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Letting Go

“The past,” he said. “Do you think our past defines our future? What I mean is do you think we can ever truly escape the things of the past that have defined our lives up to this point?”

“I think our past is essential in shaping our character. Loving families, nurturing parents, strong friendships. All of these things help us become better people, better children, better friends. Sometimes terrible things happen though and our responses to these events, how we come out on the other end, define that character. I don’t know if it’s about escaping them, so much as it’s about our reaction to them.”


“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”  – Herman Hesse



Another Sunrise

“Having courage doesn’t mean you’re not afraid; it means you just keep going until you’ve overcome those fears.  You can’t fear something that may never happen.”

“You have to have the courage to go after your future, after the hopes and dreams that you have until those fears take a back seat to life.”


“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so give me a happy middle and a very happy start.”

– Shel Silverstein



Sketch the Space Around You

Filled with simple prompts relating to the spaces around us, this book is intended to spark your imagination!  As the pages prompt a new space, like a forest, a treehouse, a beach, or a hot air balloon, your ideas can take over.

Perhaps you approach the room or space at eye level, perhaps you’re up high looking down on the space, or as a small critter on the ground looking up.  Choose your point-of-view then choose your style!  Try photo realistic, abstract, pop art, or a combination of styles! 

Art tells a story… let these prompts spark your imagination so you can tell yours!


“Every artist was first an amateur.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson