summer is not the time for sitting inside blogging. It is the time for multiple wedding attendances in new dresses, walks on the beach collecting sea glass, countless road trips, visits to the zoo with little ones in tow, drives out to the coast beaches to walk and let Pencil run free, afternoons reading on a blanket in a park, visits to and from friends and sisters and developing the best tan I've had since South Africa. I've been busy, and while I have taken a lot of photos I think that this one sums up summer pretty well. Sitting outside with a latte in my hand while Pencil sleeps in my lap (while wearing Bethany's skirt and belt).
I have a bit of news for the few of you that still read this blog and don't know me in person (if there's anybody left). Last December I applied for a job as a designer at Anthropologie. The interview process was long and difficult. I had to construct a portfolio, design and complete three buildng projects, as well as make an inspiration book. It was a tremendous amount of work. But I ended up finding in spring that I did not get the position. So I took a job nannying the cutest kids in the world. I spent a lovely spring and summer with them and then I got an e-mail last month when i'd all but forgotten my months of interviews and toroturous waiting. It contained a request for me to interview for the same position I had applied for last December but at a different store. Despite my love of my nannying job I interviewed and in a week-and-a-half, I had a new career.
On Monday I will begin my new job as a display coordinator for Anthropologie in Bellevue. I will be designing, constructing and installing displays at the store full time for what I imagine to be a long time. I feel like I've paid my dues since graduating with my degree in 2007. I've had a lot of crummy jobs, a few good ones and definitely experienced life as a starving artist and an out of work teacher in a crummy economic slump. I feel super lucky to have gotten this job and I'll try to share from time to time what I'm working on (as long as it doesn't violate any privacy disclosure issues, I need to ask a few questions first). I'll also try and show a few pictures of the projects and things that helped land me this sweet job.