Cast of characters:
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Cast of characters:
Sunday, January 27, 2008
This piece titled Starving Artist by Lissalush is my cherry bustin', premier, welcome to the madness, very first ACEO damn it! I purchased this piece as a gift for myself during the Christmas season. It was my treat for completing my Christmas shopping with money earned as a starving artist. It is pretty damn great isn't it?!
Do comment please, Melissa is out there lurking and would like to read all of your unabashed praise. Go on, don't be shy.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Other Etsy news, I made my 200th sale this morning, I'm over the top about that. I have for so long battled perfection paralysis and I truly believe stepping out, well more leaping out and into my creative self has cured me. Art allows you to set the bar in your mind's eye, there is no right or perfect way other than your rightful vision. I'm proud of myself. I have a custom order for my other shop and then I will focus on adding some more photography to Pretty in Peace. It's colorful in the beautiful Sonoran desert this time of year, a perfect time to delve into my photographic self.
On a more personal note, life has been good for a few days. I've been really trying to get a handle on my emotions. Not just the depression, but my emotional health overall. I've come to the realization that my sensitivity is a double edged sword. I feel both love and contempt with the same fervor. I'd of course like to keep the former and relieve myself of the latter, but I fear it will leave me too vulnerable. My ability to tap into that deep place for whatever purpose is both a blessing and a curse. I'm often met with so much ambivalence in social situations, that I opt for stagnation which is not at all beneficial. What would the world do without my wit?! Laughs.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Peppermint tea and a Tylenol, that's about the size of it. I'm beat, and I guess I'm a little annoyed because the creative juices are all aflow, but I had to spend about an hour of my right brained time packaging orders. I'm ever grateful that my business continues to reap success, I just wish I had more time to invest in designing or shopping for NEW! design ideas and supplies.
I have a new shop banner and business card design in the works. I'm staying close to the current Samarkan ethnic batik-like design, but upgrading some as my price points are beginning to expand. I'll still be green and minimalist, but business cards are a necessary evil for wholesale accounts and consignment. (Just remembered needs to contact a shop owner in Chicago) It just never ends!
I finally loaded some pictures to my Flickr account. Bear with me while I organize them and all of that other schmancy shit, it was enough of an undertaking just getting my photos loaded. Which was prompted by my EasyShare flaking on me. I'll probably upgrade to a paid account so we can store all of our photos and allow friends and family access. I don't know how I got along all these years without my digital camera!
One of the Etsy community members set up a "7 Things to Do Today" post that I really like, I just don't know if 7 things is a stretch for me. Well, we'll see as that will be the focus of all of my blogging next week. 7 Posts on the 7 things I've Done Each Day. I'm ahead of the game, kinda-since blogging each day will be one of the 7...I also have to teach 5 of the days, so that's 2 down...rubs temples. Okay, so this is going to be a bitch! At least I can lollipop around until Sunday. Get ready.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Police believe 38-year-old Tony Willis stabbed another man in the neck with a pork chop bone during a scuffle. ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) -- A food fight led to the arrest of an Ardmore man after police say he stabbed another man in the neck with a pork chop bone.Police received a call of a fight outside a local business and arrived to find the victim covered in blood with a puncture wound to his neck.
A few blocks away, police arrested 38-year-old Tony Willis. Police say Willis had blood on his clothing and a search revealed a pork chop bone they say was used in the attack.Police did not release the name of the victim, who was treated at a local hospital and released.
This is also a good reason not to watch/read the news-when it comes to the moral decline of humanity-I have to agree ignorance is bliss. Now, I shall bid you adieu while I work on the world becoming a more fashionable place. When all else fails, be Pretty in Peace. Winks. (Honey, I did it without your help)