Tag: colour

The aim of art

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle There is a joy, a rapture, that I find in projects that are creative and for people I like. I got

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Success is where preparation and opportunity meet

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser Yesterday was an amazing day. I mean, truly amazing. Here’s the short version: We got in-principle commitment from a national TV network for a series of exclusive interview/feature spots for The

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The 6 elements of life

“The 6 elements of life are to laugh, give, share, enjoy, care, and live a strong and full life.” – Indrani Smith I am regularly amazed by my daughter. Today’s IQ is entirely by her, and I couldn’t be prouder:

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The soul always knows what to do

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss You may have noticed an absence of IQs for the past two days. In a word? Overwhelm. I have been so utterly

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Make it count

“Make it count.” There’s a touch of truth in the statement most commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Turns out it was originally stated thus by Aristotle: “It is

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Words empty as the wind

“Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.” – Homer Empty was the keyword tonight as I sat down to create an IQ. I honestly was – and kinda still am – utterly empty. I have worked hard, played hard, fought

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Plan ahead

“Plan ahead.” Yep, it’s been done before. Yep, it’s a little cliché. But that doesn’t mean it has no value. I could have done better at this today. But there you go. So really, this is a reminder for me.

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward Yesterday was the Best. Birthday. Ever. Starting with getting jumped on by my kids at 6am, we had pancakes/crepes for brekky while

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Today you are you!

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr Seuss Milestones are a beautiful thing. Today marks two significant ones: my 37th birthday, and the 600th IQ I’ve published! Amazing,

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Know what you stand for

“Know what you stand for.” Once upon a time, a photographer ordered a rush canvas for a dear friend and clients’ second wedding anniversary (cotton). The canvas, being shipped early, arrived early, and with much excitement, the photographer took up

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You must not lose faith in humanity

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi Today was such a mixed bag. Some successes. Some failures. Some

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Stand up to your obstacles

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” – Norman Vincent Peale Today is a significant day in the building of our bus. I am

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The cure for anything is salt water

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen This guy is a man after my own heart. I LOVE this quote. I had it sent to me recently by a friend (I can’t

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R U OK?

“R U OK?” Today is R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is an initiative designed to start conversations, connect people, and prevent suicide. It’s all about asking that simplest of questions -“Are you OK?” – and being present and ready

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We never know the love of a parent

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher Never more is this true than when your children are sick. My daughter has recovered fully from what was a confirmed case of

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The quality of a father can be seen

“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.” – Reed Markham Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there :) I’m dedicating this

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Touch one heart, touch one soul

“Touch one heart, touch one soul. I know it’s cliché, but it’s seriously gold.”  – Steve Pajor Today’s IQ comes from a mate of mine – Steve Pajor. An artist, a surfer, a father, a friend. The painting in the

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Have patience with all things

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.” – Saint Francis de Sales This quote is

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