~When I ride my bike – Fall 2002 Newsletter~

The fall newsletter has been sent out, check it out –
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As I am sitting at my workplace, seeing the trees letting go of
their leafs for a long while, i would like to write words of wisdom
that would give people inspiration and courage.
But right now everything is going on on the inside, letting the
outside quiet. There is only silence left to fill the emptiness –
of what is in fact not empty and silent at all.

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Welcome to the seasonal When I ride my bike Newsletter,
Fall 2002 –
http://www.wheniridemybike.de

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* Words of wisdom *
‘We must remember that everything is ordinary and extraordinary.
It is our mind that open or close’
Quote took from Natalie Goldberg – ‘Writing Down the Bones’

* What is new, what is old, what have i done to get here *
I could resume the last months into a simple sentence,
lots and lots of thinking and re-thinking!

Thinking of what I have done in the last years, where am i at, and
of course, what am i gonna do next. Sitting here today i still don’t
really know what I am gonna do next. I realize more and more that
i cant stand the idea of doing just one kind of job at a time, i need
to mix my occupations, so i don’t get bored and I can keep my
creativity running.

I guess I will continue doing what I did over the last months –
drawing and painting a lot, bring to life projects that are on my mind,
doing personal and commercial projects on the web, looking for
fulfilling work, travelling – and looking for new ways to expand &
express myself. (Signing and dance lessons are on the way, if i can
just unfreeze myself and do it!)

With so many things on my mind, i had the urge to calm down, and
change my environment often so i could change my focus and RELAX a bit!

I did small trips around Germany, and finally managed to do
a week trip alone in Holland. It was absolutely scary and totally
fantastic! Travelling alone is quite a challenge, but it is also magic.
I wish to travel even more in the next years to discover new countries,
new people, new cultures, new energies, and myself. Travelling alone
bring you closer to yourself, you and you. It makes me feel alive.

* An overview of my recent projects *
* Live out loud! *
Live out loud products, featuring ‘travelling dreamer in Paris’,
one of my latest illustration.

“Everyone has a dream.
We need your ideas, we need your art
– should it be writing, dancing, cooking, painting, signing –
we need your imagination, actions, solutions.
If you have a dream, begin now!”
Mouse pad, T-shirt, mug, lunch box, caps and tote bag
are available online, with 6 of my illustrations that are also
available for purchase as high quality copies.

Visit the shop section,
Link: http://www.wheniridemybike.de/weareallstars/goods.html
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Under electric light website –
I did this micro site for the launch of the second cd
of a friend of mine, and i’m now working on the cd cover,
poster, and other promo stuff.
Link: http://w3.arobas.net/~uel
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Bereal mag –
Some of my stuff featured in the magazine
for issue 8 which was about power,
Link: http://www.berealmag.com
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Futurist Guide to the web –
A book featuring some of my work of the last years,
should be in stores soon.
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CreativeDay –
The site is now hosting more than 100 interviews of people
sharing about creativity and other fascinating stories,
so i encourage you to go on, read them, and if you feel like,
fill out the interview to let us know about you.
Link: http://creativeday.unitedsituation.de
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And finally, some more illustrations…
I’ve updated the website every now and then with my new stuff,
but there is still a lot to scan. Also the site got a bit revamped
to show more of my work, illustration, painting and collages.
Link: http://www.wheniridemybike.de

And i still keep my weblog updated of daily thoughts about
life and everything that surrounds me, books, music, inspirations.
Link: http://weblog.wheniridemybike.com
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So, that’s it for now. I would have so much more to write but
this would never end.
I will be in Montreal in December, to celebrate Xmas and new
year with friends & family that i missed a lot in the last months.
If you live around there, its a good time to save the shipping
costs on my illustrations. I will take some copies with me
but better pre-order them before mid-December.

I wish all of you, after reading such a long mail, to go away
from your computer and get something nice for yourself,
you deserve it!
* get a good book and read outside or in a nice coffee
* some chocolate cookies
* a nap with your cat

I wish you lots of nice, quiet time outside in nature, followed
by warm baths with lots of bubbles,

happy fall,
m-c
http://www.wheniridemybike.de

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Get in touch!
If you just want to say hello, share a bit of your life,
or would like me to design a website or to participate in one
of your creative project? Go on, let me know,
m-c@wheniridemybike.de

Author: m-c

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