If we only walk on sunny days, we’ll never reach our destination ~Paulo Coehlo
When greens and reds fill in winter’s blueprint. When it’s bright and sunny one day; overcast, humid, and sticky – the next. It’s when Williamsburg takes on a sense of the tropics. For me, this is reminiscent of holiday time in Fiji, just without the stretches of beach, the rainforest, and waterfalls. It’s a nice way of being. I like it.
I never really used to notice nor commit to memory the organic changes brought about by the seasons (so defined in the Northern Hemisphere); that changed once I started carrying around my camera. It’s as if by documenting the details I feel the season more.
Here are some of today’s scenes embedded in my photographic memory. I hope you enjoy!
It inspired me every day on my strolls around Williamsburg and Manhattan. I like the temporary nature of the works; the ever-changing nature of the art form keeps my eyes open to anything that may have been pasted up, stenciled, tagged, or painted, overnight.
I would also like to thank two fellow bloggers – authors of the blogs: The big picture view for Tisha and massachusetts is wicked awesome – who have nominated me for the Versatile, and Kreative Blogger Awards, respectively. I am honoured that my blog has been recognised; it is really heartening to read inspiring comments about the content I post. Tisha and Mel: Everyday Art Inspiration – street art coupled with life quotes – is in dedication to you both. I really appreciate the support from you both and look forward to reading more of yours.
I hope you enjoy the artworks found around and out, in Williamsburg and Manhattan!
“You must take an obsessive pride in the smallest details of your craft.” ~ William Zinsser
“How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.” ~ Paulo Coelho
“Where there is love there is life.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
“Living is easy with eyes closed.” ~ John Lennon
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” ~ Oscar Wilde
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” ~ Helen Keller
“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.” ~ Michel Legrand
“Every artist was first an amateur.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~ Albert Einstein
“To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.” ~ Yann Martel, Life of Pi
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” ~ Yogi Berra
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anaïs Nin
“80% of success is showing up.” ~ Woody Allen
“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” ~ Coco Chanel
“Everything you can imagine is real.” ~ Pablo Picasso
“But how could you live and have no story to tell?” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” ~ Gilbert J. Chesterson
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” ~ E.E. Cummings
“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.” ~ Amy Tan
Recently I came across a quote by Paulo Coehlo that r motivated me to curate part six of the Bolt of Inspiration Series.
I’d also like to dedicate this post to fellow bloggers, My thoughts, pics and personal opinions and thoughts and rainstorms. Both nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award – thank you! These two wonderful blogs make me smile, laugh and inspire with their words and insights. As I recently posted on receiving The Versatile Blogger Award from Victor Ho, I thought I’d spread the love by sharing a selection of inspiring quotes and images – many of the photographs taken by very talented and well traveled photographers in the blogosphere. I hope you check out all of these blog links!
“If we only walk on sunny days, we’ll never reach our destination.” Paulo Coehlo
Rainy Day in Venice ~ Photograph by Jim Richardson via Nat Geo
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kyoto, Japan ~ Photograph via Jonathan Fleming’s Blog