Thanks for popping in. On my way out to a meeting with a few of the crew from work, to discuss some new ideas, and get a couple of fab new designs into production.
Decided to check in with you here and write the blog before I leave, because these meetings invariably take longer than we think, and then I end up working till late into the evening. No good. If you don’t like something – change it!
I was scanning your comments on yesterday’s blog just now, and this phrase jumped out at me – In it to win it. Yep, I thought. That’s exactly right, and it’s precisely what I was bleating on about in today‘s Hula Girl Session (which tickled me pink by the way. I do enjoy a good laugh, don’t you?).
If you don’t try something, at least get it out of the box and give it a go, how can you possibly know you can’t do it? If you don’t even TRY to draw a hula girl, then how can you say you can’t? But I didn’t hear that anywhere today…
Have you noticed a massive shift in the vibe in the SHAC shack since the beginning? I have. At the start, whenever we tackled something new, there was always a pushback, resistance, a number of people who said straight off the bat, “I can’t do that”. Or they might try, but have it in their minds that they’d never manage whatever it was we were doodling, then give up at the first hurdle, at the first imperfection.
Not so any longer. After three months of hanging out together every day, we have virtually none of that surrender before we even get in the saddle stuff. Pretty much without exception everybody comes at the doodling with a can-do hat on, rather than a can’t do hat on. With a cheeky kind of playful mindset…
And if I may say so, this is one of the BEST, the very BEST things that the SHAC-Shack has brought out in us: that can-do in it to win it kind of attitude.
I am so chuffed about that. I also love that our fellow doodlers are putting their own spin on what we’re doing now. Not only are they up for whatever mad dish I serve up, they even add their own starter and pudding! Brilliant.
I had no idea that so much good would come out of the SHAC-Shack when we started this doodle trip together. It is far and away the most rewarding thing I have personally done in a very long time.
Must dash –
Love and hugs