Friday, September 16, 2016

Celebrate The Small Things - Sept. 16, 2016

I am appreciating a quote I heard this quote this morning:

Thomas Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

It’s so inspiring. So, no matter how many times we fail in writing or art or whatever else we are striving for, those failures are not really failures. They are part of the process.

This week didn’t start off so good because I hurt my foot. My dog wanted to chase the ball, but I didn’t want to pick it up to throw it because I didn’t want to get my hands dirty. I kicked it instead, and ended up kicking my heavy metal art easel as well. It cut my foot open. My foot got swollen and purple. I couldn’t drive or go to the gym for a few days. My husband and son got the chills just looking at it. Hahaha! I’m able to walk pretty well now and was able to drive to the art workshop on Thursday. It’s still sore and purple, but I’m happy to be able to get around.

This is a drawing of one of my new friends, Shelly, who modeled for the art workshop:

Last weekend, I bought a pair of wireless headphones so that I could listen to my podcasts and music without having to carry my phone around. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before. My head must’ve been in the dark ages. Well, I didn’t research it and ended up buying a really crappy pair for $19.99. It cuts in and out and the sound is muffled. I was so disappointed. What happened to the times when you could spend $12 for a pair of wired headphones and they sounded great? Anyway, I did some research and found a good pair for a reasonable price. I can’t wait for them to arrive in the mail. I’m going to have to sit by the door for the delivery guy to arrive because someone has been stealing packages from the porches in my neighborhood.

I did a pretty good sketch for the Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin art show that’s coming up, but my husband didn’t like the idea, so I’m going to sketch out some other ideas. I drew Charlie Brown as a little devil on a Mexican La Loteria card. My husband says that's not in Charlie Brown's character. He has a point. I still like the idea, though. Maybe I’ll post it after the show is over.

I was able to get another chapter of my novel done this week which I am happy about even though I wish it were several chapters.

There was a major discount on a comic book software program for artists that I was able to buy online called Clip Studio Paint Ex. It's so awesome! I can't wait to use it for the comics I create.

I discovered new music this week and saw this happy, colorful video by Systema Solar called Yo Soy Ganao. I don’t know what they’re saying but the people look so happy. I love the fish that come out of the water.

What are you celebrating?
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain:
L.G. Keltner
Tonja Drecker
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.


Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.My Inner Geek8.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell
9.Constantine10.My Miracle Life
11.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams12.Shells Tales and Sails
13.Lara Lacombe14.TF Walsh
15.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures16.About myself, by myself
17.Suzanne Furness18.Elizabeth Seckman
19.Avalon20.My Baffling Brain
21.Planet Kimberly22.Shah Wharton
23.Victorian Scribbles24.Tanya Miranda
25.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 201326.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace
27.Square Pegs28.Patricia's Place
29.Yvonne Van Dalen30.Anne Higa
31.My Antimatter Life32.Bouquet of Books
33.Lightravellerkate34.Curious As A Cathy
35.Julie Flanders36.Crazy Old Lady
37.In My Own Words38.Allison Bruning
39.Tamara Narayan, Author40.My Creatively Random Life
41.Yvonne Ventresca42.Two Book Minimum


  1. So sorry about your foot. I hope it heals quickly. Yay for newer new headphones, a new chapter, and a new program. Boo for package thieves. Your neighborhood needs to invest in video or motion detectors that will turn a floodlight on.

  2. I hope your foot gets better quickly. It's amazing the damage we can do. I had a deep, perfectly round dark purple bruise on my leg that made my husband gasp, "Oh my God! What did you do?" For the life of me, I couldn't remember.

  3. Love that Edison quote. I agree that it's all part of the learning process. How awful about your foot. I'm glad it's healing so you can get around. Lovely drawing! Have fun with your artwork and writing and your new headphones!