All posts filed under Inspiration

What does Fashion mean to you?

  I don’t shop. Or at least I don’t until I absolutely have to when my clothes look so tattered they’re embarrassing. I haven’t worked in an office in more than 10 years and when I did, back in Mexico, they preferred uniforms: polyester pants and faux-silk blouses. Fashion to me was something utterly superficial  I judged the people who took it seriously. But the truth is I had …

Pour démêler tout ça*

Creating work out of that pressure, doing all of the things that you have been taught by others, and listening to that voice in your head that tells you you need to be better is not what will create that success you are craving. The true work, (meaning the work you are here to do), comes from a completely different place than this. This energy …

Replenishing the Well

  It happens often to me. I get so involved with an activity that I love that I don’t see the danger signs of burnout. Burnout is a term that we throw around to describe when we have done more than we could and our body and mind feel it. It’s seems to have a badge of honor hidden in it though. If you say …

A visit to New Hampshire

I love New England. Every time we go, I drown in literature. Vermont or New Hampshire, driving through the roads, looking up into the mountains. Dreaming about a lifestyle in the forest, in a classic cottage, a large piece of land that you can only see through the trunks of the trees. An attic with a view to the White Mountains, a desk full of …

Escaping my house

Plateau Mont Royal Street Art

Since I started to work from  home I’ve run into some of the bad habits that come with this new working mode. One of them being that, since we moved out of the Plateau and down south-west of the city, I tend to take less leisure walks. I’ve stayed indoors way too much . Today though a bit of snowfall we went over to  the Plateau …

Transitions

I’m in transition. It’s a softer way to say I’m in between jobs. I’ve never been unemployed in my life. This new status is bizarre and at the same time full of opportunity but my darky brain doesn’t want to see it that way. Thus I don’t sleep. I wait to hear back, I wait for the call that will put everything into motion.   …

Did you stop reading?

  I’ve been reading the same book for the last 7 weeks. That’s a new record for not finishing a book. In my defense, it’s a difficult book to read, a little scattered, a lot of personal experiences, a lot of filler text, but among all that, there are incredible pieces of wisdom and advice, especially for beginner artists regarding perfectionism and our obsession with …