Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Talking about Surprises & Dealing with Naysayers

Swoon: It's about the feeling about surprise in an otherwise dead space.

Saw this on Craftivism Blog and wanted to share.

Swoon's drawing and what she has done with it is amazing.  Here is some info about her on Bit Rebels.

Dealing with Naysayers
(not talking about people offering thoughtful critiques and concerns).   
I love this quote by Gandhi, "I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet".  Nobody escapes the naysayers in our lives, and the more attention we get for our work the more naysayers seem to have this major urge to let us know how they feel. I am lucky because my need to create and the joys that come from that are so powerful that I don't care. I don't have time to indulge in letting others leave dirty footprints. If naysayers are bothering you then check out this link, 31 ways to Deal with Naysayers at The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.

"excellence can be obtained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible" - unknown

Back in Jafabrit's Studio

Here is our Jafagirl Poster available at Zazzle.The bench at the bottom is the one featured in the book Craft Activism .


Anonymous said...

Wow, CB...great post and kind of weirdly serendipitous, as I just read (over on Spirit Cloth) about Steve Jobs.

A GREAT example of someone following their vision. :-)

RIP, Steve. You were a righteous dude as well as a genius.


Bee of Athena said...

This post and the 'how to deal with' link are great. Being true to ourselves keeps things (in your case literally) colourful! Thanks:)