Friday, July 31, 2009

Catching Up

I have to catch up. We had a fierce storm 3 days ago and I had a power surge. I had no telephone, no internet and no tv. Everything has to be repaired. I can't believe how quiet it was around here without the tv on and I'm always online, so, I was at a loss. Although I'm back on-line, it seems as if I was away for an eternity. We sure do get used to having technology as a part of our everday existence. I used to read and that was all that I needed to keep me busy.

The good thing is I managed to finish a really neat pendant and beads out of polymer clay and when I put the whole thing together I'll show it to you!!

I can't wait for the fundraiser that my yoga teacher is having for Elizabeth. It takes place on the 9th of August at a Gold's gym in fort lauderdale florida and as I said previously I am donating 2 pieces to be raffled off as my contribution. I hope that we can raise enough to help save her life!! I,m keeping my fingers crossed and I do know that a lot of people are pitching in to help us succeed. If you are wondering what I'm talking about, please go to my post concerning Elizabeth. It's worth a read at least!!

Thanks to all who have commented on my prvious post, I wasn't sure how my little bit of honesty would be received. I appreciate your positive feedback!


Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I have to be completely honest even if some people could be offended. I am always on the forums on Etsy and Chatterbox on Artfire and I'm so tired of people whining. Especially this one: Please critique my shop, sales are slow. So, when I go in to look at their shops, they have something like 30,000 sales and, beautifull shops that I would die for. Hello, what is this a pity party? I have 3 sales on Etsy and 1 on Artfire. I'm not complaining. I keep a positive attitude and try to work as hard as I can promoting!! Whew! That feels good. People should be thankful and appreciate when they've got it good. Sorry! Not really.

Oh well, other than that I've had a great day. I think I'm starting to like this blog thing!

Nothing personal. PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Find Waldo

It's off to a great start. July contest on shops with less than 10 sales guild on Artfire.
This is lots of fun and everyone can play. Click on Waldo to your right or go to

Have fun!! Good Luck!!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Seagull Cry Patio Serving Tray : shinelikecrazytina - ArtFire Housewares

I'm featuring this shop today because I love her work. Have a look at her items for some real originality!
Seagull Cry Patio Serving Tray : shinelikecrazytina - ArtFire Housewares

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Not what I expected @#!&*!#

So, I decided to work on my piece and really wanted to do some cloisonne . I started with a nice transparent blue and green base and then cut my wires out. I was going to do a palm tree. I used a new adhesive for my cloisonne wire and the design was really great. I had done cloisonne before but with another glue. Okay, I fired it up and #?!*%#@ if the #@#! thing didn't burst into flames in my kiln. Needless to say that adhesive is gone!!!!! I hurried to get the piece out and then was able to clean all the burn off. The copper was still good so I made a change in color and design. Alas!! I had no more cloisonne wire left. Well, here it is.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Starting a New Project

I've cut a piece of heavy guage copper and started to file it into the shape that I have in mind. Sure looks rough now.

Talking To Myself

I was driving to the gym this morning and as usual talking (out loud) to myself. I realized that no one was looking at me as if I were strange and then it hit me, I finally blend in. With the advent of the bluetooth and other small attachable devices it looks as if everyone is talking to themselves and on a closer look they usually have something sticking out of their ears. I'm all for technology.

On a more serious note, I would really like to thank everyone who took the time to read Elizabeth's story and I would also like to thank you for your comments. I think it's very important to get the story out there and maybe develope an awareness about this devasting disease.

Today I'm feeling creative and have some ideas for some new enamels. I'm thinking cloisonne but usually I do abstract and I feel like doing something a little more organized. A scenery etc

I received 2 books from Amazon today and I can't wait to check them out. They are some metal work books and I so do want to improve on my metalsmith techniques.

I'm going to check out the guilds as well and see who our featured studio or artists are. I'll certainly let you know.

All I can say is Peace and Love!!!!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Rougeriverbeads Artisan Studio ArtFire Buy & Sell Handmade

Check out our featured studio for this week on the Ajdjss guild Rougeriverbeads Artisan Studio ArtFire Buy & Sell Handmade Some excellent bargains and beautiful items!!!

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My babies

These are a couple of pictures of my babies. Maestro, the yorkshire terrior also known as "devil dog" as if you couldn't tell. Chanel my maltese terrior also known as "the princess". They keep my husband and I very busy. Chanel loves to stay in air conditioning and can always be found on a cushion or doggie bead. Maestro thinks he is a pitbull and is always outside and loves to roll in dirt or terrorize my mother's german shephard who is scared to death of him. Maestro is the leader of the pack. This includes my husband Serge and myself.

To change subjects, it's another extremely warm day in south florida and the sun is shining. I went ot the gym and took a spin class and now am working on a couple of enamel projects that I hope to be able to display this week. Well, I'm off to work.

Peace and love everyone!!!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Yay, sales

I feel really good because I had 2 sales on Etsy yesterday. That makes a grand total of 3. I'm only disappointed that I haven't sold anything on Artfire yet. I put in more work there than on Etsy.

I wanted to talk a little (little) bit about my husband. I have a great husband who supports me in what I do and never complains. We've been together for 20 years and I just wanted to let people know that yes, there are still marriages or relationships that are good and work out. I get tired of hearing about the negative on Oprah, Dr. Phil etc. What about a nice story for a change so that we can have a little more positive energy. Well, I don't want to bore you with this post. Spotlight on my husband, a great guy!!!!

