WARNING: ONE PHOTO CONTAINS SWEARING
Well the year is almost over, there is basically just three weeks to go. I’ve got all my orders done to-date and am now working on a set for my own Christmas tree which will be included in my exhibition next year. I will start posting a monthly update on it next year, as I have a few things I want to achieve for the exhibition.
I’m saving up to apply for funding as you need $350 to join the platform that host Smarty Grants. It’s kinda stupid that you need money to ask for money but any who, I’m almost there and will hopeful be able to get a grant next year to help with the exhibition costs, such as pro photos, an exhibition brochure, canvases for the walls and such. Grabbing a spare jar we had has helped a lot to save the money up as otherwise it would just end up going in the bank and being spent on bills and whatnot.
Hopefully next week I’ll have a decent set finished on my tree and will put a reel up on insta.
Last week Joan and I helped mum peel mangos for mango chutney, which I have to tell you is a shit of a job, but it is so worth it as mum’s mango chutney is so good that dad even helps by getting the mangos for mum and gets a jar or two in return. (they don’t like each other) I don’t really like the insanity that is the Christmas month but I do love mango chutney and custard (not together 😂). Mum’s egg custard and the Paul’s brand brandy custard with a small slice of plum pudding, is heaven.
Mum and I also helped Joan move schools on Monday as moving schools is a big job for teachers as they have lots of their own books, toys and teaching aids to move. A lot of teachers will stay at the one school for this very reason.
I recently thanked one of my old teachers aids with a card and didn’t think much about it but she reached out via my aunt and sent me a card letting me know how much it meant to hear back from a former student so if you ever have a chance to thank a teacher or aid then take it as it will make their day.
We also had our Day’s For Girls break up on Saturday and exchanged gifts. I got this cute little puzzle. We also got a hand made heart ornament each, that says thank you. Mine broke on the way home but I’ve glued it back together and will be painting it so I’ll post photos of it in another post.
Hum other than that I’ll be taking the last week of this year and the first week of next year off from the blog, so only two more weeks for this year. The last week will be dedicated to planning for next year.
I found a new site to oder beads from and placed a small order, and found that it will be a good site for smaller orders although there are several things that I won’t be able to buy from it and will have to get from the old site, but it is good to have a second source to buy from at any rate, and I like being able to change the price from USD to AUD so I can compare in USD but see what I am paying in AUD upfront. It’s really handy.
Well I’ll write again soon, Louise