So, a few weeks ago I gots me a job. As some of you might know, I want to be an electrician someday. I know, sort of random change from Jewelry and Embroidery pattern maker, but well, I'd like to pay the billz while making art, and art just wasn't cutting it on its own anymore in this economy. As you also might know, I am sort of obsessed with home projects, and so becoming a residential electrician seemed like a good idea! I like crawling around in attics, I like making homes more useful, and I'm not scared (anymore) of electricity!
But well, getting into the electrician's union and becoming an apprentice takes time, and I needed money now! And so I applied at the Home Depot's online application thingy. And a short and crazy week later, I had a job as a Paint Associate! Paint!? How perfect! I LOVE paint! So many colors.... so many things to paint....
And its fun. Ya know, as much fun as a joby job can be. The people there are all super nice (sorta freaky nice, but in a good way), the store is HUGE and full of things I want to buy, and there are all those paint chips.
It turns out that I like customer service, which is something I never really thought of before. I mean, I've worked CS jobs all my life, but I never really thought about it, ya know? But I like solving peoples problems, and I like educating folks about stuff. And here I get to solve their home improvement problems and learn about how to fix my own stuff and its great! I don't want to work here for the rest of my life or anything, but for a part time, hold me over til the electrician thing happens thing, it is perfect.
Which brings me to the point of this blog post: I am resigning from the Saturday Market. Thats right, no more weekends sitting in a tent outdoors for me! After eight years, some great, some not so, I am done. I emailed off my resignation yesterday. You see, Home Depot people have to work weekends too. But on the up side, its for a max of eight hours (instead of the ten or so at the market), get lunch breaks, and can request time off! Good deal. Of course, on a nice weekend I don't make as much money, but I'll take it for now!
My website is still up and running, you can still order from me there! You can also find my jewelry at Splurge on NE Fremont and 14th street, along with pins at Made In Oregon stores. I'm not going away, I'm just changing things up a bit!
Oh, and I'm picking up some new baby chicks on friday.