Gratitude: Louie Schwartzberg at TEDxSF
DIY Open Front Chain and Spikes Necklace Tutoial from Gina Michele. A metal choker is used - just turned backwards. I really like this necklace and tutorial because I haven’t seen it as a DIY anywhere. You can find Gina Michele’s pretty DIY Lace Sleeve Tee Shirt restyle here.
To live abroad, particularly for work, particularly in isolation, inspires a particular kind of surrealism. I wake up around seven from the church bells clanging across the street; I brush my teeth, walk down the hill to work, spend all day with my colleagues and students. At night I go back to the gîte, smoke a cigarette off my balcony, and fall asleep feeling empty, alone, and strange. It feels rude to say I am sad here: there is nothing to be sad about. I am working a dream job, in a beautiful place. But as it is easy to be lonely in a crowd, so it is easy to be depressed in southern France.