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08 February 2005 @ 12:02 pm
creativity bursting  
lalala. my mind is so totally not here at work at the moment. my resolve to do nothing BUT work things flew out the window, that's for sure. i'm trying not to be distracted, but i'm thinking of a million other things and looking forward to doing so many more projects and writing and just... stuff. the thing is, even when i'm like this, i still get work done. mine and other people's. so i'm not the world's Best Employee, but i'm not the worse either. hmmm.
*ahem*

i'm looking at this fantabulous online store, which sells all sorts of wonderful flavours & colourings & extracts & materials to make things like soaps, candles, body balms. it's so exciting; i want to mix things together and see what emerges from the results. i want to make beautiful smelling things that might not change the world, but might make someone happy or peaceful even for an hour. this store has the biggest range i've seen, especially in australia. i don't bother looking at the overseas stores because the shipping would be ridiculous; but australia doesn't seem to have a huge range of products in most stores, even online. but sites like this are so wonderful for recipes and ideas. sigh. i desperately need to get some products and turn the kitchen into a lab for a weekend, but i need to be saving to go back overseas, and i'm constantly working out savings plans, working out what i can and can't spend. hello, reality.

still, it's fun to dream and be inspired; i am ever so inspired.

i booked some days off at the end of february for no other reason than, i'd like a break. originally i was going to be in new zealand this week, but the reality of having no money and desire to head back to the uk for a year somewhat thwarted that idea. for as wonderful as it would have been, reality stepped in again, and i'm dreadfully worried already about not having enough to fly over comfortably (the last thing i want to do is be halfway across the globe and running out of money in some country where i don't speak the language), let alone throwing another overseas trip into the equation. but then i cancelled my days off from work, but this week i've been desperately wishing that i hadn't. hopefully this creative streak will continue until the end of february and i can utilise my days off to my hearts content.

hopefully i can last until the end of february without exploding. tootootoomany ideas, whirling around in my head, in my veins, in my heart. words, colours, scents, fragrances, raw materials screaming out to be moulded into something more. blank pages needing to be filled, the most random of objects waiting to be turned into jewellery. there are more ideas forming, and i don't know if i have room for them, but i desperately wish i did right now.

 
 
 
remember to breathe: snowturtles_path on February 8th, 2005 09:55 am (UTC)
*jumps on your wave* WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! :)
jen reneedaisywhite on February 9th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
i should get back into diy projects like soap making again.
i made these perfect little heart soaps one year. they were my first attempt ever at soap making and i even added pretty star glitter inside and a peppermint scent. i tied each one with blue ribbon, set it on my piano bench, and i left for the weekend. i returned home to find my dog had eaten ever single one and i knew because she left some of the ribbon...

i'm sure you'll find the perfect way to spend your days off
& i hope you enjoy it until you can return to the uk. <3
i'm jealous of your trips :)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 9th, 2005 12:23 am (UTC)
oh; but you are coming to australia in a few months time !!
maybe you can take a trip to adelaide, and we can hang out (that would be so awesome)

those heart soaps sound so gorgeous... obviously your dog thought so too ;)
<3
jen reneedaisywhite on February 9th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC)
when i get there, i'm definitely going to see as much as i can and so i will definitely see adelaide! ahh, we could see each other in a few months!

i chose bathurst because it was the closest i could get to sydney, but i almost had a heart attack when i read it would take two and a half hours by bus to get there. no car=bus or have someone on campus drive me. once i get there i will need to figure out the routes and make my way over to you <3