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"It is better to have loved, than to have never loved."

"The line 'It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all' comes from Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem In Memoriam:27, 1850:

I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all."

I hope you have fun with this phrase finder.


As you incorporate words into art, writing and journaling, we sometimes come across those phrases that "stick" and we can't seem to get them out of our minds. We use them as part of our slang and they become an everyday item. Words, however can be an integral part of learning. If we tend to look at the meanings and put them together in our minds not as a bundle of nonsense, but in organized ways we begin to connect subjects like art and mental well-being, truths and interpretations, definitions and creations, the list can go on.

I challenge you to help your self find meanings to words or phrases that might help you understand a little bit more about yourself. In fact we can perform a study right now...


MEANINGS MEAN SO MUCH TO ME


Get out YOUR ART JOURNAL:

Get our YOUR PENS AND HIGHLIGHTERS:

  1. What is your favorite color?

  2. What is the last color that you remember painting with?

  3. What are your two favorite colors as they look together? (Complimentary Colors)

  4. What is your Sign(Astrological)?

  5. What kind of car would you drive if you had your choice?

Now, so far for my example I have made up a personality, or semi-fake answers for these to show you how I did this.

  1. Red

  2. Purple and Yellow-Orange

  3. Purple and Lime Green

  4. Libra

  5. A "Supercar"; McLaren P1

So, WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

Now here is where the research comes in, and....feel free to use this technique for writing in NSSB meetings. To help us find our true self and what we love about ourselves, we will look at a "FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THNGS" SOUND OF MUSIC - THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS LYRICS (songlyrics.com)

  1. The Color Red has so many meanings. it is a fierce color, but can also have a feel of emergency when paired with it's Analogous colors orange and yellow. So be careful if your friend chose orange too, you'd be better off if they choose Red, too. it is the color of Valentine's day, or Roses, and of love. It is a very flexible color, but reaches to the extremes and strengths of human nature.

  2. You painted with Purple and Yellow-Orange, two colors that are very close to being exact Complimentary colors on the color wheel.

  3. You love the elegance of Purple and Lime Green, the tips on fashion are always these colors, and you always notice them in magazines. Purple can stand for royal and lime, a green color can have a "vibrancy" and life-like quality, young at heart.💚 LIME COLOR: Meaning and Psychology. Types and Combinations (alphapedia.net)

  4. You are a Libra, a studious and organized person, with a fierce side that tend to only show to those that know you well.

  5. A Supercar, well any one of them WON'T do it has to be a specific kind. You can draw this one in your sleep.


Ok, here is the CHALLENGE,

Put all of that into a paragraph, but leave out the questions and answers, just the meanings will be used to describe YOU!


Here GOES...

I am fierce, I have so many meanings, sometimes am overwhelmed and love my own space amongst a large group of loud people. I can be loving and strong.

My favorite kinds of people are people that are like me and we share a lot in common. ("Birds of a feather..."Birds of a feather - Idioms by The Free Dictionary)

Not only do I know what I need from people , I need to grow and be proud, royal veins.

With my good friends I show this side of me, meanwhile staying organized and careful in everything I do.

I do however have an adventurous and fierce heart.


Now you try it... you can email me your responses, and I will help you come up with the answers to put it all together! Some of the links above may help.

email: mvmc@artsconsortium.org


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