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A Recipe for Passion

Passion Mosaic
Photo credits: 1. Spring, 2. finished pile of new collages!, 3. Spring Commuting > Winter Commuting, 4. China Blue top – the back, 5. studio sneak peek, 6. Weaving Days, 7. A Little Bouquet, 8. Quilt Blocks, 9. shy, 10. rainbow geese quilt, 11. private garden, 12. Porto Seguro-BA, 13. Saturday love, 14 – 16. Not available

I asked my friend Trudie if I could share her recipe for “Passion.” Each week, she and her sister take turns offering up a word to use as a writing prompt. Although they live hundreds of miles and several states apart, this weekly exchange of thoughts and ideas has brought new closeness. Their agreement is that one cannot open the email from the other until her own piece is written and sent off. When I heard Trudie read this at writing group last night, visions of one of these fun flickr mosaics immediately popped into my head and I begged permission to share her ‘recipe’ here. Enjoy!


It feels as though the word would automatically print in big, flamboyant letters, so I decided to help it along with that.

Strong emotions, feelings, drive. Seems to me if I’m mixing up a potion of passion, those are ingredients I’ll put in it.

2 cups enthusiasm
1-1/2 cup continual learning
¼ cup vibrancy
½ tsp vanilla
dash cayenne pepper
Chocolate to suit tastes

Gently stir the continual learning and inquisitive nature, add enthusiasm and let rise until the level feels appropriate.

Dig your hands into it, kneading it gently and vibrantly as the spirits rise.

Combine the vanilla and cayenne pepper together and add to product, giving it the zest and sweet smell of joy.

Naturally if this recipe is for myself, chocolate is required. Add whatever feels like the quantity of the day.

Bake at 350

Note: Caution is advised. In creating passion in life, check to ensure the ingredients are mixed properly to give you passion that serves you well rather than eats you up alive!

Bon Appetit!

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  • snydeen May 21, 2011, 10:43 pm

    You and Trudie are both such huge inspirations for living life. Thank you!

    • myartfullife May 22, 2011, 8:07 pm

      Thank you, Jenny! You’re quite the inspiration yourself!

  • Carol May 21, 2011, 8:23 am

    Such a creative collaboration! Love the idea of Trudie and her sister sharing writing inspirations. Also love your photo mosaic. I’m especially drawn to the pile of finished collages by Stephanie Levy, and how it interacts with the patchwork quilt pix.

  • Fran May 20, 2011, 3:11 pm

    Lisa, please thank Trudie for me for this wonderful “recipe” for passion. And thank you for the beautiful mosaic of photos. It’s all wonderful! Oh– the chocolate is definitely required. 🙂

    • myartfullife May 20, 2011, 9:51 pm

      I will certainly pass along your words to Trudie. Glad you enjoyed today’s post!

  • Trudie May 20, 2011, 7:33 am

    Lisa, anyone who spends time around you becomes familiar with the word. Hmm, I think this calls for a recipe alteration. A dash of Lisa!

    • myartfullife May 20, 2011, 9:50 pm

      Sweet – thank you, Trudie. (blush)

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