Monday, November 26, 2012

Blue Monday #2: Wise Old Owl

This week I played with an old 4x4 art chunky I created of an owl. 
(This is my original artwork so please admire, but don't take it without permission). 

Today I worked my graphic tools to create this:

I really like this quote. I have the hardest time being quiet and observing. I'm a "tell-it-like-it-is" person. I throw my whole heart into everything I do. I don't shy away from confrontation. This can be both a blessing and a curse. Not everything in life deserves an extreme reaction. I could stand to temper myself more. Yes, I could learn a lot from the owl, like how to . .

1. Sit. Never become big and too quick to defend. Relax. Stay approachable and in control.
2. Look. Watch everything. Form opinions based on what I myself see. Blend in while subtly observing.
3. Speak less. Learn to listen. People say more when they feel safe. Be that safe place.
4. Act only when appropriate. When wisdom directs it. When it makes sense.

Why am I not like this wise old bird? Perhaps, if I was, those around me would be less blue.


  1. Good advice, Heather.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday.

  2. We all could use the thoughts of the wise old owl.

  3. That is so cute!

    My BLUE
    As always, your comment makes me giddy!