anna brones

writer + artist + producer

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Friday Photo: Ebb and Flow

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Stormy water hits a calm beach.

Nature is about balance; the coming and going, the ebb and flow.

This got me thinking about the ebb and flow of opportunities for risk that come and go every single day.

Every. Single. Day.

We are inundated with opportunities. The question is what we do with them.

It’s this simple: If I never try anything, I never learn anything. If I never take a risk, I stay where I am. If I go ahead and do it, that affects how much I continue wanting to do it. When I hold myself back, I trade appearances for the opportunity to find out what I am like. – Hugh Prather


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February 17, 2012 at 11:53

Life is Too Short

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Good words from director and  author of Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi:

Life is too short and we cannot spoil it. I don’t have 300 years in front of me. So I just do the things that I really want to do at the moment because that’s the only way you will do them well. If you don’t believe in yourself, it won’t work.


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February 13, 2012 at 09:46

Ideas Come When…

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My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. -Anais Nin

Ideas come when you:

say yes more often.
get outside.
drink coffee.
are open to inspiration.
celebrate the ordinary.
surround yourself with creatives.
are intentional.
live passionately.

[File under: life reminders.]

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January 14, 2012 at 11:25

It’s All About Who You Work With

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Seen on Twitter yesterday:

“Partnering with the right person, you accomplish 4X. Partner with the wrong person, you accomplish 1/4X.”

So true.

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January 6, 2011 at 18:22

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If You Expose Too Much Online…

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Saw this walking down 5th Avenue in New York. Couldn’t help but take a photo.

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April 28, 2010 at 20:37

To Inspire Creativity

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An excellent quote for creative inspiration.

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.

– Jim Jarmusch


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April 20, 2010 at 11:09

Design is Important

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Seen in the window of Portland Design Within Reach. I would even go so far to add that “sustainable design is important because environmental chaos is hard.” Just take the recent ecotopia proposal in Gothenburg as an example.

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March 17, 2009 at 07:00