Friday, October 9, 2009

Inspiration


“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
~Rumi






[Photograph of Pino's Studio by Sean Patrick McArdle]


39 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Mel.....love all those paintbrushes too :)

    And you know how it is....I see Venice I think of Jackie, I see Johnny D and I think of you!! I did try to post "this is for you Mel"....but somehow I kept messing up the link..duh!

    Happy Week-end....and guess what, next week I am mailing your box....it is almost complete!!! xo

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  2. gorgeous photo, mel, and I love the quote too

    Have a beautiful weekend!

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  3. Lovely, lovely photo, and this quote is perfection.

    I have been thinking of you this week, which you will see when you have a chance to come visit my place. xoxo

    P.S. Like painter's boxes, paintbrushes make my heart beat faster.

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  4. Fantastic quote! Love all the brushes! =)

    Have a great weekend!!

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  5. oh ... now more than ever i just want to paint ...

    first gigi's inspiration in her posting ...

    then lily's header at http://bigbangtheory.blogspot.com ...

    and you know what? i just discovered this very same inspiring quote at marisa's 'in the fish bowl' e-course at 'creative thursday' ...

    and my friend kim just showed me via skype her daily sign she just painted ... she is on a wonderful creative roll ...

    there is something very cosmic going on ...

    maybe we are all destined to quiet ourselves and paint this weekend ...

    you must be hearing our heartbeats across the land!

    thanks simply mel ~

    mwah,
    prairiegirl

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  6. so very true....gorgeous thoughts and shot

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  7. I love that quote!! love love love it! And those brushes look so neat in those gorgeous white pitchers...great post! happy Friday!

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  8. OH DEAR. this is a HUGE reminder for me to GET ON THAT PAINTING that i am supposed to finish in time for christmas. ACK!

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  9. This photo is great! I love those brushes... :) And those words are perfect. Looking forward to some relaxing downtime myself! Enjoy the cider and snuggled! Xoxo

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  10. what a wonderful quote...and i love that photo!
    xox

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  11. Beautiful quote Mel!
    That lovely inspiring photo looks like my make up table, my face is a canvas most days... ;)
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  12. as someone who LOOOOVES to paint, this picture is making me swoon! i wish i had that many brushes - i just love this photo!

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  13. a picture is worth a 1,000 words!
    pve

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  14. Love this quote...love this image..together they are pure magic! xoxoxo

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  15. wow this is an awesome picture. seriously, probably one of the best ive seen in a while. awesome lady :)

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  16. Dear Mel~
    There is something about used paint brushes that talk to me with a story to tell. I have on now sitting on a table... I don't know why, but I am happy with it there and I can't put it away...
    Love this post. Have a beautiful weekend~
    xx's

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  17. HI Mel
    Well I grew up with artists in the family so miss seeing the tools of this wondrous trade. If I only I could paint myself!! Lovely quote and post. Have a great weekend x Julie

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  18. Hi honey, when I just saw the very top of the picture, I thought, look at all those makeup brushes .... mmmmm I mean, look at all those super paintbrushes.

    I really agree with the quote, it's so true.
    xoxox

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  19. A very important thought-quote. Let me at those brushes.

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  20. i wrote that one down.......i absolutely am beguiled by that.....

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  21. I love paint brushes! They're like shoes for me,;I can't have too many! The quote is something to live by. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. i love this quote, i love the photo and all the beautiful paint brushes... absolutely drool worthy! :)

    thanks so much for sharing such perfect inspiration!
    kim

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  23. Oh wow, I love all those brushes! I would definitely want to root around in those. Happy weekend :)

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  24. Isn't abundance inspiring?? Makes me want to paint. Everything in it's place. And I adore the quote as well.

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  25. Oh Mel, I was on the same wavelength as Dust Jacket Attic..the top part of the photograph loaded and I thought...WOW, I could do with all of those make-up brushes !!!
    But, when the whole photograph appeared, even more WOW !!!! I did art at school and I love paintbrushes...and don't they look great in those gorgeous paint-stained jugs....lovely quote too. XXXX

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  26. Love the pic and quote. Great post!

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  27. Such a true quote...beautiful photo!

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  28. deep sigh, for beauty. look at those paint boxes. swoon~

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  29. So true. You always have the most inspirational quotes. I just wish it hadn't taken me so long to figure out what I like to do. Ah ha

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  30. This photograph is just wonderful, xv.

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  31. Hello Darling Mel! This makes me happy. The image and the quote is just lovely. I hope you are riding out our storm here. It was indeed a doozy. I loved being inside and cozy although a little email turmoil kept me unhealthy for a bit:) I hate when I laet someone else derail me:) Love to you Friend! I think someday we will meet and that would be lovley!

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  32. is it weird that i kind of want to run those brushes across my face? of course it is. oh well.
    they also make me want to get back into painting. inspiration indeed.

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  33. Oh, to have that many lovely soft brushes! I never seem to have more than four or five at a time.

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  34. I love this Mel! Such a wonderful (and true) quote.

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  35. i love this quote! i may have to steal it for a little post on my blog. thank you for posting it!

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  36. Beautiful still life! Beautiful quote, too =)

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  37. ok, I just discovered your blog. I AM LOVING IT! especially this post. It really speaks to me. wow. i might have to print it and tape it to my computer so i can see it everyday!

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  38. What a Gorgeous qoute,dear Mel and this photo...LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it so much!:-)))*
    My very big passion is painting,sketching and soft brushes!!!

    Love,
    ***Violetta***

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