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APRIL - INTREPID April 11 2019, 0 Comments

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.  Christopher Morley

It is no surprise that Spring inspires us to begin anew, to take risks, be different, and fearless. The spirit of April expresses itself in many remarkable women.

 

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." The French fashion designer Coco Chanel is credited in the post-World War I era with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette." But Wilhelmine didn't wait for a clothes-change to begin her adventures.

Wilhelmine Reichard (April 2, 1788 -1848). On April 16, 1811, the  balloonist Wilhemine made her first solo flight from Berlin.

 

"The beginning is always today". British writer and philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft  knew that every day is new, filled with possibilities. The spirit of adventure and a view of horizon is irresistible to the soul.

Hélène de Pourtalès (April 28,1868 -1945), was a Swiss sailor who sailed on the wind. She competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics and became the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal.[1]

 

"Knowing what must be done does away with fear." The strength and energy Rosa Parks offers in her quote can be seen as the engine for those who wish to engage in its truth. Sometimes, in the dark, it is whispered, like a prayer.

Odette Hallowes (April 28, 1912 - 1995) was an Allied intelligence officer: a spy, during the Second World War. Odette was one of the most celebrated members of the Special Operations Executive, the British sabotage and espionage organization, and one of the few to survive Nazi imprisonment.

 

  "Done is better than perfect." Sheryl Sandberg has a simple and profound belief. And when you're hiding, on the run, getting a job done is the only answer.

The Dutch resistance fighter Geertruida Wijsmuller (April 21, 1896-1978) was a war hero. Geertruida risked her freedom and her life, saving over 10,000 children during the Second World War when Germany had invaded of the Netherlands.  

 

The question is how to get things doneMany intrepid women have asked this question, got inspired, and got things done.


The pillows I've created are now available on  Society6. I hope you get inspired.

     

 

The pillows I've created are now available on  Society6. I hope you get inspired.

Hasta luego amigos.

Val

 


A Message To My Readers September 20 2017, 0 Comments

 

 Welcome to my corner of the internet. I've been designing cards for a few years and look forward to sharing regular new creations with you, whether you are someone looking for a card for a special occasion, another card designer, or someone looking to sell my cards in your shop. I hope you'll find something here for you, or someone you love and care about.

Future posts will include updates on card offerings, some behind the scenes peaks at my process and what influences me.  I will share inspiring quotes and thoughtful words of great minds of poets, writers, musicians, philosophers, and artists. But there's more…

I'm going to offer you, my reader, regular tips on writing meaningful messages for celebration, condolence, and appreciation. We all love to buy and give cards, but sometimes we lack the words to say, ' I love you', 'I appreciate you', or 'I am sorry'.  I will help you with that. 

I always welcome reader feedback, so if you have something to share on a topic, a question, or want to suggest a future post or card, feel free to leave suggestions in the comments section or send me an email.

Hasta luego!

Val