I then burned the edges of the paper, glued it on the wooden plague and shellacked it. I’ve carried this around with me (I’ve moved about six or so times since then) and always hung it a wall where I could look at it regularly, wherever I’ve landed. This was before I met my husband (as revealed by the initials that represented my maiden name).
What’s my point to this? I think if we place reminders, motivational sayings, beautiful pictures or objects within our line of vision when we sit down to write/paint/create anything, it inspires us. It keeps our dreams alive and helps us to remember why we keep trying to obtain them, despite any obstacles or naysayers, we keep those dreams at the forefront of our psyche, in our mind’s eye and in our hearts.
That little plague has much truth to it now; I have my love at my side, I have not one, but two “ice-white puppies,” and I live in a cottage of sorts with two large bushes of lavender near my front door. The France thing, well, I’m still working on that.
What reminders, inspirational objects and objet d’arts do you have near you that inspires you to write and/or create?
Share them in the comments section below and here’s to realizing your dreams. .