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Although a challenging year for many, myself included, reading and creating art pieces allowed me to find balance within the daily chaos. Using quotes that inspired me, I designed these new layered pieces using a variety of mediums to create depth and vibrant colours.

Be like the Squirrel

“When problems overwhelm us and sadness smothers us, where do we find the will and the courage to continue? Well the answer may come in the caring voice of a friend, a chance encounter with a book, or from a personal faith. For Janet, help came from her faith, but it also came from a squirrel. Shortly after her divorce, Janet lost her father then she lost her job, she had mounting money problems. But Janet not only survived, she worked her way out of despondency and now she says, life is good again. How could this happen? She told me that late one autumn day when she was at her lowest she watched a squirrel storing up nuts for the winter, one at a time he would take them to the nest. And she thought, if that squirrel can take care of himself with a harsh winter coming on, so can I. Once I broke my problems into small pieces, I was able to carry them, just like those acorns, one at a time”. -Mort Crim

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Featured in the song Little Acorns by the White Stripes

Be at Peace

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“Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.” — Gilda Radner

Take a Moment

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Look Forward

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Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on
— Led Zeppelin -Stairway to Heaven

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“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
— Guillaume Apollinaire

Pause

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Be Free

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“You threw me to the crows, but it turns out I prefer them to you.”
— Madeline Miller (Circe)

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“That was a narrow escape!” said Alice, a good deal frightened at the sudden change, but very glad to find herself still in existence.”
— Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

Escape

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Daydream

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“She was always daydreaming. She never wanted to live in the real world; she always seemed to be separated from other children her age. They couldn’t understand her or her imagination. She was always thinking outside of the box, breaking rules, and only following what her heart told her was right.”
― Shannon A. Thompson, November Snow

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“May we discover our deepest inspiration and purpose for being here.”
— Ralph De La Rosa 

Discover

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Beautiful

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“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too. I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness.”
— Miranda Kerr

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“We must plant our dreams in real earth. We must dirty our hands. It’s the only way. Whether we dream of planting flower gardens or churches, ever dream needs a place in which to take root and grow. Every dream needs a home.”
— Christie Purifoy (Roots and Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons)

Dream

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Be Courageous

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“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”
— Terence McKenna

“Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone.”
— Cecelia Ahern 

Believe

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Follow Your Heart

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
— Steve Jobs

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“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
— Marilyn Monroe

Trust the Journey

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Grow

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“There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown through the years, from the small acorn of passion, into a great rooted tree” ― Vita Sackville-West

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“Be grateful you’re not in the forest in France
Where the average young person just hasn’t a chance
To escape from the perilous pants eating plants
But your pants are safe, you’re a fortunate guy
You ought to be shouting how lucky am I.”
— Dr. Seuss (Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?)

Grateful

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