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Hello.

My name is Rebecca-Jayne Ollerton

I’m nineteen years old (although I was actually eighteen when I wrote this and I now feel even older and more world-weary than I was previously) and struggling to come to terms with the fact that I am actually an adult.

I feel like my life is already over because I have no hopes or aspirations for the future in terms of career.Β I feel like there is nothing in the world that I would ever want to do. A lot of the time, I feel overwhelmed with the knowledge that Β the world doesn’t have the capacity to hold me, satisfy me or give me happiness, which is a realisation that comes with growing up.

If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.

– C.S. LewisΒ 

I can’t stand people – especially women – and would declare myself a misanthrope.

I love art in all its glorious forms. I am very partial to painting and drawing and creating digital art in my spare time, although I really wish I had a graphics tablet so that this would be a lot easier.

My favourite colour is white.

I strive for perfect grammar – I will judge anyone who cannot adhere to the basic rules of language – although I will deviate from it as a device of irony.

I love words; in my opinion, language is an art and we should treat it as such, constructing out sentences in the most beautiful and eloquent way we can.

I feel lonely a lot of the time, but I’m actually very lucky: I live with my boyfriend, Luke, who is wonderful to me

I enjoy baking and experimenting with food – it’s all art to me.

I draw all the pictures for my blog on MS Paint which can be annoying at times.

It may sound rude, but I won’t follow you just because you follow mine. I’ll follow blogs that I’m interested in, it’s as simple as that. I wouldn’t want anyone to follow my blog if they weren’t really interested in it; I assume most people feel that way, but because I feel very awkward about it, and in case most people don’t feel the same way I do, I thought to put a little note on here explaining it.

I can’t really handle the world and that’s me in a nutshell.

 

55 Comments
  1. “Bro Fist”
    Very cute.

  2. eldinsmille permalink

    i like your work.
    i do.
    really.
    me so happy finding youngster like you!
    me reading your stuff!

    • Thank you for your kind words πŸ˜€ I really like your work, too and you can expect to see me around your blog a lot~

  3. Love your blog πŸ™‚
    Especially the pic of you in a nutshell, haha!!

  4. Take heart, Rebecca! Someone once said that the most interesting people they knew were those who were still figuring out what they wanted to be when they grew up – at age 43. I’m (almost) 47 and starting to think about my third career!

    • Ah, thank you :> It’s reassuring to hear that! I guess I’ll just have to take what life gives me and see where I get :>

  5. R
    I think your work is cool, and I understand what aspiring to be an artist entails.
    I have returned to art school at 42 to study MA Photography, I graduated back in 98, and am now at that time in my life where I want to teach not only the art, but the philosophy/history of photography which I love more than anything. Well, love as much as most things.
    What I am rattling on about is that it’s okay to feel the way you do, you are at a very important time in life where choices can take you in any direction, any that will never change throughout your life, which is profound but exciting at the same time. Your loneliness , even though you have a partner, is a very good strategy for creativity!
    Keep on

    • I’ve been really thinking about art school, I’m still not sure about it though, just because everyone would piss me off ahah. Although that would probably make for some interesting art, at least. I’m glad that things worked out so well for you πŸ˜€ Maybe I will do it :> Yes, I often find that loneliness acts as a creative device – not only in myself, but in many great artists, poets and writers :> I’ll keep at it~ Thank you

  6. You’re off to a great start, I think, admitting you don’t understand the world. I mean, really, when you think about it, who does? I love the drawing of you in a nutshell. From what I’ve read, and experienced, people with a more artistic temperment often tend to feel lonely. This isn’t a personality failing, in my opinion. There are fewer artists, and so it can feel like you are living on an island. Still, it hurts to feel so alone. Thanks for sharing here, and best of luck to you.

    • At least if I don’t understand it, there’s always something to learn :>. I’ve found that in people (with their art and literature), too. Thank you for your thoughts and kind words!

  7. afraid to leave a comment….judged by my construction of sentences….not by my contributions to life….

  8. loving this drawings…the first one is so very sad.. Give up trying to understand what’s going on… none of us will ever really know!

    • I guess, not understanding always means there’s that much more to learn so I can’t really complain :>. It’s not that sad ahahah :>.

  9. you have such a cute blog! i absolutely love the above images…and LOL @bro fist -ing

  10. Rebecca-Jayne – I discovered your blog through seeing your name olletron – which is actually Ollerton. I love that change of a couple of letters. Your art is great, your writing is witty and clever. In “a nutshell,” you are VERY talented. Accept it, and off you go! Oh ya, I’m following your blog now. I love people who love art and words. Thanks for sharing yourself through both!

    • Hello πŸ˜€ The name actually came as a result of one of my friends typos and I sort of adopted it from him (with permission, of course). I wish it had a more witty etymology but it sadly doesn’t ahah :>. I’m pretty bad at taking compliments but I will graciously accept your kind words with a thank you πŸ˜€ In my opinion, words and language is just another form of art; the written and painted (or drawn etc) forms work well together! Thank you for following :D, I’m going to follow you too (not out of courtesy, because I like what you write! I think it’s dishonest to follow someone just because they follow you).

  11. Happiness can be found in the details… but it never lasts very long.

  12. Imagine being happy all the time… you would begin to annoy yourself! Short snippets of intermittent sunlight through the grey clouds of melancholy is best all round I think. Keeps everything in perspective. You have a very diverting and interesting blog. Keep it rolling!

