18 July 2012

Dog scribbles




Wobbling around the house, trying to find something I could post on Ulicam. Came over these dog scribbles I had done during one of my last classes... good enough I though and turned on the scanner.

Sorry for my blog absence lately. I've had a pretty rough week and I'm doing a lot of soul searching at the moment. I guess I just reached that limit where I was pushing myself way too hard, never stopping to appreciate what I achieve. And now when it's time to make a decision about my future... well, I want to make sure I do what my heart would appreciate and not what would appear appealing in a crowd. I don't want to work myself to death, or to put so much pressure on my creative side that I kill the fun of it. I've always thought that my ability to achieve a lot of things quickly was what would help me in my hunt for a great job. But now I'm stressing myself out completely. Everything has to be so quick quick quick in my life and I'm starting to get very annoyed at myself and the way I think. I need to learn how to stop and enjoy the little things and how to be much kinder towards myself. 

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  1. good uli, focus on what makes you happy. thats what's most important :)

    I like the dog at the top, the tail looks so cool, like a fan. it would be nice to see something like that in color.

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    1. Hihi, jag tänkte faktiskt att det var en grej han hade på ryggen och inte svans, men det skulle det ju kunna vara! Då kan man vifta på den efter man fisit och vädra luften.

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    2. hahaha! den bästa uppfinningen!! :)

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  2. I have been in the same boat. The way I deal with soul searching in combination with running a business is writing many blogs ahead of time and scheduling them. Then I don't have to get stressed about it for a whole week. Good for you for making space!
    soulsingboutique.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, I do that too when I have a lot of photos and work to show... but when I have made nothing...well then I can't schedule anything :(

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  3. They are bizzarely beautiful! :)

    I know what you mean though, I stop every now and then and think: do I really want to do this? And if not, what do I want to do? I suppose this is just the way things roll.

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    1. Yes, and thank god we DO stop now and then...imagine being 60 and thinking...waaait a minute... did I like what I did with my life?

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  4. 'Til now, I've been following your blog in silence. In awe, actually. I guess I've kind of been browsing through your blog all these months thinking that when I grow up, this is how I'll be. Diverse in my art, teaching, being featured (congratulations on that, by the way!) in magazines. Because of you, I've developed a love for braids and found a new way to express myself through photography.

    I must also say, I loved this post. I'm really glad you are thinking things through with time - that's what everybody should do! That's what I should do. I've noticed that I'm kind of this awesomeness-junkie ;) I live for receiving emails that tell something awesome is going to happen - a phone call from a friend who is asking me to photograph something way awesome I'd never even dreamed about - or a invite to go abroad to capture a gig. So things are happening quite fast at this end, too ;)

    Anyhow, just wanted to express my admiration for you. Feel free to visit my blog if you feel like it :) Keep on doing what you're doing! You're amazing!

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    1. How come all the 'silent' followers always write the nicest things once they get the courage? Thank you, your awe for my work is really warming to my heart. I can't believe that someone would look at my life and place it as a goal... since I feel like I haven't really achieved anything yet. That's how blind one gets when it comes to your own work. I browsed through your blog and it seems you're more in the business then me even, congratulation :)
      And thank you again for leaving a comment, so so nice!

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    2. Hhaha I've noticed that too :D Everybody should just leave comments everywhere ;) Oh no, I've just been doing a lot of graduation and wedding shoots lately as a summer job - not looking for a career in that area :) Oh, just look at what you're doing with your talents and you'll see what you've already achieved! :) You are so very welcome!

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  5. Nice to have you back on track.
    "Life is entertaining if we do not take it too seriously"Paramahansa Yoganandav

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    1. Hehe, ja jag är ju inte heeelt PÅ spåret ännu, jag står bredvid och grubblar. Men min nya handledare på arbetsförmedlingen tyckte jag hade goda förutsättningar för att få kreativt jobb i syd :) Det är ju bra!

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  6. najs bajs! men tycker det ska vara mer katter!/ Lillfisen

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  7. Das ist wirklich ein sehr schöner Blog. Ich mag deine Zeichnungen. Hast eine neue Leserin. :)

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