Jolie Guillebeau

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Vote Hope

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Shutter Sisters Dream Assignment: Picture Hope from LittlePurpleCow Productions on Vimeo.

Jen Lemen has a new hope-full scheme up her sleeve. It’s awesome. Go vote for it and help her fulfill her dream.

Vote here. Hurry!

Stone Soup Challenge

Friday, March 20th, 2009

I joined the Stone Soup Challenge last month. I thought it was a neat idea and planned to blog about it, but promptly forgot to do so and moved on with life.

Wednesday (after my post requesting help) I made my first Etsy sale in almost a year. I had almost given up on Etsy, because it just didn’t seem to be worth the effort and I wasn’t willing to spend hours a day promoting my Etsy shop– I’d rather be painting.

But Mary found my work on Etsy because of the Stone Soup Challenge and made a purchase. On the day I requested help from the Universe. Coincidence? I think not. I’m taking it as a sign to keep going. Maybe I can make a real career out of being an artist– even in this economy.

(An aside: Hey, Universe– this doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. One sale doesn’t convince me that I still don’t need a second job, but thanks for the encouragement. Keep it up!)

So today I used the proceeds from my sale to support another Stone Soup Artist. I can’t wait to see what arrives in my mailbox!

Intention: Donuts (and a Job)

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Hello out there…

I’ve decided to stop whining and actually ask for help. This goes back to intentions. And also, pride. My pride doesn’t really like me to ask for help. And donuts. Wait– not donuts, I was just thinking about donuts, because of the vegan experiment. Vegan donuts are not very good, by the way.

Ok, away from donuts and back to asking for help.

Dear Universe:

Here’s what I’m asking for. A job. A job that’s fulfilling and fun with cool people. A job that allows me to have a little structure to my days and get out of the house occasionally, but doesn’t take too much time from painting. A job that provides a reasonable income and maybe even health insurance, but doesn’t require me to wear pantyhose. A job that provides all of that for less than 25 hours per week. A job that challenges me, but doesn’t leave me too exhausted to paint or wander. And offers flexibility for the occasional travel with the husband. Ideally, this job would provide me with artist connections here in my new city, too.

Here’s what I’m offering: me. I’ll give this job all my very best effort when I’m there and I’ll even think about creative ways to make my job more fun, my co-workers lives better and I’ll show up with a good attitude at least 95% of the time. I’ll be my usual friendly, smart, creative self. I’ll enjoy this job. I’ll do a good job. I’ll be willing to learn new things and even like it.

If you’ve got an offer, you know where to find me.

Thanks in advance,

P.S. And if it’s not too much trouble, can you make sure that there’s a Bavarian Cream donut for me this Sunday? It’s the 3rd week in a row that I’ve been really excited about having one on my non-vegan day, only to find that someone has bought all of them before I get there. Of course, they’re there Monday-Saturday when I can’t have one… can you do something about this for me? Please?