taking time to focus…
Posted in (blog)house news, personal, pia's photos March 11th, 2010 by pia


…I think I’m about to type something you, or I,Β  do not want to see. But here it goes: I’m going to take a little time out from the blog for the coming weeks so that I can focus on the book. As much as it pains me to type those words, it pains me more to not be able to focus on the task at hand. The writing of this book is such a big journey – it’s intimate and consuming, and I want to, and need to, be present for every moment of it.

So that means from next week on I will be absent from the blog – and your blogs unfortunately – so that I can be completely engaged in this particular creative endeavour. I estimate I’ll be absent for a couple of weeks, but I will not make promises at this stage, I really want to go with the flow. This also goes for emails too – so please understand that if you have written me an email that I haven’t replied to, it’s nothing personal, I’m just absent.

But for one last bit of fun I was thinking, many of you have asked me lots of questions in comments and emails over the past few months and I have not been able to get back to you – some have been inquiries about camera equipment I use, some about assisting opportunities, some about local designers and so on. So in light of my forthcoming absence, if there is something you’ve been wanting to know and I still haven’t answered this question in a post, or email, or comment, please leave your question in a comment below and tomorrow I will pick one of the questions that was asked the most and write a post specifically about that topic. If there has been something you’ve been dying to know, now is the time to ask it.

Thank you mes amis!


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  1. and flowers pick themselves says

    although i will miss your posts, it’s totally understandable to take some time away to focus on the book. best of luck!

    xo Alison

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  2. Augusta says

    knowing your needs is a great thing. best of luck in the coming weeks. sending you good work energy.


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  3. Kathy VK says

    I’ve been absolutely glued to your blog since I bought your Paris book last year. As a jewelry designer hungry for compelling visuals, your images and content never fail to provide delicious sustenance. I will miss your posts dearly, but that will make your return so much sweeter. Before you go, I’m one of those who’d be interested in the camera info. Here’s to fruitful hunkering.
    best, kvk

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  4. Mandy says

    Oh you will be so dearly missed, good luck with everything X

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  5. sammy says

    we totally understand where you are coming from .. sometimes you just have to concentrate on one thing, so we know what you mean. we shall look forward to when you can come back to posting on your blog. good luck with the book, we know it will be lovely!

    sammy & glenn

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  6. vintage simple says

    No questions from me… just wishes for inspiration-filled weeks while you work on your book. Enjoy your time away, dear.


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  7. Rachel says

    Good on you Pia – your blogs are always inspiring, but it’s also inspiring to witness such determination and focus in someone else – thank you for sharing that with us. If you do feel like you have time before your hibernation, I’m with Kathy VK’s post above – I’d love to know more about your camera equipment. Peace & focus πŸ™‚ Rachel

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  8. bronwyn says

    Best of luck to you. I hope you enjoy this time. I vote for camera info for tomorrow’s post.

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  9. beauty comma says

    no questions, i just wanted to say go ahead, take a well-deserved break and make a wonderful book! best of luck, we’re looking forward to seeing you when you’re ready to blog again!

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  10. Ivette says

    Best wishes to you Pia. I hope this creative endeavor will be as inspiring as it is rewarding…you will be missed.

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  11. Krista says

    I shall miss your beautiful photos dreadfully, but I’m so glad you’re taking time for this project. πŸ™‚ I wish you bon chance and a wonderful creative outpouring. πŸ™‚

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  12. brandeye says

    you will be missed, but it’ll all be worth it. i can’t wait to get your amsterdam made by hang book! i’ll be all set for my next amsterdam trip!

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  13. Frolic in Fabric says

    I have also been glued to your post since i bought Paris Made by Hand. Your work is so inspiring and artistic. So looking forward to purchasing your next book. PS. I am with everybody else ..would love to know more about photography. Till tomorrow.

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  14. Mietta says

    Totally understable Pia : ) Hope it all goes swimmingly : )
    I too would be interested in info on your camera and camera equipment : )

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  15. pia says

    camera info it will be then! thanks guys, i think this blog absence will be harder for me than for you! I woke up this morning thinking “noooooooo I can’t live without it!”

    I will survive.



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  16. Edwina says

    Oooohhhh… best of luck Pia
    no questions Darling!
    not that I don’t need all the help that I can get!!! in this techno world…. from someone who lives and works almost completely away from it all!!!
    and your work is such an escape visually and creatively for me..I try and have a look every few days! not that i am very creative at the moment! ..but a girl can dream right!!??
    anyway must stop rambling and wish you lots of aroha from NZ for your newest adventure!
    I hope you get the space to be able to take time out to do your gorgeous writing!
    Arohanui Ed xx

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  17. bexy says

    cant wait to see the book – go forth and conquer πŸ™‚ x

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  18. Maria says

    Hallo Pia!
    I can imagine that it is hard to do lot of things at the same time, while you have to focus on your book. Hope all the best!
    One question that I have already wrote you per mail: Can someone contribute per photo or a story for your new book “My heart wanders”?
    Best wishes, Maria

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  19. vanessa says

    Best of luck with the writing. I bought your paris book and love it.

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  20. manvi @ mochatini says

    GOOD LUCK!! we will be anxiously waiting for the release. I cant wait to get my hands on this one too.

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  21. nyla says

    Go, Pia! I had to do something similar over the past couple of months. Sometimes in order for the writing to flow I have to create some inner space. Otherwise, I’m all gummed up inside and there’s no where for the flow to go. (A good internal cleanse can also work pure magic for focus and productivity.) Wishing you a successful, focused retreat. Happy writing!

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