Monday, October 28, 2013

scatter brains...

why hello there, beautiful...

First of all, thank you all for your kind comments.
After my last post, 
i began to wish i was less scattered,
less varied,
less all over the place...

When i graduated from high school,
I had the hardest time deciding what i wanted to do with my life.
It was simple - I wanted to do it all.
And i did end up doing a lot of things
that eventually brought me back to my heart -
and to art.
But even once i realized i belonged in the arts,
i wanted to do it all then too.
I wanted to be painter,
and a poet,
and a sculptor,
and a writer,
and an illustrator,
and a graphic designer...

I am some of these things,
but sometimes i wish i was less scattered
and able to focus more on ONE thing.
Surely, i would have published that book by now.
My day begins with the best intentions
and often ends with "holy crap, WHERE did the day go?!"
I suspect i'm not alone in feeling this way. 
But then i read this meaningful quote by Emerson,

and everything's alright again
So for the past few days,
besides working on the book,
i've been doing illustrations here & there
like this one...

and listening to music like this...
(such love in Pavarotti's eyes)

and watching videos like this...on Matisse.
(i may have shared this already. Can't remember)
such beauty in simplicity...

love & lollipops,


  1. All my favorite people are scatter brains!! Ones that are super focused may get more done in a certain area but they seem to be a bit "tight" if you know what I mean - I love that you are a free spirit!!

  2. Gorgeous deeply soulful and the quote..powerful! Fantastic...shine on..wishing you best wishes and much success with all your journeys and creations and book!

  3. Such a great post and reminds me of me too, LOL! I always want to be everything. Your illustrations are both gorgeous. I love the O'Keefe one especially. :)

  4. Oh those BBC vids are SO good! I found out about them on DAPWYL and ended up watching them all. Also that Georgia O'Keeffe illustration is fab! Love that lettering, and the words. From another 'I want to do everything' person. ;) xx

  5. thank you for spaeking about all this important things:
    art, life and love

  6. I can relate to your feelings about the arts perfectly, and can see you are very good in multiple areas too. I love the Georgia O'Keefe quote and drawing. Blessings!

  7. Votre post m'a faite sourire car je ressent exactement la même sensation, c'est le problème de personnes passionnées!

  8. Oh, I love and FEEL this post. I am so much the same. I think the only way I manage to keep track of time is by using a timer and some creative friends would find this so restricting. (I see it as restorative, actually.)

    I love Ralph Waldo Emerson, too. He is amazing..... so glad to be here today... and curious if you are doing art every day month?

  9. Oh we are so on the same page... that definition of success I had posted on my side bar for several years!! I agree!! Also I was always a jack of all trades master of none...but now my spectrum is really I stick to creativity and I'm happy to do so. Like you I am so frustrated at how all over the place I am....I can't believe you feel that way about yourself when I just adore your varied's like open a present every time I visit...never knowing what I might find... that's why I love it!You my dear are NEVER boring! Love your adorable!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. Oh and love your lady with the georgia okeeffee quote!

    Hugs Giggles