Consider the possibilities this new year can bring! It is starting on such an unusual note - a blue moon! Go out and make this year the beginning of something wonderful. Have a super, fantabulous 2010!!
I was so excited that I was chosen to light the Joseph and Mary candles for the Christmas Eve service. The Mary candle didn't want to light but after a couple of tries it finally did. My son, Stephen was going to do the reading, but got some ugly virus and couldn't make it. My husband was originally going to do it, but he had to work. It was a lovely service just the same.
We had our family Christmas celebration on Sunday because of the work schedules. My sister was able to join us as well. It was such a nice time. We had lots of fun with her new Wii. My arms are SORE! That's okay. I am the resident bowling champ. LOL
I am so thankful that our Lord left heaven to come be with us and show us the way.
Have yourself a Merry Christmas! I am so glad that you stopped by.
My life is like a highway and I'm sitting on the on ramp watching the cars whiz by. The cars I like my days. They go by SO FAST. I can't seem to get on the highway. I may just have to close my eyes and go for it. (like all the other idiots out there LOL)
I am thoroughly enjoying my new job, but this is my busiest time of year to begin with and now I have almost 40 hours less each week.
I'm starting to fall behind. I have at least 3 loads of clothes that need to be washed. It is unusual that I would have more than 1 load to do at a time. Call me crazy, but I really LOVE to do laundry. I check the hamper often to see if there is enough to make a load. I guess it will just have to wait until after supper tonight. I don't even want to talk about the stack of mail that hasn't made it past the dining room table.
My online shops are really dwindling. There isn't hardly anything in them anymore. Oops. Another car just whizzed by.
Today when I returned from having lunch with the girls and running my various errands, I read an email from Maggie Glynn where she told me that she had featured my Poe dirt bottle in her treasury. I love all of the other bottles in this list and am honored to be included.
Today, my Edgar Allan Poe cemetery dirt art bottle was featured in the Moe Sew Company's blog. The Moe Sew Co. specializes in making fine hats. They even made one for Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry. How cool is that?
This is the funniest award I believe I have ever received. I received the Cheez Burger award because of the way Etsy abbreviates the Item Titles. Hilary spotted this on Etsy and couldn't stop laughing. Little did I know that I was offering Captured Witch Ass!
I was feeling really bummed because I had to turn a job down. I had promised to go to Round Top with a friend of mine thinking that I could get a few days off. NOPE! It was impossible. I basically had to promise that I would have no other life for a little while. I was really stuck. I couldn't back out on my friend. That just wouldn't be right. Besides, who would want to miss Round Top? Not me! Anyway, I was feeling rather bummed and decided to check my email. I received one from Etsy called Etsy finds. They were doing a feature on Halloween items. Emily called it Something Wicked This way Comes.
I started checking out all the cool Halloween things and then I heard a squeal. It came from me. I spotted my Edgar Allen Poe cemetery dirt bottle.I am no longer bummed.
Gina of Lilly's of London*ish blessed me with a swap we did. I couldn't believe all of the wonderful goodies she sent The coolest Evil Eye Bat Eye Elixir. I saw lots of eyes in there and am a little afraid that if I get a whiff, I might get the old stink eye LOL She also loaded me up with tons of cool ephemera but wait, there's more. She also included this cool bag:
What's in the bag? Glad you asked. It is full of even more wonderful goodies! Thanks, Gina! You rock! Be sure to stop by her blog, it's a treat!
It was such a pleasant surprise to see that Rosina had included one of my Edgar Allen Poe cemetery dirt bottles (Poe dirt) in her latest Treasury List. One of her lists has even made the front page of Etsy. How cool is that? You can read about the inspiration for her Treasury List here on her blog. Click here
Rosina makes beautiful handsculted rose rings that she features in her Etsy shop. Be sure to check them out.
