Posted on January 27, 2015

Surround yourself with beauty (it’s your duty)

While looking through a scrapbook I made last year, I found this quote that I’d ripped from a magazine and stuck into the front page (with blue tac, not glue, and so you can see the little dots!). And it hit me all over again with its simple yet profound message which is just SO TRUE.

Surround yourself with beauty for creativity quote

To deny yourself the delicious pleasure of immersing in creative and inspiring pursuits is just as important for nurturing the (creative) soul as it is to wrap up warm when it’s cold outside, eat well or get enough sleep.

It’s a life-blood for those with so much inside them that they need and want to express, it would be like death to be denied that joy.

Give yourself permission to tap into the things that make your heart sing and keep striving towards your creative goals, because:

If you are a creative person and want to be happy, it is up to you to push yourself and surround yourself with beauty

And if you think you’ll start tomorrow instead because it’s a bit late in the day and you don’t really feel like it and it’s too late to really achieve much, read this from the fabulous Alexandra Franzen.

Here’s to inspiration, inner and outer beauty, and nurturing the creative soul. Everyday, all the time.

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  • Reply Nik January 28, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Just found this through your comment on Pip’s course. So awesome! Thanks for sharing. Oh I so love the Alexandra Franzen link you linked. Thanks so much :):)

    • Reply daintydora January 28, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Aw thanks for checking out my blog and commenting! And yes – everything Alexandra says just cuts to the quick of how you’re feeling and makes you want to do more and push harder. Can’t wait to get properly embroiled in the course and ‘meet’ everyone! x

  • Reply Karen January 28, 2015 at 10:44 am

    This is wonderful Rebecca! Such a great message x

    • Reply daintydora January 28, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Thanks Karen! And I’d hidden it in a scrapbook! I want to keep that message prominent in my mind, and it’s really what Pip’s Inspiration course is about too. I think I’m ready to make an inspiring moodboard for the year ahead :) x

  • Reply Romana Toson February 3, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    The quote has just gone on the first page of my new handbag journal! And ‘Today is not over yet’ is on the next page. Thanks for the inspiration touchstone, It was lovely to read and just what I needed.

    • Reply daintydora February 3, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Amazing! So glad to have inspired you – thanks for letting me know because that’s just the perk up I needed :)

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