Model: Lucy Hay @ Unique
Photographer: Megan Bowers Vette
Grimes (Claire Boucher) from her video - Genesis. Done with watercolors.
Anonymous said: How have you been? How's the new work location? I hope it's a good change for you. And I hope you're busy getting out and about and socializing more. You deserve that. Make 2014 your year! (And if that doesn't work out there's always 2015 ... 16 ... 17 ...) Keep striving Rachel, and enjoy living your life! -B-
Hey thanks for your messages, I have been more away from Tumblr these days because I scroll to long and then get upset that I don’t make art or anything constructive. I am not so much having a huge social life but I have a good thing going at work, back in April when the mall store I was in with random casual hours was closing down, everything was up in the air and I felt run off my feet (literally almost, those bad cheap shoes are just rotten to live in), some of the other girls were just making dramas and getting bickery and quite damn petty. As we work at a franchise with a number of stores throughout the country, we were all offered positions but about three of the others decided to call it quits and move on (two were the drama-inducers, funnily enough) from the company - and the rest begrudgingly took on positions at the store on the other main street of the city (it’s kinda uptight and strict, or so we all believed). But because our manager took a liking to me, and I didn’t act like a shit-stirring, petty little child at work, she was a gem and helped put my foot in the door at the down-to-earth store on the other main street (closer to home as well) by giving me some shifts at the store (both our closing-down store and that store were a bit understaffed at the time too). They needed a full-timer so I was hired there and hey presto, now I have what I needed - also I get traditional 2-day weekends now. As a side-note the other manager from the closing-down store also moved on to be a manager of a different franchise’s store after we closed, too. Bless her cotton-softs, she walked face-first into manager’s hell back at the mall store, the 2ic didn’t even have her back/give her a chance. She bought me sushi one time when I was starving and poor, very lovely.
Anyway I just got a newer position at the new store as magazine person, because our previous one moved on. I was a mess my first week, nearly breaking down and things, but it’s sorting itself out.
We have a little family here and I know people’s quirks and behaviours and I have a staff card now as well (funny, I wasn’t eligible for a staff card back at old store where I was a “casual”, despite for months being the employee working the most hours each week, usually working full weekends from Friday to Monday, with only 1 day off inbetween, but now I get one. hmm ok. Not complaining but they had a weird definition of “casual”)
We’ll go for work drinks at some point apparently, but god knows when lol. I have at the back of my mind the desire to get out and go to gigs and attend meetups but I keep just wanting to buy art supplies and art books with my money lmao. I want to buy a crafter’s lamp and derwent watercolour pencils and a new wardrobe. I need to get more outgoing, I used to be more outgoing. Bf is a hermit (sorry Nick, you know it lol) and probably enhances the hermit in me. I think I would also be more outgoing if I had some amazing new dresses and outfits to wear instead of scraping by in the hand-me-downs and clothes-I’ve-been-wearing-since-I-was-ten shit my wardrobe was infested with. But, more hours coming up with the magazines position, and the extra dollaz we get to earn with our company’s spend&save-y scheme (I earned almost 100 from it yay) will maybe fund a new wardrobe. And at some point I need to save or something to try and be able to afford an education like I attempted back when I had to work at McDonalds and they dropped me like I was hot cuz I ain’t cut out for that fast food life. My parents are probably coming to Wellington next weekend after abandoning me for months and I will give them all their gifts I have gathered and gift-wrapped and labelled with special pens and I’ll show them my home improvements and ask them how they feel about this awful weather and icy breeze. Maybe they will bring my twin with them and my brother and my sister and my brother from another mother and their spectacular little toddler who will be ancient compared to the last time I saw her because they visit me so little (lol just kidding I like to tease and say they abandon me, I want them to come and get their gifts so they can be happy and read their books and things)
Bonus picture - some gifts for mum:
Anyhow, that is what I have been concerning myself with, along with getting sick a little, and sometimes morbidly depressed about the weather and it’s relentless chill
(short story: read the above for my 2014 life-story)
Anonymous said: wtf is wrong with you?????
Basically everything, and that is what makes me so right ;)
how to online shop
-price limit: <$20
-refine: price [low to high]
Minus middle one but yeah, basically
Photographed by David Vasiljevic
10 Magazine Fall 2003