The beach, pumpkins, art journals and another Secret!


One of the cool things about working from home is that you can take some time out in the middle of the day to run errands or have a walk on the beach.  On Friday my friend Susan and I went to the beach for a walk – it was so nice to be able to walk barefoot!  It might be the last time this year as it looks like fall has set in.


On the way to the beach we saw the funniest sight.  A big pumpkin had grown outside of a confined area and was hanging over a wall – surely it would get too heavy and crash to the ground?  Not so….the intrepid owners of this pumpkin created a makeshift swing to give it a chance to mature. Isn’t it the cutest sight?



Here are some sneak peeks of the Teen’s Self-Esteem PDF and video I’ve been creating.  This past weekend Mr. G had the onerous task of editing and formatting my INDESIGN file.  He does some technical writing at work so he’s a good person to do this sort of job – he’s very thorough.  The video still needs fine tuning.  There always seems to be some thing we don’t know how to do which hangs up the project.  I suppose we are not meant to know how to do everything ourselves right? If you read about some of your favourite artists you’ll notice that many of them outsource work or have assistants (live or virtual), editors, ghost writers etc.  to help them realize their dreams. 

Losing my Virginity

I read in Richard Branson’s autobiography Losing my Virginity that he surrounded himself with brilliant people who could do the things he was not good at.  He didn’t have to do it all and he didn’t!  He was just bright enough to know he cold not go it alone. Another thing i learned from Richard is that it’s okay to fail, just pick yourself up and try something different.  Richard is a big risk taker in business and in his private life and I believe that is why he is so incredibly successful.

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Hope you all have a wonderful day!


9 Comments on The beach, pumpkins, art journals and another Secret!

  1. Susan Dedora
    September 26, 2011 at 5:38 pm (9 years ago)

    LOVE this photo of you! 🙂

  2. Sandra
    September 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm (9 years ago)

    I love this photo of you on the beach, Violette!
    What a rainy day we are having today…I added some photos from Nicci’s studio photoshoot to my blog today…please stop by and have a look!

  3. Timaree (freebird)
    September 27, 2011 at 1:25 am (9 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing that pumpkin photo. That is so cute! I’m not a teen but being a hippie chick sounds good to me.

  4. Suzana
    September 27, 2011 at 8:45 am (9 years ago)

    What a gorgeous photo of you on the beach, Violette! 🙂

  5. Gracia de vries
    September 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm (9 years ago)

    Love it!!!!

  6. Jess
    September 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm (9 years ago)

    I’m heading to the beach this weekend, I hope the sun shines enough for me to have bare feet too, I’m going to miss it when the really cold weather comes along! The pumpkin is fantastically big isn’t it? It’s such a funny thing to do, putting it on a swing!
    Jess xx

  7. Kathie
    September 27, 2011 at 4:22 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Violette 🙂 That photo of you on the beach is such a beautiful one! It really captured you (and your inner beauty) 🙂 K.

  8. admin
    September 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm (9 years ago)

    Thank you Susan!
    Sandra – i’ll have to go to your blog now and take a look!
    Timaree – you sound like a hippie chick to me 🙂
    Suzana – glad you like the photo – i was in my element!
    Gracia – glad you love it!
    Jess – I hope you were able to go barefoot this past weekend? I thought it was so thoughtful of the pumpkin owners to provide a perch!
    Kathie – thank you so much – you are always so kind! Hope you and Bruce are well!
    Love, Violette

  9. Florence
    October 2, 2011 at 2:43 am (9 years ago)

    Is the pumpkin near the beach? I’d love to take my son to see it. (Hopefully it’s still there.) thanks for providing such a fun positive blog. I love your idea to sketch out envelopes and things while watching tv. I’ll be giving it a try.


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