting! HPPF!

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    1. Thanks Kristin - I hope that one day I will remember to pass it on to my girls!

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  12. What a sweet memory to have, and what a thoughtful thing for your Mom to do for you.
    It really gave you a great painting.

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  13. What a lovely message, thanks for the wonderful visual reminder and the great memory you shared.

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  14. beautiful! and i love the personal story with the memories it brought!

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  15. This is beautiful Kirstin. Love it. Xo

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  16. Your mom is precious!! So is your lovely art piece!! I do smell the roses, the joys of being older. You see things through completely different eyes! It's really fun watching small children play after your children have grown.

    Great post and art!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thanks Giggles. Watching kids play is one of the most inspiring things. There imaginations are not limited yet, which makes it so special x

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  17. Beautiful story, your mum sounds so thoughtful and loving. I love the message and the girl contemplating love.

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  18. I bet staring at those roses all those years of study made you the artist you are today with an eye for beauty and form.
    Delightful painting you created here.

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    1. You know Lynn thinking back on it I did do a series of paintings featuring roses! (perhaps I was procrastinating slightly too!) Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  19. Thank you for reminding me to stop and smell the roses and for sharing your lovely story and image.

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    1. Your welcome Lou Anne - thank you for your lovely comments. x

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  20. Isn't it nice when happy memories inspire us to create art? Beautiful piece.

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    1. Your right, some of my favourite paintings are based on a happy memory - thanks for stopping by x

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  21. Your painting is so sweet... and I loved the story about your mum.

    It's good to slow down a bit and live in the moment - not always thinking about what we are going to be doing next.

    Karenx

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    1. I have such a hard time living in the moment - my head is full of next 'stuff'! Thanks for the lovely comment x

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  22. That is a beautiful gesture on your mom's part. How often do we really connect with our children. Beautiful picture. Blessings, Janet PPF

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    1. Thanks so much Janet. I have been inspired by this memory to connect more with my own kids, in small ways. x

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  23. This is beautiful! The the girl looks so sweet and innocent! Beautiful message ...lovely piece

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  24. Your little girl reflects the charming personality that you must be! Yes I do pause and choose happiness to cherish each moment and appreciate the zest of life...incidentally these are my last few posts :)

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