Whimsy Canvas :: Fine Art Photography

August 14, 2010

care instructions for an ordinary life

Filed under: life — Tags: , , , — artsychameleon | fotografi @ 9:06 pm

Welcome to my new blog everyone! I feel very fortunate to share this journey with you. Let’s get started, shall we?
My Saturday morning was spent roaming around the zoo. It was magical to see all the beautiful animals & soak in some nature.


The rest of my day was spent working & trying to savor every page of Karen Maezen Miller‘s insightful masterpiece, Hand Wash Cold,
which I discovered through my beautiful friend/amazing yoga teacher, Lisa. She recently quoted a passage from the book in class,
& thank God she did because HWC turned out to be a life changing gift.


So as a parting gift, here’s the passage that led me to a whole new discovery:
“We are not the designers of our life. Life is the designer of us. Life is vast and grand, intelligent, clever, and completely unknowable. It always has the last word. It is the last word. Life interrupts us when we are at our most self-assured. Life diverts us when we are hell-bent on going elsewhere. Life arrives in a precise and yet unplanned sequence to deliver exactly what we need in order to realize our greatest potential. The delivery is not often what we would choose, and almost never how we intend to satisfy ourselves, because our potential is well beyond our limited, ego-bound choices and self serving intentions.” Karen Maezen Miller

I hope you come back again soon & I’d love to hear your thoughts or suggestions about this blog. It’s super easy to leave a comment here & anyone could do it so just holler anytime :) Lastly, if you’d like to promote your business, service, blog or website, please consider advertising on our blog. Feel free to send your inquiries to: info@artsychameleon.net

Gear Bag: {Canon 40d} {Canon 50mm macro} {Canon 28-135mm}

© Agnes Muljadi All Rights Reserved
My images are not to be used, copied, edited, or blogged without my written permission.


  1. Nicely done – big fan of your photographs. :) Love the quote too! Is there a way for me to add your blog to my RSS Feed?

    Comment by Jen Ross — August 15, 2010 @ 5:50 am

  2. I love the new blog! You have been added to my favorite blogs to visit :)

    Comment by Natalie Clayshulte — August 15, 2010 @ 7:39 am

  3. Aaaaw, you both are awesome!! Thank you so much!!

    Jen, sadly I would have to mess with my CSS code to add an RSS feed icon which I really don’t know how to do :( But there’s an email subscription button on the right hand side at the very bottom underneath the blog stats. I hope that helps.

    Natalie, I’ve been really enjoying your posts. I’ll try to comment more!

    Much love to you both, a

    Comment by artsychameleon | fotografi — August 15, 2010 @ 10:54 am

  4. totally luv the blog, and the black background’s a good choice for a photoblog like this :) i envy you – how in the world did you get to maintain a blog and flickr acct and twitter..beyond me :D keep it up Agnes, looking fw to your new pics!

    Comment by Virna — August 16, 2010 @ 9:16 am

  5. excellent blog Artsy, whatever you do, it’s always perfect, bravo dear !!!

    Comment by CoolAzerty — August 16, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

  6. LOVE this blog,such a delight to see. Beautiful work,your magic is in every little detail.
    BIG fan of your art,this is such a wonderful gift.
    Can’t wait to see what comes next. Congratulations:)

    Comment by Marìa Fernanda Helo — August 16, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

  7. Agnes,I am a fan of your work and YOU. You are an amazing woman,artist and a wonderfully inspiring friend. I must say that all the pics are great and the quote is absolutely accurate. Life does provide us with these blessings… With your permission ,i would love to share the quote during the class at yogalife. Love you my friend Natalia

    Comment by natalia rudovsky — August 16, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    • Thank you all for your kind visits & words.
      @Natalia of course, you can totally share the quote! You really don’t need my permission since it’s not mine :) Hopefully it will resonate as much as it did for me.

      Comment by artsychameleon | fotografi — August 16, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

  8. A bit of Spain is here with you too, loving all your work day by day.
    This is a beautiful blog which I will follow because I enjoy your photos and I also enjoy your words.
    Beautiful words from Karen Maezen, I will also take them with me!!!!!

    You know I sincerely wish you the best in every project!!!!!!

    Comment by Isabel Alcalá — August 18, 2010 @ 3:07 am

  9. Agnes… amazing beyond words as always. Thank you for starting this blog! Now I can feel connected to you no matter which direction life takes us. I will miss you very much but am happy for you! Like everyone else… I’m borrowing the quote and putting it on my facebook. :)

    Much love,

    Comment by Simran Sadiya — August 23, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

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