Monday, June 2, 2008

If I Had a Fairy Godmother

She would be brilliant and kind and loving.

She would show me the path to critical mass.

She would anoint me with the kind of energy I had last year at this time. And give me some great shoes to go with it.

Seriously. I am going to need 10 muses and 50 huzzahs to get through this week. Did you ever ever feel that way? Course corrections are like that. Transitions are like that. Wouldn't it be great to have our own Bibbity Bobbity Boo? Last night I was looking at the current painting and decided I would become a naive painter. I also thought I should take up karate and the marshal arts and be dating George Clooney. I could DO Lake Como. I am not sure if this was at 1 am or 4 am. I blame Tyra Banks. Yeah. The Sunday New York Times had an epic article on her and her "fierce" drive for power. Made me feel like a total lump on a log. Yesterday, I was minding my own business, getting my calendars printed out for the summer. Mapping out the season's direction while sipping a frosty Lemoncello on the patio. Birds chirped. Squirrels buried pecans. Hydrangeas blossomed. It was good.
Tyra is non stop bop. She's also way younger than I am and a super model to boot. Tyra also has a Fairy Godmother. Her mom. Her mom who insists that Tyra research and begin with the end in mind, who manages her career, helps keep the focus strong. That much was incredibly clear from the article. Her phenomenal success alway begins with a clear direction and continues with a guiding hand.
So here I am today. Leaving the paint alone. Working with the calendars and my plans for the next course correction, the next push towards that target I am after. Whether it is to find America's next top model, get a grip on today's economy, or be a painter's painter, ya gotta have a plan...but it sure wouldn't hurt to have a Fairy Godmother. Oh yeah, it is Organizing Monday.

5 comments:

ParisBreakfasts said...

I started reading that on Saturday...erm..at work..it was quiet. I got thru 2 pages and then said outloud,
WHAT AM I DOING?
Now I have to go back and read the other 10 pages to find out about focus and strong Mums :(
Enabler!

Janice C. Cartier said...

ROFLOL: )))) I know , I couldn't put it down..and why? I have no clue, not one, but she is smarter than I thought. I mean who else's mom says uh, uh. You cannot be whisked off to Paris until you have thoroughly researched the industry, at 19! Made them wait. A smart one IMHO. And she turns down the first talk show. Not ready at the moment, still modeling lingerie, thank you. Course her mom was a self made photographer, strong woman before she quit to become Tyra's manager. Okay and who else knows she has a catalog of 275 smiles.Lit-er-al-ly. That's some serious fundamentals. I have no idea how many different brush strokes I have....

Janice C. Cartier said...

uh one...two...three...:)

ParisBreakfasts said...

on 2nd thought
NO I will not read other 10 time-sucker pages.
Big woof..she waited to go to Paris
Brittle,ice queen IMO.Smiles and eyesfull of calculation IMO.
not gumuttlich like Oprah..
NO WAY
TB? No thanks :)
What's the Times up to :(

Janice C. Cartier said...

I know. Last week it was Gawker Blogger. Maybe Little Arthur is after a younger, O-bama demographic....:) I cannot wait to see who they pick this Sunday.