Have you ever felt just overwhelmed with things you have to do, place you need to go? I was feeling like such a loser because everyone has already posted, and made films.. I'm such a slacker.
Then I sat down with a nice homemade coffee and Bob Dylan on the DVD player, and just randomly started opening photos. And I realised: this is how I do it. Snippets of shiny thoughts. One photo at a time. Baby steps.
Someone asked me recently if I chose Polka Dot because I love polka dots. Actually it was a pet name I gave my friend Lisa in NY: our emails are hilarious - they WILL be a book someday - and somewhere along the way she became Dot, Polka Dot, Dottie.. she went to Italy with a boyfriend and bought me the most gorgeous navy with white polka dot leather gloves.. so when I started the blog, it was just the first name that came into my head.
I could just as easily have called it Stripes.
So rather than try to do the quintessential perfect post on the Perfect Day, and never live up to the perfect expectations I'd set for myself, I'm going to just fire off a bunch o' snippets. SPEAKING OF... I love that phrase. Snippets of Shiny Thoughts. Lucy's blog turns one tomorrow. CONTACT HER: we're meeting in town tomorrow afternoon.
(In the shots: Jackie, a girl who we don't know, Danielle, and below, Shini. Please check previous post for linkage).