Tuesday, 12 January 2010

colour in a white world

So much snow, so much white. I'm in need of a little colour to brighten things up.


Subtle, simple and beautiful.

Thank you to everyone who joined in with my last post. It seems there's a lot of procrastinators out there! I will let you know how I progress....yesterday and today have been super-productive. Somehow, writing that post, and just putting it out there, has made a little shift.

One of the books by my bedside is The War of Art. It is worth picking up - this quote really hits home:

"There never was a moment, and never will be,
when we are without the power to alter our destiny.
This second, we can turn the tables on resistance.
This second, we can sit down and do our work."

Steven Pressfield

8 comments:

Cottage Garden said...

I love the simplicity of your posts Diana. A beautiful photo and a quote to memorise ...

Jeanne x

Simone said...

Wow. That is a powerful quote. I also like the one that is if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change. I am glad you had a productive time Diana. Keep up the unprocrastinating! x

cocoa and blankets said...

I know exactly what you mean, although the only colour here is sludge as the snow melts and turns to ice, Sorry I havent been in touch..things are very difficult, I think we will feel better after the funeral.

Pipany said...

Day one of your post was amazingly productive here too Diana, but yesterday not so good due to feeling woozy because the curtain pole detached from the wall complete with heavy curtains, landing right on top of my head!!! Determined today will be back on course and so very pleased you got us all motivated. Beautiful picture of dogwood which I love and must get for my own garden. Have a good workish day with plenty of crafting too xx

Dragonfly said...

Your photo could have been taken in my front garden! My dogwoods cheers me up everytime I leave the house. Why ever have I never thought to photograph them...

JP said...

i just love the photo and continue to enjoy your posts

Ruth said...

Is that cornus? My middle child takes pride in the fact that during a week of school work experience at Hampton Court, he pruned the cornus in "the wilderness" and moved the holes for the pleached limes. Yes, that IS RIGHT - he MOVED holes. Sounds like a Bernard Cribbin song, doesn't it?

Griffin said...

... this second - ooh look at that!... ahem. I love the title War of Art! But really the war is with yourself in getting the art to look right, and you can do that.

I love the reds and even the greens in among the whiteness too.