Welcome to Inspire Me Monday
A place to share your creative inspirations
Sharpen your creative vision and
Showcase your creative talents!
I invite you to inspire others and
Nurture your creative spirit by
Joining our Creative Blog Hop!
To participate, simply join my creative community and
Follow the guidelines at the end of this post!
What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me!
Sometimes, we all need a fresh start in life!
When someone you love is starting a new,
Show your support by sending a handmade card, then
Create the perfect Care Package using LeeAnne’s tips!
Consie created this gorgeous Art Journal Page when
She was challenged to add a feather to her artwork
For the Documented Life Project.
What would you create using a feather?
Did you know that hope is not just something you feel,
Or wishful thinking or blind optimism,
But a state of being that you can learn how to create?
Hope is vital to our very survival!
The Hope Quotient provides us with the opportunity to
Assess our hope quotient and teaches us how to raise it.
Don’t miss your chance to WIN a copy of The Hope Quotient –
Enter our Giveaway today!
Unleash your creativity in the kitchen with this must-read tutorial on
How To Create A Fruit Pirate Ship For A Healthy Treat –
It’s so gorgeous, you won’t want to eat it!
How many of you enjoy coloring in your spare time?
It’s okay to raise your hand, even if you’re an adult –
Coloring is a wonderful way to relieve stress and relax your mind!
If you’re looking for some beautiful, intricate images to decorate,
Look no further than Darlene’s beautiful blog!
This week she is offering a gorgeous pumpkin for your pleasure!
Beverly Baird is busy creating bird-themed ATCs!
Aren’t they beautiful?
To see what else she’s been creating this week,
Stop by her blog!
For a mouth-watering treat, check out Diane’s
Fig-Honeyed Goat Cheese Tartlettes –
The photos are simply scrumptious!
Ruth’s latest creation is inspired by Roald Dahl!
Pop by to learn more about her creative process!
Scone addicts – gather round!
Margaret Anne says her latest scone recipe is “amazing” –
And judging from the photos, it looks like a must-try!
Feeling like you’re packing on pounds just from
Gazing at those delicious recipe photos?
Don’t worry – Jamie has us covered!
Check out her awesome workout tips to
Keep us in shape this Fall!
Music To Inspire You
Welcome to Music Moves Me!
This week we have the opportunity to
Feature a song of our choice.
My pick for the week is
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding!
Here’s the story behind this amazing song:
In June 1967, 26-year old Otis Redding wrote
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay while renting a
Houseboat with his road manager in Sausalito, California.
The song was unlike anything he had previously recorded and
Not everyone supported his choice but he insisted on recording it,
Believing it would be his first #1 song.
Two days after he recorded it, Otis Redding died in a plane crash.
However, his prediction came true.
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay catapulted to the top of the charts,
Becoming the first posthumous #1 Song by an artist in the US.
It sold over a million copies and won a Grammy for the
Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.
Today, this song is considered a standard.
In 1999, BMI named it the 6th most performed song of the 20th century,
With over 6 million radio performances!
Talent is timeless.
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Inspire Me Monday – Week 142!
Inspire Me Monday #143 – Week Of September 28, 2014
I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in Inspire Me Monday 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 a link back to this post on all of your entries so that your readers can join the fun! The blog code is on the side bar if you need it!
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, use the social media buttons below the post to spread the word!
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