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I've gotten 2257 SEK ($250) but I'm still missing 2979 SEK ($331). I had to revise how much my money I have on my bank account right now due to more costs popping, so I now have 2954* SEK ($327).

Please, if you can, help!




One of the things I really hate to do is beg but I have come to a point where if I don't get help I will end up in debt, so I'm here asking you for help.

In a couple of days I'm moving to a new city but it's been one hassle after another during this move, the latest being that I don't seem to find someone to sublet my apartment to. And today my landlord told me that the earliest I can offer someone to move in, if I'm lucky, is 15th of March, because they need 2-4 weeks to approve my request to sublet my apartment. That means I have to pay the rent on this apartment for March within days.

Now, I'm on social welfare because I have studied at uni and not worked enough to get unemployment money (min 6 months full time) but social welfare refuse to help me. They want to pay for the other apartment, which is cheaper, which I could be able to pay for (though noodles for a month) instead of the expensive one.

The problem:
I need to pay rent on this apartment which cost more than I get to live on from social welfare. I have, right now, approx 2954* SEK ($327) to live on until April** and my rent is 5236 SEK ($587) for this apartment. That is why I'm asking for your help. If you have money to spare please help me. I need to collect the money before the 25th of Feb because then I move (and will be out of internet for a week and cannot pay my rent).

I really need a break. I've been working up hill for two months now, one shitty thing after another keep popping up. I'm at a breaking point. Just this Friday I cried on the bus because my dad refused to help me with the move as promised. I'm struggling and I'm really trying to keep my head over water but it's hard. I'm at a loss. I just need something good right now :(

Please help me. If there's something I can do for you in return do tell, maybe give you jewellery I've made? A notebook? I don't know. I just really need the money, so if you have any to spare please send them to my paypal (or if you're Swedish you can ask for my bank account). If you don't have any to spare please, if you can, share this post.

My paypal:

carin.jacobsson(AT)gmail.com (change (AT) to @)


Lots of love,
petrova


*At least right now but new costs pop up all the time for this move, just to get my mail sent to my new address cost 450 SEK ($50,5)!!
**If all goes well, if shit really hits the fan I have to live on that until 24th of April when I get my first pay from my new job (the reason I'm moving).





I have so far: 2257 SEK ($250)
What is still needed: 2979 SEK ($331)

Thank you so much to each and everyone who has so far donated, I'm beyond words :tighthug:


100 love letters (V-day project)

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 24, 2017, 5:36 PM
There is so much hate and sadness in our world today, last year was a very sad year for many reasons so I hope you will join me in my endeavour to spread a little love in this world.

This is "100 Love letters" 4th year and I hope that we can brighten the day for people all around the world. Let's show that love always wins!


IDEA

Write a love letter (not a post-it) in your own language and leave it somewhere in a public space, it can be on a bus, in a changing room, school or at the grocery store. You decide where!

HOW MANY?

One (1), but you are free to write as many more as you'd like.

WHY
To brighten someone's day

WHEN
The letter should be left somewhere on February 14th (Valentine's day).

WHO CAN DO THIS?
Everyone!

WANT TO JOIN IN?
Comment below or click 'going' on the fb event!

SHARE!
Feel free to share this event with your friends, the more we are the merrier it will be!

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If you want, share a photo of your letter/envelope!
Hashtag with #100loveletters on twitter, fb and instagram :)

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NEED SOME TIPS AND INSPIRATION?
> Use a quote as starting point (maybe one from this list: bit.ly/1zgRlfe)
> Use a song as inspiration
> What would you want to read in a letter from a stranger? (write that)
> Write from your heart
> It doesn't need to be longer than one page but you can write more if you want to
> Keep it happy and positive
> Do not assume any struggles or who the person is

Note! you do not need to write your name in the letter, you can write an alias or nothing at all.

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HISTORY
I started the project "100 love letters" in 2014 where I hoped 100 people would write a letter and leave in a public space on Valentine's day. BUT! Over 500 people wrote a letter. Afterwards several asked to make this an annual thing.


