Monday, October 24, 2011


What started as a simple idea turned into something pretty substantial last weekend. I finally got my new camera. I wanted to play with it. So I found someplace close by (Alum Creek State Park) but someplace I had never been. It turned out to be one of my favorite days in recent memories. Just me, a camera, the autumn woods, and a whole lot of wind. I got some great pictures, found some magical places, and came home with six terrariums worth of souvenirs. My belief in signs was kind of cemented somehow that day, not in any one solid experience, but just an overall feeling that I can do anything and that I am meant to live my life every single day doing things like I did that day. The feeling was almost electric, and I am holding onto it for dear life in hopes that someday, every single day will in fact feel like that one.

Top 10: GoalsWantsNeedsDesiresDreams

The short list:
1) Reopen my Etsy shop in November.
2) Figure out a good composition for my neighbor hood map idea.
3) Work out three times this week.
4) Create a design for business cards, labels, and packaging.
5) Make a list of things I am grateful for. Post it on my wall. When I'm feeling fussy, look at the list.
6) Read more books. A lot more.
7) Find a four leaf clover.
8) Make a visual goal poster. Put things on it like a fabulous condo, vacation destinations, and art.
9) Learn to really believe I can do this.
10) Learn how to make patterns in Photoshop.

The long list:
1) Make it happen.
2) Take a road trip around the US.
3) Make a living doing what I love.
4) Publish a book of my travel adventures.
5) Visit someplace tropical, alone or with someone. No matter.
6) Have a stranger tell me I'm an inspiration.
8) Create at least one art journal page per day.
9) Be interviewed by a magazine.
10) Volunteer weekly at at least two places.