All of these illustrated spiritual quotes have been created by Sandra Reeves. They all contain positive words of love and wisdom taken from this website.
From March to November 2012 I was blessed with having Sandra produce a series of illustrations for the Spiritual Quotes To Live By Facebook page. Sometimes I chose the quote and asked her to illustrate it (Sandra loves a challenge) and then at other times she chose one from the website. Sandra created the illustration and then I added the quote wording and a frame.
There is a link at the bottom of this page to the Facebook album of Sandra's illustrations. To see examples of Sandra's various other artwork, take a look at her page on this site, or to view more recent illustrations and contact Sandra directly please go to her own site: Sandra Reeves Illustrator.
27th November 2012
It is Love that will Overcome the World
It is Love that will Unite Humanity.
19th November 2012
The Universe runs on a fundamental and
When you get really clear and honest about what you want,
Everything in the Universe conspires to help you get it.
13th November 2012
The Angels tend life's garden
With Comfort, Hope and Love.
They're Special Messengers of Joy
Sent down from up above.
4th November 2012
Life may cut you down
Yet your roots are strong beneath...
You will rise once more
28th October 2012
A true friend is someone who knows all about you
and loves you just the same
23rd October 2012
Follow Your Bliss
This short quote from Joseph Campbell is wonderful guidance on how to live life to achieve all your heart desires. By following your inner guidance on doing the things that you love to do, you will find yourself in the right place at the right time to move onto the next step. This fun illustrated spiritual quote is a reminder that to 'Follow Your Bliss' is an individual thing, for one person it could be to climb a mountain, but for another it could be as simple as going shopping. The important thing is to do what is enjoyable to YOU.
16th October 2012
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sandra sent me this weeks illustration with a suggestion for the quote (joy is not in things, it is in us) but asking me to choose another if I wanted. I thought it ought to be about children and after reading through the quotes on the children page, this one seemed to be the most relevant.
6th October 2012
I know you are not far away
I feel your presence around me
Our love binds us together always
We two are one, eternally
The illustrated spiritual quote a couple of weeks ago ('The dead don't die' - below) was very popular and Sandra knew that she was 'in alignment' when she created it, so this theme of non-physical loved ones being around us is something she would like to explore more. As I am writing this, I haven't yet spoken to Sandra about this picture, but I know that it is very heartfelt as she loves cats and this year had to physically part with her beloved cat called Puss.
1st October 2012
Grow old with me...
The best is yet to be.
Judging by the comments on the Facebook page I think this illustrated spiritual quote touched a lot of hearts. Most people would like to have someone to 'grow old with' to share those later years with a love and companion who really knows you well.
My parents are now in their mid-seventies and although (like everyone else) they have had their ups and downs over the years, they now have a lovely contented life together. They have their own hobbies that they pursue and then they enjoy their quiet times together in each others company, often reminiscing about their past.
I too, am one of those who hope to have someone to grow old with!
25th September 2012
The dead don't die...
They look on and help
I am sure that this illustrated spiritual quote can do a lot of good for many people. I have always known that our loved ones in spirit are never far away from us if we need them, but for some people it is even too difficult to picture this in their minds. Whenever we feel alone or sad, there is always someone there to give us comfort and guidance, waiting for us to open our hearts to their presence.
19th September 2012
The best things in life are free
This illustrated spiritual quote caused a bit of discussion. When I received it from Sandra I really liked it but I did wonder about the 'keep out' sign as my first thought was it looks as though the boy is doing something wrong. As I was in a hurry, I didn't discuss it with Sandra and just added the text and border as usual before putting it on Facebook.
It wasn't long before someone commented that it seemed to 'promote stealing,' so I took another look at it and then added the following:
We often make judgements on our own perceptions... but, it could be his own garden that he is climbing OUT of... things are not always as straight forward as they seem at first glance.
I did wonder what the reaction would be of the person who had added the comment, but as they 'liked' it, they were obviously open-minded enough to be able to see both sides of the 'story.'
9th September 2012
When it's raining in your life
an Umbrella of Appreciation
will Ease all worry and strife
Using the Law of Attraction teachings of Abraham-Hicks in our daily life is very important to both Sandra and myself. This weeks quote is from Sandra and is based on Abraham teachings.
By thinking 'better feeling thoughts' whenever we are faced with negative situations or feelings, we can raise our vibrations up so as not to attract more of the same negativity into our lives.
The simplest and most effective thoughts are ones of appreciation. There is always something to appreciate if we are willing to make the effort to turn our attention away from the negative stuff and 'look around' (physically or mentally) for something to appreciate.
