10 responses to “Recycle Your Thoughts Into a Beautiful Work of Art”

  1. Julie Jordan Scott

    We were meant to connect, without a doubt. My art is almost all “upcycling” in some form. My most common media is used books… I love books… oh, how I love books, and I went to so many used book sales and realized many were ending up in landfills rather than treasured so I created new ways to treasure them. The art I mentioned in my most recent blog post included a hymnal I rescued, a doll I “recreated” and windows from houses that were taken from a builders salvage yard. I think it was my best creative expression of visual art yet.

  2. Pam Burznski

    I love the idea of “recycling” ourselves to make an interesting work of art called “Me”. In other words, look no further–you’ve already got what you need to succeed or be what you want to be just rearrange, re-purpose, recycle! Perfect Cherry…a little stroll down Main St. does wonders. ~Pam

    1. cherry

      Thanks Pam.
      Strolling, being outside does do wonders for creativity, fun and recycling. Cherry

  3. Linda

    Lovely concept for your art work, Julie:).

    Love the recycling analogy, Cherry. If you keep this up, I’m gonna have to turn my counseling caseload over to you;). The great things about owning all your parts is you you don’t need to buy anything more. Think of how often we add layers upon layers of complexity and crap without bothering to look underneath for introspection.

    I’m guilty of wasting some of my creativity, and hoarding the never ending to-do lists. I think I’ll stop by the recycling bin and drop off a few items today;).

    1. cherry


      Good point about not having to add any more layers if we just own all our parts.
      Introspection bears more fruit than analyzing someone else’s behavior and asking why they did that to us.


  4. Daria

    Beautifully said Cherry. I like this post a ton! I have lots of great qualities that I’m not displaying to their full advantage. If I were to make a mosaic of my best and most underutilized qualities they would be:

    ability to reduce complex concepts to bullet points
    caring for my community
    thought leadership

  5. cherry

    Thank you Daria. I’m glad that you listed and therefore honored positive parts of you. Hoping you start to “own” and recognize them more. Cherry

  6. Dawn Lennon

    I love this advice: “…listen for your heart’s song of wisdom.” The beauty of growth is what we discover insights that have universal value. The more we grasp them and pass them along, the more we multiply their impact. The “recycled” gifts of our discoveries enables others to expand their own wisdom. If we all just keep paying it forward, think how much more enlightened and at peace we can be. Great post, Cherry.

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