Thursday, October 13, 2011

a sample page from the brand new 2012 mini (6x9) collage owl calendar - please meet Apple

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs - from his commencement address at Stanford University 2005

Pick, pick, pick, fuss, fret, tweak, sigh ... pick, tweak, question myself a million zillion times all at the speed of light & in an almost unconscious manner, sigh some more ... kern, kern, space, then space out, get in the zone, fuss, pick & carry on creating & producing the artwork for this new calendar all the while listening to (& sort of watching) America's Next Top Model* (cycle 17 - all stars - don't ya know ! (?) on my big beautiful 20 somethin' inch imac apple display). Cats are lounging. Dogs are snoring. The Prince is sawing. I'm happy. I really do love the whole mixed bag of thoughts & emotions that come with creating. The good the bad, the tough, the easy, the wins & the fails ... I think it all defines what passion really is.

Having your own business, especially this newer, improved, much more self directed business is both exhilarating & frustrating at the same time. The autonomy & independence to basically do what ever you fancy is completely thrilling and nerve wracking at the same time. More & more I'm learning to trust my whims, to take chances, to leap often, to jump back up if I fall ... & I do fall often. And most important, to have the courage to follow my heart & intuition.

they somehow already know what I truly want to become.

* I cannot explain my weird obsession with this show - perhaps it's my inner fashionista ;-)


  1. I think sometimes the scariest thing is to know what I want, what I want to become. Sometimes that keeps me awake at night more than anything else.

  2. & perhaps the secret MS - the secret of life - is to change the interpretation of that feeling from scary to anticipation.

    There is such a fine line between feeling frightened & feeling exhilarated. I think especially for people who have (or do) suffer from anxiety because physiologically they feel very much the same.

    Marianne Williamson pour vous xo S

  3. Thanks Susan - it's so strange to have the feeling of knowing what I want and at the same time to have old habits about getting it, and not understanding that new pathways might bring the dream to my door, and wishing I could just relax into believing, and sometimes not finding that space...

  4. oh no. did they bring JADE back? You could make a calendar of Jadeisms. grherhahaha.

  5. I don't think I remember Jade
    bonjour Google !!


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