Quote for the Day : Risk and Change

“…Proverbial wisdom counsels against risk and change.
But sitting ducks fare worst of all…”

— Mason Cooley

PS I really wanted to use this photo for something… Every year we have a pair of ducks having a pit stop in a very tall tree outside my work.  They don’t nest or stay there – it seems to be a rest point and a chance to survey their environment.  They only stay for a couple of hours and then they’re gone, until the following year.  But it always make me smile to see this enormous tree with two ducks, perched up high and quacking loudly 🙂

Shelduck, Perth Western Australia


I just received an email from a local scrapbooking store.  I had applied to be a part of their design team for the next 6 months.  This would involve making “samples” and examples of cards and scrapbooking pages for display around the shop.  I hadn’t heard back from them so I figured I hadn’t been picked as a successful applicant.  Not so!  Today they let me know that I had indeed been selected and that they want me on their team.  I had to send in some examples of my cards (the main paper-craft that I do currently) and they are shown below in the slideshow.

This isn’t a paid job.  Basically I will get sent a pack of paper and embellishments every month that I get to play with and make samples for the store.  Fun!  I hope I can do it.  I’m not always good under pressure but I thought this would be a good opportunity to improve my skills (such as they are) and also work to a deadline.  Not sure of all the details at present – I have to email back for an information pack – but I am hoping this will be good for me and help me to get organised and motivated and maybe end the creative rut I’ve been in.  I think I also have to occasionally lend a hand in the store during special events, which is a bit scarier, but I guess I’ll find all that out later.

Anyway, it is, as I said, an opportunity and I am trying to take more risks in life and JUST DO IT when it comes to things that might be a little bit intimidating.  Wish me luck!


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