I have 50 notebooks left! I need to at least get that down to half to be able to transport them. I'd like to remind everyone that these are limited edition and will not be made again so if you want one (or more) it's time to get your hands on it (them) now before they're gone!

The money will be used for moving help, moving boxes and transportation from this city to the other so not only do you get a pretty notebook/sketchbook you will also help me move :heart:

What is left:
"My heart" - 8 lined, 5 blank
"Orchard" - 6 lined, 1 blank
"Tender" - 7 lined, 6 blank
"Life mystery" - 8 lined, 3 blank
"Winter's shiver" - 5 lined, 4 blank

SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES!




Update!

Please share this with people who might be interested, I need all the money I can get for the move and I really need the space when moving cities since right now these books take up 4 big boxes(!).

NOTE! There is only 1 left of the "Orchard" with blank pages! For current amount of each design look above photos.


Sold so far!
2 blank "My heart"
2 lined "Life's mystery"
1 lined "Winter's shiver"
2 lined "Tender"
1 lined "Orchard"
1 blank "Winter's shiver"
2 blank "Life mystery"
1 blank "Orchard"



FIRST POST:
I need to sell off my entire stock of notebooks. I am moving and cannot take them with me, unfortunately for me, but lucky for you.

I will not make new notebooks so these are LIMITED EDITION. All in all there have been 20 made of each design. I'm now selling them off at cost price just to get my money back, you can only buy them directly through me for this price. Note me or e-mail me at info[at]caja-art.se if interested!

Original price for one: 160 kr / $18

Prices!
Sweden:
For one: 120 kr + 39 kr frakt = 159 kr
For two: 240 kr + 52 kr frakt = 292 kr
For three: 360 kr + 52 kr frakt = 412 kr

World:
For one: $15 + $9 = $24
For two: $29 + $15 = $42
For three: $43 + $15 = $58


Wrapping!
You can get the item(s) wrapped for 15 kr / $1.8 per item.

How to pay!
Paypal
If Swedish: bank transfer

Design info!
  • Hardcover notebook
  • Lined or blank pages
  • 80 g/m² paper
  • 144 pages
  • 15x20 cm (A5) / 6x8 inches

The notebooks!

"My heart" - 8 lined, 5 blank


"Orchard" - 6 lined, 1 blank


"Tender" - 7 lined, 6 blank


"Life mystery" - 8 lined, 3 blank


"Winter's shiver" - 5 lined, 4 blank

Together we can change the world in 2017

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 30, 2016, 6:14 PM
It's just 18h left of 2016 as I sit down to write this. I don't know what to say about this year, at the same time I have something to say otherwise I wouldn't sit here writing.

2016 have been devoured by death and misery, so much of it in the news that the victories we've made over the year for wrongly imprisoned people, the climate and everything in between have been swallowed up. The last few days I've gotten newsletters from all kinds of organisations I sign petitions for or follow with news of victories, that 2016 wasn't so bad. I want to focus on that yet there are people dying, starving, being raped right now all over the world.

Syria is still at war, Sweden is still selling weapons and the US have voted for a man who doesn't believe in climate change, who is sexist, who is racist and so on. Our world is in turmoil. It feels like we cannot go a certain amount of years before we want to wreck havoc. We can apparently not live on this earth without destroying oceans, killing each other and animals.

Despite all that I hope for a better 2017. Despite all that I must believe it will be better.

2016, the year many says we will want to forget in the future. Maybe. But I think it's important to remember when we are at our low, not forget because then we remake the same mistakes. I don't know though how to fix all the shit we've done in the past year, all the shit we've done nothing to change.

All I can focus on is to do my part. I have signed more petitions than I can count and shared more than I can count. I will continue to do so because it's my way to change things, because together we're strong, together we can change the world. I believe that we can stand against hate if we want, if all of us who is against it speak up instead of standing idle by as our peers vote for hate, throws around hate and grow hate in their hearts.

Who is with me?
Who dares to say something when a friend say a sexist joke? when a friend says racist comments? when a friend spews hate on LGBTQ+ people? when a friend...

