Monday, August 20, 2007

Good Quotes

Yep, used to keep journals and diaries...no time now...blog, only blogggggg.
MAN!! COOL class group I have at CFCC I think we're up to 10. Very interesting mix of backgrounds and personalities. I am PUMPED!

Then tonight stumbled onto this- interesting words from Lelainia Lloyd's website. She's "a mixed media and textile artist living and working on the beautiful West coast of British Columbia, Canada" her site:
http://www.tattered-edge.com/

First of all this should be about motherhood!:
"Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over."
~ Gloria Naylor

Then this:
"Tell me who you love, and I'll tell you who you are."
~ Creole Proverb

Then thank heavens I found Robert Smith! And honestly, what a nice thing to inventory... all the people I love.
I think I shall list them...love to list things in a little notebook each night. For instance all the things I am grateful for...you know the way cream swirls in coffee early on a cool mountain morning by a camp fire, lightening bugs under banana trees (last night at my best buddies house! awesome!) the sounds baby chickadees make in the birdhouse. that kind of stuff...I like a good dozen each night written down in list form. I'm such hoarder! Even hoarding events, memories and moments, sheesh!

Then this one:
"Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and friendship sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness, speak approving words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be filled by them."
~ William Childs

Oh too true, life is so fleeting and really... can one really squander love? Isn't it self-perpetuating...I mean isn't everyone, even the most miserable humans deserving of some? I can't believe honest love can go wasted.
What wonderful quotes. Thanks Lelainia!
So what are you waiting for? Go tell someone how much they mean to you... go on!

4 comments:

My-Art said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, great to meet you, will look forward to checking out your blog also.

Glad you like the solar disc show.

Cheers

Paul

Jessica said...

Lovely quotes and a wonderful blog. I found you via Creative Wilmington (I was browsing for places to buy Mitzy Jonkheer's incredible jewelry besides Edge of Urge) and came here, whereupon I find you have a metalworking class - perhaps - at CFCC. I can't follow the link, and can't find a description at CFCC's site. Will you be teaching again in the spring? I have decoupaging & earring making experience but no metal - and I would love to take an intro to metal class.

Can you email me about it? thanks!
jessica

Melissa Manley said...

Hello Jessica,
Yeah, the CFCC link wasn't working sorry. I am teaching a semester there, Metals I, which has already started. I believe drop/add is over, but I'm pretty sure I'll be there Spring semester. I have a few Saturday workshops for beginners coming up at Make Art as well. check http://www.makeartnow.com/ You might like the pierced copper earring workshop because that is pretty basic and a great one to start with. I also teach privately out of my studio in Independent Art Company on 9th street, but am pretty much booked for the next few months.
Thanks for asking!
Melissa

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

You're welcome, glad you enjoyed reading them. I should add new ones, I suppose! :)