Saturday, 15 September 2012

Scrap Addict {behind the Scenes!} Feeling Contemplative :)

One of the many things I LOVE about scrapbooking
is the way I get to use so many quotes on my layouts.
As I'm a quote junkie I have tonnes of quotes that I
remember off by heart.  Right now this is the one
that keeps popping into my mind!

Behind the scenes of 'Scrap Addict' things are not always
perfect & right now they are challenging to say the least.
 Something I have recently learnt is this.

That's how I feel right now :(  I've been busy
all year just "rocking around" LOL!

Yup - this is what I've realised!  I can do anything,
but not everything!

September in Durban is our rainy season.  Thankfully
it doesn't rain here "all day" often {we have what is
called "Durban Dash" rain, where it's raining one
minute and sunny the next} BUT in September it's
MISERABLE - we wake up to rain and go to sleep to
rain & for an African that is not easy to bear :)

I have a dilemma at the moment & that quote sums
it up perfectly!

We have Summer rain here so despite the bad
weather we occasionally have a clear day in
between & with my daughter on university
vacation (and my kids starting their school
holidays soon) I'm taking some time out to
just enjoy 'being' & also 'being there' for them.

I really like this quote - I've seen this actually happen
 many times over (watching the metamorphosis of talent
 is amazing) remember every expert out there was once
a beginner.

I'm craving some serious studio time but with
kids about all the time it's very difficult so I'm
 just trying to "go with it" for now.

No matter what happens ultimately in my life
 I don't envisage myself ever not creating at all -
after all, I do agree that the world without ART
is just "eh!"

Wherever you are in the world I hope you are
living in the moment & enjoying this wonderful life!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I am thinking all these quotes are PERFECT for you and I right now Helen!!! Thanks for sharing them... cause I know I needed to read them!! :)

juscrap said...

Helen loved your words! I agree with you all the time. In Brazil Now unlike you guys are facing a lot of dry days and I miss the rain. I loved the image of the falling rain ... Have a wonderful weekend. hugs

Carin McDonough said...

I also love quotes and you have picked out some fantastic ones there! I actually really needed to read a few of those right now so thanks for that! I hope things get less chanllenging for you soon :)

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! what yucky weather you are having right now!! I'm a little bit of a quote junkie too... but I hadn't of the rainbow 1 before... Thanks for sharing!! take care! x

Pearl said...

Love these sayings Helen! Thank you for sharing them.
Pearl x

elainec said...

Hi I did enjoy your quotes sorry life is throwing you challenges.and not going well for you . Just keep smileing on and as we say "she'll be right mate" Take care. xx

Lizzy Hill said...

Hope whatever direction your life takes you in, it fits with where you want to be...or you make it fit:):):) WOnderful reflective words - I used to have quotes up all over my walls as a teenager. For some reason, don't do it so much now. Might be an excuse to do some canvas art:):):)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Love all the quotes Helen and my what a rainy day!

Keren Tamir said...

Oh Helen what a fantastic post. Once I'm near a computer I want to pin these to my quote board. Every single one is deep and made me feel both happy and sad at the same time. Love the last quote the most thanks for sharing your wonderful heart with us, with me!! I'm lucky to call u my friend!!

Alia said...

Great inspirational quotes!

Eila Sandberg said...

My goodness talk about chucking it down!! our rain is more like a constant nagging, very rarely that sheet in the photo.
Dear sweet Helen, seems you are having some moments burdening your mind and weighing on your shoulders. So hoping they will clear when the sun eventually comes out.
Those quotes are really good ones, so many I can relate to as well.
Have a beautiful Sunday darling! Stockholm is practically ablaze with autumnal colours and beautiful sunshine. xoxox

Laurence said...

I love all these quotes ! Didn't realize you were living in Durban. That's why I love so much blog hopping, you get to know so many people in different places, even if it's virtual. Loving the idea to know someone who share your hobby here and there, all over the world.

Linda Eggleton said...

Fabulous quotes Helen...TFS

PS. You've done a mighty fine job for someone who's been just "Rockin' around" all year :)

Violette said...

I'm so sorry to read that life is difficult for you at the moment. I can only send you tons of hugs and prayers.

And thanks for sharing those beautiful quotes. I love them all.

sandi said...

Love the sayings! The first is my favorite one. Tks. for sharing!


I had a poster in my room as a teen that said 'If you want to make the Gods laugh, tell them your plans!' Your first quote reminded me of that. Another one - Worrying is like sitting on a rocking chair. It is something to do but it won't get you anywhere! - sounds like the second one. Do artists world over think and draw reassurance the same way? You have got me pondering now! Whatever it is...just let go for today. Tomorrow is a new day :) Hugs from India.

Mitra Pratt said...

ohhhhh! Hugs from NY too, I love that Anupama has to say, same thing I was thinking! Is your rainy season like our snow season lasts FOREVER and EVER! ;-)

Tracey Sabella said...

Thanks for these great quotations!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Lynette said...

I am also totally addicted to the rainbow one here...and I pinned it;-)

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a lovely sentiment and so very true! Thanks for the food for thought!

Marjie Kemper said...

MIssed this one somehow and just found the alert in email. I'm so glad I didn't really miss it. Love all these quotes and the perspective on our busy days. Hope things settle down for you and you're seeing more rainbows!

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Beautiful post Helen,love the quotes and how you put them together..wonderful! tfs! :)