all lower case. must type fast. in a cafe in the boondocks of texas. laptop battery will die. can't believe there's wifi.
papa and i are antique hunting. 30 mile show. been walking for 7 hours. here are a few fun finds and a peek at where we are staying...
staying at chris' family's farm house. thanks for leaving the light on chris!
playing in the bathroom.
on to the show!
this tent was all carnival finds. too fun.
i want one!
didn't see it fly though.
i NEED a tutu too!
my future christmas tree.
yep, this is a bed pan fountain.
the cushions are concrete.
sweet eye test machine.
tents for miles. there was a lighting storm last night driving in. the rug tent (didn't photograph their misfortune) got lots of water and was laying out and hauling hundreds of wet rugs today. poor guys.
Here is an excerpt of Steve Jobs's Commencement address to Stanford University in 2005. Words I need to remember. Thanks for sending this my way, Katie-Ly!
"I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.
I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."
"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
I bet that's what the sun tastes like. Everyone on Facebook likes my photo album "Stuff I've Cooked Recently". I've never thought to put little people in my photos though. Check these guys out. Artists Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle
Besides the boxes, furniture and accumulated junk to pack I need a really good music playlist for the ride.
I want the playlist to consist of Amazing Women Musicians and Songwriters that make you want to stick your fist out of the window and scream, “Girl Power!” or something not so Spice Girls, but you get the idea.
Back when I was 6 years old, I was an only child enrolled in Catholic school. Our school was small, and we shared buses with the public school kids. I rode the bus for the first time and my eyes were wide as sat there and watched the public school kids misbehave. I thought quietly, "What are these kids doing? What are these kids saying? Hey, that was a bad word!" I rode the bus for several years and my bus driver got such a kick out of my little frame and big brown eyes silently observing that he called me “Bug-eyed Lindsay”.
Today, I believe this nickname still suits me. I have grown up to be a keen observer of my surroundings and the people around me.
This blog marks the start of a new chapter in my life, one that I am very excited and nervous about. I moved to Texas a few years ago to start my design career and during that time I got engaged. I had a wonderful start in Texas; made lots of friends, found lots to do and learned a lot about architecture. That is until the economic downturn mixed up my well planned life.
The only thing constant in life is change, therefore, I am currently unemployed and unengaged. After thinking long and hard about my next plan of action, I decided to pack my bags and head back home.
Home is New Orleans, LA and this is my journey.
To build a sense of community, inspire, create, and improve quality of life for myself and others.
Network - I plan to sit down with 100 people within the first three months. I’ll start with 50 people and ask those 50 people to refer 50 more.
Socialize – I want to keep busy with festivals, restaurants, pubs and galleries on the cheap.
Plant My Roots – I want to buy a house, love a dog and feel at home.
Stay Creative – I want to stay productive in art with at least one piece per week and continue to cook.
Bond – I want to act or volunteer for a theatrical production.
Earn an Honest Living – I want to put my passion and creativity to work for a great company or on my own.
Things you’ll find on this blog:
My Daily Progress
Highs and Lows
Social Event Ideas
New Orleans Hot Spots
Art and Design Inspiration
A Laugh either with me or at me
Inspiration for Changes and Creativity in Your Life