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  • Quote of the Day – My soul has painted… - My soul has painted like the wings of butterflies, Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends… –Freddie Mercury       To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Save
  • Quote of the Day – A butterfly is a… - A butterfly is a caterpillar who never gave up on his dream to fly. ― Matshona Dhliwayo       To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Please note that I swapped out an original photo I’ve taken for the image I downloaded from Pixabay.
  • Quote of the Day – The real risk is… - The real risk is doing nothing. –Denis Waitley          To see the inspiration behind the original digital art, please see the story here. Save
  • Quote of the Day – If you can’t impress yourself… - If you can’t impress yourself, then no one else really matters. –Laurell K. Hamilton, Obsidian Butterfly   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – Just living is not enough… - “Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” –Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Fairy Tales         To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – And this mess is so big… -   And this mess is so big, And so deep and so tall, We cannot pick it up. There is no way at all! –Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat         To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – Literature and butterflies are… - Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man. –Vladimir Nabokov       To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Save
  • Quote of the Day – Courage is resistance to fear… - Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. –Mark Twain          To see the inspiration behind the original digital art, please see the story here. Save
  • Quote of the Day – Butterflies are… - Butterflies are self-propelled flowers. –Robert A. Heinlein    To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – I only ask to be free… - I only ask to be free, the butterflies are free. –Charles Dickens        To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Please note that I swapped out an original photo I’ve taken for the image I downloaded from Pixabay.
  • Quote of the Day – The truth is messy… - The truth is messy. It’s raw and uncomfortable. You can’t blame people for preferring lies. –Holly Black, Red Glove      To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – There is nothing in a… - There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. –R. Buckminster Fuller        To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – You always pass failure… - You always pass failure on your way to success. –Mickey Rooney         To see the inspiration behind the original digital art, please see the story here. Save
  • Quote of the Day – We kill all the caterpillars… - We kill all the caterpillars, then complain there are no butterflies. –John Marsden, The Dead of Night   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Save
  • Quote of the Day – Teach me how to fly… - Teach me how to fly, my beautiful butterfly. –Jay Bell, Something Like Summer        To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Please note that I swapped out an original photo I’ve taken for the image I downloaded from Pixabay.
  • 7 Butter-Flyday – Godspeed January - January Recap: January was a tough month again, obligation-wise. But, I’ve managed to get my Monday and Tuesday nights free from extra-curricular activities and the stress level on getting my writing done has been reduced to a low hum. My boyfriend, Greg Smith of Agile Writers, put on the 2nd Annual AWCon18. We had a […]
  • Quote of the Day – Love is a peaceful feeling… - Love is a peaceful feeling, like a flower hugging a butterfly. –Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – Death is simple… -   Death is simple. Life is messy. Give me life, the more complicated the better. –Tom Robbins     To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – Your current situation… -   Your current situation is no indication of your ultimate potential. –Anthony Robbins          To see the inspiration behind the original digital art, please see the story here. Save
  • Quote of the Day – To be judged… - To be judged of what you were is just as unfair as a butterfly being judged while it was a caterpillar –Hlovate, Anthem       To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • 7 Butter-Flyday – 2017 in Review - 2017 was by far the busiest year I’ve ever had. I have obligations almost every night of the week (either writing or dancing) and many creative projects that have kept me in a constant state of productivity. I can honestly say I’ve accomplished more in the past year than I have in the past five […]
  • Quote of the Day – Nothing in life is… - Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. –Marie Curie   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Save
  • Quote of the Day – How does one become… -   How does one become a butterfly? They have to want to learn to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar. –Trina Paulus, Hope for the Flowers       To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Please note that I swapped […]
  • Quote of the Day – Life itself is… - Life itself is a haphazard, untidy, messy affair. –Dorothy Day     To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – What the caterpillar calls… - What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly. –Lao Tzu   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Save
  • Quote of the Day – But on paper… - But on paper, things can live forever. On paper, a butterfly never dies. –Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming       To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – Today I shall behave… - Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered. –Dr. Seuss   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Please note that I swapped out an original photo I’ve taken for the image I downloaded from Pixabay.
