I’ve decided to add a new endeavour to my business. I’m starting with doll repaints with sculptural elements and eventually will venture into making my own dolls as well. For now, enjoying the transformation of a rescued doll into something more elaborate. Still in first stages with this one: 


It’s #inktober!

So I haven’t participated in this before – I’ve only recently thrown myself back into drawing. This it my “so far this month”. Nothing super impressive but hey, this is fun!

It’s oh so quiet, except…

Sitting on the front porch of the house we rent an apartment in, appreciating the quiet of the night air.

For the first time since we set up our little retreat out here, I hear a bat! I know bats strike terror into the hearts of a lot of folks, but I love the little winged fluff balls. Actually I plan to get multiple bats on my chest sometime in the near future. Tattoos, that is, not the real thing. Though, it would be pretty entertaining to walk into work with a bunch of actual bats clinging to my chest.

I've been told I'm twisted.
Not true.

Sickly but Inspired

Feeling pretty miserable today, not much up to leaving the bed. However, I'm not a complete waste.

I've had a lot of ideas running around my head for a book in the past couple of years. Aside from wanting to write a memoir of sorts, I also want to get back to writing fiction. The problem was I had so many competing things in my brain, and none was taking shape. Well, it's finally happened. I have to figure out a few things still but it's begun!

Former, Once Again.

Monday I start a new job.

I am excited, and nervous, and really just grateful I didn’t flub the interview. Also, apparently I understand technology a little more than I thought I did! Who knew?

I don’t mind slinging coffee, not at all. I don’t mind the majority of the customers, for some reason, coffee shop customers tend to be more pleasant than say, fast food ones. What I mind is the way that I was treated there, as well as some of my coworkers. Hearing my supervisor muttering while standing roughly 3 feet from me (as I’m running in circles doing several jobs at once) “Nobody fucking does anything around here!” was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

A week later and I have a new job, which allows me to use more of my skills than just coffee preparation – and learn a bunch of new ones. For the first time in quite some time, I’m excited about my day job.

Maybe I’ll have enough energy left to actually create too. Being happy tends to make it happen.

Whatever Floats Your Goat

So, after a tough month of being flat broke (boyfriend was off work due to illness and got laid off – and coffee wenches don’t make much moolah), we are finally climbing out from under the rubble. Last night I bought Goat Simulator, and I’m pretty sure it was designed by an evil genius to keep people playing video games. I’ve told people time and again I am not a gamer “per se” but I do enjoy quirky and weird video games. I have a feeling I am going to be yanking myself away from the screen to keep myself creative. My Friday night here is going to include home karaoke, my new game and possibly a little bit more shopping. Yep. I’m a party animal.

Also, I bought some clothes online, on sale and then on discount again. It’s part of the “make my closet pretty again” project. Now to return to the gym and start working on my caboose!