Monday, November 30, 2009

oddly inspired on a monday



i awoke this morning, my brain buzzing with ideas. it's rainy and cold and grey as usual for november in denmark and a monday on top of it, but strangely, i feel sunny on the inside. and bright and hopeful. and inspired and full of energy. i woke up early, reaching for my little idea notebook that's beside the bed, to scrawl down some ideas that just had to get out. then, i read some of meg mateo ilasco's craft inc., a neat little (albeit rather amero-centric) book on turning your creativity into your living. but as amero-centric as it is, there is a lot of really useful advice and stories from people like lotta jansdotter and denyse schmidt sprinkled throughout. very inspiring stuff. along the same lines, this is also very inspiring to read (yay heather!!).



there are lots of reasons for renewed energy in spite of the weather. our thanksgiving on the weekend was an occasion of the best of energy-giving vibes. great conversation. masses of food. babies. the best-tasting turkey ever. pretty pies. loads of wine. and lots of laughter. and even a thanksgiving-related quiz, thanks to aunt M. totally worth all of the cooking and i was strangely calm and ready in the end. the table was even set (which is rather unusual for me). i must have gotten the tears and tension out of my system with the turkey fiasco on thursday, so it was all calmness and enjoyment on the actual day. and i even remembered to serve all of the dishes (also unusual). martha would have been proud.



i just had a great phone conversation which lightened my heart considerably and makes me feel like the door i'm closing right now is closed in a good way - not slammed and not left hanging open to interfere with what might be next. that's a big relief and clears out much anxiety that i didn't even know was lurking. now i'm well and truly ready to see what doors will open next. i'm sure only that they will be bright and colorful.



if you don't have the gold edition of disco underworld - live and in print, all of the highlights of the online editions - run and get one, don't delay!! i'm so inspired to read everyone's stories and really pleased to be among such high caliber, talented people! yay for stacy childs, editor of this fabulous magazine. she's the one who told me that writing is the new praying. and i'm pretty sure she's right.

13 comments:

CatLadyLarew said...

Wow! It's the blue room in print! Congratulations! Here's hoping that many new doors are opening for you!

B said...

It's wonderful when one feels like this, isn't it? Full of ideas, full of possibilities, full of inspiration! I'm convinced that the new doors that you're going to open will lead to great adventures!
PS. I still haven't got my Gold Issue, and I can't wait!

Ju said...

I just love the look of those pies... And well done of featuring in this mag. I recognize those Converses.

Protege said...

What kind of pies are those on your picture? If you have a recipe for a pumpkin pie possible to make with Danish ingredients, I would be very happy to know.;))
Have a great Monday.;)
xo
Zuzana

Sandra said...

Thank you so much for this lovely piece of writing! I have been a bit down as of late and you picked me up some. Enthusiasm is contagious.

I must say, those are some beautiful pies!

Allegria said...

I love the pictures that you post of the felt goodies, such as the leaves at the top of this post. So sweet and orginal looking.

Char said...

gorgeous shots, both in the blog and the magazine.

happy inspirations

Allegria said...

Comment #2: I also had to laugh when you said you even remembered to serve all the dishes.


When we got married, we forgot to serve the cake. Yes, it got cut. But at the end of the night, it hadn't been served. :o0 Whoops.

jane said...

i´m glad you are getting your mojo back... but i have a feeling it never left. besos!

julochka said...

i found out that the inspiration at 5 a.m. was just stacey childs sending me a telepathic writing assignment. :-)

Bee said...

Those pies are truly beautiful, and I LOVE that pumpkin colored door (closed, but not shut)

kristina said...

I'm still waiting for my gold edition, but if I'm not mistaken that's me in the blue room, in the gold edition?! life doesn't get much better than that :-D

discounderworld said...

Yaye! You got it! Both the gold edition and the telepathic messages. Sounds like Blanca got hers, Kristina is still waiting?