  • Quote of the Day – The Caterpillar does… - The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity. –George Carlin   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – I embrace the messiness… - I embrace the messiness of life, I find it so beautiful actually. –Brad Pitt   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – I believe in the impossible… - I believe in the impossible because no one else does. –Florence Griffith Joyner   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – Courage is doing - Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared. —Eddie Rickenbocker To see the inspiration behind the original digital art, please see the story here. Save
  • Quote of the Day – The secret of getting ahead… - The secret of getting ahead is getting started. –Sally Berger   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Please note that I swapped out an original photo I’ve taken for the image I downloaded from Pixabay. Save
  • Quote of the Day – It is better to fail… - It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. –Herman Melville   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – Life is divine Chaos… - Life is divine Chaos. It’s messy, and it’s supposed to be that way. –John Keats   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – I’m restless… - I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again. –Anais Nin   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – Why not? - “Why not?” is a slogan for an interesting life. –Mason Cooley
  • 7 Butter-Flyday – So long September - September Recap: I feel the need to start gathering some synonyms, because I have a feeling every monthly recap is going to begin with X-month was “busy”… Usually, my day job doesn’t interfere with my writing, blogging, art etc. But in September, our usual staff of eight went down to six, so I’m actually picking […]
  • Quote of the Day – Don’t compromise yourself… - Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. –Janis Joplin   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Please note that I swapped out an original photo I’ve taken for the image I downloaded from Pixabay. Save Save
  • Quote of the Day – In my world… - In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies! –Dr. Seuss   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • Quote of the Day – There is something… - There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life. –Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With The Heart Of A Buddha   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • 7 Butter-Flyday – The Name Game - Names in Writing: I recently read an interesting post by Philip Athans on the blog, Fantasy Writer’s Handbook, where he discusses the capitalization of a common word being used as a proper name. As in: the Tower, the Witch, the Magician, the Chancellor, the Mountain, the City etc. I’m guilty of this myself in my […]
  • Quote of the Day – The butterfly counts not… - The butterfly counts not the month but moments, and has time enough.. –Rabindranath Tagore   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Save
  • 7 Butter-Flyday – Au Revoir August - August Recap: This month has been full of creative endeavors. I’ve added a new daily kaleidoscope post that is finding interest and appreciation. Thank you to everyone who has liked my digital kaleidoscope posts and my new followers! On the writing side, I’ve completed my novel’s outline and have started writing new pages. I’m meeting […]
  • Quote of the Day – Encouraging Others… - Encouraging others often results in encouraging yourself.
  • 7 Butter-Flyday – Re-branding - A little re-branding: I like the idea of a seven-item bullet list every week. It may just be me, but I’m not wild about the term “bullet.” It brings to my mind ballistics and firearms. So, I’ve decided to change the title slightly to 7 Butter-Flydays. A bit more my speed and aesthetic. What I’m […]
  • Quote of the Day – Some parts of life… - Some parts of life have to be messy before they can become beautiful. –Natasha Bedignfield   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
  • 7 Bullet Friday – Kaleidoscopes - What I’m obsessed with this week: Creating Kaleidoscopes with Photoshop. And man, have I been hogging the mac this week generating loads of digital kaleidoscopic images. I’m using average (and often below average) photos I’ve taken that are far from interesting enough to show anyone on their own. But, when you crop them and set […]
  • Quote of the Day – We are all butterflies… - We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis. –LeeAnn Taylor   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here. Please note that I swapped out a photo I’ve taken for the image I downloaded from Pixabay. Save
  • 7 Bullet Friday – Saying ‘Good-bye’ - Good-bye: Don’t panic, I’m not going anywhere… However, my writer’s group, Writers Endeavor, is bidding Yahoo Groups farewell. Our group has been on Yahoo since October 2005 (I joined the group in July 2009). It had been our message board, our file upload area and an all-around place to share ‘stuff.’ After having trouble uploading […]
  • Quote of the Day – Be yourself… - Be yourself: everyone else is already taken. –Oscar Wilde   To see the inspiration behind this original digital art, please see the story here.
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