How to know if you are an unemployed ‘artist’ on the benifit

Being unemployed with not much of an idea for the future Nigel has many projects in the works at the moment (most in beginning stages).

Yes Nigel is a dole-bludger and not very proud of it. The government shouldn’t let itself be ripped off by a dragon for to long!

So until we figure out what Nigel can do this year…here are some of the things an unemplyed wannabe blogger who hasn’t decided on a niche yet will post on their blog.

I noticed that our recent post about Nigel’s pets got more likes than usual. About three or four more likes than usual…so that makes about…three or four likes in total for the post. Which is pretty good! That means this blog is getting somewhere and Nigel found a possible Niche market or whatever it’s called. Pets! Or it could have been the Nigel’s-first-ever-handmade-quilt that the pets were hogging the spotlight from.

What else has Nigel been up to lately?


We painted Nigel’s nails!

Well that’s probably only interesting for Nigel. This is what unemployment does to you.

But anyway, that nail polish colour is a mixture from old nail polishes that I completely emptied. It filled four bottles, though that’s probably because the polish remover thinned it quite a lot. I’ve decided that Nigel should get more into nail polish so expect to see more of it soon!


I discovered the garden at my new house flat! Turns out I have a couple of plum trees and an epic tomato plant. And tiny baby roses!!

baby roses

And what else have I done…

I practised drawing with my tablet, using one of the characters from my novel as inspiration.

He looked way better drawn the traditional way, I swear!

Guess what I have? A new sewing machine!!! So while I’m quilting Nigel’s-firs-ever-quilt I’ve decided to make another oI’ve noticed that after machine sewing it, the seams don’t come undone. It’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen! No pictures yet though 😦

Yes that’s about all I’ve done really in my year on the dole. Sorry we don’t have more. Nigel was busy playing Portal 2.

Please leave a comment! What have you been doing this year?


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