Wednesday, April 28, 2010

And for my next posting....

Reading some blogs inspire me once more to type away! It conjures to mind many lists unwritten in my mind. I want this, I need that, to get this I must do this first.... It's always the frivilous wants that come to mind first, and then the practicalities that come with such dreams. There are blouses I want to buy... but bills come first. Feels good to be somewhat practical. It leaves me crying on the inside that we do not have J Crew in Australia as I am very much lusting after some of their beautiful camis. Here is a sample of one of them:

A beautiful top by Anthropologie

Had one of those moments when I was bidding hard on something on eBay, but then I realised I needed to step back because they obviously want it more! There will be other opportunities so I will wait until the next (hopefully cheaper!) one.

In a bit of news that is just pure awesome, I finally opened mail that I had been neglecting opening, and one of such was my certificate of completion from the last year spent doing Cert IV in Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft at CDU. Which was basically a fashion design course. Graduation will be next month, and I'm excited for the opportunity to wear the Regalia of hats and capes. Not fashion forward, but made of absolute awesome!

About blogging, from reading some others here and there, I feel quite selective in what interests me about them. For the most part I enjoy reading about ordinary girls / women (like me!) and their interests and what inspires them and gives them the motivation to fuel their blogging.
I think in order to be successful in this, you need to not be pretentious, but be yourself. Talk about what really interests you, and yet still have that something to appeal to others to compell them to read further.
Now I don't know if my ramblings would be seen in this way, but if I can make a few new online friends along the way I think that is fantastic. Nothing quite like the world getting to be a smaller and smaller place! I like to also think I am helping to boost the esteem of others by letting them know that there are indeed those out there listening to what you have to say and give them the heart to continue.
And with those words of wisdom, I will finish up with some images of the fruits of the labour from the Fashion Course:

Me wearing a dress and petticoat combo designed and made by myself

a dress designed by myself and developed by a fellow student

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blogs and More

Feeling inspired by a day partial spent reading online Blogs. So I thought a good way to pay homage was to post once more at my own. Since last posting I can update you on how the job interview went. Quite well considering I made it to the shortlist and a 2nd interview, but I did not get the position. Which is good. No, really! Less pay and still every 2nd Saturday so no thanks. I like the idea of office hours, but not so much the idea of working in an office. We are on this world for but a short time, and what a boring way to spend it! But a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

Also since last posting, I have a new favourite TV show, Glee. I've been wanting to try it for a while but my other half did not like the idea. So boring! Yet I got my hands on a few episodes (now all of them!) and I was hooked from the get-go. One of the best things about the show is the character Emma Pillsbury. Slightly annoying at times, but always adorable. In particular her fashions make me go GAGA! And so I came across the aforementioned blogs I have spoken of surprised to find several blogs dedicated to her fashion. No surprise really, but very very cool.

Some blogs I find are too pretentious, and it is not many that make me want to read them all. But noteable ones I have just discovered include:

PS there is something awesome I've discovered about these blogs, you can win stuff! Now how spiffy is that? Notably, Kellie is having a giveaway of a dress from Shabby Apple. Check it out, if you've read this in time!

Something that Kellie does with her blogs is post about the clothes she finds and loves which can be inspiring. Its cute seeing the outfits she comes up with. Now I'm not saying you're about to find me posting pictures of outfits I've put together, but anything could happen. I like the optimisim and excitement it can potetially generate. But I thought that I might post some pictures of some clothes I am obsessing after, and it is my goal to own them soon!
The Owls are from a shop on Etsy
The blouse is from J Crew
Both of these Beauties are inspired by Glee. The top itself a little tricker to get as they don't sell to Australia! But luckily I hope to still get my hands on it. It would look fabulous teamed with a high waisted skirt. And so that is my mission. To help achieve this, I plan on trying to sell some things on eBay. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Job interview and Balloon Bunnies!

Well had that job interview today. Overall I think it went okay and we shall see what happens. If I don't get it I'm quite okay with that and no I'm not just saying that!

I used some of my free time today to create my first serious YouTube video. Nothing too exciting, but if you watch it I'm sure that it's understandable. If you are a balloon twister why not check it out? :)
Interesting fact: I've been typing this post for the last 3 hours.

Interesting fact #2: I've now made another YouTube video on how to do a balloon flower.

It was more addicting than I thought.

Please visit my channel if you get the time. Leave a comment, it'll be great haha <3

Monday, April 5, 2010

She did indeed say that...

Hello there! Nice to meet you, my name is Sonia. But maybe you already knew that.
Whilst updating my blog that I currently hold, A Rainbow of Balloons, I thought I would create a new one for me to be able to just ramble on about anything. Sometimes I type out something to share... then I think it doesn't have much to do with balloons so maybe I'll leave that out! So finally a place just to be and talk. Sometimes I look back on my online presence in the past and think omg can I change that moment? Can you delete me from that website? Some I've gone ahead and removed myself, others placed in a polite request to remove me.
So my effort is only going to be to share those things that future me won't regret, but also hopefully only share things of interest haha. So let's get to it!

Some of my hobbies include:
Balloon Twisting
Costuming / Cosplay

Chances are if you read one of my posts it will contain something to do with the above. My favourite alignment of text is justified. Just about any document I create will have that as a feature (sorry that errs on the side of boring, right?) so get used to it! :)

Other things about me:
I currently work in Human Resources as a staff recruiter and trainer. I just stumbled across an online dating profile of a co-worker (won't mention any names at all but it was a whoah moment!). Wasn't looking at online profiles by the way! I've been with my handsome other half for almost 4 years now. I'm sure he wouldn't want me talking about him much but that he wouldn't mind me sharing his name, Karl.
I also work as a balloon artist which includes working at Birthday parties, private events and teaching the occasional twisting class. Not only that I work with the Casuarina Senior College Adult Night Classes also teaching balloons. How fun is that?! (trust me, it is!)
Not content with my lot, I am looking for new employment having been with my current employer for over 11 years (who's counting?!). I actually have a job interview tomorrow, so I really hope it goes well.

How's that for an introduction? That just about completes the obligitory first post. I will plan an interesting 2nd one! haha. Please don't count on frequent updates, but I do hope that it will be sooner than the next blue moon.

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