Friday, 21 May 2010

Blue Sky Thinking - huh?

If it was up to me, every one would have these words somewhere in their home. As you can see, I have them. Thanks to Nicky - you know her better as Minxy on The Altered Inker blog, you will have met her if you're a WOYWWer and if you haven't, I recommend a visit. My horrid photography belies the shimmery sparkly effect of this hanging - it has an ethereal quality and the painty finish on one side gives it dimension that you stand no chance of seeing until you visit. I realise you'll get around to that eventually, but meantime, take my word for it - it's beautiful. For no reason except that Minxy is generous and giving and just out of the blue, without bribe or threat, sent it to me. Thank you again gal, truly I love it.

That and the silly phrase I heard at work today (the title up there) set me thinking though - what great or otherwise advice have you had? I've had and heard some fab 'one liners' that would make great LO titles. A friend recently credited me with telling her that she has to 'live a life worth scrap booking' which I believe wholeheartedly, but I can't really believe that I haven't heard that elsewhere. After all, it's quite profound and I think we've established that I'm as shallow as a puddle. There's a couple of rude ones that have cropped up in conversation and although they'd be safe in context on a scrapbook LO, I couldn't possibly discuss them here. Or how about song lyrics as titles - do you do that? Like most things, I can't stick to the short, title of a song, the parts I like are always about 4 lines! Bob Dylan: 'may your tune always be joyful and your song always be sung and may you stay forever young' fab would that be on a LO showing a pic of your Mum and Dad dancing in the kitchen? Come on - fish in your brain and share your faves with me.....I'll make a list and archive it for sharing. Of course, I'll use them indiscriminately and probably without paying royalties too. That's the Blue Sky Thinking for you - getting other people to come up with the goods. I think.


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW it looks stunning. Love the colours they are brilliant. LOL loving the blue sky thinking. One of my Crafty Friends says "You have to eat the Elephant one bite at a time. She said this to me when I was having huge problems and I have to say I do keep thinking of how much I have eaten 8 months later.

Pam said...

We have a sign with those exact words that was purchased by a friend and presented to our Thursday night wine club,it hangs pride of place in my friends kitchen diner (on the handle of the wine cupboard!!!

I work for an IT company (yawn) and this week someone heard that an ex-president of the company was to appear on Radio 4 Desert Island Discs, this lead to whole day of IT related Song titles like,"When I'm Cleaning WINDOWS" and "RETURN to Sender" and no we haven't got anything else better to do!!

Of course moto I strive to achieve is in my blog title "Growning old is mandatory, growing up is optional"!! Hugs Pam x

Darcy said...

love many,trust few, learn to paddle your own canoe.

dance like no one is watching

make new friends,but keep the old, new ones are like silver but old ones are gold.

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.

a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The hanging art is fab Julia, love the colours :)
You may or may not be pleased to know I've at least sorted the problem of not being able to comment on blogs - well I have only commented on 2 out of the 38 I couldn't comment on on Wed - I've changed my browser to Safari after Chrissie left a comment and said that's what she's using. Trouble is I've lost some bookmarks :( and I don't know how to open a blank page :-/
I do hope Hazel (Dido) isn't suffering from indigestion hehe - a great one to keep in mind.
Anne xx

scrapcat 1 said...

love th hanging so generous of Minxie, love the idea of getting someone else to come up with the ideas and then pinching them.

Carmen said...

I just today did a song title page :P

Beautiful wall hanging Julia, the colours are so pretty.

Kirsty.a said...

I always thought the Guide Laws are as good a code to live by as anything: (this is the modern version, shorter than the one had to learn as a Guide, but still contains the same moral standards)
A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted. A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely. A Guide faces challenge and learns from her experiences. A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides.
A Guide is polite and considerate.
A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the world around her.

Anonymous said...

Yep I'll be swinging by to see it in person real soon....just as soon as I win the lottery heh heh :P It is quite lovely though!

Ann said...

Sorry I've not been around lately, very busy at work. I love the glittery hanging and the sentiment. I collect quotes and often use them on layouts. One I know I will just HAVE to scrap is;
‘I'd love to go to the gym, but I just can't get my head around the footwear’ Victoria Beckham.
A saying that my Dad always uses is 'If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.'
Another one I like: 'Life is too important to be taken seriously' Oscar Wilde.

minnie_mac said...

Love the hanging and the words on it. I have a favourite rubber stamp with those very words.

Like Ann I started a collection of quotes, and these are some of my favourites at the moment:

Woman and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should just relax and get used to it.

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count. Everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.

A still point in a turning world.

And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom

For a long time she flew only when she thought no one was watching

Handmade with Love said...

Lovely piece of art there, my friend has bought me a mug with those exact same words on it and I love it! It's a bit late in the evening for me to come up with any good phrases, the only one I could think of was Live each day like its your last but perhaps thats a bit melancholy? Have a great weekend! Tracey x

The Inky Minx said...

You are most welcome hunny, glad you love it x
As for sayings/quotes etc i have a few i love..

Dance when and where ever the mood takes you.. and do it like no-one is watching.

A true friend knows all your faults but loves you anyway.

and my dads personal fav.. if you dont ask- you dont get! although as you know sometimes you do lol

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Claireliz said...

definitely a vote for song titles here, I use them quite a lot. love the sign too

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, wow love that saying, I should remind myself of it everyday, when I am feeling down. Gret words to pick anyone up. Love how you have put it all together. hugs Heidi xx

Paula Gale said...

Great gift and piece of art = how generous of Inky Minx!!! Bless her.

I can't think of anything sensible - I haven't properly blogged since last Wed/Thurs... anyway - here is my offering...

You'll always be my friend - you know too much about me!!! - Never a truer word hath been spoken in jest me thinks!!!

Sorry its not profound!!!


Paula x x x

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