I hope you are enjoying the long awaited summer

Welcome to my s~A(R)T~urday linky party – today: Summer

“The goal of life: simple, but not empty.”

~ Terri Guillemets ~


Did you see? I got a new quote. While browsing through quotes to find something that feels right for me this morning I stumbled across several quotes by Terri Guillemets, a U.S. Quotation Anthologist. I don’t know yet if all of the quotes are her sayings or if they were collected by Terri. But in the end it does not matter. What matters is that they spoke to me.

I was actually looking for a summer related quote and here is the one that grabbed my attention:

Hey! It’s summer! Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y!

It sucked me in to Terri’s beautiful words and I found her website and read on. And I’d like to share a few more with you:

Life is amazingly good when it’s simple and amazingly simple when it’s good.

Again, not much to say about this, but – totally right!

Jealousy hyphenates love in all the wrong places.

Hmm, true, isn’t it?!

Guilt is always hungry, don’t let it consume you.

It sure is and, no, do not let it!

If I had to sum up friendship in one word, it would be comfort.

Friends are the essence.

Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.

A long, long time ago I hated chasing the schoolbus, but this is different 🙂

And here’s another couple of good ones that are resonating with me right here, right now – quite a bit actually:

Give your stress wings and let it fly away.

Life is rough. If it were smooth, we’d probably slide right through it without noticing. A bumpy ride teaches us gratitude and perspective.

Well, I guess I have to put that a little bit into perspective. My life is not rough. I don’t have any hardship like hunger, lack of shelter etc. However, it feels like the past year or so has been a constant and fairly extreme of ups and downs. You may say ‘at least there are ups’ and you are right! Hence, you will not hear me complaining (much). I have felt a lot of stress and I am trying to ‘let if fly away’ by means of meditation and work outs and creating art, of course.

Since I am not able to cut back on the stress of my daytime job at this point, I decided to take a summer break from my sA(R)Turday link up. Don’t worry, it is not gone for good! I love our small, but fine community too much. Yet, I think we all deserve a summer break.

Let’s enjoy summer while it is here!

I am sure you will continue to be creating beautiful things, as will I. Well, at least I will try. Throughout summer I will still continue to post here and naturally you are more then welcome to visit, comment and I will make sure that, while maybe not right away, I will check out your latest and greatest.

And then, when summer ends the link up will be back and I hope that you will share our creations here with us again. When I re-start the link up, I will send an email to all past participants, so you won’t miss it. Just be sure that I have your best email.

Now it is time for something creative. A few weeks back I mentioned that I was working on a little comic strip and I am happy to say that I have almost finished it. It is time to reveal another picture. And for the grand final of all pictures, please visit back on Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by, please link up your creative work below aaaaand –  and don’t forget to live and enjoy this summer!



I will be linking with:SundaySketches





manga, comic, strip, drawing


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12 thoughts on “I hope you are enjoying the long awaited summer”

  1. Your find, Terri Guillemet, is either old and wise or wise beyond her years. Her quotes are succinct and powerful in their truth. I will be sorry to see you leaving, but can perfectly understand the need to take a break. Rest, meditate, exercise, play, create, love … Enjoy!

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  2. That last quote really spoke to me. While I don’t have any hard ships like hunger and no shelter there are always times in life where it feels rough and like a roller coaster. It’s just how you see it, I think. I just really like the quote. Also, the picture reminds me of my Ashley, the long reddish hair and the way she’s sitting in the window staring at the ocean. That’s my girl… Enjoy your summer!!!

  3. Well actually I’m still waiting for summer to arrive here Claudia… and it better get a move on because it’s July already!
    Great illustration and brilliant quotes. Have a wonderful summer… Enjoy!

  4. Aw, I love this drawing and I have to show my daughter your work. She loves it too. I love that last quote and summer is in full swing here and its been hot and muggy and unusual for our area so I am trying NOT to be a “whiny” child.

    Here is to finding ways to be stress free and that things will calm down. I will always swing by your place and your emails are my saviors and reminders. My weekends are my catch up with the blogging world.


  5. I LOVE that quote!! It’s so true, simple does not have to equal meaningless. It’s all in how much heart you put into things. And I have to admit too, I have not been putting “heart” into things lately — not from a lack of wanting to, believe me! Just the time factor with all 3 kids home and a hubby who has been constantly working. Late nights out enjoying life have been sooooo fun and yes I just want to scoop up all that goodness; but it also means kids to be late — and there went mama’s creative time she used to have to herself. But we will get our summer schedule in place and things will flow much better. We are having a lazy Monday morning where I can catch up on reading today, and then perhaps hit the beach after lunch.
    A simple and perfect day, yes?!
    You are so wonderfully creative. I hope we see more of this in the future!! Happy 4th of July!

  6. Oh, to be young and small enough to sit in the window seat, look out, and dream. This is such an appealing piece. Wonderful colors. I have been using the quotes from Terri’s “The Quote Garden” for the longest time. I think she is the most wonderful on the internet. She only posts meaningful words where so many really do touch the heart. I love the selections you chose to post today. genie


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