Saturday, September 20, 2008

this morning's random thoughts...

I got up much earlier than a person should ever get up on a weekend morning. I couldn't sleep due to all the thoughts swimming around in my brain. Despite lack of sleep, I'm feeling inspired. It is one of those mornings that makes me want to accomplish everything...right this very second! I woke up thinking about how to build out and design the warehouse space. Presently, it is under renovation and is made up entirely of open space (oh, sweet open space!). We'll be building out temporary walls to create privacy for M's office and my studio, yet somehow retain the feeling of openness. I woke up thinking about paint colors, storage, doors, sinks, gallery lighting, chairs, sunlight... And, I admit, I love thinking about this kind of stuff. It makes me wish I didn't have anything else to do so that I could just go look for more ideas.

Later today I am meeting with my biz partner and a web designer. Oh, holy excitement! :) I love my website and I love my husband for helping me create it, but as we venture into the next stage, it is now time to re-create my look. I've been thinking about how to describe myself and what I want my website to reflect. I'm realizing that a lot of the words I'm drawn to are quite contradictory. I've come to the conclusion that I have a strong desire to reflect the broadest spectrum of myself. This, of course, is a tall order. Luckily, we've found an INCREDIBLE young woman to do the work for us. To be honest, her talent blows me away and I'm looking forward to seeing what she comes up with.

Let's see...I've also been obsessed with coming up with workshop ideas, the need to write letters, an attempt to get organized, and brewing up plans for the paintings I want to create. I also have a fairly large project that I need to wrap up the planning of. This is going to require some pre-organization and about 100 emails. Seriously, am I capable? :)-

The most peaceful thing in my life right now is the puppy who is asleep at my feet (always at my feet) and the cat who is laying in the window, purring. My mind is sifting through an overload of inspiration, ideas, and information. Sometimes I feel like I might explode with enthusiasm--oh, the possibilities! I get so excited that I lose focus. There's so much to think about all at once! But I'll tell you....I would not trade this in for anything. This is life lived at full capacity.



laundrygirl said...

I love mornings like the one you described. The other day I woke up this way with so many ideas I thought my head would explode!
I wish I could be there and we could sit and brainstorm your new studio set up and go around looking at paint chips and organizational wall units... Ahhhh... I am excited just thinking about it.

Sharon said...

I am so excited for you!!! And envious of your energy, possibilities, and talent!

Sacred Suzie said...

You sound so happy and full of life and joy right now Jessie, despite the exhaustion. I am so happy for you, this is such a giant shift in your life and your website? Freakin' awesome!

Vedrana M. said...

i love it that you're happy...wonderful :) your website is great! xoxo

Anonymous said...

"Life lived at full capacity"...YES!

Congrats again.

maddie said...

I can't wait to see your site
beautiful girl ~ and
more photo's of your puppy:)

:) happy Sunday:)

Melba said...

Your energy jumps off the page!
You are soo more than capable! :)!

Amber said...

The only way to live it, baby! I am excited to watch you fly. ;)

Hey! Come look at the pictures of my dog. I thought of you when i put them up. :)


Marilou said...

you continue to inspire, energize and amaze me in more ways than you can imagine! :)

Jamie said...

Full-capacity living - love it! It's beautiful to hear your energy and to feel the love in your voice. I'm celebrating each sweet day with you!

tikig0rama said...

SO very excited for you!! New beginnings, website - business - and studio WOW!!

Thank you for ::my:: comment! I am amazed at how circular this AW path is... and how encouraging people are. I looked at your profile and found your other blog and was blown away that in a relatively short time you were _over here_ on this side of the journey.

Thank you for sharing! and nice to meet you too... (-:

Best wishes,