Kaleidoscope #917


Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
― Lao Tzu

 

Below is a scan of the original artwork used to create this image. This watercolor tryptic is titled “Healing Waters.” To learn more about the concept behind this piece, please see my post here.

Kaleidoscope #915


You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.
― Richard P. Feynman, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #914


Never dull your shine for somebody else.
― Tyra Banks

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This dramatic sky and view of downtown Richmond, VA near 3rd and East Main Street was captured on my way home from work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #913


I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.

 

Kaleidoscope #911


You make yourself strong because it’s expected of you. You become confident because someone beside you is unsure. You turn into the person others need you to be.
― Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #910


A great man is always willing to be little.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This dramatic sky and view of downtown Richmond, VA near 3rd and East Main Street was captured on my way home from work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.