Archive for November, 2012

Discovering Your Passion….Inspiration Source!

Monday, November 26th, 2012

It’s Sunday evening of Thanksgiving weekend and I should be either decorating my Christmas Tree or making yet another hot turkey sandwich or pouring over the loot I got at my yearly trip to the mall this weekend or deciding whether or not I will have time to make handmade Christmas cards this year (probably not, but always a nice idea)….or all of the above.

Instead, I have just spent more time than I am comfortable admitting to watching amazing people give extraordinary talks on the creative process on I didn’t think anything could override my turkey tryptophan stupor, but I am feeling renewed and in good company.

I found out about TED Talks reading “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple.

By Maria Semple

At first I wasn’t sure if she was making this idea up…genius people from all over the globe giving talks about anything from creative inspiration to global warming. Having just listened to Elizabeth Gilbert ( “Eat, Pray, Love”) talking about “genius” and on to Tim Brown of Ideo talking about the importance of “play” in creative solutions, I am here to say, it’s real. Ok, I may be the last gal in town who has plugged in to this resource…after all, I am still the only person I know who has no apps on her phone, but I am here to be counted and amazed!

If you have an idea, hope, wish, dream, thought, project, new life plan, course correction or just a nagging thought of something you have always wanted to do, but thought impossible….go to this site and spend some time with your fellow co-creators…you will be encouraged and inspired.

Just to get you started, here is the link for Elizabeth Gilbert.


Sunday, November 18th, 2012

I was hunting thru my closet this morning and found a pair of high heels….one of my favorite souvenirs of a life lived many years ago in New York City. I dusted them off and tried to put them on…and of course, they don’t fit…I am not that person anymore.

I have had the great good fortune for almost 14 years of doing what I love, every day, from the comfort of my home/studio, pups at my feet, with Full Circle Studio. So those high heels have been replaced with my favorite sheena fur clogs, all those clothes with waistbands and zippers have been given away to make room for comfy clothes that don’t show acrylic medium stains and my morning commute is a matter of steps into my once living room which is now my studio. I am a lucky lady!

Most importantly, I would not be this lucky if it were not for the hundreds of loyal, wonderful, supportive, funny, committed customers that make Full Circle Studio thrive year and after year. To each and every one of you, I give my heartfelt thanks.

Wishing you and your families a most glorious Thanksgiving.