So with my new job, as a calligrapher, I'm going start posting pictures of the work my boss and I have done! I'm really excited to share! Also, I upload these to my Pinterest so you can find them there as well. I'm also trying to work on my photography (no judgement) with my new job. If anyone has any recommendations on what the best lens to shoot calligraphy would be, please share! Right now I'm using my 50mm but I feel that some times the writing in my pictures looks a little fuzzy and obviously that's the main part! Hmm? Any suggestions are welcome. Have a good day!
I'm getting ready to move into my new apartment **screeches of excitement**!! Clearly, I'm so excited. A 1840s (?) 4 plex building with wood floors, white walls and lots of character. I found the perfect couch the other day at a thrift store. It's a beautiful stripe Drexel that I got for $50, and if you know that brand...well, they are not $50. Ha! More in the thousands range and it's in pristine vintage condition! I can't wait to decorate so I've been trying to brainstorm for cute ideas for my new home! These are just a few of my favorite ideas that I'm planning to make!
As you read the title of this post you were probably wondering..whaa? Did I read that right? Did she mean to type that? But yes, that's what you read and no, it wasn't a mistake. Losing my job (about a month ago) was the best thing that has happened to me. When it happened I thought this was the worst thing that had ever happened. I was so upset, so betrayed, and so scared of how I was going to pay rent and find another job fast. A few weeks went by (spent job searching, playing with cats and window shopping) and with the emotional support of Colin, my mom and all my friends surrounding me, I realized it wasn't the worst thing that happened. In fact, I was starting to come to terms with "this could be a good thing". The whole "everything happens for a reason" (which I am a huge believer in) is in fact true! And guess what?! A couple weeks and a couple tears later, I'm employed! Not only do i have a new job, I have and AWESOME new job with a very generous, wonderful boss and best of all, the creative freedom I crave. I feel so lucky and blessed to be in the position I am in. I get to make beautiful things everyday, get paid for it (double then what I was making!), and work and play in a creative studio space. I am a calligraphy artist and I love what I do. I was so unhappy at my previous job, nothing good could have come if I had continued on. I am so thankful for the things that have happened over the past month, it was a little tough love but it was worth it. This has changed my life drastically, for the better.
After I lost my job I took a little break from my blog. I wasn't feeling creative or inspired anymore. I'm sorry to anyone who read my little blog and to myself for not continuing to let this be a creative outlet. I feel like I have that creative spirit back and I can't wait to start up again. I've made some changes to my blog after all of this so it could kind of be a "starting over" point. Yes, if you haven't noticed already, I changed the name of my blog. I am now Honest To Blog (which I thought was adorable and so fitting). Seeing as this is the most honest post I have ever written! (and it feels nice). I will be continuing with regular posting now. However, I will be moving next month (exciting!) so there will still be some slow times. More on that to come soon. Thank you to everyone who has helped me or even took the time to read this. Xo, Kat
Sorry I've been abandoning my little blog lately, I promise to explain soon. GOOD news however, Urban Outfitters is having their amazing %50 off sale items!!! I think this is my favorite time of the year (; Seriously though, I got a ton of from them the past few days that I can't wait to show all you! (I went to two different locations if that means anything). I want to do some sort of clothing haul (like my favorite Youtubers do) but I'm not much of a video person so I may do a photograph haul of everything I got because I can't wait to share! Also, I have some exciting things ahead in the next week that I can't wait for! For now enjoy and I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Xo
So the other day I was at Anthropologie and they had the cutest necklaces!! Unfortunately, some were out of my budget and I thought to myself, " hey, I can make that!" So I did! And boy, has it been a hit. It was super easy to make and it's really cute if you make a few and layer them together. PS, I had already made two necklaces and was half way through my third one when I decided I should make a tutorial so sorry if some "step" pictures are missing!
Inspiration- Anthropologies Lula necklace (shown above)
- "Friendship bracelet" string (I got mine at Michaels for $.37 each!)
- Necklace clasp
- Strung together rhinestones (I'm sorry, I don't know what they are called but I actually bought a cheap bracelet from Forever 21 and took it apart to use the rhinestones!)
- Strong glue- E6000 (I use this for everything)
- Pen & scissors