With practice you will find that things that used to bother you so easily, no longer have any effect, and eventually, no matter hard it 'rains,' your umbrella of appreciation will stop even a single drop from touching you.
1st September 2012
Achieving starts with...
Having an artist as a close family friend has a wonderful effect on the young children in our family. They all love to draw and create their own works of art and are encouraged by Sandra to believe in their own abilities to express themselves through art. They look forward to showing her their 'best' pictures and receive her words of encouragement and delight from a 'real artist.'
I don't know if it was intended, but this illustrated spiritual quote reminds me (and my daughter) of the newest member of the family, my grandson Joey, who although is only just coming up to seven months old, seems to be growing and developing so fast that it won't be long before he is attempting his first artistic creations!
26th August 2012
Happiness is a butterfly,
which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp.
But which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
Knowing that Sandra was had a lot going on I decided to just make up a quote from one of the illustrations that she had done for the website and then once it was uploaded to Facebook phone her to let her know.
It was an instantaneous decision to go for this teddy bear and I knew the quote well that was a perfect match. On speaking to Sandra, she was pleased that it was already done and was delighted to know that it was a bear because that was what she was thinking of doing today for the weekly quote. A wonderful little example of being in alignment!
20th August 2012
God is but LOVE
so am I
A Course In Miracles
15th August 2012
To Bless is to acknowledge the
Omnipresent, Universal Beauty
hidden to material eyes.
It is to activate the Law of Attraction
which from the furthest reaches of the Universe
will bring into your life exactly
what you need to experience and enjoy.
I was delighted when Sandra sent me some encaustic (wax) art that she had been doing for these illustrated spiritual quotes, as I love this form of artwork. This one caught my attention due to the wonderful mixture of colours and I also love the balls of Light/Energy/Spirit/Stars (however you want to depict them). Although this quote is a little long, the wording seemed perfect for the picture. I should point out that I put the quote onto Sandra's work, so the result is not necessarily as she would have envisioned.
6th August 2012
You can't help getting older...
But you don't have to get old.
Attitude to everything makes such a difference. I don't think I'll go rollerskating pulled along by dogs anytime soon, but I do believe life should be fun whatever your age.
30th July 2012
When we create
Peace, Harmony and Balance in our minds
we will find it in our lives.
This quote was a little late as I was away at a family wedding, also Sandra has been away so she has not had the time to create something new so I used an older piece of her work.
Over the years Sandra has produced many wonderful pictures and products using encaustic art (made with wax), this is one of my favourites (from 1997) of which I am lucky enough to have the original.
Although I have already used this quote on a photograph before, it was back when I first began the Facebook page, it fitted this picture so well and is one of my favourite quotes so I couldn't resist using it again.
21st July 2012
Two halves of the same Soul
joining together for life's journey.
I keep a database of the quotes that I use for the Facebook page so that I don't repeat any (except the previous - lol) but Sandra doesn't know which ones have been used, unless she was to spend hours looking through over 600 pictures! When Sandra chooses the quote to illustrate I have told her not to worry about using one that has already been 'done' as her illustrations are obviously completely different to the photos I use. This delightful picture is so much more expressive and fun than my attempt!
15th July 2012
kisses blown to us by Angels.
This illustration is my favourite so far, it is just so cute and I was pleasantly surprised to see that Sandra has re-introduced an Angelic Quotie. This one will definitely soon be added to the friend and angel pages!
8th July 2012
the greatest gift that
one generation can leave to another.
Unconditional Love is the most important thing we can teach by example to our children, enabling them to more easily lead a life of unconditional love to share and teach their own children.
1st July 2012
I believe people are in our lives for a reason...
We're here to learn from each other.
Whether it's close family members or just a casual acquaintance, we can learn from them all.
24th June 2012
A real friend is...
One who walks in
when the rest of the world walks out.
So much emotion conveyed in this simple illustration. This one is a favourite of another great friend who is always a source of wonderful stories of spirituality, love and law of attraction from the ever flowing life that she leads. This illustration is proving to be very popular on the page as the 'shares' are higher than others.
17th June 2012
Look into a mirror, make eye contact with yourself and say...
"I Love Me"
as many times as possible during the day.
Sandra chose this quote and sent me the completed illustration, which is always a lovely surprise to receive. All ages and a pet or two!
9th June 2012
In family life, LOVE is...
the oil that eases friction,
the cement that binds closer together,
and the music that brings harmony.
