Hey, new year! Yay! Or something.

To be honest, 2017 isn’t off to the best start: I’m officially looking for a new job.

The company I’ve been working for is shutting down, so I don’t have much choice. It’s very sad as I loved working there and was lucky to have skilled and inspiring colleagues, most of which are dear friends outside of work as well. But it’s over, and now I’m feeling a strange mix och fear and excitement. On one hand, I’ve always liked adventures and am not afraid of changes, on the other, I don’t know where I’m going or what I’m doing and it’s a bit scary.

I’ve also been lucky enough to never having to actively look for a job in almost 10 years, so I feel horribly out of the loop (what is a CV again?) And I just know my shy introverted ass suck at interviews.

Still, I’m fairly optimistic. I actually have a few leads already, and if I’ve managed to stay employed this long I should be able to trick someone else into hiring me. πŸ˜›

Rachel get a job gif

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Imaginary Karin - Christmas bullfinch 2016

This is a Christmas card I made for my parents. It’s watercolour on watercolour paper + coloured pencils and ink. Size is about A5 (21 x 14,8 cm).

The bird is a Eurasian Bullfinch, one of the cutest birds we have if you ask me. Especially the males with their bright red chests. During the summer they live deep in the forest and you hardly see them at all, but in the winter you can sometimes spot them around the birdfeeders in people’s gardens. It’s the perfect little Christmas finch. πŸ™‚

I honestly can’t believe it’s almost Christmas Eve… My holiday spirit hasn’t really been here this year, but hopefully it’ll kick in tomorrow. In Sweden we tend to celebrate on the “eve” of things, so our Christmas is on the 24th instead of the 25th. We’re going to be at Markus’s parents with his sister and her family. I think it’ll be nice and relaxed, I’m looking forward to it.

Anyway, I hope you have fun whenever or whatever you celebrate! Happy holidays! πŸ˜€ πŸŽ„

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Imaginary Karin - Spooky Box: The Voodoo Box

The last time I posted about Spooky Box Club I said I was unsubscribing. Well, apparently I couldn’t stay away for more than 5 months, so here we go again, haha!

I swear I’m not sponsored or anything, I just love this box so much. It’s the only subscription box I’ve found with a dark “alternative” theme, and I always like most of the things in every box.
Also, I’m not much of a shopper/spender and rarely buy unnecessary things for myself, so I think I’m allowed this one indulgence. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, this is The Voodoo Box:

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This year, for the first time ever, I decided to participate in Inktober.
I’ve always wanted to but never even dared to try in fear I would drop out and fail, BUT NOT THIS TIME! I participated and against all odds, I completed it too! ✌😁

If you didn’t know, Inktober is a yearly drawing challenge. A bit like NaNoWriMo and similar projects, except here the focus is art. You’re supposed to draw something every day for a month.
Drawlloween is basically the same thing, only with fun spooky prompts. Since I’m such a massive Halloween lover I decided to do Inktober but with the prompts from Drawlloween.

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