Anyone who knows Astrid is immediately smitten with her. She is but 15 years old but encompasses everything that I have spent a lifetime to achieve. She knows exactly who she is.
She is the "it Girl". She is a beautiful photographer, incredibly talented artist, lovely model (you will be seeing Astrid in many more pieces to follow...) the best artist assistant (she helps me with photo shoots, styling and again as a model for subject matter) .
I met Caren a few years ago . She had the cutest shop in town and asked if I would be interested in selling some of my prints there. This was the beginning of one of my most cherished friendships.
When we see each other we get as giddy as school girls. We share a love of tea, all things vintage, graphic novels and comic books and David Sedaris. Her treasuries on Etsy are so beautifully curated, they just blow my mind.
Another stunner I know. It might as well be bombshell week all over again.
Whenever I read something interesting I always send it to my evernote. Well Jena's business and creativity tips make up most of what I have saved there. She is the most insightful guidance counsellor to indie businesses there is .... hands down.
Jill is drop dead gorgeous. On top of that she has the greatest style sense that makes her even more breathtaking.
But it's not just her beauty that I fawn over. Jill is a savy business woman.
She is owner of a fabulous vintage shop and takes in on the road in the summer in the cutest Boler trailer.
She is one of the co-authors of the Indie-Business course of which I am proud to be an alumni.
To boot she is a fellow Canadian. And you know us Canadians. We like to point that out.
This week is dedicated to all the bloggers that I crush on.
I have always been a blog lurker.
I love to read them but never comment. If I did my comments would consist of "you are so cool", and "that's awesome", and probably another "you are so cool" and maybe a "I wish we were friends" and I don't want to scare anyone or sound to lame... so that is why I lurk.
Blogs are funny, you get so attached to the people who write them. They become your friends without ever having to meet.
These gals are like that for me. I can't wait to hear what they are up to, what they are wearing, what they are making... I just can't wait to hear from them.
I am proud to say that I have left my lurker status behind me and have spoken to all these ladies and they are as sweet and nice as I could have imagined.
And best of all they all agreed to be featured in the 365.
I do not just follow Thursday on her blog. I follow her around our city to thrift stores, craft shows, indoor playgrounds, and splash pads. I followed her for so long that she finally gave in and now we are friends.
Receptionist. My main responsibility was to answer the phone and give directions to get to the office. I was from out of town and had no idea of describing how to get there. I would have to interrupt the other staff to ask directions. They drew me maps, I still had to ask for directions.
Come to think of it I never received a mug with jelly beans and a small stuffed animal wearing a t-shirt that says You're #1 ... not even on secretary's day.
I worked in a bakery and got to be around the smell of baking bread.... Yum right? The only down side was that my apartment at the time was located above another bakery... there was no escape from the smell though delicious it was . Maybe that's when I started having problems tolerating wheat ;).
I worked at an Irish pub for 2 years. The owner likened himself as a Rod Stewart doppelganger. It was mandatory that after our shift was over (about 2 am when we were all totally exhausted) the barmaids and servers were to play audience to him singing Karaoke to Rod's greatest hits.