Short, Sweet, and Hopeful…

And now, for my next trick…finding the balance between beauty and bouncing.  Nobody told me blogging would be a balancing act, or a bouncing act for that matter.  Truthfully, nobody told me anything.  I slipped in the back door, and have been making it up as I go ever since.
I love the visual arts, and I have recently been messing about creating some artwork that is a combination of my own photography and random, yet meaningful to me, quotations.  The musings of Rumi are a personal favourite; however, my likes run from Dr. Dyer to Dr. Seuss and everything in between.  I plan to share some of these little gems with you over the coming weeks.  Playing with photography instead of paints is a little like jumping off the end of a pier…I don’t know a thing about aperture or shutter speed, and I often attempt to snap pictures with the lens cover still on.  Having said that, I am having Fun, and I am Willingly learning new skills.  The fact that photography is such a happy little marriage with blogging is like the icing on the cake.   I promise these posts will be short, sweet, and hopeful.  With a little luck my artwork will do all the talkin’.   Now whether or not I can leave well enough alone will remain to be seen.
Linking up with:
Jann at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for Share Your Cup
Faith Hope and Charity Shopping for Ta Da Tuesday
ClaireJustine for Creative Mondays Blog Hop
Sarah at A Cat-Like Curiosity for Super Handmade Sundays


  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen February 21, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Lest you worry that you don't have an effect with your blog … I've been MASSIVELY cheered by this post this AM. I'm snowed in (it is SO freaking cold out there)and snowed under. Kills our restaurant business just when we're coming out of a miserable end '12. But your post was a much needed reminder of a lot of positive things that we love about our business, and that the weather WILL turn, and it WILL get better with Spring on its way. In a very uncertain world, there is still much one can rely on. Thank you. So glad I'm getting to know you, Sue.

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen February 21, 2013 at 7:19 am

    And one more thing … I'm learning that a lot more people may appreciate your blogging efforts than you might imagine. Not everyone takes the time to comment, or has time even if they want to.
    So, not only did you cheer me, I'm pretty sure you cheered a lot more people than you really know.
    Again, just sayin'.

  • Reply sabine February 21, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Sue your post cheers me up on this icy cold day! I love your picture and I adore the quote. From time to time I have heart of Rumi and I always think I should read his poems.
    Lieben Gruß

  • Reply Shirl February 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Beautiful flower colour, Sue. We need this picture, what with all the rain we are having lately. I was prepared to read more, lol, but this short but sweet post is perfect for me today.


  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas February 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Aw, thanks for your comments Jan! It's about this time of year that I promise to never take another bloom for granted!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas February 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks Sabine…Happy to hear you like Rumi too.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas February 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    From the backyard Shirl. Can't wait for June!

  • Reply trinagrandinetti February 21, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Sue, I think its great that you are venturing into a new medium of art work. From the looks of this post, we are all in for a wonderful treat. I, too, have a love for Rumi. This is beautiful.

  • Reply Wendy February 22, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Beautiful photo, beautiful quote. 🙂

  • Reply Marion Green February 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Gorgeous image + quote Sue!
    And I do find that we ALL snuck in the back door to this blogging world 🙂 I make it up as I go and I wouldn't have it any other way 🙂
    xo – Marion

  • Reply Joni February 23, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Wow, gorgeous!! Both visually and with your choice in quotes. I just love Rumi too.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas February 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Thanks for the encouragement and compliment Trina.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas February 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Thank you Wendy. Your photography is beautiful, and your compliment means a lot to me.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas February 23, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Aw, thank you Marion. Thank you so much for taking the time to pop by and comment. I love that you roll the way I do…very encouraging for me!

    Sue xo

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas February 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

    A big thank you Joni. I love how you share art on your blog too!

  • Reply Sarah Evans February 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Lovely photography. Keep on jumping off that ledge I reckon!

    Thanks for linking up 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  • Reply Katie @ Loverly She February 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Sue, thankyou so much for dropping by my blog today and leaving your sweet comments. Much appreciated 🙂 I can't believe I didn't include the fact that I'm Canadian in my “about” section, haha! I've remedied that now and am glad you noticed 🙂 I live about an hour north of Toronto.

    I hope you have a great week!

  • Reply J Ciriello February 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I read Dr. Seuss to my 3 year old all the time and there are some great quotes in the book Oh the Thinks You Can Think !
    julie –

    Love the art work

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas February 26, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Thanks for the suggestion! I understand Dr Seuss's birthday is coming up later this week!

  • Reply Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] February 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Nice to see some colour, it's so GREY here. Definitely do some Dr Suess too!
    Thanks for linking up.

  • Reply Kezzie February 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    What a lovely idea! There's nothing nicer than combining something gorgeous (i.e. your picture) with something that makes you think, reflect, smile or generally feel the world is a better place!x

  • Reply A Patchwork Life February 27, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Such a lovely, cheerful picture – works beautifully with the words x

  • Reply Jann Olson March 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Gorgeous! Can't wait to see more of your creations. I wish I had more patience to take the time and really figure out how to use my camera. I just never take the time to read. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

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