Monday, 24 January 2011

The Plan...

Alright, I have a plan in place for this new year. I am very excited but at the same time freaked out, worried and anxious. The last two are synonyms of each other but it helps reiterate my point. So here it is...

“The Plan”
From February 7th I am going to do makeup artistry here. This will last four months until June. The course is in Auckland so I've been planning, planning, planning like mad. It will be expensive to live up there but (as they say...) no pain no gain.
After, I will return home for a few months and in October travel down to Queenstown to do a Diploma of Hotel Management here.

At this point I have about two weeks before I leave home. The only things I've been doing lately is eating, sleeping and going to work. Now that the holiday season is coming to an end I'm getting less hours at the cafe, for which I am grateful. My callouses are getting callouses! I'm sad to say but the job no longer gives me the same joy it did. Nonetheless I will miss it.

Bring on February!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


Yesterday I went shopping in Palmerson North with family. I only spent $35.00 but I got quite a lot. Retailers must be trying to get rid of last years stock.

Got these gorgeous nail polishes by Revlon. The bright pink on the left is called Tropical Temptation, the middle purple-pink is Seductive Plum and the final pastel is Pink Chiffon.

Also went to the new-ish jewelery store Lovisa and I got four earrings for $10.00, which was totally unexpected but I'm not complaining.

Black rhinestone flies...?
Diamante beetles.
Cute-as little Owls.
...and this earring set which I don't like, however I want to use the filigree fan in another piece of jewelery I'm making.

The final item was a cotton blouse-thing for only $10. Its a nice closet-filler.

Anyway, that's all for now. The photos aren't the best, this is the first time I've used an iTouch camera...I hate the compromise in quality but I do like the convenience of this item.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Just photos

Savannah when to a Harry Potter themed birthday party. She decided to dress up as Fleur Delacour, so, with that in mind, we hunted around the house for all things Fleur-ish. This is what we came up with. I actually think it's a pretty good outfit. It was a piece that was entered into a fashion competition a few years ago, I don't think it got a placing. The hat is a hand made (by me) fedora with a pin tuck sash and buckle. Picture is a bit fuzzy, it was getting late and I didn't really have the patience to put up with her excited-ness.

This was the birthday boys dog. He was adorable! ...not as cute as Twinkles mind you.

They have a seriously intense bottle collection as part of their Harry Potter design scheme. When I asked the mother she said, "My husband digs holes for a living". It was a funny statement, but in actuality I think he's a contractor. There were some beautiful vintage pieces that made my fingers itch to steal.

That's all for now. I hope I don't fall off the planet again, I really enjoy blogging.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

I'm terrible with updating. *sigh*. Nonetheless, I'm here now. Let's just skip the end of the year and move forward with some goals for 2011. I decided (with a little help from my boss) to make 5 achievable goals instead of a resolution. I'm happier with that idea because resolution sounds so severe and beyond me. So here it goes!
  1. Go to Makeup Artistry school.
  2. Write a story. At least one & finish it.
  3. Keep in contact with my close friends.
  4. Practice illustrative type.
  5. Do the Diploma of Hospitality Management.

    EDIT because I thought up some more goals.
  6. Complete defensive driving course.
  7. Get my full drivers license.
Those are all totally achievable. Let's go full steam ahead for 2011.