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I was so excited about today's page. Scratch that. I am excited about today's page, but I am also (and may forever be) stumped on how best to present my pages here.
Today the sun outside my window had that wonderful autumnal glow that is ideal for taking wistful photos of milkweed pods. It turns out, however, that that very same glow turns the bright white paper on which I've printed my pages the colour of murky bilge water. All of which is beyond discouraging after spending so many hours producing something I'm quite happy with and very eager to share. So I just opened up the aperture, hoping that an abundance of glow would produce some sort of photographic magic and that you'd consider the resulting blur to be, you know, interesting or something.
This first section incorporates a doodle that's been hanging around in my "doodly possibilities" file for ages. I wanted to write about dreams this week and finally, those little guys -- buds or seedlings or dreams in their infancy -- found a home.
And then there's this week's quote. I love this quote by Cynthia Heimel. It reads: "When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap."
I don't know about you, but I don't own a home microscope, so I never really know whether I'm on the side of brilliant creativity or gigantic idiocy. Yet, really, I think she's right. Leap anyway!
And here, friends, is the best shot I could muster of the whole page. I snipped around the border with a pair of round-tipped, yellow plastic scissors because the edges of the page just seemed too straight today.
You'll find all the usual suspects here (no border, no colour, and anxiously awaiting both) and here (a border, but no colour) and here (bordered and coloured in digitally.)
How about you? Do you leap? And where are you on the path to realizing really big dreams? Any and all tips, tricks and anecdotes will be greatly appreciated!
Happy Wednesday, friends!