Monday, October 13, 2008

THE WALL OF QUOTES


When my daughter was 14, she got a magic marker and started to scrawl her favorite quotes all over the walls of her room. Some were from Shakespeare, some were from cartoons, some were from movies. Now my room has a wall of quotes also, written in chalk on old slate blackboards mounted to the wall. I can change them every week. Today, they read: "I sell the shadow to support the substance", "They can't make me and they can't break me", and "Self discipline is not about denial, it is about purpose". The first quote is by Sojourner Truth, the next two are by me.
But I have a new favorite quote and it is this:
"To live in so much mystery, to rely on a feeling, an instinct, on faith, that everything I need is already inside me, and best I just don't block the exit."
That remarkable quote is by Michelle Williams, actress.

24 comments:

TheVintageHusband said...

Very, very cool! To have words of insperation whenever you look up. Love your blog.

The Vintage Husband

Myrna said...

My favorite was one of yours...about self-discipline being of purpose--love that!!

ludmil said...

I so loved your quotes, I am so on the same page , especially the last one. Miss you Linda Marcov

Michele said...

Another quote collector/writer! Of course, you have yours written in an elegant hand on blackboards hung cleverly on your walls while mine are scribbled on Post-Its and stuck higgley piggely all over the shelf edge above my computer (where they often rain down on the keyboard at inopportune monents). But we do share the quote collecting.

I am partial to Eleanore Roossevelt's "Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!"

Michele said...

Um...that should be ROOSEVELT. I have fat fingers, too, that do not type very well.....

Saucy said...

That is an interesting quote to come from such a young actress. Thank you for sharing.

Lola Enchanted said...

OOOO I just love that picuture!!!

kathleenCrowleyCostumeCouture said...

I did that with gold spray paint on my walls once. But that was back in the day .....and I regretted it when I had to move!

Your way is sooooooo much more elegant!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Hello from Canada! What a wonderful daily gesture. Just the act of writing the words imprints positivity!

Melissa said...

My daughters use to draw on the walls behind the doors so I wouldn't see them. Even though they are grown some sketches still remain. They are my favorite pieces of wall art. When they were older I let each of them pick out a favorite quote and we painted them on the walls on their rooms. Looks like you're getting the hang of blogging. Yay for us!

dime store daze said...

Hi WEndy,
Love all the quotes what a very neat idea(the blackboard) your blog is really coming along.
stay well
xo
Terri

Cathy Cara said...

Hi Wendy. ... i wanted to put a link to you on my blog... (if you'd like..)

http://www.cathycara.com , Orchid's Blog.

I also wanted to find out more about your book... email : infoATcathycaraDOTcom

... all the best!
Cathy.

Ginger said...

I love your quote wall outstanding.Enjoyed your blog very much.
hugs ginger

Pamela Jane said...

Congratulations on your recent article in Somerset magazine! I was delighted to see your fantastic drawings and brush work again, since I still remember my sneak peeks so vividly from my quick visit with you in August. As you said, your art has had its way in taking over your life, so I hope life is good at your Theatre of Dreams :). When you release all of that goodness in book form, I will be among the happy "friends of the artist" who will thoroughly appreciate the effort.

Meanwhile, may the fun and mystery of Halloween still radiate from your shop and inspire more quothing on the black boards!

Iva said...

What a wonderful idea of writing favorite quotes to see for a while. And, I see why you've chosen the one by Ms. Williams. Something for the artist in all of us! Look forward to more of your posts, and your next opening...Iva

Deirdra Doan said...

Beautiful blog, thank you for posting and having blog. I love your bedroom, so romantic! Come say Hi if you get a chance, I have a little old fashion song about Christmas and video on my blog....little early I know...

Looking forward to following your blog.

Kathy Hunka said...

I so enjoyed my visit back in April. Thanks for making me see beyond my dreams!
Kathy

mec said...

You are an amazing woman! I am hoping in my next lifetime that I will have some talent as yours. Until then I would be happy to stand next to you & maybe a teeny weeny drop will land on me now.
Marcia

Gavitee said...

Hi........
I came to visit in a rough and tumble way.......the unexpected is the best surprise. I am hoping to see more and hear more from you, because it has been such a treat in what I have seen so far. Love your place.
Sue

swatches said...

I was so thrilled to find that Wendy Addison has a blog!! Now I can tune into a world of magic everyday if I want. What a treat. I love the image of your bed by the window with the candles. Enchanting!

swatches.typepad.com said...

I was so thrilled to discover a blog by Wendy Addison. Now I can experience magic everyday if I choose! I love the photo with your bed and candles by the window. Quotes are inspiring too. Just a beautiful experience overall. Thank you for sharing your inspirations. Phyllis

swatches.typepad.com said...

Sorry for being redundant. I did not realize my message went through so I tried again. My enthusiasm has doubled.

Breathing Beside Us said...

OMG!! I love that idea!! Quotes..... I think that my studio needs some.
Xx deb

Sam I Am said...

I, too, enjoyed visiting your shop back in APril with the "Pfatties"..hehehehe..
and i sooooo love the last quote by M. Williams...
:)
Can't wait to check back in again to read and see more lovely pics..
hugs..
sandy