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8 x 10 and 11 x 14  Pieces


Below are examples of the inspirational quotes that I like to incorporate into my smaller pieces. The images shown illustrate what I do with the artwork in these pieces.  You can order a custom piece with or without a verse, but remember that no two pieces are alike as each one is an original.  You can also provide me your favorite verse and i will create a custom piece of art to fit with the meaning of the verse.


Within your heart, keep a still, secret spot where dreams may go.      

Louise Driscoll


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.   

Helen Keller


When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore.

Florence Griffith Joyner


The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.

Robert Leighton


Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


I finally learned in the midst of the deepest winter that there was in me an invincible summer.

Albert Camus


The conquest of fear yields the courage of life.

Janet Guthrie


We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie


If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things.

Vincent Van Gogh


We ourselves feel that we are  just a drop in the ocean.  But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.  

Mother Teresa


The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time you fail.

Chinese proverb


We shall find peace.  We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.

Anton Chekhov


Speak to the earth and it shall teach thee.



If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest.

Douglas Jerrold


The world will never starve for want of wonders.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton


Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.

Leo Buscaglia


We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.

Omar Bradley


If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can’t help but learn.

Bernie Siegel


If you don’t go far enough, you’ll never know how far you can go.

Harriet Rubin


The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust


Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present.

C. S. Lewis


This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.

Rainer Maria Rilke


The most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the felling of duty within us.

Indian Proverb


If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth or power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.

Soren Kierkegaard


If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.

Hal Borland


We judge of man’s wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


You have to leave the city of our comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you’ll discover will be wonderful.  What you’ll discover is yourself.

Alan Alda


Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.  I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott


Whether outwardly or inwardly, whether in space or time, the farther we penetrate the unknown, the vaster and more marvelous it becomes.

Charles A. Lindbergh


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T. S. Eliot


The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.

Marianne Williamson


We must cultivate our garden.



Where there is great love there are always miracles.

Willa Cather


Heart cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.

Alighieri Dante


Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

Helen Keller


Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Each one sees what he carries in his heart.



Be yourself – who else is better qualified?

Frank J. Giblin II


There came a wind like a bugle; It quivered through the grass.

Emily Dickinson


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw


Out of difficulties grow miracles.

Jean de la Bruyere


The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.  The great opportunity is where you are.

John Burroughs


We are all angels with only one wing.  We can only fly while embracing each other.

L. De Crecenzo


Your first friend is within you.



When your feet tire, permit the dance to continue in your mind.  You will find the music is no less vivid.



The words you choose to tell the truth are as important as the decision to be truthful.



When your own shadow is blocking the light, step aside and look within.



There is no loss in letting the branches bend when resisting the wind would cause them to break.



If you weave without purpose, you will create threads without form. 



The water of life is in a single drop of rain.



Knowledge can be captured by the mind, faith must be apprehended by the soul.



It is difficult to see things clearly if the shadow of doubt diminishes the light entering your eyes.



The circle of life is a manifestation of the infinite.



One has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself.

Jesse Norman


It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

Lena Horne


The best way to know God is to love many things.

Vincent Van Gogh


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.  

Kahlil Gibran


Don’t look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.

James Thurber


Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.

Glenda Cloud


Peace is not freedom from the storm, but tranquility during the storm.



It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way.  So we must dig and delve unceasingly.

Claude Monet


Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice.  It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

William Jennings Bryan


The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know.

Blaise Pascal


Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned.

Charles W. Chestnutt


Nature gives to every time and season a beauty of its own.

Charles Dickens


Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes


Time is what keeps things from happening all at once.

Author unknown


The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.

George Eliot


Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Every man dies, not every man really lives.

William Wallace


You can have all the sea you want by walking a mile down to the beach; and there’s plenty of horizon to look at, and beauty enough for anyone.

Eugene O’Neall


When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

Audre Lorde


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton


A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

George Moore


Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.



Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult.

M. Scott Peck


Is not the sky a father and the earth a mother, and are not all living things with feet or wings, or roots their children?

Nicholas Black Elk 

Oglala Souix

What I am looking for is not out, it is in me.

Helen Keller

Life is Art....Paint your Dreams, Sing your Songs, Enjoy the Dance!

Spread love everywhere you go.  Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Mother Teresa

Life is a work of art.  If you don't like what you see, paint over it.


The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know.

Blaise Pascal

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.  One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn

Live isn't about finding someone perfect, it's about learning to love an imperfect person perfectly.

Author Unknown

I believe that God in in me as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower - the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.

Helen Keller

We grow when we plant trees under whose shade we shall never sit.

Variation of a Greek proverb

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

Charles Kettering

Ever tried.  Ever failed.  No matter.  Try again.  Fail again.  Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.

Doris Mortman

Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words and never stops at all.

Emily Dickinson

The air is like a butterfly with frail wings.  The happy earth looks at the sky and sings.

Joyce Kilmer

The question is not what you look at...but what you see.


Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.

Stanley Horowitz

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