on my pile also: the Universe has your back - Gabby Bernstein may cause miracles - Gabby Bernstein the desire map - Danielle Laporte hittegolf - Suzanne Vermeer (dutch) geluk is dom - Patrick van Hees (dutch) multiple books from Camilla D'Errico (painting!) the gifts of imperfection - Brene Brown rising strong - Brene Brown playing big - Tara Mohr
tell me, what are the books i MUST read, which one are your favorite?!
life is good. reading is my escape if it get's hard. rev
we had this awesome idea. me. my pink hair. lot's of gorgeous flowers. and ANTS. yes, frigging millions and gazzilions ants. and now you figure out where i decided to lay down. exactly.
and because this picture is not the normal-photoshoot-picture i love it so much. because the memory. the laugh we had. because i just lay there. next to shore and a huge ship dropped anchor. okay i'm done :)
saw this quote in black and white in a Flow Magazine, and just new i had to write it down for me. that's called practise. when you create for practise you can use ideas to get used to writing, coloring, painting, handlettering. practise, practise and practise some more. that's how you gain confidence. that's how you think of ideas of your own.
me and cooking. it's like a fish and climbing trees. it's like nemo without dory. it's like grandma on meth. it's just a disaster. MOST of the times. so i usually prepare. cut vegetables and stuff. Arjan is in control of the fire. even the kids ask when they get home "who made dinner?!" and are seriously disappointed when I say a bit enthousiastic "I DID!". i guess they know they are doomed.
but there's something I can proudly say of: I CAN MAKE THAT. and it even tastes good too :). and that is soup! i LOVE handmade, fresh soup.
and these days i'm hooked on "pumpkin soup" and even a little spicy. i don't do spicy normally. so crazy rascal me. with a little bit of creme fraiche and coriander. i love that so freaking much.
what's your favorite dish? care to share the recipe? remember, i'm a disaster in the kitchen, so keep it child-proof :D
what is your favourite christmas song? mine is, without a doubt, "driving home for Christmas" from Chris Rea. the lyrics, the voice the feeling it evokes for me. especially the sentence "i can't wait to see those faces".
that is how i feel when i see the faces of Sanne & Ruben opening presents. especially when i have presents they never expected, were hard to find or long-wished for. those "ARE. YOU. F*CKING. SERIOUS?"-faces.
so what's your favorite song and why mostly? <3 Christmas!
life is good. i can't wait to see those faces. rev
since christmas is almost around the corner (yes!), i've been working these little fingers off to create new christmas canvasses. YES. there will be new christmas cards Revlie style this year! i've already ordered them and they will arrive this week!
seriously can't wait to put them in my shop(s). and the last couple of weeks i've been in a creating flow and totally 'making-my-mind-up' flow! i know exactly what i want and where i'm going. business wise i mean.
i'm totally focussed on revving up (LOVE that word for obvious reasons :), my own product line. falling in love again with my own design cards, christmas cards, phone cases and i'm planning on creating a complete new line of notebooks. remember those?
they look like this:
and i'm still in love with them. the reason i couldn't make them anymore: i kinda lost my track. i started my own mixed media shop :O, my other core business Artifex Support & Artifex Services grew like crazy and i could barely handle that.
but now, with 10 very very nice employees and Judith, my genius Manager running that show, i can totally focus on Revlie.nl. my webshop has had a make over, which i will show you very very soon.
so things are turning out kinda nice lately. like: finally, after years of dreaming, hoping, wanting, visioning, i'm here where i want to be. not completely yet, because i believe the 'journey' to reaching your goals in life, is never 'done', i do feel i'm living the life i want to live right now exactly. i plan my own time. i have an amazing relationship with my Manager who simply totally understands me & my wishes. which isn't as easy as it seems! i have a sweet & supporting family around me, and so important for me: i can be home with my muppets whenever i need to be. i'm creating so much lately and thinking up a storm of new product ideas. i'm making new business / mastermind friends with other entrepreneurs and i so needed that. people thinking likewise me, or not but disagree with respect.
simply understand and be understood. such a blessing in life.
so, keep on the lookout of my next post when the christmas cards are ready to order, because i surely think you need them <3.