Wednesday, January 13, 2010

One has to be oneself...

The creative person not only respects the irrational in himself, but courts the most promising source of novelty in his own thought...

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultured, more destructive and more constructive, crazier and saner, than the average person...
Frank Barron

Could this explain my equal attraction to mud and finery?

I had never considered myself creative, or not creative. I have always been, just me. But I stumbled upon Mr Barron today and, to my utmost surprise, recognised myself...
Yet surely I am the average person. For that is what I've always considered myself to be...

It's Wishcasting Wednesday and Jamie asks us, "How do you wish to Shine?"
So I answer, "Jamie, I just want to shine at being myself. Hopefully, one day that will be enough to offer some glimmer of light to any soul that stumbles across my path." Sounds trite - but it's true.

My blue shutter has received it's final touches. Thank you all for your suggestions...
Egmont, the artist within you has left his mark there... A heartfelt Merci!

And Julie... for my award that helps me to shine,
and your wonderfully creative interpretations of my work!
 Je te remercie infiniment aussi!!

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  1. As Ange wishes for heself, so I wish for her also. What a great quote to inspire a wonderful wish!

  2. As you wish to shine as yourself, so I wish that for you too.

  3. Miss lovely, you shine more than most! What true words written though - the balance of opposites. I think it fits many of us and it certainly keeps life interesting!

  4. As Ange wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

    There's nothing trite here at all. Shine on, beautiful you. You are a light in the world.

  5. Dear Ange,
    Great award, great shutter and interesting quote.
    I love the close-up of your shutter. It looks as if you have given it the final seal of approval with that lovely red flourish.
    We are both now diamonds in Julie's eyes !!!! You keep on shining and being you. Your doing a great job. XXXX

  6. Greetings Ange,

    I love the results, especially the wax seal with a little extra dripping. Also the way you connected both sections of calligraphy with a single arch of a line was a masterful stroke.

    Congratulations on receiving another major award. It looks like you are on a roll. . .

    Thank you for the acknowledgement and you are most welcomed.

    Warmest regards

  7. Hi Ange
    Well I love this finished piece.. feels as if there is a little bit of all of us in there!! Keep warm over there .... xx Julie

  8. The volet looks fabulous mon ami :-)

    I can not imagine being anyone else, I love being me :-) Not sure that Mr FF would agree as at times he finds me a little hard to handle as I am sure that a certain someone does you....

    Leeann x

  9. ~i like you just as you Ange wishes to remain true to thine self so I wish for her too...your inner beauty sends beams of light many moons away...your warmth is shared by all who are here...your sparkle is a gift to all...brightest blessings~

  10. As you wish for yourself, Ange, I so wish for you as well.

  11. Your piece came out beautifully. Great quotes from Frank Barron!

  12. From me, the most uncreative person in the whole Universe 'Bravo Ange, your shutter is a triumph!' I truly believe you have discovered what makes you happiest. And of course, the wonderful bonus is that it makes many others happy too.
    Millie ^_^

  13. I like this...very much. I want to thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my blog. They came at a time when my light was very dim. I am feeling a bit better now, and i have you to thank for that. There, i think you just got your wish, lass. :)

    'Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?' Clarence, Angel First Class ;)

  14. Blue shutter perfection... the Barron quote... your sparkle...
    :) Laura

  15. Mud and finery. Definitely a wonderful combination. Great piece!

  16. J'ai vu ta planche finie.
    c'est très chouette.
    Ci-joint (si j'y arrive, sinon, je te l'envoie par ta boite mail) une idée pour intégrer la planche de fond et la calli.
    J'ai fait des points, mais ça peut-être bien d'autres choses.


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