Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Once upon a time, people used to get in their car and drive to a mall or favorite department store.
In 2008, it was reported that major shopping centers especially malls will eventually close. Newspapers will be sold as premiums to discerning customers who love the look and feel of paper in their hands.
Today, there are enough people in the world to follow the next great idea. We are fortunate enough to have landed on this concept focusing on a childs imagination, openness and creativity. As adults we lose a childlike quality living in a world that forces us to grow up sooner than necessary at times. At least that was the way I used to think until I realized one important fact: I have always created the world I live in.
Last ight in an effort to "power down" my brain so I could sleep, I did an exercise of stream-of-conciousness writing. I recalled all the things I used to love to type on my Granddaddy's manual typewriter. I only used words that I thought at the time looked like fun words or things to do. As people who teach about the Law of Attraction will tell you, I was always magnetized to those certain concepts or vocations that I thought about all the time. In fact, it's all I do today. Nearly everyone of those words is something that touches my life each and every day. I'm fortunate enough to have very positive thoughts, most of the time anyway, ad I can't imagine my life any other way. I have become very conscious of what I attract, not always getting what I think I should have, but generally moving in the right direction.
A friend of mine told me recently he feel so frustrated because he works so very hard and yet nothing in his business seems to be working the way it should. I didn't have an answer for him at the time, but it is something has bugged me since then. One thing that popped up for me was that it's not necessarily about how hard we are working but how smart are we working? This is a tough concept for me, but I understand why. My father used to talk about "pounding the cement" as though you weren't really working unless you toiled and sweat and got dirty. The thought of that made me want to take a shower. The thoughts about work are much more aligned today.
You may toil a bit or even sweat, but everything you do for your work must be the means to an end or why do it. If you blog, then blog about the tiny joy of a moment in the day of the job you may dislike. Find enough water to get you through the desert. Then blog about the water.
If you don't love what you're doing, do something you love. Give yourself permission to do something new because YOU are the only one who can do that....not your husband, your wife, your partner, you Mom or Dad or Step-parent.
Just now, writing this I realized the most important thing. Getting few thoughts out to clear my head a bit I believe I just rebooted.
Back to work!
Space Monkey Art is a division of Peeler-Rose Productions (http://peeler-rose.com), a graphic arts, children’s entertainment, education enterprise, specializing in character design, computer graphics and marionette productions.
Dan Peeler and Charlie Rose recently joined forces with Elliott & Laura Seymour to create what we have here. Space Monkey is a place for you to find quality art for your children's spaces. We sell 12" x 12" canvas prints, in high gloss or matte, ready to hang, and signed by the artists. Space Monkey Art is just the beginning of what we hope to be a much larger endeavor, including clothing, plush toys, and more. We are working fast and furiously to bring you items that will create fond memories for your children, and hopefully bring back some of your favorite scenes from childhood.
Dan Peeler and Charlie Rose have worked together for 25 years in the film and TV business as animators, pupeteers, and graphic designers. They have produced programs for many clients, including The Disney Channel, PBS, and The Learning Channel. Their longer programs began with one animated short about racism, Oliver Jones, for Simon & Shuster, JOT, for the Southern Baptist Convention. One major accomplishment is contracting the re-design of Chuck E. Cheese and his cast of supporting characters. The highlight of their career together is the co-production and direction of Swamp Critters of Lost Lagoon, a live-action puppet/costume character series for PBS & The Learning Channel. Swamp Critters of Lost Lagoon still airs on the Inspiration Cable Network & in various other markets.