Slice of Life Tuesday


Today it is time to share our slice of life for the challenge at “Two Writing Teachers”.

I came across a quote by Neil Gaiman which has stuck with me and resonates deeply.

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

 So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” 

It lent itself to the creation of this poem and then an art piece.

Make Mistakes


Making new things

trying new things

Doing new things

Doing something.



Pushing yourself

Changing yourself

Changing your world


Go ahead, make mistakes.

make mistakes 001

What a wonderful mantra  to follow for 2015. Especially as my word of the year is “Bloom!

No matter our age, we can all still learn and grow.

I want to take these words to heart and make lots of mistakes this year and relish in them.

18 thoughts on “Slice of Life Tuesday

  1. Love both the poem and your artwork. It reminds me of a word I’m already thinking of choosing for my OLW 2016! Messy. I’ll have to bookmark your post and reread it next year!

  2. I always love your art work, Bev, & this is a beautiful piece to hang up, a reminder for every day. What a quote. I think I’ll share this with students tomorrow. They’re in the throes of preparing for a big night of sharing learning, need some inspiration! Thanks!

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