Monday, March 19, 2012


After a couple months of preparations, we can breathe easier here at the Studio. The props, bags and other equipment has been shipped out, stock counts done, all the other necessities ordered for the One Of A kind Show in a week.

I have been working with re-purposed jackets for original limited quantity pieces....

Iolanthe clutches - to debut at OOAK TO

More men's leather from the 80s...

Got a start on the new hardware, which, even though will not make it to the show, will eventually land on everything we produce from this year on...

Silver, Antique copper and Gold tags

Folder clutch with zipper pull 

Shipped, packed and then shipped again... - purses to be sold, supplies and gadgets...

Today, I started on my final suitcase, filled it with my trade-show outfits, as well as some overflow purses, and finally felt more excited than exhausted from all the prep.... This will be my first time in Toronto, and I can't wait to meet my Eastern supporters in person...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Daily Zen

Sea waves, source: Sky Wallpaper

It could be today’s beautiful sunshine, which came out of nowhere; or some new developments and recent events, that affected my mood today; or is it plans that have started to take shape in the past couple of days, -  but I feel as though I have been infused with oxygen.
Maybe, also, it is because I have been surrounded with support, anywhere from friends, who can not only listen, but also advise; to the most inspiring quotes popping up, when I need a shot of wisdom; to making progress in my preparations for the One OF A Kind show and the Toronto trip.

I recently read that plans and projections are really dreams with deadlines, and, sometimes, numbers... Some self doubt is normal and oh, so productive...
Two days ago I listened to a show, where a caller had shared her life experiences and said, that the things you want would not magically come to you, and you have to go get them instead. After all, we live only once, and it is definitely worth to give your best shot for the job you want; the place of your heart pull; the people you care for; or anything.
Recently I came to an understanding , that, although I may have lost battles in the past, I just might be getting closer to winning the war...  Using your experiences and story for making it easier for others, enables you to forgive and re-connect. Baby steps and patience will wear off your obstacles and let the rest of the world to catch up with you.
I also have overcome a month, quite pressed for time and subsequently, tough on my health. So glad to once again be able to focus and tend to what’s important.


In any tough moment I will remember today, and how it felt. I am excited for this year...

Posted by Jolanta