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Express it…

This challenge from Beyond Layers with Kim Klassen, has thrown a spanner in the works so to speak. Once you start creating and the imagination flows freely, six little memoirs are a delight to write. Stemming from a flow of inspirational articles (Oprah magazine): 26 ways to tell your story and sites(Smith Magazine): 6 word memoirs , our challenge was to write our own 6 word memoirs…our life in six words…you can write, rewrite and express yourself as many times as you like…just in six little words.

Believe me, when you start this exercise you can capture every aspect of your life in six little memoirs from love, happiness, breakup, food, being a mum, a dad, dreaming…

It’s hard to stop at one….I wrote a few and capture one in this photo

Balance everything. Weigh only the love.

hydrangea 20121

And a couple more….

Creative hands and my heart open.

Coloured pens drawing black and white

Can’t start my day without coffee.

Ok, enough….I think you get the gist of what the challenge was about…

You might like to take on the challenge yourself and see what creative lines flow…be sure to check out the original site where the 6 word memoirs started,you might like to write your own and add yours here

“Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained” – Thomas M.Cirignano

Have a great day everyone, Yvette…x


  1. love the textures! I thought it was hard to start the lesson at first but then I went nuts and came up with about 25. It was really a fun exercise.

  2. What fun, I think 6 words is definitely a challenge, I’ll be thinking hard about this one! I just love what you did with your photo 🙂

  3. That is a challenging exercise, Yvette, and your reply is a very good one. I’ll have to give this one some thought.

  4. Love, love your photograph (as usual!). Oh, yes I like your first one too..Balance everything…
    Did you ever think of sending in your photos to a book publisher for book covers? Why do I keep ‘bugging’ you about that?

    I hope your day is totally delightful!!
    Marianne xox

  5. I love the challenge and you came up with some very nice memoirs. The photo is beautiful with your memoir of “Balance everything. Weigh only the love.” THAT is just purely beautiful!!

  6. Yvette~ Balance everything weigh only the love are truly words to live by! What an interesting challenge~ love your photo & texture! Have a wonderful week 🙂

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