Monday, 14 April 2014

Stardust Trails, Me, April 15

Yay! First issue of Souled Out!
Kitchen life

B's writing mood board
Bookshelf set up
Maiden's Breath

It's been a super busy past week for me. Working 9-ta-5-justa-stay-alive and getting set up for the Souled launch! Woo! I am so excited to be involved in this online magazine: check it out here! and my story on Rebel on a Rainbow (which I am so surprised has had people say it's good haha). This is the first time I've ever been a part of a website and wrote content that has been published. B is currently writing a piece on a cool psychedelic band called The Babe Rainbow. He was working so hard on it and that he missed the Souled launch deadline but it should be up on the site sometime soon.

The new house is going awesome. I've set up a few plants including the beautiful, delicate maiden's breath above which is unfortunately starting to die (I think, my first time "gardening" so I have no idea how plants behave). It's leaves are getting brittle and losing their dense green colour SAD FACE. Luckily I also have this super cool 3 pronged cactus plant I get at the Jan Power markets. It looks awesome and the lady said I only have to water it once a month a.k.a. NEVER! I've been learning a lot about plants lately and maybe if I get my shit together enough I can let you in on some of the secrets...

I have to mention that I bought the Pro version of my fisheye app and it's fucking great. I can film video on it now, and can use a couple more lenses and films. Look out for my debut skate video (lol probably not but I wish).
Peace, Claire.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Some photos from my recent move. It's been raining a lot lately (which I love and is unusual for this area - although it is now real weather... I don't consider constant sunshine and hotness "weather" haha) and that means vibrant greens everywhere, my favourite!
B set up our library (!!) very particularly with his typewriters in the shelves and some of my favourite posters. It looks awesome and is a constant source of inspiration. The outside courtyard is like a gift from god. I've sat outside to eat my breakfast everyday and it cheers me up no end. It's going to be less pleasant in winter but I hope to force myself to wake up early and get out there.
Moving has brought out B's anxieties a bit, which is funny because it's normally me who is the overly anxious mover. This time was easier for me because it's just us and I've been going to work everyday, whereas B's been home everyday and maybe a little overexcited to the point of anxiety with the possibilities ahead.
Coming up to the move I associated the feeling with traveling, but post-move I feel differently. Travelling comes with the excitement of being in a totally new place, whereas moving house in your own city does come with a bit of that but also a lot of stress in how your going to make ends meet living paycheck-to-paycheck (usually I've saved a bunch of money before I go traveling so it's not so big an issue) and if all your expectations are going to happen.
Choruses of "I want to be better", "I want to be productive", "I want to do things" echo through our little house. I have to keep reminding myself that it's only halfway through week 1 and I have to keep echoing those same sentiments in week 2, 3, 4, ect. ect. or else they will fall through. It takes 2 weeks to form a habit so let's hope I can form some good ones.