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08 June 2006 @ 04:40 pm
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Some journal covers I have been working on, starting from blank notebooks. The first one is a new journal, that I will start writing in when I leave for London, the second is a 2006/2007 planner/diary (as I need to be a bit more organised that I am currently), the third is a journal for someone who asked me to do one for them, with those words on it. I think I am mostly happy with how they turned out. Crafting relaxes me, mostly.

Second to last day here at work; I've been clearing everything off the harddrive (oh, 30 gig of music, videos, pictures, random files... 8 months of being an Internet Lounge wench), and trying to tie up any loose ends before I leave. I got another request from a recruitment agency in London to contact them when I arrive; that makes 4 definite interviews, and 4 agents who have requested I call them when I get there to arrange a meeting. Not to mention all the other many job agencies I have bookmarked to get in touch with as well. I'm quite confident about my job prospects when I get there.

I made a blog, for my friends & family (& Ben & Millie) to read while I'm away (you can see it here: http://faerywinged.blogspot.com); I showed my Dad the other day and he bookmarked it. He was checking it again just 10 minutes ago: "why is it still empty?" "because I'm not in London yet?" "you should be writing about your expectations! That it's only a week away! I want to leave you comments!" haha, my Dad is so sweet. He didn't even really know what a blog was, until I showed him mine. So I promised him I will update it tomorrow morning, my task for my last day at work.

As much as sometimes I have hated being back here instead of overseas as planned, I am going to miss working with my Dad here. We've had some fun together these last 8 months, and I feel a lot closer to him than I have since I was a lot younger. I've been lucky.

7 days. I'm getting more & more excited.

love graffiti dancing in the streetsurban_ballerina on June 8th, 2006 09:16 am (UTC)
your dad is a cutey!
riikkaflashbulbmemory on June 8th, 2006 10:13 am (UTC)
Wow! Some gorgeous journal covers :)
eleanor janephotogirl on June 8th, 2006 10:38 am (UTC)
Jade those journals are beautiful! x
a is for the ache in achilles: hee i heart youturnedoffneon on June 8th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC)
haha your dad made me smile.
a is for the ache in achilles: distractionturnedoffneon on June 8th, 2006 11:50 am (UTC)
also do you have my phone number?
you must tell me yours when you get one in london!
♥Lokaha Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu♥jupitersiren on June 8th, 2006 12:37 pm (UTC)
These are beautiful!!!
::~::Jeannie::~::: lost - sawyer - cheekyimmortal_wicca on June 8th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
Wow, I love the first journals cover - so creative and striking!!

I really need to get back into my paper journal writing - I used to write a journal every day, and I have several from my teens...

Is there any possiblity that when you make your next journal cover, you could do a step-by-step picture account of how you go about it? I've never actually tried to make the covers of my journals, so I'm not exactly sure where I would start... :/ They really are all beautiful though. :)
bianbian on June 8th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
In case I don't get to comment before you leave, BEST OF LUCK to you!! I can't wait to start reading all about your adventures & I think its so cute how excited your dad is to start reading your blog!
lindafragilehearted on June 8th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
damn those are cute. i wish i could be artsy like you, jade. my paper journals were just spiral notebooks, heh.
prophetess666prophetess666 on June 9th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
I'm so envious of your journal making ability! Those are very pretty Jade, I love them :)

Your dad is adorable :) I think it's so cute in general how older people are somewhat confused by blogs, but I love that your dad wants to jump right in.
coda_withbellson_ on June 10th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
those are very pretty, jade. i especially like the middle one.
Emilia Rothschildetherealshores on June 11th, 2006 07:18 am (UTC)
Those are serious works of art!

I second the best of luck comment someone up there said. I'll be crossing my fingers for you, and I hope everything goes wonderfully.

Aubreystormvibrations on June 13th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
I missed these before; I love the covers! What paper and stuff did you use?