I love this quote…
Posted in photographers, quotes May 3rd, 2010 by pia

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“When I was four years old they tried to test my IQ, they showed me this picture of three oranges and a pear.  They asked me which one is different and does not belong, they taught me different was wrong.”

Ani Difranco

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Thanks bob.

Also if you are going to do one inspiring thing today (beside hanging out here in the (blog)house with me of course) I suggest you do this: take a wander through amanda’s flickr favourites. You are bound to find some kind of wonderful in there that will knock your socks off. It’s where I found the above beauty from  sara + h . Enjoy.

Oh yes, I have another post coming up today.  This next one will surely have you singing your way through the day.

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this popped in my inbox today:
Posted in humanist, quotes August 21st, 2008 by piablog

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“It is my belief that whereas the twentieth century has been a century of war and untold suffering, the twenty-first century should be one of peace and dialogue. As the continued advances in information technology make our world a truly global village, I believe there will come a time when war and armed conflict will be considered an outdated and obsolete method of settling differences among nations and communities.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

thanks bob, this quote just might be my favourite thus far.

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Posted in quotes, stores April 11th, 2008 by piablog

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i found this gorgeous wooden postcard at kitsch kitchen the other day and had to have it, it now sits above my desk and ever since i bought it, the sun has been shining bright!

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I love this French proverb…
Posted in quotes January 24th, 2008 by piablog

“On voit la paille dans l’oeil de son voisin, mais pas la poutre dans le sien.”

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image by Petrina Tinslay, from the f8 photo library

Which means? This:
“One sees the straw in the eye of its neighbour but not the beam in his own.”

Think long and hard about this. Loooooong and haaaard. (I hope you are getting my humour in my writing – it sometimes gets mistaken as offensive but that doesn’t seem to stop me).

I know I was going to try to do a pronunucation version for you so you could show off your French at the next dinner party, but this proverb is long and if you are anything like me, you’d be lucky to remember it let alone pronounce it correctly. But I do realise not everyone has the memory of a goldfish comme moi, so you Frenchies out there (yes that is you Mary-Laure), if you felt like adding a phonetical version of this proverb we would all be very appreciative!

And to copy-cat Bob Sherman, I’m adding one he sent to me in his Daily Dose yesterday, this one’s from Marky Mark (Twain, not the Funky Bunch)…

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

This quote I should have tattooed on my forehead so that every time I look in the mirror I can kick myself for forgetting it, then perhaps I’d finally abide by it. Enough metaphors and innuendos, onto our interior fix for the day!

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Posted in photographers, quotes January 18th, 2008 by piablog

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While you guys hunt and gather your ideas for my heart wanders, i have some fabulous inspiration for you in the coming week. And when I say fabulous I mean FABULOUS!
I’ve been busy contacting some of my favourite artists from all over the world in my stylist’s little black book. And being the lovely people they are, they’ve been obliging by sending me some rather exclusive pics of their latest projects. Oh it’s been killing me not to share immediately, but this blogging does take time! So what have i got up my sleeve?

  • An INCREDIBLE African design delight, I nearly fell off my little bird perch when I was sent this work.
  • A floral sculptor to the stars! This woman has been one of my biggest inspirations ever since (absolute hunk of a) photographer Anson Smart introduced me to her at their joint exhibition a few years ago. I’m sorry did I just say something?
    I cannot wait to share with you some of her latest work.
  • In the kitchen will be some sweet recipes on a rather exclusive menu designed by a rather talented soul that I can’t wait to introduce you to.
  • And starting from tomorrow, it will be one week-long party here in the (blog)house! Want to know why? Demain, à demain!!
  • I will leave you with this trés fabu quote found on Anson’s website to get your little hearts into action. Please continue to spread the word on the project – the more people involved the more spectacular this project will become…

    “you can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus”

    Mark Twain

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