Saturday, November 7, 2009

Inspiration Box

  On the wall in my writing studio is a shadow box that I created a little while back. I filled it with trinkets that I had been collecting for some time that are a reflection of some of my interests.  I also included several inspirational sayings.  When visiting an author friend's home today I saw that she had a shadow box just like mine, only filled with different items.  This project was so much fun and another creative way to express myself.

There are all kinds of words inside my inspiration box including imagine, imaginative, imagery, create, dream, inspire, hope, wish, become and inside the real blank book in one of the cubbies it says "Believe".  A clay pot is also inscribed with Isaiah 64:8 which says, "Yet, O LORD, you are our Father.  We are the clay, you are the potter;  we are all the work of your hand."  You'll find the rest of the sayings below.
The photos open large so you can see the detail.


“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” ~ William Arthur Ward

"And we, with our unveiled faces reflecting like mirrors the glory of the Lord, all grow from glory to glory as we are turned into the image that we reflect" ~ 2 Corinthians 3:18

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." ~  J.K. Rowling

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." ~  George Eliot

"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.  Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” ~ Pamela Vaull Starr


Art, graphic design, and photography help fuel my creativity.  What ways of creative expression help inspire your writing?


  1. What a beautiful shadow box filled with meaningful things!! I like that each has significance and there's a story behind every one. I'm always drawn to things like this.

    Isn't it amazing how these quotes (mere words!) can so inspire!? I thank God every day for the gift of language. Thank you for sharing your heart/inspiration as it ministers to the rest of us:)

  2. Thanks for the kind words, Laura. Yes, language is a beautiful gift from God indeed.


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