  13. Quick question:

    In your profile picture are you wearing a white hat or is it just a lampshade? If it’s a hat, is a Stetson? If it’s a lampshade, is it cotton or silk?

    • Um, I’m not wearing anything on my head, it’s either just my hair or the background :<! Does my hair look like a hat ;_______; dies.

      • My dear girl, your blonde locks look fine. Delightful even. If I were a brush I would be honoured if I was given the privilege of being passed through those luscious strands of yours.

        Please do not fret for what I thought may have been a hat must surely be something in the background.

      • I sure hope so :> My hair isn’t that nice so I could understand if you thought it was a hat ahahahaha πŸ˜€ How funny!

      • I sure hope so :> My hair isn’t that nice so I could understand if you thought it was a hat ahahahaha πŸ˜€ How funny!

  14. Rebecca-Jayne Ollerton!!! I just read every one of your post…from the beginning of when you made this blog.

    wow. that took a long time. lol. I think it was worth it though. Love your blog girl!

    • Wow, thank you so much :D! I’m really very touched! Sorry that it took so long, my posts can be a bit rambly :x. But really, I’m so glad that you enjoyed my blog that much :D!

  15. Because I enjoy visiting your site I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award on my blog, mamaproud.net.

  16. Nice handle. My wife and I have a brand new baby boy, Oscar. I call him Oscartron when no-one’s looking.

    PS. If you love drawing, being creative and pouring yourself into physical objects, perhaps you have the makings of an architect.

    • What an adorable name; congratulations on having a son (that sounds strange, as if you’d go up to someone in the street with a son of any age and just blurt ‘congratulations of having a son’ and walk off as if it never happened. Ahahahah, I do make myself laugh, although you’ll probably not find that funny – not to be presumptuous regarding your sense of humour, I just think that this is probably one of those circumstances in which I think I’m hilarious and in reality, I am quite the opposite, thus rendering me a harlequin of sorts)!

      • Congratulations on having a son, you’ve just won The Price is Riiiiiiiiight! No need to apologise, I’m feeling pretty freaking chuffed about it.

      • So you should :D! I can’t wait to have children of my own!

  17. At 18 years of age, few of us knew what we wanted to do when we grew up. I’m 66, and I STILL don’t know what I want to do when I grow up. Just hang in there and follow your heart! You are very talented!!

    • I love your youthful outlook πŸ˜€ what a wonderful way to see things. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I’m talented, but thank you for saying so (I’m terrible with compliments)!

  18. Where are you???? Just email me to let me know you’re still alive…OK? patricemj@comcast.net.

    No pressure or anything, but I so miss your spirit. Last night I was making custard and I opened the Bird’s canister while asking Jim if it was OK to use the powder if It was nearly 2 years past the expiration date. The room was dim, so he didn’t notice the contents of the tub, the custard magic dust had exploded all over me, my hair, my jacket, my nice brown scarf (we keep the heat down in the house). And then I thought of how if I was going to writing a cooking blog post like you did with the steamed buns I would have to talk about this little mishap.
    There’s just nobody like you πŸ˜‰
    Maybe I’m writing this because this morning I looked out my window and the world I saw was white! Your favorite color. I hope you are OK , just let me know. I am going to go outside for a long walk in the snow with Oliver to take some pictures. Cheers to you, xxxxooooo patrice

    • I agree Patrice…where Is she ??

    • I’ve also been wondering where she was. 😦

    • I actually died last week and I am therefore communicating with you from beyond the grave.

      In all serious though, I am fine and thank you for worrying about me although there was really no need, ahahah! I’ve not really had a good internet connection since I spent a great deal of time at home (which provided me with a great opportunity to re-establish my relationship with my beloved piano). Ah, Patrice, I love the thought of ‘custard magic’ and powder everywhere. Having said that, I am sadly not a great fan of the stuff, but I just imagine the pale colour floating around like dust and weaving itself through your locks. I suppose that in reality, it was nowhere near that romantic, but I can pretend.

  19. I really like your stuff. Very cute paintings and I like how you use the language. πŸ™‚

  20. Hey girl, you disappeared again. I hope you’re doing OK. Kinda worried about you, but don’t want to pry. I’m just popping in to say I might be doing a similar thing soon. I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed blogging with you. It was the best of blogging for me, all those new beginnings and such. You really just stole my heart. You know I think you’re just a kick ass person and I secretly want to adopt you, but really, I just want you to know you did inspire me so much. I love your work and hope you keep putting it out into the world. You are one the most inspired and original bloggers I’ve run across on WP. Your clarity of heart and mind is fresh air. Feel free to email me anytime. patricemj@comcast.net. I’m going to start working on some fiction again;I’m thinking the blog just isn’t the place for me to share it. I worry so much after I publish anything that means something to me…I think the feedback loop, while encouraging in many ways, is just too invasive for me somehow. OK…I need to go mash the eggplant I just pulled out of the oven. Today I’m preparing one of my old favorites, Bharta (Indian egglant dish with spices, onions, tomatoes). xxoo

  21. Hey! Thank you for following and leaving your mark on my blog, I’m really enjoying looking through your illustrations and writing πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to hearing and seeing more from you and your work!
    Cheers, Liz

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