Saturday

 Starting a new job but working on my real work.

14 comments:

ola said...

hi ashley,

i’ve been following your blog for a while and really like your posts, your pictures, your furniture and stuff. i wonder what did you study? and what is your new job? wie kam es, dass du in deutschland studiert hast?

all the best from northern germany,
ola

Various Projects said...

'my real work' - my thoughts exactly. :)

Eve Cege said...

love the ferst image.

SASHA said...

this post made me cry

ashley said...

vielen dank ola! i studied textile design in germany through my university in san francisco and ended up staying there because i enjoyed it so much (my mom's family is german and we happened to have relatives in reutlingen, the same town my fachhochschüle was in). now i work as a stylist (had been freelancing for some time) and just landed a full time position with a large company that I am very excited about. on the side i always am working on collaborations and my textiles, which i have always considered to be my true work. i prefer not to make money from my real work because it changes the way i feel about it. thanks for reading my blog.

ashley said...

SASHA! What? Why? I hope not out of pitty... lol jk

Belinda said...

I agree about things changing once your passion becomes your main source of income. I just don't know how you could be as free and uninhibited if you are relying on it to pay your bills.

ashley said...

yeah it's too stressful for me unfortunately... i used think how great it would be to make a living off the things i make, but sadly that equation doesn't work for me...

nileta said...

oh, good luck with your new job! it's interesting what you wrote to ola. i thought you were living in the states for some reason?!?

ashley said...

oh yeah, that was confusing how i said i stayed there... sorry, i meant i finished my degree there (stayed longer than planned). haha, i wish i were still there!

ola said...

thank you, ashley for your detailed answer. congratulations on your new job!

best,
ola

SASHA said...

no not out of pity:)) you know, one of those things that someone expresses in a way that cuts through something, to deeper truths in life, things that are felt...

ashley said...

:)

Jennifer said...

Congrats Ashley!
You are so Talented! So happy for you :)