Together we make the world better, one step at a time. Together the hate will not fester, together the hate will not overrun the world, together we can stand up for what is right.

Let's stand together in 2017.

:heart:
Caja

New Year Quiz 2017

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 28, 2016, 7:17 AM
The traditional yearly quiz (yes it's a tradition now because this is third year ok). And as always you can answer the questions in your own journal (link in comments!) or directly in the comments if you want. Oh and if you're like "Nah, I'm too adult for quizzes", no worries, I won't hold a gun to your head until you actually do the quiz. Freedom of choice! :heart:


1. What are you going to do different in 2017 compared to 2016?

I'm going to move. I cannot stay in this shit hole another year, not another cold autumn/winter in this apartment. I'm going swimming in ocean and/or lake in the summer, didn't get a chance to this year because of shitty summer weather. Have a job (can't stress this one enough)!

2. Is there anything you missed in 2016 that you want in 2017?
Hanging out with friends
A job/money
Travelling
A more peaceful world

3. Biggest wish right now?
To move and to get a job - tied first place.
Buy a dog - second place.

4. What movie/TV series/album/book/game do you look forward to?
Guardians of the Galaxy II
Beauty & the Beast
Wonder Woman

TV series are too many to list! No idea about music/book/game releases for 2017

5. What will you do to get better in your craft?
Doing all of them more regularly. *cough cough*

6. What will you do to get closer to your hopes and dreams?
Continue to apply to jobs. Try to get an internship if I can't get a job so I can get some experience. I need a foot in asap!
Photograph the jewellery I have and upload it to etsy (or other site).

7. What one thing would you like to do in 2017?

Move.

8. If 2017 was your last year alive what would you do?
Travel. Visit my parents. Write a will and write letters to those I love. Do something for others.

9. What do you want more of in 2017?
Money, friends, love, yoga, fun. Oh and a better world.

10. What do you want less of in 2017?
Loneliness, death and hate.

11. At the end of 2017 where would you like to see yourself both career wise and in your personal life?
Career: Permanent job
Personal life: Being able to hang out with friends irl

12. Do you see any changes coming or will your life stay the same the coming year? Explain your reasoning.
It better be, this year and the year before was rather underwhelming with no big changes (barely any changes at all actually). I also hope to get my first tattoo in 2017, that's always something! I just need to figure out how to pay for it first... and where it should be xD

13. If you could be someone else in 2017, who would you be and why?
If 2017 end up like 2016 I'd rather be whoever else than me as long as they have a well balanced life (on another planet).

14. What will you do to make the world a better place in 2017?
Continue to sign petitions, give to charity when I can and stand up for what is right and take the arguments when someone is royally stupid/hateful/misogynist/etc. instead of standing idly by.

15. What would you like to dare to do in 2017?
Get my first tattoo
Accept a job offer
Move

16. Sum up your goal/dream/hope for 2017 in one sentence.
That my life will change for the better.

Bonus: If you did this quiz in 2016 how did your prediction go?
I had some hopes and dreams for 2016 and much of it didn't happen, my life have been stuck this whole year with no big changes except that I now have bangs and for a short while had an extra hole in my earlobe (which is no more since the piercer made it crooked, so I let it close up, should redo it). I hope my prediction for 2017 will be better, mostly because I will go insane if things stays the same yet another year.


Want to answer? Do it!

I am pondering about closing my etsy shop next year since I'm losing more money than I get from it, but before I give up completely I want to give it one last shot and that's where you come in! I need honest opinions about my shop, especially answers to these questions:
1. What prevents you from buying?
2. What can I do better?

I really need your help and please be honest, it's important to me so I can make it better and hopefully start selling more. I had a month long sale and I had a lot of people looking but not a single notebook got a new home! And I want to know why!

30% SALE ON NOTEBOOKS/SKETCHBOOKS

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 25, 2016, 4:30 PM
November is drawing to a close so I just want to remind everyone that my 30% sale on notebooks is coming to an end at the same time as November does. It's the biggest sale I've had in the shop ever so make sure to snatch one of those up, perfect for writer friends or drawing friends since each design comes in blank pages and lined pages (you pick which one you want).

