Monday, June 8, 2009

what i did on my week off

I took a week off work to spend some time on my art, my home and to get a bit of 'me' time too. Here's what I got up to:

1. Finished a zine - it's called my little room, a full colour 32pp 'art'-piece, A7 in size. I haven't made one of these in ages - it felt good to be able to finish something.

Samples are now making their way to distros and will hopefully be available soon.

2. Redid, my creative bits site. It now runs on Wordpress with a super simple yet-to-be-styled-my-way theme. I love what you can do with WP nowadays, and there are so many themes and plugins to play with. :) If Google, Blogger and Tumblr weren't so cool, I'd use WP for everything.

3. Called my bank about a home loan. Yeap, I'm going to be a homeowner. In the midst of all these "getting old" ponderings, I wonder if a big financial responsibility will make it easier to grow up.

Maybe the annoying habits of "young people" wouldn't bother me as much if I knew I had more important things to be concerned with; maybe quarter-life crises are easier to bear when you take responsibilities more seriously? We shall soon see, I hope.

4. Hit up Ikea for some storage boxes and walked away with boxes, a cutting board, a new non-stick frypan and a $1 hotdog. I know I probably risked getting the poos, but these snaggers are gross in a most delicious gleeful manner. Nom nom nom delicious.

5. Assembled the storage boxes and packed mah shiz all up in them. My stationery and craft ephemera has sat laid out in the corner of my living room for ages, taunting me every time I passed on a night of creativity in favour of gaming and television indulgence.

Of course, guilt and anxiety never helps one's creative drive, so my new strategy is to hide them in beautiful boxes to rekindle that sense of artistic longing.

My boxen, let me show you them.

6. I got mail! Purchased a hair straightener online a couple weeks prior, and it arrived! Now, before you think I'm some lady of leisure shopping mama, I'll have you know that this was a super good deal from a super quick ebay seller.

When it arrived, it turned out to be even better value than I thought - at the same price the appliance sells for in stores, this box of delight came with the straightener, cosmetic brushes, a heated eyelash curler and a roll-up makeup bag.

Yeah, okay, this probably doesn't mean anything to you unless you're a primp-junkie, but I wanted to bring this up so I could show you an awesome photo of a cat sitting in the mail wrap.

7. As the 'working' week came to a close, I skipped an afternoon/evening of drinking to paint the giant wall in my tiny living room. Bright orange, if you please. Here is a photo:

So it was back to work today whilst recovering from yesterday's morning stair climb and afternoon football game, fairly content and relaxed for now.

Week off has been deemed a great success. :)

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