Friday Quote: the beauty and joy of nature

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Indian Proverb (click to enlarge)

Nature is so handy, isn’t it.  A walk in beautiful countryside or along a coastal path can soothe and calm many troubles.  Spending time in urban leafy areas can have a similarly restorative effect.

And what’s more, I find that even just thinking about, reading about or even looking at pictures of nature inspires peace and reduces stress.

I had such fun producing the artwork for today’s quote.  It took me a little while to produce the border, but in doing so I had the opportunity completely to switch off and immerse myself in the process of drawing and painting the flora and fauna.  A total antidote to any worries or fears.

And, in an echo of the quote itself, I enjoyed the element of randomness in my selection of each little drawing as I progressed around the circle.

Wherever you are, and whatever you do this weekend, may you find joyful and beautiful times. 🙂

PS – mega thanks to my gorgeous, clever Hub for his help and expertise with photographing my artwork for publication.

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13 thoughts on “Friday Quote: the beauty and joy of nature

  1. Happy to help my love. This is a truly beautiful thing, a testament to you as an artist and a budding calligrapher.

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    1. Thank you my darling ❤️🌺

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  2. That is a gorgeous drawing, Liz, I am so impressed! Hope you enjoy the nature challenge I have set you over on FB 🙂

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    1. Thank you Liz! I have seen the FB challenge – am thinking about it… 😀

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  3. Beautiful art work and a lovely sentiment. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much! Really glad you like it 🙂

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  4. This came together beautifully! Alls of the elements–the quote, the calligraphy, the artwork–are perfect together!

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  5. So very pretty Liz! How talented you are!

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    1. Thank you so much, Clare – such kind words 😀💕

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  6. Yes, humans need regular interaction with the natural world in order to be healthy and whole. Love this!

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