Use coupon code NANOWRIMO16 at checkout!

Ps. When these are up, I'm not ordering anymore of these anytime soon (if ever?) so this is your chance if you want one of my noteboks! (This one for example have very few left with lined pages)

Ps. 2 No need to have an etsy account prior to shopping, so you know!



Update on assortment of things

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 13, 2016, 9:48 PM
So, here I am at 6:16am on a Monday, 14th day of NaNoWriMo not because I've had a good 8h sleep but because that idiot Insomnia is keeping me awake (I have no memory of letting that guy move in with me but here he is).

Since sleep is eluding me I thought I'd be productive (instead of gluing my fingers together, which I almost did while trying to be DIY:ing a Christmas ornament a half hour ago, so you know) by updating you guys! Been ages ago I did a proper update!

All right... hm...
1. Apparently the new 1 krona (that's the currency in Sweden btw) looks like the old 50 öre (that was a coin worth half of 1 krona) so today I got 2 kronor back from the cashier instead of 1 krona. Since I had to be an annoying customer to even get the 1 krona (since they overcharged me) I happily took the other too. Not feeling guilty the slightest.

2. Since we're almost half way through November and thus NaNoWriMo I can update you all that I have so far written 30 550 words out of 50 000 and I think at least 1/4 of them are all right. If you'd like daily updates that sometimes don't make any sense, go no further than here. If you want sporadic comments and thoughts about it I suggest my twitter but be warned I throw other thoughts and opinions there too (like that Trump sucks).

3. My road to becoming vegan (sorry, forgot to tell you, began that road earlier this year) is going better since I told myself I could take it in my own pace instead, just as I did when I became vegetarian years ago. I learned just the other day that one of my favourite candies IS vegan, so... hoarding! Nah, just kidding... maybe.

4. Art, except writing, goes... not. I mean I have lots of jewellery waiting to be photographed but it would be nice if someone else could do it for me in a real studio or something for two reasons: 1. I'm a perfectionist so I discard like all photos I take of them 2. Daylight and November in Sweden... Photography in general, well I have a huge backlog of photos that needs to be sifted through and perhaps edited and put up here, some day. In other words, I don't currently have anything to show you guys except PANDA SOCKS!

5. Been feeling tired for months on end and finally a doctor took me seriously and could tell me after blood test that I had iron deficiency, it was either that or D-vitamin I had come to conclusion myself. It's probably better now after popping iron pills for soon 3 months because now I don't sleep 12h a day (and through the alarms yay) but then again now I have insomnia so unsure if that's any better. Going to take blood test soon to see if my iron levels (hopefully a-ok). Also! If you feel more tired than usual make sure to take a blood test and see if you have any deficiency!

6. Work. Elusive like a unicorn.

7. And last, my etsy shop. Not many sales at the moment (none actually), hoping for it to pick up and have no clue what to do if it doesn't, maybe close shop idk. I'm having 30% off all notebooks through all of November (with coupon code NANOWRIMO16) though if anyone is interested.


I think that's it. It's now 6:47am, still no sleep, still not tired just bored. FML.

  • Listening to: birds tweeting because it's MORNING
  • Reading: Nothing but my own
  • Watching: Dragons: race to the edge
  • Drinking: Earl grey

NaNoWriMo 2016

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 17, 2016, 10:14 AM
There are all kinds of challenges during November but I will be trying my luck with NaNoWriMo for the third year. This year I will be trying my hand at a children's book because I need a break from my epic fantasy trilogy (been writing on it forever it feels)!

If you would like to keep up with how it's going during NaNo you can either add me as a writing buddy at nanowrimo.org or follow my rants at my blog (it will all be under the tag NaNoWriMo). If you're a Swedish participant and doesn't live in Gbg or Sthlm then I'm one of three MLs (volunteers) there to help you through November, feel free to contact me.

My synopsis:
Celia, her grandmother and the seagull Måsen (Seagull) takes the cloud car to search for Celia's missing sister and in their hunt for her they visit places all around the world. Where will Celia's sister be?


