Saturday, October 31, 2009

No conclusion Etsy Artfire

Do you have a favorite place? I'm still on both etsy and artfire and can't decide where to stay. Some people tell me that it's better to have more than one site but I might be one of those individuals who does better with one shop to concentrate on.
I like things about both. It does seem that etsy is starting to go down the tubes. The share your item function has been removed and here's artfire adding new tools to help the sellers. Things aren't looking up.
To change the subject, I did manage to make a few new enameled pieces this week. I had been putting it off and waiting for cooler weather but that isn't in the near future with record breaking highs in south florida. I enamel outside and with the hot kiln and temperatures, whew!! We had a couple of cooler days a few weeks ago and boy, did that feel good. I see from my coments that some fellow floridians were also enjoying the very brief reprieve from the oppressive heat.
I've been pretty dedicated to my yoga practice and feel the difference in my life. Yoga's not only about the physical but the spiritual and I must say that we have a very gifted and caring yoga teacher. I feel blessed to have her.
As for the guilds, I don't know which ones I'm going to stay on. Another choice. It seems that there isn't a lot of participation on some of them and I don't want to be the patsie for others. I feel that I would like to support other artists when I really appreciate their work and not because it's their turn on the list!
Well, I guess that's enough blah, blah for one day!
Peace, love and Namaste to all!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

350 yoga

I was really happy to participate in a special yoga flow saturday. We were one of many registered groups help to change our future. The information is all to be found on this website If everyoneone does their little part it's amazing how we can protect our future.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Yes.... Finally, cooler weather

I can't believe that we are finally having a cold front in south florida. It was an excruciatingly hot summer. I know that this beautiful weather probably won't last but I sure intend to enjoy it while it's here. Can you believe that we went from 95 degrees to 53 degrees all in the space of 24 hours? That's a 40 degree difference!!! Wow!!

Oops, almost forgot about Waldo. This month it's really worth playing because each paticipating member of the artfire shops with less that 10 sales is donating a percentage or amount to their foundation of choice. Personally I'm donating $2 from any sales that I have this month to the breast cancer research. My mom just finished her treatments and is a survivor so I think it's a great cause. Playing the Waldo game is free and you win a great prize.
Please check it out here!! and good luck!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness

Well, we all know that this is breast cancer awareness month. But, it never quite touched me as it did last year. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and only recently finished chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It was, needless to say, a very hard year. Luckily, I was able to be with my mother through this terrible ordeal because I live very close by. Thankfully, she is a survivor. There is little enough that I can do to help this terrible disease but in honor of those less fortunate and my mother I will be donating $2 from avery sale that I have in the month of October. I'm not selecting certain items and this applies to any item in either my etsy or artfire shop.

Maybe together we can someday make a difference.

Peace, love and Namaste to all!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Roses That Last 3 Piece Bath Set : BragginRights - ArtFire Bath & Beauty

Check out all the beautiful things in this featured artists' shop. I love it all! Roses That Last 3 Piece Bath Set : BragginRights - ArtFire Bath & Beauty

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What can I say?

I haven't posted in quite a while and the reason is that I haven't had very much to talk about. I entered a couple of contests on some of the Artfire guilds that I belong to and won some and lost some. That took up a lot of my time.
I do feel guilty because I have received a couple of blog awards and I haven't claimed them yet because I didn't really have the time. Especially to find the next victims, oops, I meant awardees. Is that even a word? Not according to thesaurus!
I have been working on a couple of new projects. I don't always have the time to enamel!
I really can't believe that 6 months ago I didn't even know how to work on a computor let alone blog!!
I can only say that I am so happy that it's finally cooling off here in south florida. What a hot summer we had! Whew! Maybe I'll get more energy back.

One great thing did happen to me recently. I talk on the forums in etsy and made a new friend in France. How surprised and excited was I to receive a letter and a small french recipe booklet in my mailbox. Yes, directly from France. How cool is that?

That's why it's worth all the time and effort online!

Namaste, peace and love. Have a great day!!