An old rat is a brave rat. ~ french proverb
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An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. ~ Mohandas Gandhi
• watercolor, wax, handmade paper and sewn! • 18″H x
13″W • © Lisa Rivas • “Sweet Flowers”
Oh, spring came to my garden
And caught it unaware
Wearing just a few old leaves
And a dejected air.
But when spring left my garden,
Its work so deftly done,
Many, many Daffodils
Were dancing in the sun.
~ Velma D. Bates
Clouds come drifting into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky. ~Rabindranath Tagore
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Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility. Effective leaders are able to ~Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Life creates itself in delirium and is undone in ennui. ~Emile M. Cioran
original painting – private collection – Chicago, IL – USA – "Overflowing"
watercolor, wax, rice paper, quilted • 38"H x 38"W • © Lisa Rivas
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Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of
leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination
of non-essentials. ~Lyn Yutang
On man when he came into life the Father conferred the seeds of all kinds
and the germs of every way of life. ~ Giovanni Pico della Mirandola ~ (Italian Renaissance philosopher)
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A mighty creature is the germ, though smaller than a pachyderm.
His customary dwelling place is deep within the human race.
His childish pride he often pleases by giving people strange diseases.
Do you, my poppet, feel infirm? You probably contain a germ.
~ Ogden Nash, 1902 – 1971
Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity. ~ Frances Ellen Watkins Harper