Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My brain is tired

. . . but content. I have just completed the design of 10 product sketches for a huge company that contacted me over the summer. Tomorrow, my oldest son is going to come over and help me get it burned on a cd which I am to submit by October 1. I am very pleased with each and every one of the pieces. I know that artists aren't suppose to ever be satisfied with their work, that there is always something that doesn't measure up for them, but I'm not that way. My creations are like my children. I love them just the way they are.

I didn't receive my instructions until September 8, so I have put most everything else aside to meet my deadline. Things have really started to pile up, but that's the way it goes. I will dig out over the next few days.

Life happens now matter what is on your plate. For me, this included hurricane Ike which filled my house with evacuees, my oldest son moving out, and my dear mother-in-law being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease - all of this in the last two weeks.

I wish that I could show you what I came up with, but they must stay under wraps. These are all pieces (except for one) that you have never seen before, but when you see them, you will see "me" in them. They are all my signature style. I didn't spend time seeing what else was out there. Instead, I spent time in prayer while I sought inspiration. Friends and family offered ideas that I was able to draw from as well.

One thing is for sure - my husband will be happy to get a good, home-cooked meal again! LOL!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Today is my Etsyversary!

It's been two years since I first ventured onto the wonderful website of Etsy.com

Etsy, is by far my favorite selling and buying venue. You meet the nicest folks there. The atmosphere and talent is excellent. I started on Etsy when it was still in its beta version and it has grown so nicely.

In honor of my Etsyversary, I have put a number of items on sale. I plan to leave them on sale for the remainder of the week so if there is something you've had your eye on, you just might want to stop by and check out my shop!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It's a (bat) boy!

I grabbed a broom because I thought that a big moth had gotten into the house. I was trying to shoo it out when I noticed that it was a little bat boy! I decided that I would catch him instead.

He is a cutie pie. He absolutely loves to hang upside down on things. He rests all day long, but in the evening, he is all action.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Aunt Trudie

It was always a bit creepy going to Aunt Trudie's house, but Mom insisted. Truth be told, I think she was afraid to refuse Aunt Trudie's invitation.

You never knew what you would discover at her house either. There was always some "super-weird" thing happening over there. I'm just so glad that we never had to spend the night . . .