So, who else is doing NaNo this year? :la:

  • Listening to: cars driving outside
  • Reading: Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures
  • Watching: Bones (s9)
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Tea

Help fellow deviant

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 7, 2016, 4:20 PM
Those of you who have followed me for a longer time know that I have gone through some serious struggles and without all of your kindness, generosity and support I don't think I would be where I am today.

Therefore when I read in rydi1689's journal about her friend hyenacub who is in some dire financial issues I felt I needed to do something. I know first hand how awful it is to live not knowing how to pay such basic things as rent and electricity and I wouldn't even wish that fate on my worst enemy.

hyenacub have started a GoFundMe where he writes a little about himself and the situation:
For those who don't know me, my name is Saber.  I am a 39 (nearly 40) year old man.  I was born in Phoenix, Arizona as a little girl...and moved to Nebraska when my dad's job transferred him, then laid everyone off.  It wasn't that long after that I realized I was transgender...and was lucky enough to have a supportive family.

Dad passed away seven years ago, and for a long time it was just my mom and me.  I have several mental problems and a few physical ones, problems that make it difficult to even leave my house sometimes.  But Mom always took care of me, and I took care of the house and anything else she needed me to do.  She was the number one most important person in my life.  She kept me sane...as sane as I could get.

I lost her to cancer in December, and it's devastated me.   No day goes by when I don't wish she was still beside me.  I live with my two cats and Mom's one cat, who has a lot of health issues.  But my cats have kept me from doing something stupid...if I lost them, I don't know what I'd do.

Since she's passed I have been trying to get SS disability, which seems to be impossible for people like me--it's easy to think that they don't really care if we live or not.  I've also been trying to find a job I can handle, with little luck.  It's come down tho this...begging for help.

I need to pay my rent and utitilities, and have run out of money.  I have SNAP benefits, and so won't go hungry (at least not yet), but I might lose damn near everything else if I can't figure something out.

My adopted sister helps me, in fact she owns the duplex we both live in, but there's a chance we might lose it.  We've been so happy here...and she in particular has spent hours and hours making her front yard into a gorgeous garden.  It'd kill us to lose it all.

Money will be used for rent and utilities, and to feed my cats.  I can't really say how grateful I am for anyone who donates, because there aren't words for it.  All I know is that I would love to work towards making this home paid for so I never have to worry about losing it.  But for now, keeping what I have is the most important thing.


If you can please help in anyway you can :blowkiss:

Tell me about you

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 1, 2016, 11:27 AM
Hey again!

I'm trying to be kind of active here again, I think it's because I've left facebook in the dust (I only update pages and groups plus read PMs nowadays) so I'm crawling back here and trying to sort out my message centre which is in need of a delete-and-restart (which I won't do because I like to torture myself). In two days I've gone through 2k of art, I have 1k left (when writing this but I expect it to gain some more as people upload their art) and I have 650 comments, replies and watches/favs to go through and 76 notes o.o Sooner or later though I will go through it.

Since I like to torture myself (established above) I'd like you all to tell me about what has happened with you all in the past year or two... (I've been MIA a long while I have noticed from how much art that was waiting for me, just passed Christmas 2015 and the Star Wars hype) and if there is any art you'd like me to see (link in comments). I want to know everything from if you moved, gotten a new job, started school, broke your leg and so on! :la:

And of course you can tell me about you no matter if you're old or new watcher, mmkay. Or even if you just happen to be on my profile seeing this!


:blowkiss:

  • Listening to: cars driving outside
  • Watching: art on dA
  • Drinking: Coffee (I've become a coffee drinker!)

15% off notebooks

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 8, 2016, 7:17 AM
Long time no see ey? ;) I will try to be better at not just lurking around here!

Anyway, I'm here to let y'all know that it is 15% off notebooks (lined and blank!) in my etsy shop Caja Creations all August with the coupon code SCHOOLSTART.

