Mazing Motivation Monday: Grateful for the pain?

 

Leo Lion maze by Warren Stokes

If there is no gain without pain this will be the most abundant week!

A week ago I blasted my knee into a 4×4 wood art piece I’m working on. I was good until last night around midnight. My knee was in so much pain and I can barley walk. More complicated by the fact I live on the 3rd floor.

As I tried everything from meditation to crying the pain wouldn’t stop. Eventually the pain was so bad that the praying and questioning my life stopped and I passed out.

Its interesting how motivation works in life. Although the pain is still present I woke up from 2 hours of sleep full of gratitude! I realize that some people deal with pain daily and I should be thankful for only having to experience it when I hurt myself. Today I’m going to challenge myself to express my gratitude to my family and community. Oh and figure out what’s wrong with me knee.

 

 

 

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World Cup Maze: Crotia

 

World Cup Maze Croatia by Warren Stokes

The flag of Crotia was definitely a challenge to try a game scene with a major symbol on the flag. I apologise in advance if the maze is incorrect or offensive.  I loved the challenge of continuing the maze ad using the sheild as a goal. I have a few more country mazes in the coming days. Enjoy the art and play the maze. Maze rules are simple! Find a for starting point on the maze. Using a toothpick navigate to a for the win! If you hit a dead-end start over at the beginning S. Enjoy!

Mazing Motivation: Ants don’t know it’s Saturday

Maze 11 by Warren Stokes

This morning I went for a walk and thought about the tasks I will accomplish next week. On the way home I noticed a thousand ants gathered, working and building. It appears that ants don’t take days off from reaching their goals. The early highly coordinated machine was up and working towards their common goal as though tomorrow wasn’t promised. Very inspiring and definitely a lesson I needed to learn.

Mazing Motivation: Fear what monsters have you created?

 

                  Maze #57 by Warren Stokes

 

False Evidence Appearing Real (Fear)

Happy Friday! I chose this acronym today after hearing it on a video about motivation. It was mind blowing to hear that fear can only be found in your mind and is created out of our imagination.

What monsters have you been fearing up in your life’s maze?

World Cup Maze Uruguay

World Cup Maze Uruguay by Warren Stokes

The flag of Uruguay was motivation to try a game scene with a major symbol on the flag.  I loved the challenge of continuing the maze without taking from the sun. I have a few more country mazes in the coming days. Enjoy the art and play the maze. Maze rules are simple! Find a for starting point on the maze. Using a toothpick navigate to a for the win! If you hit a dead-end start over at the beginning S. Enjoy!

Mazing Motivation Fall Summer

Fall Summer! maze by Warren Stokes

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” Roger Miller

The motivation behind this maze is my love of fall weather in the middle of a hot summer. I started out wanting to draw a dead leaf with snow and turned more into a living leaf with rain. A drawing for rain. Or rain drawing!!! Although I can’t take credit for the few thunderstorms the past few days I definitely were grateful for them!

I wanted to try something new to show you my process. Using GIF!

World Cup Maze Belgium

World Cup Maze Belgium by Warren Stokes

The Belgium flag was motivation to try a full game scene.  I will share a few more country mazes in the coming days. Enjoy the art and play the maze. Maze rules are simple! Find a for starting point on the maze. Using a toothpick navigate to a for the win! If you hit a dead-end start over at the beginning S. Enjoy!