23 September 2009

post-holidays season

Four days off in a row, and three of them I spent in town. It could have been nice to travel somewhere but this time I was a bit lazy and preferred to spend the time at home.
OK, I had this short one-day trip to St Kirik's monastery that I really enjoyed. And for a change we did not travel by car but had to change a train and a bus to reach there. I felt as if I was in another country because I almost never take the public transport at home.
Apart from the monastery I was obviously impressed by the thick shadow of a walnut tree, which gave shelter to the long girls' talk...

17 September 2009

questions, questions

I read recently a post in a blog, which posed the question, "Do you need to stay updated all the time? Do you need to get the latest news, follow tweeter, etc.?" Well, after reading those first lines I decided to leave it because I am not really one of those information junkies. Yes, I need to know what is going on, and I have a few favourite info sites and blogs I check almost daily. But that's it. So, I said, nothing for me.
And then my eyes stopped on the next question, "How does this make you happy?"
Huh, OK. I stayed like that for a moment and thought over it. A good question to apply to anything I do during the day, isn't it?
How does this make me happy?
In what way does it help me to create?
Does it make me a better person?

I believe I should be looking for the right answers more often...

16 September 2009

Illustrators, don't miss this!

The TED talk I am currently translating.
I did not know Maira Kalman before but felt intrigued by her crazy style - the way she talks, no beginning, no end... somewhat difficult to follow, and yet interesting.