Change of subject, I did the dragon flow in Yoga yesterday and I had 2 sales. I feel a lot of positive energy, and it's weird because the last time I did dragon flow I had a sale. Hummmm, something to think about. The universe is listening!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stripey Face Bean Bag Toy : Valmade - ArtFire Children's

Our featured artist on the Artfire guild with less than 10 sales is Valmade. I just loved this beanbag. Check out her store for somemore amazing handmade items.Stripey Face Bean Bag Toy : Valmade - ArtFire Children's

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

jewelrybyFyfe Artisan Studio ArtFire Buy & Sell Handmade

Check out my Christmas in July sale going on now! 25% discount on select items. Hurry before the sale ends!! jewelrybyFyfe Artisan Studio ArtFire Buy & Sell Handmade

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Definitely not Enamel

I didn't make it to the gym today because I wasn't feeling up to par. I was in one of those moods!! I didn't feel like enameling, beading, etc. I went online and found some great tutorials with different wrapping and other jewelry making techniques. The best thing is they were free and so I relieved my boredom by practicing making these little wrapped rings. Lots of fun to do and with some experience could be really pretty! I used artists wire because I didn't feel like practicing with sterling silver or gold filled. Aren't they cute?

I have 2 dogs, a yorkie and a maltese. I was going to groom my maltese but my electric razor broke down. Needless to say Chanel was ecstatic. Now I have to get a new one. I usually do this in my Florida room and Maestro, my yorkie who I call my outside dog, never set his nose outside knowing what I was going to do and that he would have been next!! A very short reprieve I might say. Doggies, your day is coming whether you like it or not! They happen to be very temperamental little angels (buggers the 2 of them). I call them devil dogs.

Does anybody like Mexican? I created a great Mexican Soup (stew) and I think I might want to share the recipe. So scrumptious!!!

Well, I spent the rest of the day chatting on Etsy and going through the forums on Artfire to see what was new. Don't forget my christmas in july sale (cijs) that I'm running starting July 15-26. Visit my shop and see the special section where all items are 25% discounted. Peace and Love and go with the flow!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Music on your Blog

To anyone who might be interested. I tried different players and they didn't work. I was on someone's blog and clicked on their player and voila, I followed the instructions. So, click on my player for free playlist and you should be redirected to Copy the java html script and go to your layout and add a gadget and paste into java html script. It should work. Good luck!!!


I almost forgot. I'm so excited that I was finally able to add some music to my blog. I'm simply ecstatic. Do you have a favorite tune? What is it?

It's been awhile

It sure seems like a long time since I posted anything but I've been really busy preparing for a couple of constests.
1: AJDJSS has a contest starting soon called the Garden and I wanted to enter so that's done.
2: The guild with less than 5 sales is running the "Waldo" contest and I have entered that as well.
3: Christmas in July starts on artfire July 15th and runs to the 26th. I have created a special category called of course "Christmas in July" and will be discounting everything there 25%.

Yoga was tough this morning but a great way to start the day. It's been unbareably hot recently and I hope it rains. Believe it or not, I find the rain inspiring and this is when I feel at my most creative.

I think the guilds on Artfire are a good inspiration because sometimes when I seem to be in a rut one of the contests gives me some direction to creativity.

I have to say that I have been a little disappointed with Etsy because although I have contacted a couple of guilds (more than once) I have yet to be contacted. I guess they are too busy or too full. I really wanted to promote there as well.

As I said before it is hot, hot hot, and I feel like cutting all my hair off. I look like a throwback from the seventies with my long hippiesh hair. It's my way of defying society. Haven't we all heard, "At your age isn't it time to cut off your hair?" No way, so I will swelter and besides I don't think it would suit me. Kind of destroy my image!! (Which is all in my own mind anyway!)

All I can say is god bless my girlfriends at the gym who call me the baby even though I hit the BIG 50 in March. No offense intended to those over 50!!!!!!! Go with the flow is my motto!!

I wish everyone peace and love today. Namaste!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009



I'm going to a bbq!! Yummy!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

popnicute Artisan Studio ArtFire Buy & Sell Handmade

You must have a look at our featured artist. What beautiful things! popnicute Artisan Studio ArtFire Buy & Sell Handmade

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Green with envy

I'm slightly (alot) envious of what is doing. When I was in highschool I took woodworking for a couple of years and loved it. When we moved the first thing I did in my new highschool was go to the woodwork shop and was told by the teacher that the class was only for boys!! Imagine that. I have not changed any names to protect any innocents and this is a true story. (Monkland High in NDG, Montreal, Quebec, Canada). No wonder they're closed now. Ha!

nothingbutstring Artisan Studio ArtFire Buy & Sell Handmade

nothingbutstring Artisan Studio ArtFire Buy & Sell Handmade Our featured artist on artfire's guild with less than 5 sales is simply amazing with string. Take the time to browse her shop.

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mama's baby

It doesn't matter if I'm 50 years old. My mother just dropped by to give me some homemade date squares and peanut butter cookies because I have a sniffle! hmmmm............ don't tell my mother that I'm telling my age.

All in All a good day

I didn't go to my yoga today because I have a slight cold that I don't want to share. So, it's a good day to do some networking and catch up with the guilds on artfire.
I"m not a member of anything on Etsy yet but, I had my first sale 2 days ago. I was really happy because I was getting a bit discouraged. Yay Etsy.
I,m still waiting to see which works out better for me although I have to say I'm on Artfire more often. I enjoy the guilds.
I'm going to enter my first contest on the ajdjss guild and I think I'm going to start working on my project for the garden today!! Exciting!!
P.S. I know I probably miss alot of activities but I still find the forums a bit confusing.

Love and Peace to all. Namaste!!!