I know I loved to get new pens, erasers and all other little things before every school year. It was a special time to go to the book store with my mum and pick out some knick-knacks I really needed like animal shaped erasers (yes I had a thing for erasers) and I still even today use the pencil sharper from one of those times! Most people feel spring is the fresh start of the year but I think school is still a part of me because end of August/beginning of September feels fresh and new for me. That is why I decided to have a sale on notebooks, for those of you (like me) who need some fresh stuff for autumn.

Did you go and buy new little things like pens before the school year too when you were young? :blowkiss:


It came to my attention that OokamiKasumi is struggling financially and I know how it is, I've been where she's at, 2014 was a tough year. I know how it is to struggle to even pay the bills and get food on the table and how tough it is to ask for help. You guys helped me and I have no words to express the depth of my gratitude (if you ever need help in some way let me know!). I hope you can help this deviant no matter if it's sending a hug of support, sharing her journal or helping financially (or all of the above).

You can read how to help here:
I could use a little help?Sorry to bother you guys with this, but...
 -- Some of you may have noticed, I've been out of the loop for a little while. It's because I've been having a rather nasty incursion of 'life,' and it's getting in the way of my writing. To be specific, I've been having so much trouble paying my bills lately I haven't had any time to write, or even come up with new writing tips.
I apologize for even asking, but I could really use a bit of help to get out of the hole I fell into. As any artist knows, it's really hard to be creative when you're about to lose the roof over your head.
If you can spare a couple dollars, I have a GoFundMe donation account here:http://www.gofundme.com/morganhawke
If you can't spare it, I understad, seriously, but if you can pass the word (even if it's just on on Facebook,) I'd really appreciate it.  
Thank you.


:hug: & :blowkiss:
petrova

HUG PARTY

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 14, 2016, 12:35 PM
In honour of Valentine's Day I am throwing a hug party! Yeah you read that right.

So what is a hug party?

You hug at least one other person in my comments below, preferably someone you don't know but hug as many as you can! Spread the love.

First person to comment just comment with a hug (feel free to come back to hug more people), second person responds to first person with a hug and so on. Third person can hug both two people before (and me of course by responding to this journal).

LET THE MAYHEM BEGIN.

Use all hug-emoticons you can come up with, there are no limit to how many you can use in one single comment and hey don't be shy! :blowkiss:

:iconmoominhugplz:

--
I dare you to make this in your journal too ;)

100 Love Letters project

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 11, 2016, 5:34 PM
Time for my V-day project! I hope as many as possible will join in! I started the project "100 love letters" in 2014 where I hoped 100 people would write a letter and leave in a public space on Valentine's day.

BUT! Over 500 people wrote a letter. Afterwards several asked to make this an annual thing. 2016 is the third year of this love project.

Last year I named it "Love Letters Project" but people felt the original name was better so we're now back with "V-day project: 100 love letters" but of course I hope we will crush that goal just as previous years.


Idea
Write a love letter (not a post-it) in your own language and leave it somewhere in a public space, it can be on a bus, in a changing room, school or at the grocery store. You decide where!

How many?
One (1), but you are free to write as many more as you'd like.

Why
To brighten someone's day

When
The letter should be left somewhere on February 14th (Valentine's day).

Want to join in?
Comment below (or not, but a comment would make me glad) or join and spread the fb event.

Need some tips and inspiration?
> Use a quote as starting point (maybe one from this list: bit.ly/1zgRlfe)
> Use a song as inspiration
> What would you want to read in a letter from a stranger? (write that)
> Write from your heart
> It doesn't need to be longer than one page but you can write more if you want to
> Keep it happy and positive
> Do not assume any struggles or who the person is

Note you do not need to write your name in the letter, you can write an alias or nothing at all.

Share photos of your letter/envelope!
Use the hashtag #100loveletters on fb, twitter, instagram and here on dA.





WHO IS WITH ME?! :iconlachoirplz:


It is time to wrap up 2015 and look forward to 2016, for once I am basically already there I have to remind myself over and over again it is still just 2015 (even poured out a beverage that had end date in 2016 believing it had already passed).

Feel free to answer it and tag people if you would like.

