3-Day Quote Challenge # 1 – Memories


I´ve been tagged for the 3-Day Quote Challenge by my wonderful friend Ju-Lyn from over at Sunrise, Sunset – Matters of Perspective!

Thank you so much for tagging me, Ju-Lyn! I just love quotes!


“Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.”

– Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite authors, I can´t really count how often I´ve read “The Picture of Dorian Gray” for instance.

And in my mind, his quotes are always spot on!


Ink drawing from my three necklaces bought in Spain (ink on paper; May 2018)


You might wonder why I chose to paint these necklaces, well, let me tell you why.

I bought them as souvenirs on my last holiday in Spain and whenever I take a look at them, or better still, wear them, a whole bunch of memories flood my brain.

They might not be your usual bling bling, no silver, no gold, no diamonds or rubies, but the memories they carry with them are far more worth than these.


Souveniers from Spain
“Souveniers(!) from Spain” (yep, spelling mistake, because the word souvenirs is written “Souveniere” in German and sometimes I get a bit confused. 😉 ) (water color and ink on paper; May 2018)


The Rules of this Challenge are as followed:

1) Thank the person who nominated you
2) Post a quote for 3 consecutive days ( 1 post each day )
3) Nominate 3 bloggers each day


And today I´m tagging the following bloggers for this challenge:





Published by Sarah

Artist & Illustrator

50 thoughts on “3-Day Quote Challenge # 1 – Memories

  1. Awesome quote, Sarah, and your necklace painting is amazing! I love jewelry (just ask my family) and all types, not just precious stones. I like different stones and designs and am partial to silver, but I still wear sentimental gold jewelry my husband bought me 100 years ago. 🙂 I’m behind on reading, but will catch up with your posts. Love and hugs! xo

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    1. Thanks so much, Lauren! I’m also very partial to silver but love wearing these artisan jewelery just the same. They always add a lovely splash of color to any kind of outfit. I’m sure your gold jewelry is very beautiful, especially since it’s been a gift from your husband – those are always the best ones. 😄 xoxo 💖

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  2. Wonderful quote and drawings … memories are the true treasures that we always carry with us. I love the necklaces … beautiful design, as if eyes into our lives! Gorgeous colours and textures and you have captured their style beautifully.

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    1. Thanks so much, Annika! I´m quite certain that I will hold on to these necklaces just because of the memories they hold for me.
      Have a lovely day! 🙂

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  3. The drawing of your necklaces is lovely! And I can see why you like them so much: anything that reminds us of a happy time is so very valuable. I keep jars of shells around my house, to remind me of my many wonderful vacations at the beach!

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    1. Thank you very much, Ann! I also have some hard filled with shells from my holidays, sometimes I fashion something out of them like a curtain and sometimes I simply leave them be and enjoy looking at them. 😊

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  4. Love. Love. Love. Your watercolour drawings are really wonderful and I have to say, would make me want to own these necklaces more than any photo of them could do. I’ve never read The Importance of Being Earnest, but i’ve Wat he’d the old Michael Redgrave movie of it countless times. A masterpiece!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Su! That’s such a beautiful thing to say! 😄💕
      And here’s me never having watched the film!! We both need to start catching up! Xxxxx

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  5. Oh wow! Importance of Being Earnest is the first Oscar Wilde work I read and thoroughly enjoyed. I’m afraid the Dorian Gray story was just a little too scary for me (I am a product of an overactive imagination)!

    Memories are such precious momentos of our travels, and it’s fantastic that we have souvenirs & triggers which allow us to access these memories! Love your renditions of the necklaces!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ju-Lyn! Glad you like the quote and are also a fan of Oscar Wilde. The Picture… is definitely very scary but I always felt drawn to it somehow.
      Here’s to lovely memories and mementos! Have a wonderful Sunday my friend! 😄


      1. I am just a bit of a chicken. There are some authors I love, but have 1 or 2 of their books or stories which I simply cannot read. Neil Gaimon comes immediately to mind – I love all of his books, except Coraline. Which is not to say I didn’t like it, except that I couldn’t finish it because I was so freaked out!

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      2. Oh, I totally adore Neil Gaiman! Such a brilliant writer! And I have to say I loove Coraline! 😉 But I think The Ocean at the end of the lane is probably my favourite by him. 😊


  6. I love this quote. I have so many that I want to use and just never seem to get the time to do posts with them. I have a lot of things that are memory triggers. I keep them for just that reason. 🙂 You did a great job of drawing them as well.

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    1. Thank you very much, Marlene! I also keep a lot of things for just that reason although I sometimes feel that I should maybe start letting go of them. But every time I try, I fail at it. Ah well, c’est la vie. 😄

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  7. Oh your drawing is beautiful as are those necklaces! I can imagine how special they must be to you:) It’s so nice that you picked something so lovely from your trip! Everytime you wear it, you will be reminded of amazing times!! Love that quote too😊
    Hugs ❤️💕

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Divya! Isn’t it great how things can trigger so many memories and good times? I imagine you also have a lot of those wonderful and beautiful things to remind you of your lovely trips with your husband.
      Have an awesome Sunday, my dear friend! Hugs! xoxo ❤

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  8. What a fantastic quote, Sarah! Your ink drawings are fantastic. Although I’m unable to participate in these kinds of challenges, due to lack of time, I so enjoy following along. I’m looking forward to your quote tomorrow! ❤

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    1. Thanks so much, Jill! Good that you tell me because I planned to nominate you as I know you love quotes. 😉
      Bet the next one will also be to your liking!
      Have an awesome Sunday!! ❤

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  9. Sarah, I understand well your connection with the necklaces you bought in Spain. I’ve a number of pieces of Brazilian artisan jewelry that I continue to wear and treasure for the memories that they hold.

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    1. I knew someone would get it, thank you Rosaliene! Isn’t it beautiful to buy and admire these artisan jewellery? I much prefer them and the artcraft that’s behind them than some fancy gold chains. I can imagine yours from Brazil must look stunning!
      Thanks so much for your lovely visit and comment! 😄

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  10. I didn’t remember this quote so I looked it up – it’s from The Importance of Being Earnest, a play I read decades ago and loved. I like the sentiment of this quote, it’s worth highlighting. And you illustrate it perfectly, Sarah. Your art captures the charm of the necklaces with the charm of your painting style.

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    1. Thank you so much, Shari!
      And I will add that the quote’s from this play and not from The Picture so as not to confuse people, thanks for looking it up!
      Have a beautiful weekend dear friend! ❤


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