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Check Out Our Quick Christmas Contest

 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!”

– Dr. Suess

I don’t know about you but I have this odd habit of giving gifts to other people that I personally love. A good book often meets that criteria.

So for our little year-end Christmas contest, we are offering up the chance to win a book of your choice. But we’re only giving you two books to choose from – partly because I’m a bit of a bossy Santa 🙂 and partly because both books have truly impacted me this past year.

And the two books are:

Big Magic; Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Productivity Project; Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey

I have already written several blogs about these two outstanding books, so if you would like more information on why these books have resonated so much with me, the links are at the bottom of this blog.

Quick Christmas Contest

If you would like to win one either Big Magic or The Productivity Project, just send us an e-mail (with subject heading: “Christmas Contest”) with the following info:

A) State WHICH book you would like to win.

B) Tell us (in a few sentences) WHY you would like to read it.

All names will be entered into the draw. Contest ends on Dec 24th 🙂

Good luck and I hope you have a happy holiday season…may it involve much reading, reflection and relaxation. And here’s to a creative and productive 2017 for all. Ho ho ho!

Related Blogs by Maryanne

Hey Busy Bee – How Productive ARE You in that Little Hive of Yours?

Do You Procrastinate? Here’s a Tip: Think of Your Future Self

Using Creativity to Bring More Joy & Beauty to the World

Beautiful Big Magic – the Book AND the Magic

Books With Bite

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and the Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her weekly blog, please sign up here.

 

published in Achieving Your Dreams, Change, Creativity, Habits, Inspiration, PGP Promotions, Productivity by Maryanne | November 14, 2016 | No Comment

Wise Owl Wisdom Inspirational Quote Cards – A Quote a Day Keeps Inspiration in Play

 

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“Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.”

– Kushandwizdom.tumblr

When I was looking for a suitable introductory quote for this blog, I came across the above saying – about our lives being our message to the world – and it stopped me in my cyber-tracks.

I love it!

It was just the reminder I needed that it’s who we are, and how we live our lives, that speaks far louder than our words ever will. This rings particularly true in the wake of the US presidential race and election.

And yet, words are important, too. As such, I have always loved inspirational and thought-provoking quotes. They make me think, they make me feel and they remind me to keep dreaming. Perhaps most importantly, however, the right quote can inspire me to make the necessary tweak in whatever area of my life could use a good tweak at any given moment 🙂

If you, too, are a lover of quotes then you may be interested in a new item recently created by Pink Gazelle Productions:

Wise Owl Wisdom Inspirational Quote Cards

Wise Owl Bag

The owl artwork on this sweet little set of 30 inspirational quote cards was created by my niece, Melanie Pope. She is a painter and had made a print of her original owl painting – and when I saw it, I knew I’d found the perfect image for the cover of the quote cards.

Each card is 3 inches x 4 inches. The owl is on the front of each card and then on the back of each is a different quote.

Here are a few more of the quotes:

“How could I expect more from the Universe when I didn’t appreciate what I already had?”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

 “We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.”

– Taoist Proverb

“If you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely going to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”

– Warren Buffett

Ideas on How to Use the Cards

They can be placed face down in a small dish on a coffee table and then with your morning coffee or tea, you can pick up a card and see if resonates with you. If not, pick up another!

My friend, Pamela, gave me some quote cards a few years ago and to this day, I still pick one up pretty much every day. Why? Because:

“Inspiration is like a shower…it’s good to have some everyday.”

Adam Kreek, Olympic Gold Medalist in Rowing

One for you and one for a friend

The Wise Owl Wisdom Inspirational Quote Cards are now available for purchase in the Pink Gazelle on-line store. They are $7.95 for one set or $14.95  for two sets.

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Please note, shipping is now FREE on all Pink Gazelle products.

Related Blogs

Gold Medal Moments – Wise Words from Adam Kreek

Browsers, Buyers & Banning Husbands – Post-Game Analysis of Craft Show

Not Counting Crafty Cards – Countdown to Craft Fair

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and the Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her weekly blog, please sign up here.

 

 

 

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Not Counting Crafty Cards – Count Down to Craft Fair

 

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“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.”

– Anon

1. Photos printed? Check.

2. Photo greeting cards all made? Check.

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3. How many photo greeting cards made? Dunno…haven’t counted them yet. But there’s enough for the first craft fair (I think).

4. Old Christmas cards repurposed into funky new x-mas cards? Check (and a a big thanks to all you WWOW readers who sent me your old cards!).

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5. How many x-mas cards made? Uh…not sure. A big box full. That’ll do, Pooh, that’ll do.

6. Wise Owl Wisdom Inspirational Quote Cards (30 cards per set ’cause a quote a day keeps inspiration in play) produced and packaged? Check and check. They look FANTASTIC!

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7. Display table organized? Oui. Did that in the summer 🙂

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8. Registered with both craft fairs? Check.

9. Packaging materials ordered? Yup (and they have all arrived, too!).

10. Credit & Debit card payment app set up for iPhone? Why, yes. And the card reader actually works.

11. All signs (price lists, etc) printed for table? Not yet. But it’s on the list.

12. Cluster migraines gone? Yes (and a big thanks to all you WWOW readers for your kind comments and helpful suggestions).

13. All boxes of cards and other supplies packed and ready to go? Er, not yet.

14. Peeps coordinated to help me out with the table at the two fairs? Yes.

And so it goes…the countdown for my very first Christmas craft show is ON!

I would say that, after chipping slowly away at the card-making and other preparations for the past 3 months, I am about 90% ready for the first fair: the First Chance Christmas Craft Show in Sidney, BC on Sat Nov 5th and Sun Nov 6th. If you happen to live in the Victoria, Sidney or Saanich Peninsula area, try to drop by and say hi! Please click here for details.

And if you don’t live in the area – but are interested in perhaps purchasing some of these new Pink Gazelle products, don’t worry: they will soon be available in the PGP on-line store. Woohoo! I’ll keep you posted 🙂

Have a great week!

Links to Related Blogs

Pink Gazelle Cards Available at First & Last Chance Craft Shows in Sidney, BC

Using Creativity to Bring More Joy & Creativity to the World

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and the Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her weekly blog, please sign up here.