1. What are you going to do different in 2016 compared to 2015?
I am going to make use of my yoga card (I have 10-time-card which have been waiting for me to use it since September 2015) and I'm going to get rid of things I don't need, either sell or give away - downsizing!

2. Is there anything you missed in 2015 that you want in 2016?
Friends, money, travel and red hair and my curls*.

*vanished due to worn out dye that made my hair crappy, cut it off today so now it is short but healthy looking!

3. Biggest wish right now?
To get a job, move out of this apartment and come closer to friends geographically.

4. What movie/TV series/album/book/game do you look forward to?
:heart: Fantastic beasts and where to find them
:heart: Secret life of pets
:heart: Zootopia
:heart: Star Trek Beyond
:heart: Batman v Superman (ONLY because Wonder Woman is in it)

5. What will you do to get better in your craft?
I need to pick up my camera more often and also put the photos on the computer, have a bunch waiting on the camera already but I just haven't gotten around to start editing them. Jewellery making goes up and down with my inspiration but is the one craft that seem kind of steady. Writing goes well during Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo but I'm hoping to be able to start writing approx 300 words a day (weekdays) in 2016 to make it a more regular thing.

6. What will you do to get closer to your hopes and dreams?
Apply to jobs and if that doesn't work find an internship so I can get my foot in the industry and take it from there. Be better at getting my jewellery up on etsy so more people can find them (and buy them).

7. What one thing would you like to do in 2016?

Hang with friends irl, I miss sitting at a café talking the hours away about everything from silly things to serious things. (Bonus: I would also like to invite friends over for a three course dinner that ends in sipping wine and discussing life until early morning.)

8. If 2016 was your last year alive what would you do?
Travel. Visit my parents. Speak my mind. Write a will and write letters to those I love.

9. What do you want more of in 2016?
Friends, confidence, money, finding myself

10. What do you want less of in 2016?
Hate, arguments, loneliness, sadness

11. At the end of 2016 where would you like to see yourself both career wise and in your personal life?
Career: Permanent job
Personal life: Finished with 'Magnolia' and ready to send it off to publishers. Happy.

12. Do you see any changes coming or will your life stay the same the coming year? Explain your reasoning.
Yes. I already have some smaller changes planned: I am dying my hair back to red again and I am getting a second piercing in my ear lobe. I am also hoping 2016 will be the year I finally get a real job.

13. If you could be someone else in 2016, who would you be and why?
I would love to be whoever person (blogger) who spend their lives travelling around the globe for money. I would like to try that but I'm to chicken to do it alone and to poor to pull it off ;P

14. What will you do to make the world a better place in 2016?
Continue to sign petitions, give to charity when I can and stand up for what is right and take the arguments when someone is royally stupid/hateful/misogynist/etc.

15. What would you like to dare to do in 2016?
Move.

16. Sum up your goal/dream/hope for 2016 in one sentence.
Becoming who I want to be and be able to work with what I love and hang with those I care about. (And that my hair is on the way to becoming longer again but this time still healthy looking!)

Bonus: If you did this quiz in 2015 how did your prediction go?
Some of it went as I thought and some did not, I do hope however that I will get a better turnout at the end of 2016 when I look back at this one.


Want to answer? Do it!
Feel free to answer these, I would love to read your answers. You can either answer below in a comment or in your own journal and comment with the link and I will gather it all up so we can look at our answers and compare in a year.  :heart:
  • Listening to: Silence
  • Reading: Just kids - Patti Smith
  • Playing: Sims 4
  • Eating: Noodles (first time in ages!)
  • Drinking: Coca-cola

Merry Christmas!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 27, 2015, 4:54 AM
Hey all,
I hope you've had some Happy Holidays if you celebrate. I had a nice time, got some stuff I really wanted (like the book Just Kids by Patti Smith) but ended up sick so I am writing this to you all with a sore throat and fever.

Tell me about your celebrations! If you don't celebrate Christmas than maybe tell me about some other celebration you did this year (Hannukah, birthday, Eid al-Fitr, Yule, Diwali and so on) or maybe your plans for New Years Eve!

