I’m back in New York, with my brand new artist visa, about to be working three different jobs to pay rent while I regroup and try to figure out my shit. Like. What is one to do with one’s life anyway?
That’s why, when I found it in the bookstore when I was back home, I bought Nina Åkestam’s book “Meningen med hela skiten” (terribly translated to something like “the fucking point of it all”) I loved it. I’d say it’s an excellent book about career choices and personal choices for a generation that no longer can rely on an education to get you a job. The generation that was told we can be anything we want, but then someone forgot to tell us we can’t be everything we want. Nina talks about the “good girl” problem (which I think applies to plenty of the boys out there too) and lots of other things. It’s easily read, despite a fairly heavy topic. Every now and then there are exercises for you to do, one of them is “the 85-year-old”. It’s basically just asking yourself what you wanna tell people about the life you’ve lived when you’re 85 years old. And that’s pretty much when I decided that blogging wasn’t one of those things.
So after 5 years or so I say goodbye to steadylight, the tiny little corner of the internet that was mine and I wanna thank all of you lovely readers for checking in on me (hi mom). If you wanna stay in touch, I recently got a Facebook page – see you on the flippetiflop!
Peeps! I’m not gonna be blogging for some time now, I’m considering putting this whole thing to rest. I figured I would always keep it up as long as it felt fun, and I’m just not sure it is anymore. But gonna start with a lil break and figure it out… until then!
Ladies and gentlemen, I do believe this is my first DIY-post! A lil throwback to that time when my awesome roommate Taryn moved to LA to be Director of Marketing & Artist Relations for the Dance dept at Warner. (how cool is that?? Go Taryn!) I bought a bunch of her stuff in the move, a smart thing to do considering the only piece of “furniture” I owned at the time was a mattress on the floor. A simple lifestyle to say the least. Anywayyy…. among other things – like the memory of her wonderful laugh – she left a lamp for me, I figured I would make it more mine by giving it a makeover, so I went and bought some fancy marbled paper (and a starmap for the wall!)
It took about a second before I had company…
I removed the lampshade…
Cut the fabric off…
And simply put glue on the areas where I wanted the paper to stick to the lampshade and just rolled it cross the paper.
Cut off any excess paper and folded the edges in with more glue.
So I’ve been missing in action on here lately. How come, ey? Well you see, since January I’ve been working on a new visa application, to be able to stay in New York for a few years, and today I got approved! APPROVED!! Hurray!! :D :D :D If I had champagne right now I would pop it.