Monday, June 20, 2011

First Birthday Blessing: Sweep

Sweep first before your own door,
before you sweep before the doorsteps of your neighbors.
 ~ Swedish Proverb

So it's my birthday this week - Wednesday to be exact.  I'll be old enough that I've made enough mistakes to create good material for life lessons and young enough to still not have figured out exactly what the lessons are!  So this week I'll be creating pieces that are touchstones for my upcoming year.  I found this little quote while hunting for inspiration for this past week's Illustration Friday theme of "swept."   I think it's a good reminder not just to take care of your own business before meddling in that of others, but also to take care of oneself before taking care of others.



  1. First: Happy early birthday and wow, love this art... love the proverb that inspired it... the message and the colors, so vibrant and rich.

    I found you because you commented on a post that was part of Creative Every Day and I am so grateful I did bump into you. I hope to "see" you again.

    Grateful Passion....

  2. a very happy birthday to you!!!!!! i love the painting and message, too!

  3. Advance B'day Wishes to you...
    After a long time...nice to see your art again.
    Beautiful painting & a beautiful quote:))
    Good Day!

  4. Happy Birthday to you and glad the birthday is inspiring you even more ~ ^_^


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