I also want to take this time to notify you all of my 12% sale in my etsy shop until 31st of December, on all orders with minimum purchase of 120 SEK ($14). Coupon code to use "XMAS15".

:rudolph: :blowkiss:

TV question (nerd needed)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 11:08 AM


Long time no see ;P I will update you on the goings on soon but today I'm here because my TV has given up after 10+ years of service and I am for the first time in my life buying a flat screen TV... and I have no idea what I am doing.

I went to a store today and one of the sellers spoke about stuff I mostly nodded to, he also told me I should go with 40" rather than 32" which I looked at. Maybe?

BUT my big issue is: How do I know if the new TV has all the inputs/outputs I need? I don't even know which ones I have but I can say what devices I have:
:bulletblack: Nintendo (yeah, the original old one)
:bulletblack: XBOX (yes, without the numbers behind the name)
:bulletblack: DVD/VHS (it's a two in one kind of thing)

Do I need to buy new cables for this? Or do they come with the TV? Or do the ones I have work?

Oh and is there anything else I need to think of?

Get them before etsy

Mon Sep 28, 2015, 1:54 PM
These have been out a round on facebook but I also thought I'd let you guys get first dibs too before these get put up on etsy :aww:



120 kr + 9 kr frakt.
15 usd + 2 usd shipping.


Bronze coloured hooks, findings, tiny beads and butterflies with jade imitated glass beads in white. Should be nickel, cadmium and led safe according to EU directive.


You can buy it directly from me with paypal or bank transfer. Just note me!

You will not get the pair in the photo but a copy of the pair in the photo so minor differences to be expected since they're handmade by yours truly.


We cannot let people drown! Sign this!

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 3, 2015, 2:59 PM
I've had enough of getting news every day of people dying in shitty boats while they try to escape to safety and all other horrendous news about people on the run from their homes, people like us who just happened to live in a country at war - it could have been anyone of us, or our mother, father, sister, cousin, child, niece or best friend but we are lucky. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

I will personally feature everyone who writes on this journal that they have signed and shared this petition in their journal. Please do this with me, share a journal and ask your watchers to sign and you to feature everyone who comment that they have on your journal. If each of us do this it will spread like a wildfire on dA and we will show the EU leaders that the time to act is NOW, not tomorrow, not next week, not in a month or year from but NOW. Let us members on dA be part of a positive force to make the world a better place.

In short:
Step 1. Sign the petition, write a journal about it and pledge to feature signers.
Step 2. Link me that journal in a comment below to get a feature.

This is the petition:

To all Heads of State and Government of the EU, and the President of the European Commission:

We, citizens from around the world, call on you to lead the world to a humane 21st century global refugee policy that saves lives and protects the people fleeing war and hunger. We urge you to significantly increase the number of refugees to be resettled and relocated across Europe in a way that shares responsibility across the EU and reunites families, give financial and technical support to countries on the frontline of the crisis like Greece, and ensure no security actions hinder rescue efforts or put those seeking sanctuary at risk.


SIGN HERE.


Lots of love,
petrova

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For the lazy bums out there, here you got a copy paste for your journal:

Title: Sign and share - get a feature
Text in the journal:

"Please help people who flee their homes from wars in the hope of a better future! Sign this petition, write a journal about it (like this one!) and link your journal below in my comments to get a feature. Together we can make the world a better place!

In short:
Step 1. Sign the petition, write a journal about it and pledge to feature signers.
Step 2. Link me that journal in a comment below to get a feature.

This is the petition:

To all Heads of State and Government of the EU, and the President of the European Commission:

We, citizens from around the world, call on you to lead the world to a humane 21st century global refugee policy that saves lives and protects the people fleeing war and hunger. We urge you to significantly increase the number of refugees to be resettled and relocated across Europe in a way that shares responsibility across the EU and reunites families, give financial and technical support to countries on the frontline of the crisis like Greece, and ensure no security actions hinder rescue efforts or put those seeking sanctuary at risk.

SIGN HERE.


Original journal by petrova can be found here!"

pro tip: remove the "quotes signs" before you publish :blowkiss: