Attributes of Creativity on the front with quotations by renown people on the back. Thoughtful reflections to enkindle creativity!
Each Set/Theme is tucked into a sturdy carrier and closed with a loop bow to create a "gift package."
Read the texts of the 20 Creativity Pocket Notes as they appear on the back of each card, then choose quantity of sets desired below.
Clear desktop card-holder, offered below for $1.75, keeps favorite quotes in sight. Thoughtful add-on for gift-giving.
MIRACLES: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing it a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein; Miracles rest upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always. Willa Cather.
DAYDREAM: I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Vincent Van Gogh; Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
OPEN: Just as the hand, held before the eye, can hide the tallest mountain, so the routine of everyday life can keep us from seeing the vast radiance and the secret wonders that fill the world. Chasidic
FAITH: When we move out of faith into the act of creation, the universe is able to advance. It's a little like opening the gate at the top of a field irrigation system. Once we remove the blocks, the flow moves in. Julia Cameron
CURIOSITY: To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour... Wm. Blake; Curiosity about life in all its aspects...is still the secret of great creative people. Leo Burnett
RISK-TAKING: And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin; Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious (and creative) life? Mary Oliver
FAITH: "When we move out on faith into the act of creation, the universe is able to advance. It's a little like opening the gate at the top of a field irrigation system. Once we remove the blocks, the flow moves in." Julia Cameron
IMAGINATION: Imagination needs noodling--long inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering. Brenda Ueland; Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein
INVENTIVE: The creative person wants to know about all kinds of things--ancient history, manufacturing techniques, flower arranging...one never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. Carl Ally; There are three ways you can get to the top of a tree: sit on an acorn; make friends with a bird; climb it.
BEAUTY: My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness. Michelangelo Buonardo; Let the beauty we love be what we do. Rumi.
SEEING/OBSERVING: To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. Mary Oliver; It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper understanding... Vincent Van Gogh
WONDER & AWE: People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars...and they pass by themselves without wondering. Saint Augustine; One cannot help but be in awe contemplataing the mysteries of eternity, of life...try to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Edmund Burke
SURPRISE: There's nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. Buckminster Fuller
CREATIVE: The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. Carl Jung; ...do what you love...; Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or doing it better. John Updike
ORIGINAL: You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. D. Floyd
SPIRIT-LED: My creative life is my prayer. I must pray it from my heart and soul. Sue Monk Kidd; There is a certain state...in which the floodgates of thought seem suddenly thrown open and profound ideas, images and often solutions...are revealed in an instant. Willis Harman and Howard Rheingold
SHIFT: Once you have flown, you will walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, there you long to return. Leonardo Da Vinci; Observe always that everything is the result of change, and get used to thinking that there is nothing nature loves so well as to change existing forms and make new ones like them. Marcus Aurelius
COURAGE: In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; a grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak. James Russell Lowell; The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Joseph Campbell
PERSISTENCE: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not... Genius will not... Education will not... Persistence and determination alone will solve the problems of the human race. Calvin Coolidge
EXCITEMENT/PASSION: Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. Edgar Allen Poe; Let your life lightly dance on the edge of time like the dew on the tip of a leaf. Tagore
REFLECTION: (Creatives) need the upkeep of creative solitude... the healing of time alone... a period of recharging. Julie Camron
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