Yup. That was me this morning.
When I launched my web page, I had grandiose visions of being this great blogger. I thought I had a lot to share. I started off great – well, at least I think so. I wrote some blogs that I really liked and got some great feedback. Fantastic! Now we’re rolling. Then life happened, I got busy with design gigs (like that’s a bad thing, right???) and the blogs became a serious challenge. Either I was stuck for an idea, or I simply could not find the time to write them.
The thought of not blogging though just weighed on me though. I would tell myself (and others – as many of you reading this can attest – I am sure) “I am a designer, not a writer.” I would say that I express myself through images. Good reasoning, right? In addition to the paid gigs I work on, I design a meme for my Facebook page every Monday. I’ve been designing memes for years. Remember, I did mention in a past blog that I do love to collect quotes. I have quite a
collection of memes I’ve made with my beloved collection of quotes. So I found solace in the thought that each week I was at least posting a meme on my Facebook page. I had activity. Yay me!
Then it hit me. Duh! I can BLOG with my memes!
Did you hear that “THUNK!”? Yes. That was me, realizing that Monday Memes could be my blog.
So here we go.
This week’s meme is a quote that I found when I read the book Overcoming Mediocrity: Courageous Women. It’s a great compilation of stories from women entrepreneurs who have overcome adversity and/or great challenges in their lives to succeed in their endeavors. Many of the stories resonated so deeply within me. I found myself highlighting on many pages. I was collecting quotes again – one of my very most favorite things to do! So, when I needed a quote for a meme today, I found myself thumbing (electronically, as I have the e-book version)
Just to share where I come from when I design my memes, here’s a bit of the process I go through. As I indicated in the previous paragraph, I choose a quote, and then I choose a picture. Hmm. Choose may not be the right word - although I think many times the picture chooses me, as the vision kind of just pops into my head and I go from there. The image I used for this week’s meme was a photo I shot at Lincoln Marsh in Wheaton, IL. It immediately popped into my head when I read the quote. That was it. I had to use it. Um, of course, as you can see, I did do a bit of manipulating with the image. I’ve been fascinated with turning photos into watercolor paintings lately and I thought that would be a great effect for this meme.
There you have it. Here’s my blog for this week. Hope you like the meme. Please feel free to use and/or share the meme as you like.
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