Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Busy busy busy

Life is pretty hectic here at the moment.

I've started a new job a few weeks ago. I work in a pub, I do a bit of cleaning and I do a bit of serving food. No, not at the same time, but I enjoy both sides to the 'working in a pub' experience so far, and I'm actually getting to know people in the neighbourhood. I've only been living here for four years, so it's about time...

Then there's the Old Skool Drawing 101 course I'm taking. Leslie is doing such a great job teaching us the very basics of how to draw and I'm loving every minute of it. I should draw a lot more than I currently am, but I'm adjusting to the working life... which is strange after so many years of sitting at home doing my own thing. Drawing is a great way to relax though and I should start thinking of it as such a bit more.

Nanowrimo is coming up next month and I'm trying to decide what I'm going to write about. This will be my 6th time, so you'd think I have this all planned out months in advance. Um.. Nope. I do try and come up with a sort-of-kind-of idea before the clock strikes midnight on Halloween, because that's when I start typing like a looney to try and get the 1667 words a day, but as I've learned from past experience, things can change drasticly without you even knowing. Two years ago my main character decided to adopt a cat without asking me first! How dare she! But it was great for word count so I wasn't too upset.
If you're a fellow Nano-er and want to add a writing buddy, my user name on there is Eveline_UK. Feel free to add me.

Then there's the fact that my sister-in-law (well, not really because Tye and I aren't married yet) is expecting twin boys. I have decided to make them each a crocheted blanket. This one here. I have never done anything larger than a beanie hat and a skinny scarf, so I am a bit nervous, but I got my yarn today and I'm going to start making my first rows tonight. (See, by writing it here I have to! No backing out!) I'll keep you posted, because SIL doesn't read my blog anyway..

Of course we're also working our butts off to get the second issue of 'ZINE, 'Art Journaling - it's all good' ready for Nov. 1st. It is going to be even bigger and better than the first issue, so be sure to get your copy! We're thinking of changing the payment system, so please check Artjournaling.ning.com or my blog for details nearer to Nov. 1st for details on where to get your copy. If you haven't seen the first issue yet, it's still for sale, so run on over to Artjournaling.ning.com to get your copy!

And if that wasn't enough, I've gone PRO. Oh yes! And before you start going to a dark place, I meant that I've gone PRO on Artfire.com. It doesn't change anything for you, but for me it's made things a lot easier and I'm really happy to have taken the plunge.
I've just listed a set of knotted necklaces to celebrate.

Please head on over to Timeless.artfire.com to see more pictures, more product and of course to purchase.


  1. Wow you are busy. Lots of fun things for sure. That's great. Just to let you know, I added you as a contact on NaNoWriMo. I am kymalina on there but on Twitter and such I am blissartworks. Good luck with NaNoWriMo. The odds of my finishing it are not good. But I love doing it.

  2. I do love Nanowrimo and somehow I always finish it. The secret for me is writing tons on Day One, so you're already a day or two in front. I start at midnight, and then write for an hour or so, and then add more during the day/evening. Everything you write until midnight counts as one day, so that makes for a longgggg first day of writing.

  3. Are you working at your friend's pub? The one that needed all the clean up work done?

    I'll tell Holly about NaNoWriMo - I thought of doing it in the past but honestly would have no idea WHAT to write!

  4. Yes! The volunteering helped. ;)

    Nanowrimo is great fun, even if you have no idea what to write. There is also a young writer program for those under 17, some schools even join Nanowrimo as a class project for the month. Even though next month I'll probably be moaning a LOT about Nanowrimo on Twitter, I absolutely love it!