Signs of Life: Brisbane – Smile


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Signs of Life: Brisbane – Words to Live by

As I wander the city, I am struck by how seemingly ordinary objects,
such as traffic light signal boxes, can be turned into art, humour or inspiration.
So in this whimsical series I’m celebrating the urban artists, humorists, signs,
signal boxes, sandwich boards and other oddities of Brisbane.

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Artist: Madi Chee
 
Artist: loveletterstolife.com.au

Artist: @smileits_Ali

Stumbling across these messages always brings a smile to my face
so thank you to the artists for these gentle reminders.
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Creative Power

Creativity is not a solitary movement.  That is its power.
Whatever is touched by it, whoever hears it, sees it, senses it, knows it, is fed.
That is why beholding someone else’s creative word, image, idea, fills us up, inspires us to our own creative work.  A single creative act has the potential to feed a continent.
One creative act can cause a torrent to break through stone.
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Women Who Run With the Wolves

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Signs of Life: Brisbane – The Creative Touch

Signs of Life: Brisbane
A whimsical series celebrating the urban artists, humorists, signs, signal boxes,
sandwich boards and other oddities of Brisbane, Australia.
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`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

 

The words around the bottom of the boat, in the image above, are from Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll one of my father’s favourite poems which he used to recite at night to keep his mind alive and alert.

Seeing this image on a traffic signal box made me realise that when we make art, we never really know who we will touch or how we will impact others.  Like this artist igniting fond memories on an otherwise uninspiring street.

 

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Love

Love Me When I Least Deserve It, Because That’s When I Need It Most
Nick Ortner – March Post

 

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Sunday Songs: Here Temporarily

Meghan Trainor – Like I’m Gonna Lose You

We’re all just here temporarily so let’s enjoy life and each other while we can.

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Life as art

“You have no control over how your story begins or ends. But by now, you should know that all things have an ending. Every spark returns to darkness. Every sound returns to silence. Every flower returns to sleep with the earth. The journey of the sun and moon is predictable.
But yours, is your ultimate art.” 

Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
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