Inspire Me Monday – Week 4

Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy
I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Judy Palmer

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday – a place to share your creative inspirations, sharpen your creative vision, and showcase your creative talents!

Each week, I invite you to inspire others and nurture your creative spirit by joining our Creative Blog Hop! Then, keep the  inspiration flowing! Subscribe to Create With Joy by:

What’s Inspiring You This Week?
This Week, I’m Inspired By
My Amazing Kindred Spirits –
The Creative Community Who Nurtures Me
At Create With Joy!

We all have them…
Weks that sap our creative energy and threaten to steal our joy.
At times like these, it helps to have friends
Who can inspire us and shift our perspective!

This week, I’m delighted to introduce you to two amazing bloggers
 Who have mastered the art of viewing life in a whole new way!

Mary C. Nasser
Mixed-Media Map Art
Mary C Nasser, Artist

I can’t remember when I first “met” Mary…
But I’ve been an admirer of her art for quite some time now.
She is an art educator and painter who specializes in the
Creation of mixed-media paintings layered with maps and geologic drawings.

Mary Nasser - Mixed Media Map Art

 Of her art, Mary writes:

I am captivated by the idea that geological shifts and transformations
Seem to parallel both individuals and their relationships:
Continually changing, varying, shifting and developing, too.

Be sure to visit May this week –
She is a treasure whose work and perspective is one-of-a-kind!

Jen at Rich Faith Rising
Because Life Is A Poem And Love Is Eternal
(Music Enabled Blog)

Jen at Rich Faith Rising

 There is nothing more exciting to a blogger
Than discovering a new blog that they love.
There is nothing more exciting to a writer
Than discovering another whose words make their spirits soar.
There is nothing that makes a seeker happier than finding a shelter
Where they can find comfort, solace, and truth.
So, when I came across Jen’s blog –
I felt like I’d found a home away from home.

Rich Faith Rising

Jen writes from the heart on matters of faith.
She brought me to tears when I read
When Cancer Wins And Sun Shines With Amazing Grace.
If you’re looking for a blogger who can move you with words –
Be sure to visit Jen!

Inspire Me Monday #4 – Week Of January 30, 2012

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Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in our Creative Blog Hop in the following ways:

1) Share “What’s Inspiring You” by creating your own Inspire Me Monday post! You can include any creative challenges you’ve discovered – any books or quotes you love – any bloggers who have inspired you – anything that has inspired you and will inspire us too!

2) Share your creative projects with us! You’re welcome to link up your Arts & Crafts projects – your Recipes – your DIY, Home Décor and Organizational Ideas – your original Writing, Music & Photography – you get the idea!

3) Visit the participants – share some comment love – let them know what’s inspired you!

When you link up, be sure to include the Inspire Me Monday button and link back to this post on all of your entries so that your readers can join the fun! Also, be sure to link directly to your Inspire Me Monday Posts and Creations using the permalink to the individual posts – not your blog’s home page URL – so that participants can easily find and comment on your creations!

The party will remain open all week so have fun sharing – inspire me with your comments – and please, be social and spread the word!

Keep the inspiration flowing! Subscribe to Create With Joy by Email Updates and RSS Feed, or follow me on Twitter and Pinterest!

30 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 4”

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring my blog. I am truly honored.
    It’s great to visit your blog and find so much inspiration on Mondays!

    All the best,
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  2. Cindy Adkins says:

    Hi Ramona,
    Thanks for the wonderful party! I wanted to put your buttons on my sidebar but the “save” function is not working on Blogger for some reason!!! It’s been giving me fits for 3 weeks…As soon as I can, I will add them!!!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Cindy,

      By popular request, the buton code for all of my parties (and my blog) has now been added to my sidebar – thanks to all of you who are spreading the word!

  3. Tat says:

    Joining in for the first time. I’m glad I found you!

  4. Carolyn Dube says:

    I agree – Mary has a wonderful blog full of beautiful art! I have not been to Jen’s yet, but that’s where I am headed now! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Kelly-Ann says:

    Good morning 🙂 Thank you for the link up!
    I’m stuck with assignments for college till next Monday so I hope you have a great week nonetheless =)

  6. Marcie says:

    Love the Inspiration I get on this blog.

  7. Paula Miller says:

    Happy Monday! I’m back for more fun sharing and visiting 🙂


  8. jamieS says:

    Linked up, visiting from the Alexa Blog hop!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for hosting — what a fun hop idea! I’m off to see what others have to inspire me with! 🙂

  10. Nancy Reinke says:

    Joyfully joining today. 🙂 I create in the realm of writing and photography. Oh, and gardening, cooking, repurposing. . . Let’s face it. I love it all! God bless.

  11. Amanda says:

    Hey! I’m found you through the blog hop at mommydigger and I’m following you!
    I love the background to your blog! I love stars.

  12. Theresa
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    Hi Joy, Happy Monday! I know Mary via my art blog. Nice to see her featured here. Thanks for hosting! xx

  13. Cindy Adkins says:

    Hi Ramona,
    Thank you so much for your note!! As soon as I can add your buttons, I will include them right away…My “save” function on my account is not working–so, that’s why I couldn’t add them, but I will as soon as it starts working again! XO Cindy

  14. Thank you so much for hosting another great week of Inspire Me Monday. You all have blessed me abundantly.

    Nicole Weaver
    Trilingual Children Author

  15. thank you for inviting me to join your lovely blog party!
    peggy aplSEEDS

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Peggy, I’m so glad you’re joining us this week! I know how talented you are from WOYWW, but there are some ladies here who have not yet seen your talents so welcome! I hope you’ll be a regular participant – your art is amazing! 🙂

  16. Michelle says:

    Love Jen at Rich Faith Rising! Thanks for joining the email Subscription hop last week! I think you’ve already signed up, but if not the Twitter hop is open now!
    Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life


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