Google+ LISTENING TO THE SQUEAK INSIDE art by Kirstin McCulloch of LilliBean Designs: ☆ Bird Song [inspiration avenue prompt]

Friday, November 9, 2012

☆ Bird Song [inspiration avenue prompt]

Have you had a chance to enter into this months Christmassy GIVE AWAY or perhaps thought about joining me in my very first Christmas Tag Swap? Both are open to absolutely every one + I would love it if you would check them out.

Bird Song
Do you remember to count your blessings on a daily basis?

I don't. Sometimes, my day is just overwhelming. Maybe my family make demands on me that I don't feel like giving into, maybe my health is ailing, maybe I am tired, maybe I am just sad.

Then something happens. A tragedy, a sadness, a natural disaster, a breakdown, and I sit there and say to my self - I am so lucky. I am blessed.

I have had a week like this. And again I am reminded that I am blessed. But I wonder why it takes such events for me to count my blessings?

So instead of waiting for the next event, I am going to count my blessings on a daily basis. (But I think I will need a simple + tangible way to do this!)

And while I am so, so blessed to have a happy + healthy family, and a strong marriage, and supportive + understanding friends, one of the things I am so so thankful for is a desire to create, an imagination that is unlimited, and circumstances that allow me to indulge in my passion on a daily basis. And you guys. If it wasn't for the amazing comments and support that you all send my way, I think I would be in a very different place right now.

So this week for Inspiration Avenue, I felt strongly that my painting should be a more abstract representation of my blessings, rather than something more concrete.

Have you thought about how you are blessed lately? Do you have a tangible or simple way of reflecting on this on a daily basis? I would love to hear your thoughts.




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38 comments :

  1. Love all your LilliBean Designs ~ such style and character ~ inspiring post ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  2. Great post...I'm thankful every day... it's the little things that make me smile... :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping in Catherine. The little things are the most important aren't they - sometimes though seeing them is the hardest thing for me! x

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  3. What a lovely post and yes, every time I hear of another horrible thing happening in the world, I am reminded that my small grumbles and troubles are really nothing at all. I am a huge believer in karma and that everything in the universe is connected so I send positive thoughts up to the Cosmos in gratitude when things go well for me! I'm especially thankful right now that things appear to be going so smoothly for us as we start our live changing move to Scotland.

    this is a beautiful illustration - as always those eyes just captivate me and the little bird has beautiful eyes to match!

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    1. I am a big believer in karma too! I am so glad your move is going so smoothly - I know a lot of people find winter tough up north, but I loved it! The snow, the fires, the cosiness - the cold not so much!!

      Thank you for stopping in + leaving your lovely comments x

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  4. Great post. so true, we need to acknowledge our blessings more regularly. You'll find a way to do that - even if to yourself at the moment you feel grateful for something. The act of acknowledging even the little things, brings a smile. Lovely painting. Happy PPF

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    1. Thank you Marji for your lovely thoughts. I think your right - maybe the answer is to acknowledge the blessing in the actual moment - and not waiting for a set time in the morning/ evening to do it.
      x

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  5. Lovely post, beautiful work again. veryb inspriring.
    Lovely greet and nice weekend
    Marja
    (marjascreativity)

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  6. Beautiful artwork and a heartfelt post. Thank you for this. Happy PPF!

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    1. You are welcome Jessica - thank you for your lovely comments + for popping in x

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  7. Love the purple birdie!

    I feel blessed by all the creative people out here in the blogsphere that share themselves. People like you ... you are a blessing.

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    1. Hillary - thank you so much! I agree that finding kindred creative spirits out there in the blogsphere sharing themselves is inspiring + a blessing x

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  8. really beautiful art!! Although I no longer keep a gratitude journal I do express my gratitude for my daily blessings each day, and now I am embarking on some daily meditation thru Deepak Chopra's 21 day challenge and am learning and enjoying more each day. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda.

      I have heard of others who are doing Deepak Chopra's meditation challenge. It sound very interesting, and I imagine you would have some amazing moments whilst joining in. Thanks for stopping by x

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  9. fabulous tag am sure whoever receives it will be really very grateful to own it. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  10. I was so touched by your post. I seem to be having the same experience a lot lately. Sometimes I wonder how I could so quickly forget all of the wonderful things I've been blessed with. And then, my hubby comes home, or my son takes the time to talk to me about his day and I'm reminded of how good God is to me. Your painting is beautiful and the message is lovely. Hugs, Terri

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    1. Thank you so much Terri. For me I think I just get wrapped up in the everyday stuff, (the laundry, the shopping, the tiredness, the sick children, etc) but like you said it is the small things that I need to celebrate more often - the ice cream on a hot day, the giggles of two little girls playing dress up + the husband coming home from work.

      Thank you for leaving me such a thoughtful comment. I greatly appreciate it. x

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  11. I love this abstract representation of your blessings!
    It's extraordinary and poetic.
    Love how she is listening intently to the bird. :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Thanks so much Mary, for your lovely comments x

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  12. being able to paint and draw is a daily blessing... a day without it is always difficult...xx

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    1. I agree totally Tracey - I am so crabby if I don't get to my studio, or even just sketch a little! Thanks for stopping in x

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  13. Great thoughts! I should try that too, so if you find a simple and tangible way to do this, keep me posted please ☺ Your girl is beautiful again, and I love the bird.

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    1. Thank you so much - Nothing has clicked with me yet, but I will keep you posted! x

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  14. What a beautiful painting and a thought provoking post....

    Karenx

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  15. This challenge helped me remember how important it is to count my blessings. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your artwork.

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    1. It really helped me too Lou Anne - thank you for popping in x

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  16. Your painting makes me feel so contended at heart...yes I do count my blessings and show my gratitude for all the blessings He showers upon me ...everyday :)

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    1. Thanks you so much Ritu, that is a lovely thing to say x

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  17. I love this gentle girl and bird friend. She looks so concerned about him.

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    1. LOL! She does have a concerned look on her face doesn't she! Thanks for popping in Carla Rey x

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