Monday, October 21, 2013

Richard Bach Inspired 2x3 Magnet Quote

I decided to take a break from my Lalaloopsy blog posts even though I probably still have 2 or 3 more projects to share with you. I have invested on a tecre magnet machine  and I really have been wanting to make magnets with my favorite quotes in them with the pictures I have taken but doing so would require so much time sorting through pictures. Last week I found journals to add to my ever growing collection and one of them has the chalkboard design to it which I really loved. I have seen someone hired by Oprah Magazine a while back to design the magazine cover for them using chalk writings, I was in the middle of writing that and did a quick google search and found there article here. Don't you just love the power of google and the whole wide web? Amazing! So moving on to this project, I kept on thinking there must be a way to design the magnets that way.  I usually edit pictures using my MacBook where I have Lightroom and Photoshop installed, but I only use Lightroom. I have to use my Sony notebook to edit graphics for most of my crafts using Printmaster. I have been using Printmaster since 1998 so yes, thats a long time already and I probably can say I have somewhat mastered designing there so even though I have the convenience of having Photoshop, learning the ropes can be quite tricky. I honestly don't have time right now, with us moving from Japan to Illinois, Im still not done unpacking all of our stuff, all 17,500 lbs of it and the million paper used to wrap all of my tea cups, tea pots and crystals. On top of that I have to work on seal orders and try my best to organize my craft room. I have so much stuff that just sorting one set of item feels like its taking forever. I really have to motivate myself to stay on top of things to update my blog regularly and I cant wait to finish my craft room and share it with all of you!

I told myself I would just make one and see how well it would work out but I ended up printing 4 of them, the other one, I was too excited that I didn't see I messed up and Richard Bach was missing so I didnt use that one. I cant wait to have more free time to sit down and design more magnets and start listing them on my Etsy shop. I think it would look better if its bigger, I don't think it shows too well especially when I used the pink font but I still have other designs inside my super busy head to work on later, time permitting. 

I first started reading Richard Bach's books when I was in high school and I cant remember who influenced me to read his wonderful works but up to this day my heart skips a beat when I see his books in stores.

What really resonated well with me after all these years is the following quote:

"Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you"

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and whether it is good or bad, we can always learn something from it and we always have the power within us to turn things around. It is up to us to continue loving someone or let them go, it is up to us to continue letting someone hurt us or love us. We have the power in our own hands to stop someone from continually giving us a false hope that one day, they would love us back with the same intensity we have been loving them or that one day they would change for the better and stop hurting and lying to us. It is not a hopeless case, it never is. We need to be reminded every now and then that we have the inner strength to walk away from something or someone that doesn't help us grow to be a better person because we do deserve so much better than that. Remember, what you choose to do with them is up to you....

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