Monday, September 8, 2008

no longer homeless and unemployed!

as the title says hehe! have moved into the new apartment, and now just finishing up getting furniture and arranging the rooms and whatnot :) also been working that hostess job at the sushi restaurant, but starting this week i'll be working tuesdays, thursdays and fridays instead of mon-fri, so that i'll have more time to possibly work production gigs. next week i'll be starting a job at starbucks working those mornings, hooray for health insurance! but the pay is very low, and i found out that unlike missouri, where i worked as a waitress for $2/hr + tips, restaurants here pay minimum wage ($8) + tips, so i'm probably going to need to look at getting a waitressing job in a couple/few months because that's much more than i had thought, hence the hostessing job! for now though, i'm doing well and will at least be making rent + utilities, huzzah!

i will probably look at getting into working on my etsy shop some time this week or next week! i need to run out to the paper source store in pasadena to pick up some pva to make books (although i do still have leather to make non-glue books!), but i've already made some jewelry since i got here. a friend of mine is a photographer, and was going to be taking headshots for my roomie and her bf, so he offered to take pics of me wearing my jewelry to use in my listings! here's a preview :D

4 comments:

DangAndBlast! said...

You could always use paste when there's no PVA around... and the earrings (and photographs!) look great!

maiko said...

thank you! and yeah, i have some elmer's glue that i've used for a few custom scrolls that i've made this summer, but i just heart my pva! ;)

lapaperie said...

Glad to hear things are going well. You're gorgeous, girl! And what lovely earrings!

Maiko said...

haha thanks! :D i'm excited to post some "professional" pictures, though i don't know if it'll matter using pics with me wearing my jewelry or not! we'll see how the test run goes!