31 Days (Creativity)

Demonstrate Courage

October 4, 2013

Shauna Niequist Quote
Please keep demonstrating the courage that it takes to swim upstream in a world that prefers putting away for retirement to putting pen to paper, that chooses practicality over poetry, that values you more for going to the gym than going to the deepest places in your soul. Please keep making your art for people like me, people who need the magic and imagination and honesty of great art to make the day-to-day world a little more bearable.”
― Shauna Niequist

Will you keep making your art?

31 Days Of Creativity

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  • Reply Christie Purifoy October 4, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Love this one. Is it from Cold Tangerines? Or her blog?

    • Reply Kris Camealy October 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      you know, I have to say I don’t know. I actually found it online in a collection of quotes, I think it was Cold Tangerines. 😉

  • Reply Becky Daye October 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I love Shauna Niequist. And I love Kris Camealy. What a beautiful thing to find them both in the same place. You inspire me, Kris and my life is better for knowing you.

    • Reply Kris Camealy October 6, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Becky, your encouragement is such a blessing–thank you!!! You bless me!

  • Reply Tiffany Stuart October 4, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    What keeps me? Fear probably. And yet I am the type that is always on the lookout for art and beauty in its various forms. Hmm.. (thank you)

    • Reply Kris Camealy October 6, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Yes, how well do I know the struggle against fear. So glad you are thinking about this!

  • Reply Marie Gregg October 5, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Kris, thank you for posting this today. I needed to hear it.

  • Reply Yvonne Reynolds October 5, 2013 at 5:03 am

    You are swimming upstream my friend! Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us 🙂

    • Reply Kris Camealy October 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

      Thank YOU, Yvonne for your encouragement!! You bless me big!

  • Reply Barbie October 5, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Love this!

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