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Creativity Project

22 Feb

Alright, people. I’m starting a new creative project. I really need it. So, I figured I could use my blog as a little help (to be honest it was my aunt‘s idea).

So I’d like for it to work something like this: You comment in the comments section and give me either a theme or a title.  Then I have a week to do something creative about that title or theme. I’ll paint, draw, take a picture, write a poem, write a short story, or anything else creative with whatever the theme or title it was you gave me. Say for example you gave me “storm” as either a theme or a topic. Then I would paint, say a tornado, or a grey horse on his hind legs with a wild look in his eyes and a storm going on around him. Or something. And if I get more than one request each week, I will choose the first one (as long as it isn’t the same one or a similar one to the one that was the previous week) and then I’ll save the others for a week with no requests.

Please note: I am no professional, but I like to do this as a hobby, and recently I have been slacking out, so I need some boosting. I’m doing this as a push to be creative and get inspiration and practice. And also, if you did something creative yourself with the theme of the week, feel free to comment and leave a link or something to your blog and show us! :) Or email me a picture of your work, or your text. I would appreciate if you decide to leave it as a comment, leave it in the post where I show you my completed task. That way it will be more structured.

So, anyone care to be the first to suggest a topic, theme or title? : )

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Things I’d forgotten about home

5 Aug

I have always wanted to move. Move away from Norway, so I fell on France and Italy, but I didn’t want to live in America. Until we were there again. I remembered how cheap arts and crafts stuff from Michaels and JoAnns were, and how insanely expensive they are here. I found everything was so much cheaper and that I would really be able to do what I wanted there. I had failed to see that last time I lived there. Mom had obviously realized quite long ago, because our “hobby room” is FULL of paint, patches of um.. fabric, and all sorts of things. Never did she use it, but she had it. I would use it.

Anyway, but when I came back home and like we were about to land and stuff and it was only like 60 degrees and I was like wrinkling my nose. Like that is cold! But once I stepped off of the bus in our little town – its not even a town its too small, id say village – I recognized that familiar smell, the freshness of the air, the cool air with the sun warming through it, the slight breeze. When I came home, I walked my dog, remembering the dew on the grass, even at 4 o’clock. The slight wind carrying the ocean scents. And now this morning the Seagulls. Oh how I love this place!

So I quickly changed my plans of moving about. I would settle down here, somewhere in Norway. Somewhere like the place I live now where everyone knows everyone. And I would go on vacations to places like that. I would go for a month at a time, 3 weeks, two months. Longer periods of time, and multiple times thru the year. I would bring empty suitcases and just shop there, what is too expensive here. And you are probably thinking, Kittie, how are you going to do that? It costs money traveling, and you won’t have a job that gives you that much release off of work. So unless I end up owning my own company and just assign managers, I won’t be able to have a normal job, obviously. And I won’t! That’s the genius part! But I will have to work, obviously, and I will do so. I will take on part-time jobs, I will work one time jobs, summer jobs, I’ll be doing what I love most too! I’ll be working in like make-up stores, or something. Baby sit ;P. Obviously, I have to take on jobs I don’t like also. And probably when I’m home there will be periods where I work a lot more. But I’ll do it. And I will continue making my cards, doing other creative stuff, and sell. Mom does that too. There was like this wave a few years ago you see, that hit us here in our neighbourhood where we all started making cards. We all got together in one house, placed a bunch of tables together, covered them in paper and got to work. borrowed stamps and ink of each other, and sometimes we had some more experienced people come in and teach us. We all did this, but now only a few still proceeds with it. I think 3. I mean I think we all make our own cards for birthdays and stuff, but not many make a whole bunch just for fun and to sell anymore, and it’s more individual. Also, making bracelets have become some sort of hobby at least among a few. I mean, making cars is probably not going to make me rich ; P but it’s a slight income right? I’ll be a pastry chef! How cool wouldn’t that be! Its a hobby, but as work!

And if I am good and blog, maybe I will have someone wanting me to either test out products or have a commercial. Thats a little to right? A lot of people make money from their blog. Although that is not why I blog because I will probably never get that many reader haha : P

But I’ll make it work. The only problem will be when kids start school, and getting a boyfriend or husband into my lifestyle. Cause i dont like traveling alone, they’d have to come with me, and that would mean he wouldnt be able to have regular work either.. ha, poor whoever ends up living with me! : P About the kids, I can do homeschool or just hire a teacher to tag along. I want my kdis to be exposed and able to adapt and stuff, so I want them to come on our vacations and maybe 1-year living periods of time, however I also don’t want to drag them around on a move like every year. I have a friend whose parents move all the time, and he says its fun, its interesting, but it hurts. And I will rather have my kids grow u and go to school in a safe known area, than always move. But adapt them by have them tag along! Perfect!

I don’t know if it will actually turn out this way, but I hope. Cause I really love Norway, and I really love America, and I want to go so many places. I’m going to grow so sick of plane rides, but it should be worth it.

So yeah, come to Norway. You’ll love it.

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