I really feel that if you trust in your vision and pursue that which moves you, the work will come to you.

Two absolutely brilliant finds today: stupid creatures and monster factory. I am totally in love with these bizarre little beasties and may have to make my own.

I spent a lot of time reading Keri Smith’s blog, which never fails to lift my spirits and encourage my creativity. Regarding self-promotion: I may be going out on a limb here, but lately I feel these things need to be said. Our culture focuses way too much on “how to make money”, instead of “how to live well”. I really feel that if you trust in your vision and pursue that which moves you, the work will come to you. Regarding finding your true vocation: I think you have found your true calling when you start to do your work and then begin to feel like you are goofing off all the while…Do not limit your play time as an adult! Your best work comes directly from there…I’m speaking of the old fashioned get down on the floor and colour your brains out. I don’t believe that anything called “work” should have to be painful. I’ll get off my soapbox now. I just wanted to remind you that you’re allowed to play. And to hang your work on the fridge when you’re done. Her site is so charming. It just makes me smile.

Tonight: chicken parmesan, some pasta, and 24 with that boy. Sarah’s found some small work for me, so that’ll help with the current lack o’ funds. I never thought about pimping out my grammar skills. God, what an awful sentence. Let’s add that to the “don’t put on the resume” sheet, along with my video game prowess, Puzzle Pirates, and, um, bedroom skills.