Saturday Sayings

Saturday Sayings: Burning Out the Pain

"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." -- Joseph Campbell Except that Joseph wasn't talking about literal burning; painful, blister-inducing burning.  But I promised this story, so here it is. Once upon a time there was a skater.  A very sweet, very earnest skater, who wanted so… Continue reading Saturday Sayings: Burning Out the Pain

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Saturday Sayings: When It’s OK to Stink

"For the first couple years that you're making stuff, what you're making isn't so good, OK? It's not that great. It's trying to be good, it has ambition to be good, but it's not quite that good. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, your taste is still killer."  - Ira… Continue reading Saturday Sayings: When It’s OK to Stink

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Saturday Sayings: It Must Be Show Season

"You have brought forth something ordered and beautiful out of nothing." -- Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration Skating people know this quote means it's show season. Show season for us is a strange thing; all our energies and focus are on competing the entire year, so shows are at the same time a… Continue reading Saturday Sayings: It Must Be Show Season

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Saturday Sayings: When OCD Stands for Obsessive Color Disorder

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment  -- Claude Monet Well, it was yesterday, anyway. The problem I have doing anything is my tendency to obsess over every tiny detail.  Last week I decided the photos I have of the fabric in my store really stink; the color is completely off, and obviously it… Continue reading Saturday Sayings: When OCD Stands for Obsessive Color Disorder

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Saturday Sayings: Deciphering the Message

"Do what I want.  Not what I say." -Brian Fitzpatrick Brian Fitzpatrick may not have much of anything to do with sewing costumes.  As the head of Google's Data Liberation Front and its Transparency Engineering Team, he probably knows less about encasing elastic or princess seams than my 18-year old son (granted, my other two… Continue reading Saturday Sayings: Deciphering the Message

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Saturday Sayings: Thomas Paine and Charging What We’re Worth

That which we obtain too cheap we esteem too lightly.  -- Thomas Paine Ok, I know Thomas Paine was talking about freedom, not figure skating dresses. But bear with me here. One of the hardest things I encountered when starting my business was evolving beyond the strange guilt I felt over charging a fair price… Continue reading Saturday Sayings: Thomas Paine and Charging What We’re Worth