Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Power Of Words

I'm a quote person.
I love little quotes, and words of inspiration.
For quite a while now, I've been collecting my favorite quotes,
 and putting them into a big folder on my computer.
Whenever I need a bit of inspiration,
 I just read through my ever growing quote folder. 

Yesterday, I took a bit of time to print my very favorite quotes
 so I could have a quote jar for my studio.  

For a long time I've wanted to put my favorite quotes into paintings,
and now that I'm finished up getting paintings ready for the show in Georgia..
I finally can. 

For the show in Georgia, I needed to get about 20 big paintings done. 
I love working with the big canvases,
but I'm very happy to be working with smaller sizes again.
It makes the Originals more affordable, 
plus the painting is a lot easier to handle and ship.

I spent some serious time in the studio this long weekend painting my favorite words onto canvas.

I painted the words that inspired me,
words that helped me through the toughest times in my life. 
Words that gave me hope and comfort. 
And so I'm starting a new line of paintings.
"The Power Of Words." 

And I hope it will be a success, not in terms of sales..
but in terms of help, inspiration, and love. 
By the end of the day, all four of these will be in the shop. 
I will be posting the originals and prints,
so if you see one that you like, and want the original,
email me about prices and reserving it.

These are some of my favorite paintings,
and I'm so excited to do more.
I even had dreams about it.


  1. You're doing a show in Georgia? So close! lol If you ever do a show in north Florida, please let me know, I'll so be there! And I love the quote jar. I've been having a rough patch lately, so this looks like something I need to do.

    1. I am! I will totally let you know if I do one in Florida. Thanks! And yes, the quote jar is much fun. If I ever need a little lift, I can just go to it. :)

  2. LOVE this! i have a notebook (or two...) of quotes, and also just started incorporating them into my artwork. but i love this jar idea - and i love your new line!
    i collected quotes as far back as i can remember, and i also believe that words have great power...
    (btw, i don't have a blog, but i do have an fb page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Susie-Carranza-Studio/115785751805303)

    1. Thanks Susie! I'm going to check out your page right now!

  3. Me too! :)

    This title immediately reminded me on something.. check it out ;)

  4. I love it.. :) Super neat idea. I hope you feel inspired! :D


  5. Awww I love the quotes idea!! I've been keeping glass jars knowing I will have a reason to use them soon, and this might just be it! =)
    Brilliant paintings too x


    Katrina's photoblog: http://www.katrinaharrison.com/

  6. The quote jar is brilliant and adorable! I keep a lot of cute little quotes and things on one of my pinterest boards, but printing them would be oh so cute!
    xo Heather

  7. I LOVE THESE! i use quotes all the time in art. good luck with your show!!!

  8. i love the quote jar idea....then its like a fortune cookie...it's a surprise which quote you are gonna get!


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