Wednesday, June 25, 2008

why not?

So I just got home from work. Was supposed to work until 10pm but they cut my hours to 8. I'm totally cool with that today... hate coming home late and if I miss the 11pm cut-off for the Path train it takes a CRAZY long time to get home b/c the Path goes all the way to Hoboken before Journal Square. CRAZY talk!!

Joey met me after work so we could grab a slice and take the train home together. I love meeting up with him. There's really something about working away from each other (as opposed to working from home like we were in Naples) that makes me so giddy every time I see him walking towards me. I love our new found independence because it makes our time together 100% more amazing.

Had my first celeb sighting this evening too. As we were walking down Bleecker we caught up to Julianne Moore and her friend waiting to cross. She looked really cute in a beige scarf and printed summer dress in browns. LOVE her hair color too... it's not craazy red like it used to be, more of like a dark auburn red. Anyway, we didn't bother her (because when I'm super famous I don't want people to bother me, lol) and as we turned onto Christopher she and her friend continued down Bleecker and that was that....

I don't have anything else really to share. My desk is a mess (a very good sign) and I'm working on a new mini-book for a circle journal over at ScrapJammies. I'm only on call tomorrow so it should be ready to share by tomorrow afternoon. Hope my boxes I ordered from USPS show up!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

it's time...

to finally update my blog, and my life.

I've been avoiding blogging for awhile because I really want to figure out how to re-vamp my blog a bit. I'm not really sure what I want to change yet. Maybe just changing up the look a bit will help, but we'll see what I come up with today. Maybe if I've changed my blog will just follow suit?

Let's keep the crazy "get up to speed" pretty concise:

*moved to Jersey City, love it - love being close to NYC even more
*heat wave - cool off - gorgeous
*got a job, work at Anthropologie SOHO - totally love it, but ready to go full time
*fell into a second job (more following)
*Roxy started her first heat (yuck)
*finally have space in my studio

So I basically took this move to "check-out" for awhile. I think I was burned out on the scrapping thing. I think I was burned out in general - stressing the move, stressing life. I'm not going to jinx myself by saying that all is now peachy keen jelly bean... but at least I had an explosion of efficiency this weekend and pulled together my studio. So I now have surfaces to work on, a real desk set up, and all of my "stuff" unpacked. Well not ALL of it - one corner stays in boxes for the ease of painting this weekend.


decided on colors too...

So there are no more excuses on my days off. Time to put some of those ideas to work.

The "second" job is an awesome opportunity and I have to say it was all about surfing the right place at the right time! I was a little bummed out about my lack of hours at Anthro so I headed to craigslist just on the off-chance that something fun might pop out at me. And I found Kim!

Kim is opening the first truly dedicated LSS in all of Manhattan. Yes, there are some awesome stationary stores, and stationary stores with scrapping sections... but scrappers have nothing like a Purl Soho that the fabric lovers have. Well by the end of the summer they will! The Portrait Bug is going to be the first scrap boutique/portrait studio. It's going to be so cool, parties, crops, classes, kids and pet photography and parties.


Kim asked me to be the Design Team lead! I'm really excited. There's so much to be done - Product lists, ordering, CHA, opening events, hiring... and finding the Design Team! There is a ton of more exciting stuff to tell but for now if you are in the NYC area and want to be part of our local Design Team head to The Portrait Bug and look at all the info. The call ends June 30th and you have to be local and willing to meet once a month.

That's about my life right now in a nutshell. There will be more info on the store soon I promise, we can't release a date on the opening or anything until we are sure (construction woes) but it's going to be awesome so sit tight.

So now it's time for me to sit down and scrap. Or Journal. Or make an atc. Or make something.

It's playtime.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

back to blogging

Hey to everyone who is wondering where the heck I am and what I'm doing.  It's been a pretty crazy life change moving to JC.  I'm loving it but things have been really busy and I'm just now taking a moment to get the creative part of my life back on track.  I am finally employed but I want to share more about that later.  Let's just say that I finally have be employed with my favorite company EVER and I'm so excited for the opportunity!  My house is no where completed but will be by this weekend because I have to scrap!!  We had our cousin Mia with us last week and so all the leftover "stuff" got shoved into my room which meant pushing back unpacking my studio again - ugh.  

I just wanted to say "hi" - so Hi!  I promise I'll have a nice long blog post with photos and updates.  Life is pretty awesome right now and I'm loving NYC!  

More soon...