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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

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I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

April 10, 2009 journal page

I have been reading Akira Kurosawa's Something Like an Autobiography the last few nights.
I've been trying to slowly savor it and not devour it like I do most books. I picked it up at the used bookstore the other day and showed David. His response was that he loved it and read it many years ago and that I would like it, too. So, it came home with us.

Favorite quotes from the book-

""No matter where I go in the world, although I can't speak any foreign language, I don't feel out of place. I think of the earth as my home. If everyone thought this way, people might notice just how foolish international friction is, and they would put an end to it."


"When someone is told over and over again that he's no good at something, he loses more and more confidence and eventually does become poor at it. Conversely, if he's told he's good at something, his confidence builds and he actually becomes better at it. While a person is born with strengths and weaknesses as part of his heredity, they can be greatly altered by later influences."

As an artist and an art instructor, I think the above quote especially true and poignant. I wish more people would think like that, how better a world we would live in.

Tristan's school vacation has ended and we're all a little bit sad today...
Ahh, if it were only the beginning of the vacation and not the first day back at school.


Anonymous said...

Amen Kelly...thank you for the quotes from the recommended book. Your suggestions for book buying have been great. I have purchased several from your lists, and am back for more recs. Love your journal pages too.

Sandy said...

Love the pages and those quotes. Esp. the second one. That is how I was raised by my parents, well esp. my Mom. It's how I'm raising my son. I believe that anyone can do anything if they want it bad enough. I've never put down on Shelby and I tell him all the time he can be or do anything he wants in life if he trys.

I'm going to have to look this one up, thanks for recommending it. :) Sorry about Tristan's vacation being over. All the school's here just started today.