Friday, June 25, 2010

blue spirit* - paper collage 2001

All that spirits desire, spirits attain

Kahlil Gibran

It's true that there is a mean & scary ol' creaky roller coaster ride built sturdily in my head and my thoughts are like some 12 year old thrill seeking boy with a seasons pass.

Up, up, w-a-y up we creep along ... slowly, slowly creaking to the top OK stop ! I like it here how about we stay awhile but oh no there's always that sudden plummet, that deep, fast scary drop into the lands of what ifs and oh nos. Then around and around and around endlessly for a time and sure enough Oh boy ! hang on tight 'cause we're climbing up again. Sigh. I am not a 12 year old boy and I hate roller coasters but oh my, you'd think by now I'd be used to them.

I also know, in my heart, if I wasn't worrying about my barely there Creative empire and where my next pay cheque is coming from and the oh nos ! what if it doesn't ever arrive - I'd find some other collection of things to worry about. But the thing I'm realizing, and the thing I'm thankful for is my roller coaster moves at a pretty good clip, it's fast. So while yes it does have a mean and steep, at times terrifying plunge ... it seems the next thing I know clickety, clackety, clickety, clackety ... I'm slowly making my way back up again.

I sent out three promo portfolio PDFs sent yesterday morning to potential new customers and by evening I'd received one very positive response. Hooray & thanks for all the cheering !

* found this blue paper collage while trolling around in my massive (and mostly forgotten) portfolio archives


  1. wow, those blues are so lovely!

    have a wonderful day :)

    xo Alison

  2. You SO rock.

    Watching everything that's happening in your world with intense interest, since creative empire-building seems to be where it's at in my corner of the sky as well...


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