Friday, December 31, 2010

MAGIC AND GOOD MADNESS TO YOU

Found Reference by Cara Barer. See website here.


"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself." - Neil Gaiman

Still Life by Cara Barer.

55 comments:

  1. Robyn...wishing you big magic and delightful surprise in the coming year!!! You are such a blessing!

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  2. Lovely quote. Happy New Year to you too.

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  3. It's always a treat to visit here. Very inspirational. Thank you.
    Have a wonderful New Year filled with good health and happiness - creating.

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  4. Wonderful, wonderful words!
    I wish you the same!!
    Happy New Year!

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  5. As Dolores said- always a treat ! Your blog inspires me so much- wish I had more talent and cleverness to follow through with the inspiration...anyway, your blog gets my heart thumping and my brain moving in such a creative direction. thank you! Hope this coming year is a great one for you. Wonderful blog!

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  6. Wiae words Robyn..........Magic and dreams to you too......xx

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  7. Lovely sentiment... I hope to surprise myself, too!

    Happy New Year and abundant creative blessings and inspiration.

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  8. Umm, the authentic life. Beautiful New Year to you dear Robyn.

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  9. I like the sound of that good madness..... Happy New Year, Robyn. Wishing you all the very best for next year.

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  10. bright blessings to you in this New Year Robin!

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  11. Hi Robyn,,,
    All these same thoughts turned back to you!
    Thanks so much for this past year of beautiful blog posts filled with the wonder that is art!
    Happy 2011!

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  12. I hope you have a Happy Healthy Creative New Year too Robyn.

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  13. Wonderful quote....Happy New Year wishes to you too Robyn.

    Jacky xox

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  14. What a great quote. May you have a magical year. I just hope for a better one! Look forward to your blogs in 2011

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  15. Thanks for all of the inspiration over the past year Robyn. I hope 2011 brings you even more magic and creativity.

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  16. What great wishes Robyn! I especially like the part of Neil's quote in which he wishes the reader the gift of self surprise. I think of that as one sparkling facet among the many that drive us as artists.

    Many blessings and days of wonder to you this new year!

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  17. Hi Robyn. I mostly follow garden blogs but I adore your blog. Thank you for all the wonderful postings I have enjoyed. i am looking forward to more in 2011. Happy New Year!

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  18. The quote. The still life. Perfection.

    Wishing you a wonderful New Years and an inspired 2011! Many thanks for always sharing the best in the world of art...

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  19. Oh I Love Surprises, Robyn! What a wonderful quote!

    I wish all the most excellent things possible for you this coming year.. Cheers!

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  20. and all the best to you too me dear
    i've been enjoying your stories and images
    and look forward to more

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  21. Happy New Year, Robyn! Let it be full of magics, exciting discoveries in the enormous world of art and new horizons to reach! People of art are "mad" in a way, yes! Otherwise their passions, inspirations, revelations wouldn't "give fruits" and wouldn't touch people's souls and hearts!
    I wish you and your family health, love and luck during 2011!!

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  22. Dear Robyn, Happy New Year, and thank you for your most beautiful blog. I always find inspiration and connectedness here. I love that quote by Neil Gaiman - there should be much more good madness. Clever man. Carol xx

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  23. Thanks for this....good thoughts, good words!

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  24. celebrating shared spirit!
    all the best!

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  25. Hi Robyn,
    Right back at you for the New Year.
    Thank you for all the inspiration you have given in 2010. Looking forward to 2011.
    Katelen

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  26. beautiful way to say it..

    you do have a gem studded bloggy here...

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  27. Wonderful quote from another inspiring person! I love the photo too! Your blog is a wonderful solace and generator of art fuel for me...so many great artists' work I've seen on your blog posts this year. It reminds me that there are many people making art all over the world...thank you!

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  28. Wishing you an absolutely fabulous 2011!

    Thank you for your blog ....I've enjoyed it so much and look forward to all your lovely posts in the coming year!