After my whirlwind weekend, I finally got to sit down at my computer to do some catching up. A delightful surprise was awaiting me. Nancy featured one of my Artfire listings in her blog. Her blog is Vintage Visions by Nancy. It's full of eye candy - especially to those who like vintage and antiques. I will be checking her blog often. Thanks, Nancy! :D
I just came back in from my sweatshop (studio) where I made these Halloween tags. Adobe Photoshop allowed me to digitally alter these cabinet card images. My son will be so proud of me. I did these without his help. Photoshop is so complicated. As long as I can travel the same paths, I don't usually get lost. I've even learned to use overlays and effects.
First of all, I would like to give a heart-felt thank you to each and every one of you who stopped by to visit me and my blog. I cherish your comments. I had lots of fun with this giveaway to celebrate my 300th Etsy sale. Thank you!!Bubba was a big help to me. He closed his eyes and promised not to peek when he stuck his paw in the sugar bowl and picked out the lucky winner's name
This morning, I had a delightful surprise. I made my 300th sale on Etsy! A surprise like that is even better than a nice, hot cup of coffee, believe it or not.
To celebrate, I am giving away a set of the gift tags just like the ones that made the 300th sale. Just leave a comment to be entered. The lucky winner will be chosen on Sunday, July 19. Thanks and good luck!
Be sure to check out my friend, Betty's Artfire Shop. She paints beautifully and has a fine attention to detail. Her shop is named BRozypalsCrafts. Also, if you would like a chance to win a shopping spree on Artfire, go to this Facebook link and "like" the link. It's that easy.
This little guy has been sitting on my piano unfinished for quite some time. I had started on him before I took my fulltime job, but now that the job is over, I can finally get back into my studio and have some fun!
The embodiment of a nest, this assemblage contains real feathers and is labeled with a medal medallion. He is a dirty-faced creature with a vintage button on his back.
The 1940's was a trying time for many. Families were separated. Food was being rationed. Many families lost their men overseas in the war. My Mom's family packed up and moved all the way to California to work at the defense plant. This assemblage is a tribute to those times.
For the past six weeks or so, I have been working at a full-time temporary job. I may be called to work from time to time, but for now, I am finished. I was working quality control with the U. S. Dept of Commerce, U. S. Census. It was very interesting work, but it left me with no time to keep up with my blog friends. In the next couple of weeks, I hope to get "caught up" with each of you! I have a feeling I have missed much.
To my delight, when I went out to get the newspaper, I found this adorable little fairy had just hatched. Her name is Emily and she loves coconut macaroons and tea with lots of sugar. I think that is why she is so sweet!
I just started a Facebook and I'm afraid to say that it has kept me at the computer and away from my studio. That's okay. It's like a huge party over there. I love it here, too. It's like home here.
I am really enjoying my new Artfire account. Thanks to many of you, I will be getting a "free ride". Those are always fun. I like the exposure I get on Artfire. They have a gadget called a market hub. I can link all the places that I'm on the internet like my Etsy shop, Flickr!, this blog and others if I had them.
I'm still learning my way around over there. If any of you have an Artfire and have any tips, suggestions or wonderful suggestions, I would LOVE to hear about them!
I signed up for Artfire last night. What a fantastic deal! I will only pay $7.00 per month. Period. No listing fees, no renewal fees, no final value fees. $7.00. That's IT! Artfire is offering 5,000 memberships at $7.00 a month. Once they are gone, they go back up to $20 per month. There are less than 500 left! If you are interested in opening an Artfire shop, you may use this link: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=sevenforlife&afuid=5721
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Excellent cowboy wisdom. This original assemblage is made using a cowboy figurine made in Japan, a horse cookie cutter and a plastic fence from a cowboys and Indians set. I have signed and dated it on the back.Overall dimensions are approximately 6.5 inches wide by 7.25 inches high by 3.25 inches deep.
I received so many entries from all of you sweeties in blogland
I enlisted some help from my adorable nightstand bear. . .
See how many! They just kept coming and coming - even up to the last minute!
Well, I waited and waited, but apparently, since nightstand bear does not have opposable thumbs, she just sat there looking adorable, so . . .
I enlisted the help of my husband, and look who they drew! Congratulations, Laurie of Charming Designs. Her blog is a real treat, so be sure to stop by! I would like to thank each and every one of you for stopping by. Please come back soon. I love it when you visit! - Teresa