Whats Goin’ On…

Posted: August 1, 2010 in life

So. Here I am … 25. Living at home. I have a job that has nothing to do with my degree. *but I do Love it. I have debt up the wazoo.

Where do I go from here?

That is my issue.

And… besides that feeling nagging me in the back of my mind. always. … I have recently been putting forth funds and efforts into my own photography. Mostly portraits for the time being.  I love it. I love having that time (however short or long that time is…) with the child or family. I love seeing them in my own way. I love the reaction to my work. It really is what I love to do. I have been working on getting props, clothing, backgrounds, lights and educating myself as I can on business and lighting.  Someday, everything will align, and I will be able to put ALL my efforts into this. I AM really excited. Ideally, the next step would be to acquire a space close to me (if not my own apartment or something) to use as a studio. I need somewhere to start collecting and storing my props and everything else. Everytime I drive down this particular road in town (Manufacturing Dr.) I see all the commercial spaces available and I cant stop daydreaming about what it would be like to be in one of those buildings… sigh. A girl can dream, right?

In other news… STILL waiting on the Death Certificate and such for my mom. This is getting ridiculous. There is no reason why it should take soooo long : (  It still isnt getting any easier. I watched a movie yesterday in theatres, and all I could think was how much mom would have liked it. My heart continues to break.  More often than not, I find myself replaying the events of that night.

Sigh.

I haven’t done much yarn work since then either. And I feel bad, because there were a few projects that I really wanted to start and finish, but I hadn’t had it in me. But.. I FINALLY made a yarn purchase. Maybe things will turn around as far as that goes.

Thanks for reading : )

Goodnight loves~

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Rest In Peace

Posted: May 5, 2010 in life

My Mom died in our home on Friday April 23, 2010.  A very significant event all of my family’s lives.

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short stuff

Posted: January 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

Ok. So the whole updating with a creation everyday didnt work out so well….  Last week was kind of a doozy for me.

But I have been working on some things. Ive got a baby blanket almost ready for Charlie!

Im trying to get some other changes going on around here.. but we’ll see. I cant wait for it to start warming up so I can take advantage of my spaces that are too cold currently to use.

I guess thats all for today… Ill be around…

So… this one dosen’t really count… but i pulled something out of the archives and photo shopped some color into it.

And then this next one, I just finished up another yarny creation. Jade’s Black and Green scarf!

Monday’s Drawing.

Posted: January 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

Mondays Drawing. Just something that I doodled up while at work. Started with the bubbles on one day and revisited and worked in the woman during the day.  Its not something complete, but Im done with it. Im done with that day.  Onward.

A Bohemian Storm Is Brewing….

Posted: January 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

So. It has been awhile. I haven’t written for some time for a number of reasons. First of all, my world kinda fell apart (in a minor way) and I had to move and quit my job and figure out something new all before Halloween. Then. I just didn’t feel like writing. Anything I would want to write about was not something I could share. And now, with the new year and with my birthday I feel that it is an appropriate time to ‘update’.

SO. After the amazing Wilco Concert (Aaron, Jess, Joe, Jade and Kate all came up to Chicago), my car (engine) broke and died. That meant that my sister and I had to move home. We got home on Halloween night. Which was a good time as well.

I got a job at the Portrait Studio in Wal-Mart and made buku bucks for the Holiday season, but now hours are slim to none. . . gotta get something to supplement until I can go back to lifetouch.

Being back is a strange thing. People are different now a days. The worst part of things is, and I dont hold it against anyone, but hanging out anymore with a certain grouping of people, EVERYONE is paired up! it drives me nuts! Mike proposed to Heather, which is wonderful and gives me the warm fuzzies!

The Holidays sucked. It was the worst holiday season ever. I just wasnt having any of it. Im glad its over and hopefully next winter will be more magical for me than this one. I don’t even know why I hated it this time.

My birthday celebrations were perfect. I dont even mind that Im 25. Except for one tiny snaffoo that makes me feel super dumb…  it was all good.

So now what.

There are things that have been going on in the background of my mind that I think Im going to just bury for the time being. Some of you know whats going on, but thats in the category of ‘not talking about it’. Especially here.  BUT its kind of a big deal.

And then theres that creative itch that keeps coming… or never leaves. I need to start creating more and with a greater quality.  Im not sure how to ignite that… but its coming, I know it is.

Then there is always my yarn. A couple things had to be put on standby, but im getting back on track. I have to finish a blanket for my first Nephew, Charlie! before getting started on anything else. And Jade’s Scarf too.

And finally, I have every Intention of traveling this year. I just have to. First on my list, Texas to visit my cousin Kate and her family. And while I’m there conveniently hop over to visit a new friend who is also in the area. And come winter time, I will apparently have a connection in San Diego, so why the heck not.  All I need is the funds to do so. . . .

So there it is.
Starting tomorrow, I think I will try to do a sketch/photoshop creation a day for a week. Hold me to it!

Much loves and thank you for reading.
IF you have any links that might fuel the creative spark, please feel free to share!!!

Thanks!
A to the Jo

Photo update…

Posted: October 15, 2009 in life
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Alrighty. So… The above kind of sums up the end of summer…. Panic!/Fall Out Boy/ Blink 182 concert… Hanging at the Discovery Center with my bro and his gf … Hitting up a drawing class recently. I havent really felt like updating…

But alot has happened. This past week and upcoming week and all of october I guess are pretty busy. LOTS of fun stuff.

The girlies came up to see the Miley Cyrus concert. That was exciting and then while we were at the Pumpkin Patch… It snowed. WTF.

Also… I found a kite fest!!!

I am happy to say in full confidence… That I am completely over, done with and tired of a certian person from my past. It took awhile, but with a little help (unbeknownst to them… ) I pulled through. Not to say that I wont be his friend, but things… dynamics.. back home have changed, and I dont know how to approach that. People arent really spelling things out for him and he continues and dosent learn and change.

Moving on…

This weekend I am going to see WILCO with some pals in chicago. Stoked for that. Staying the night out there on sunday. Should be wicked awesome.

Just watched Adventureland.  Loved it. Its one of the only movies I can think of that is about college age/college grads (im sure there are plenty out there, but this one resonated with me). It was strange to see young folks at a bar.. as opposed to house parties … legally drinking.  I get tired of the high school party scene always showing up.  Not that its that big of an issue, but this had a real feel too it and I appreciated it.  Not to mention the rollover minutes kid. LOVE him.. too funny.

What else. Made some awesome knits recently… no pics right now… I cant find them : ( Ill work on that later. Um… I got my one year pin from Lifetouch ❤ woohoo! My sister graduated… double woohoo… I won a peoples choice contest with my pic! and. . . . . .  hair cut! hip hip horray. Oh Sister turned 21 as well sometime in there …

Now Im off to update “100 movies list” and “1001 things” list…

loves
Amy Jo

ps. im missing YOU..