Sunday, December 9, 2007


Being creative is not a single act, but the act of living itself.
The creative woman is on fire with imagination, ignited by the certainty of her relationship with a living God and her surety of purpose.
She lives in freedom, not measuring herself by the lives around her. She takes calculated risks, understanding the value of going beyond the horizon of the known and coming back to report what she has discovered. She tackles life's challenges with heart, hands and faith.
I found this written in one of my notebooks this evening as I was cleaning off the counter. I did not write the author's name down, though I wish I had. It encouraged me greatly and I hope it encourages you.


Once Upon a Cottage said...

What a beautiful photo and and a wonderful thought to go with it. I'll have to write this one down in my fav. scriptures and quotes journal! I'd like to invite you to a Happy Birthday Jesus! Bloggers Party hosted by
Hope you can join in!

The Feathered Nest said...

NITA! Sweetie! This is my life's creed!! I absolutely love this! Do you mind if I put it on my blog as a testament ~ I will give a link back to you too...don't worry though if you don't want me too, my feelings won't get hurt. I'd love to know who said this, makes me want to research a little bit.

red tin heart said...

Dawn, you may certainly use this. I can't remember who wrote it though! I have hundreds of notebooks of ideas and snippets of infornmation written in them, and I always write who the author is but this time I did not. I must have been in a hurry. It would be very thoughtful of you to put a link back. Thank you!
If you do research this tell me who wrote it. lol. xoxo Nita

Nathalie Thompson said...

"Being creative is not a single act, but the act of living itself."
SO true! I find these days that I don't have time to make specific ART PIECES, but am creating art in how I wrap ebay packages for mailing, concoct cookies and treats for gift giving and encourage others who ARE making art. John still hasn't gotten a card from me, because I haven't made one. Poor excuse, I know.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Nita, that is so perfectly said! Thank you, I needed that today :)

Hugs to you,

red tin heart said...

Lennea, I will check this out. Thank you for the invitation. xoxo Nita

Nathalie: You don't have to make him a card! I still have to get my packages in the mail. I just have not got around to it. I feel bad about that. But I will get them mailed. Yours included. xoxo Nita
Dena: I am glad you liked it.xoxo Nita

tangled stitch said...

Really needed to read this today.Not feeling very creative. Lovely photo too. Hope you are having a great day!

red tin heart said...

Tangled stich: I am so happy you needed to read this. I am having a better day. I have been cleaning all day, which makes me very happy.
And I have seen your work which is wonderful! Maybe you are just having a lull. Tommorow will be better.
xoxo Nita

Carmen said...

I read this before. I think it is from Marianne Williamson

red tin heart said...

Carmen: I wish I could remember who did write that. It could be Marianne Williamson. xoxo Nita

Mary said...

Nina, this is a very nice message. I would hope that most of us would use our creative senses in this manner. I know you do... :o)

red tin heart said...

Mari: Thank you very much xoxo Nita

MrsGrumpy said...

That is beautiful. I hope your season is filled with happiness and much love. Thank you so much for leaving a comment for me. It means a lot.


red tin heart said...

Laura: Thank you, and I pray the same thing for you. Love Nita


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