Sandra was having a busy week and had not had the time to create a new illustration, so I looked through some previous illustrations that she had given me to add to the website. I liked this one and looked through the family quote page to see if anything matched, and this quote stood out.
3rd June 2012
Remind yourself that you are supported,
that you are not going it alone upon this Earth.
Dwell in the company of your Non-Physical Teachers and Guides.
This was the first quote that Sandra chose and illustrated then sent to me complete (I just had to add the wording), so I had no idea what she was doing until receiving it, so it was quite exciting waiting for the picture to download after previously watching each illustration being created.
26th May 2012
The Peace of God is shining in You Now
and from Your Heart extends around the World.
It pauses to Caress Each Living Thing
and leaves a Blessing with it
that remains Forever and Forever.
A Course In Miracles
Another watercolour landscape provided by Sandra for me to then find a quote for. I hadn't realized until doing this page that it looks as though A Course In Miracles is my obvious choice!
19th May 2012
No authority of any kind can ever know the truth of
our own experiences and perceptions...
and therein lies Our Power.
Sandra knows how much I love purple, pinks and blues so often provides me with landscapes and waterscapes using these colours.
For this picture Sandra wanted to use a quote from John-Francis Phipps, an author that lives locally that she personally knows. This quote wasn't actually on the website before Sandra illustrated it. Sandra told John-Francis about the illustration of his quote, which he was pleased to know.
12th May 2012
Family and friends fill our lives with
Happiness and Laughter
giving us memories to treasure
today and forever after.
For this quote Sandra wanted to create a 'happy family' scene, and with Sandra's love of the animal kingdom there is obviously an animal or two around!
5th May 2012
It is quite possible to reach God.
In fact is is very easy because...
it is The Most Natural Thing In The World.
A Course In Miracles
This is one of the illustrations that came before the quote! We had both been rather busy and hadn't got around to choosing a quote, so Sandra provided me with a watercolour landscape so that I could then just choose almost anything to put on it. A Course I Miracles is such a great source of uplifting spiritual quotes, this one seemed to fit the picture perfectly!
28th April 2012
Reach for a better feeling thought.
It was obviously not going to be too long before an Abraham-Hicks quote was going to be used as Sandra and I are both great admirers of the teachings of Abraham. This quote is one of the most important to remember, as by always reaching for a better feeling thought you will be constantly heading in the direction of receiving all of your wishes and desires.
21st April 2012
The shortest distance between new friends is...
14th April 2012
The game of Life is a game of boomerangs.
Our Thoughts, Deeds and Words return to Us
sooner or later,
with astonishing accuracy.
Florence Scovel Shinn
Another quote depicting the law of attraction!
I am putting this page together in mid-July 2012, so these earlier illustrated spiritual quotes are being put on then. With these earlier illustrations Sandra and I would spend the day together, I would be working on this website and Sandra would do the weekly quote and then provide me with a few more designs for the site. The day would fly by so quickly as we were both enjoying what we were doing and enjoying each others company. Law of attraction in action!
7th April 2012
may prevent a fall.
Several years ago Sandra designed a range of greetings cards that were based around teddy bears. I wish that I could show some of them on this website because they were brilliant, but as the company that she designed them for have the copyright I can't put them on here. Anyway, as Sandra spent months on creating teddies, in all varieties of situations and poses, they were an obvious choice for a quote or two!
31st March 2012
Birds of a feather
This well known proverb was an easy choice for Sandra to use and illustrate. Sandra loves to draw these type of fun cartoon animals and she also loves to watch and look after the many wild birds that accumulate in her garden. Sandra grew up with a large garden that backed onto woods, her parents took in injured wild birds, so her love of birds developed from an early age. Another reason for the choice of quote is that it is all about the Law of Attraction which is a strong focus in Sandra and my lives.
24th March 2012
The nature of God is a Circle
of which the Centre is
and the Circumference is Nowhere
When I first asked Sandra if she would like to provide some illustrated spiritual quotes for this website she (as always) put her time, effort and heart into creating something new. One of the first things she developed were some cute little creatures who had wings with quote marks in them (spiritual quotes!!) but knowing my love of babies and young children, she also created some little baby type characters in babygros. I love these adorable little beings which we named The Angelic Quoties. Our original intention was to use these characters for the illustrated spiritual quotes that Sandra was providing, but that was not the way things flowed.
For this first quote I can't remember which one of us chose it, but it was definitely chosen before Sandra illustrated it.
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'Illustrations By Sandra Reeves'
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