Monday, December 28, 2009
Everyone seems to be writing their end of year posts. I haven't been good at posting here lately. It's been a strange year for me.
I've been trying to figure out who I am lately. Sadly, I still feel like I don't really know. Some words that will soon really describe me (single mother, disheartened, divorced, bone tired, sad) are words I thought I had worked very hard to avoid, but there they are.
Word that I have flippantly described myself with in the past are suddenly very important to me. The "Diva" idea gains a whole new perspective when I used it to prop up my whole being, not just my ego. All kinds of self-empowering ideas are coming to mind for me right now. I am trying to be open to all of them.
My new year's resolutions in the past - lose weight, be more organized, be kinder - have paled to what I hope to accomplish this next year. A full realization of what I can and want to be. It sounds daunting, but I am determined to be every single bit of it.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I love love love Aimée's work. I find her mixed media works so inspiring. I'm in awe of her ability to work and take care of her sweet little girl, Lo. Lo recently had a little misadventure. You can read all about it on Aimée's blog creativeFlutter. Check out what's she's been doing lately!
Monday, June 22, 2009
I had a happy surprise this morning. I am the "Art of the Day" on EBSQ. I am agog. In Bloom happens to be one of my favorite paintings, too. I also talked my niece into trying rowing and she LOVED it. Plus my daughter and I managed to get pedis.
All in all, a lovely day.
Now, if I could just find a great job, my week would be complete!
Monday, June 8, 2009
I am working full-time now. My life is going through some interesting changes, so being gainfully creative would be good. I am checking out and selling paintings on several different venues.
A LOT of trial and error coming up....both professionally and personally.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Today is the *unofficial* day to celebrate all that is Etsy.com. Etsy shop owners are uniting to tell everyone all that is wonderful about Etsy. If you love any kind of art (and who doesn't!), Etsy is the best place to find the most amazing handmade things.
Another great team is the Disciples of Etsy, the Oklahoma Street Team. I am literally in awe of some of these people. The talent is just divine.
|Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade|
* The Fine Print: This promotion is being sponsored by independent Etsy shop owners, not Etsy.com. But Etsy is excited about it!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
This week’s shop has extermely lovely handmade items. Claire Elizabeth Annals (her maiden name was Rhodes), of Rhodes Annals Designs, sells bags, hats, crochet purses, knitted scarves and cowls. She also sells some of her sister’s jewelry and vintage patterns.
Rhodes Annals Designs is located in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK, and ships internationally. She is more than happy to make custom items just for you.
As a member of the Etsy Twitter Team, Claire Elizabeth twitters about art, home, and family. She also has a facebook page and blogs.
Special for the Week: Put “Twitter Rocks” into the “Messages for the Seller” box and await a revised invoice with a 10% discount off the item price.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Part of my relief in getting this done is that I have discovered that handling big canvases is HARD. This is the biggest painting I've done and it was very physical. I will now enjoy making some small paintings.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The Etsy Twitter Team has been busy this week. I wish I could show all of the wonderful things I have seen this week! One busy shop in particular is L'élephant Rose which happens to be the Team's shop of the week. It's run by the sweet and darling Sherisa Vassel. Everything she produces has a unique charm!
Right now, Sherisa is offering free shipping on any US domestic orders and 50% off international shipping on orders placed this week. Use code “ETT” in message to seller to redeem.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Starla Petersen's Etsy shop curious mess is a funky cool mix of art. You'll find wood paintings, jewelry, and, my personal favorite, her fabric bowls. I'm currently drooling over these prettys.
Be sure to check out her twitter with! *Free shipping worldwide April 6th - 12th. Just mention “EtsyTwitter” in your message to seller and shipping will be refunded.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
So much for keeping up with my blog. I have been helping my mom get her new house ready the last three weeks. She finally got all moved in this last weekend. Now I can look forward to getting some stuff done at home. I've been twittering all morning. I am lucky enough to belong to the Etsy Twitter Team and that group has been busy! I love how Renee Suich of "L-Shack" Studio makes such lovely beads. I would love to do some lampwork some day. Renee is the Etsy Twitter Team Shop of the Week.
I also "met" a lovely artist on Twitter the other day. Her name is Gina Lee Kim and her amazing blog highlights just how wonderful her work is. I am now a HUGE fan of Gina's paintings. Plus, she just has the coolest name!
If you happen to be on twitter, follow me and we'll chat. I also follow some of the coolest people - evah. Check them out, too!