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  29. Isn't it a wonderful quote?!
    Click on Neil Gaiman to see the video clip on his blog.
    I love this inspiring internet world .... and how lucky are we to have each other to share amazing creative discoveries.

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  30. Dear sweet Robyn-thank you so much for the magic and gift that you have been to me this year. I wish you (and yours) all the very very best in the coming year...health, happiness, love, fullness of heart and creative abundance. Many many wonderFULL surprises to you in 2011 and good, good madness for us all!! Sending you so much love and hugs across the miles. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!xxx

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  31. Beautiful words. Those are the best words I've read so far about starting a new year. Thank you Robyn. Wishing you a wonderful New Year ahead too!

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  32. That is one of my favourite quotes Robyn! He does have a way with words that man, doesn't he? And his mind is a place I'd love to spend some time in... :)

    Wishing you a fantastic 2011 - chockablockFULL of surprises!

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  33. R- whilst I loved the quote I think I even loved the titled for the post even more. May the madness continue and express itself in creativity both doing and sharing. And just loved the image - so simple but so full of texture and stories. Thanks for your service to us who need others to find those inspirational people and sites - may it continue also in 2011. Go well. B

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  34. Thanks Robyn for a quote which leaves me grinning and smiling - a great start to 2011. Hope the year ahead is filled with creativity, discoveries and contentment. Magic and good madness to you too!

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  35. thanks for the New Year message! a good quote to live by for the coming year, I will try!! Have a good one yourself

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  36. continue à nous émerveiller avec tes pages en 2011! une très bonne et heureuse année! biz elfi

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  37. At the last minute :
    ¡ Happy New Year !
    Tomorrow everything is normal again ;-)

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  38. Robyn
    this Neil Gaiman quote was terrific! thank you.
    Here is wishing you a year filled with smiles and warm cookies and lots of artful days.

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  39. Wonderful quote, Robyn! I wish you good madness, too, and much art-making!

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  40. Robyn, I was so delighted when I read this post. As usual, the images are fantastic. And the words... how they touched me, and I knew they would touch others I know. So, I posted it at my Drifting into Focus site, and that always goes to Facebook. Neil's words are running all over the place over there already. And I also posted to my real estate blog site, which is new. My first comment I wanted to share with you, "Thanks for sharing her website. It's so nice that I got lost in visual paradise for about an hour." Thanks, as always, Robyn.

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  41. what an incredibly wonderful wish for the New Year... thank you. I wasn't surprised to see Neil Gaiman's name - I have read a couple of his books aloud to my younger son... Best in the New Year to you, too!

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  42. ooh the mystics loved a good madness glow!

    I can feel the future ringing her bells.
    Thanks for teaching me

    thanda

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  43. What wonderful sentiments - Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors. I've so enjoyed your blog Robyn, I can't wait to see what inspirational finds you make for 2011!!!!

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  44. Perfect quote for the new year.
    Happy belated new year wishes to you Robyn. May 2011 bring you all that you hope for and much more.

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  45. Hello! I linked you on my blog so others might enjoy you and those wonderful book sculptures. thanks for alerting me and others to their wonderful shapes and textures.

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  46. A true wonder, great texture.

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  47. Creative Madness and magic and self surprises...YES!!

    HAPPY NEWEST YEAR Robyn :-)

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  48. Robyn, you have me sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting to see all of the new things you will help us discover in this glorious new year.

    Thank you for all that you do.

    xo Karen

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  49. used so many "Oo-oo-oo"z and "ah"z admiring your posts. perfect place to visit as I begin my day!
    love: magic and madness. triggers many thoughts

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  50. I am also wishing you a warm fuzzy creative successful new year.

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  51. I love the thought of the year being filled with magic and dreams Robyn. I hope all our dreams come true in 2011.

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  52. That is a beautiful New Year's benediction. I'm adding it to my quote book because I'd like to read it over and over again.

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