Artsy Wedding

The other day I created this:

Wedding Kiss

From this:

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Using this: Psykopaint.

Quite like it myself.

This is the rest of my gallery.  The above is one of my first, when I was still working things out, and so it didn’t make it to the gallery (I didn’t know there was one at the time).

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Exciting News!!!

So much so that I’m writing another post even though the once scheduled for today has already been published!!

For those of you who don’t know, I left uni way back in July/August after having some anxiety/mania/very nearly running away issues.  The whole situation obviously wasn’t working.

So, since then I’ve just been pottering round, doing a bit of knitting, wool cross-stitch, and a recent foray into crochet.  There’s also been a reasonable amount of time on the ol’ Xbox 360.  Since we also got a dishwasher during this time, I’ve been able to stick to a routine of doing housework (much to J’s delight I’m sure).  Who’d thought having a dishwasher would have such a positive flow-on effect.

Anyway, this obviously wasn’t going to be enough to keep me entertained indefinitely.  I’ve known for a while that I want to be a librarian.  The plan had been to finish my degree, then go on to do the post-grad diploma required.  Since that was not going to happen now, I decided to look into changing my major to Humanities, Information and Library Studies.  This isn’t offered at the University of Canterbury.  So I applied to enrol at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, where I’ll be able to complete it via correspondence.  Because this degree is a double major, I won’t be able to cross-credit any of the papers I’ve already done (that’s just the way their system works), but because I already have experience in the humanities area, it means I can get around some of the pre-requisites that are required for certain papers, making it easier to plan what papers I’ll be doing when.  I could have done the single major, but I really wanted to include the humanities/social sciences side of things.  Of course, if J happens to get a job somewhere that isn’t in New Zealand/can’t be done from New Zealand, that’s going to make things a little tricky, but it’s just the way it is for now.  Shouldn’t be an issue in the immediate future.

And this is where I get to the exciting news bit (because that’s the reason you’re here after all).  I got confirmation today that my application has been accepted and I start on 11 November!  (I did get verbal confirmation on Wednesday, but now it’s official.)  Just the one paper at this stage, because that’s all which is on offer in the third trimester for Level 5, and getting back into it slowly is probably a good idea anyway.

It’s all very exciting stuff guys!!

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If you’re reading this anywhere but That Girl, Fae or a feed reader without attribution, it has been STOLEN! Who knew that my stuff was that good? ~ Fae

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That Girl, Fae by R Simpson-Large aka Fae Teardrop is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 New Zealand License.

It’s too warm…

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… far too warm… says the girl who’s going to Melbourne mid-January with J for their honeymoon (!!!), when “the year’s highest temperature of about 40°C is usually recorded during [January and February].”

And that reading was taken more than two and a half hours ago, it’s 29.4°C now!

Warm, I can do warm, early to mid-20s is fine… but this is a whole other kettle of fish.  Thankfully we have a heat pump, which is currently on cooling, keeping the room at a nice 21°

(Seriously, and the award for most boring post ever, bar the honeymoon news, goes to…)

Three Wise Owls

A week ago today, I finally got my owl-themed tattoo:

J was away in Australia still when I got it, and his first response to the photo was, “It’s HUGE”

I love it, and the two hours of pain (particularly near the end), the bruising, and the itchy peeling are totally worth it.

Many thanks to guest artist, Dane Williams, and the all the guys at Epic Ink.