A couple of weeks ago I lost my job. It was a big shock and not handled very respectfully by my employers, so I had to take some time to crawl into my shell and lick my wounds (so to speak). However, as it always does, time and support from family and good friends is helping and I'm well on the way to feeling more like my old self again.
I'm also very lucky to be having a wonderful break this week in Brisbane, free-loading off Peter, who had to come up here for a conference. We're staying in a lovely hotel (Rydges) overlooking the river at Southbank. Peter is busy at the conference all day and in the evenings too, so I'm having a really sweet time doing whatever I fancy (and sometimes I fancy doing nothing! haha).
So far I've visited the Art Gallery, State Library, and GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art), hung out at Southbank and of course visited the shops in the CBD (mainly window shopping though – due to lack of income situation).
I couldn't resist picking up a few little things from the Gallery Stores. Some pretty postcards, a couple of interesting books (yes, I still buy books, even though I have a Kindle) and possibly the cutest button/badge making kit ever! I've already made a few buttons – it's so fun and easy!
I also did a little scrap therapy and created a page to document a whole series of crappy little events that also occurred in the week I lost my job.
Photo 1 - the mobile phone I had to use (straight from the stone age) when my Blackberry stopped working.
Photo 2 - a pack of rogue seagulls decorated the drivers side door of my nice clean car.
Photo 3 – the contents of my desk, in the boot of my car.
Photo 4 – I ripped a hole in my favourite lacy tights.
I recycled a brown paper shopping bag from the art gallery store to create a pocket, then I added the Journaling to the back of a piece of card and added a picture of the gorgeous pink roses Peter gave me to the front of the card and popped it in the pocket.
Keep on smiling, hopefully I'll find an even better job when I get back home(wish me luck) and of course, keep on crafting.
PS. Did you see a new weekend project is up? This time we're recycling clothing swing (price) tags to create gift tags. Check it out.