Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It isn't what you have,
or who you are,
or where you are,
or what you are doing
that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

It's quiet here this morning and I'm quiet. Quiet and still a bit sleepy. I think I'll go back to the nest with my coffee this morning, just chill a bit and do some plannin'. It feels like I've been rushing for days now and in my head I'm still rushing. There's been lots of busyness and deadlines and with Lulu's rapid and fairly sudden, steep decline and death thrown into the midst of everything - I'm feeling a bit out of balance. I'm worried I'm forgetting things, there's always so much to do. I need a list. There are calls to make, winter preparations to be done ... the furnace guy for boiler tune ups, chimney sweep's for sweeping, mason's for chimney pointing, there's wood to stack, lawns to mow ... and on and on and I mustn't forget anything. I need to slow myself down, float in bubbles of orange and patchouli for a time, take many deep, deep breaths, and then make a neatly penned list and begin to check things off.

I'm "hoping" (wink) to post a new illustration here tomorrow. One that will be available in my upcoming etsy shop opening. I know you're saying to your self. Sure, sure ... what etsy shop opening ? Honestly I have been busy bringin' home the regular customer bacon and I am determined that that darn shop will be open by this month's end. Along with matted art print cards I will have 8.5 x 11 art prints - like miniature posters, as well as illustrated (painted) and collage greeting cards. Honestly. I kid not. Wink.

Another gorgeous Michael Sowa painting - Strassen Hase


  1. Sometimes it's hard to get my head to slow down in tune with the rest of my life - I know how you're feeling.Hope your list does the trick. It usually does for me. Have a good day!

  2. We have a boiler, too. WT dug about 50 pounds of bat poo out of the boiler chimney last fall. ick.

    Love the Sowa.

    I guess your snow on the mountain does so well in your wonderful cooler northern climate. Thanks for the chat! :^)

  3. I'm glad you introduced me to Sowa. I love those solemn little animals. That quote is a good one too. Just the thing I needed today.

    I ordered wood, but it hasn't come and when I called the wood guy's phone was disconnected. Not a good thing! Back to square one.

  4. I love the little rabbit's body language. I can almost hear him muttering. The Carnegie quote is quite true.

    We are looking forward to seeing your new illustration, Susan!

    Edward and Apple send hellos!

  5. I can relate. I'm in flurry right now, but in a couple of days it will settle down. And I know I'll forget something, but I'll just have to deal with it. Your Etsy opening gives me something to look forward to. :)

  6. I do like that Michael Sowa painting of the rabbit! His little determined walk feels like me marching through the calendar of days at the moment,preoccupied with many things.It's a sweet painting. So...wishing you sweet moments today Susan, amongst your list of things to do. *hug*.


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