She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. Prov. 31:18

Monday, February 22, 2010

*~*CaKe SpRiNkLeS*~*

I had a bulletin board in my room when I was a little girl and I re-decorated it every month. Of course, Halloween was my specialty. I made borders out of construction paper, put notes from girlfriends (note writing was the texting of the 60's in elementary school), photographs and all sorts of things. It was so fun to me! I really wish I had a photo of that bulletin board today to remember it by.
I was also teachers pet in 5th grade and this lady made homemade cards while the students were doing work. She always let me help her instead of working. The other kids hated me for it but I loved it! She used construction paper and cut out pictures from magazines and then covered the whole card tightly in plastic wrap. I would go home and make more just like she taught me and hang them on my bulletin board. I still do have some that I made for my parents.

So yesterday I was looking at my most favorite thing in my house, my old cake sprinkles collection. I bought my first little bottle around 1980 and very slowly gathered a collection. Then Ebay came! OMG! Now I have a lovely collection that I am in love with! So dear readers, here are my photos that I will have when I am an old lady stuck in a little condo that all my precious stuff won't fit in and I can remember the things I loved so much.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I know this will seem piddle to some but to me it was great!

You have heard me mention the magazine Where Women Create that I love and inspires me beyond belief and I always eagerly wait for the next issue. So last night I was bored and realized that the new issue was out so I bribed Kirk (by saying I would go to a sporting goods store too) to go with me to Michaels to get it.
I got all comfy in bed with the Oympics on tv and my new magazine while Kirk watched some shoot-'em-up, squeeling tires movie real loud downstairs. I like to savor this magazine so its an event with me.
Started looking at it, about the 3rd page or so was letters to the editor and I thought, I'll just skip this and get to the good stuff. Then I thought, no let me just read them real quick. I get to the 3rd letter down and IT WAS FROM ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I realize this is not a big deal to those of you reading this. But I was so excited!
Hey! There's not a whole bunch of thrills in my life. And as I said before I think God is preparing me for a new chapter in my life so here was just another little nudge.
So there you have it, the highlight of my week!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I am so unorganized...are other creative people unorganized? I found the neatest thing at a craft/antique shop yesterday. It is an old wood framed window screen and it has different sized burlap pockets sewn onto it. Kinda big but its perfect for my bills, mail and important papers instead of the pile always on the kitchen table! I added tea stained hang tags to it and wha la! I have one little organized thing in my world!

Friday, February 12, 2010

I am having so much fun going from artist page to artist page and blog to blog, it never ends!!! Too bad I can't make a living doing it :)
People are so creative, it's amazing! Someday I am gonna buy some really expensive art piece just because I like it!!! Some day....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Today I sold my first creation on the PFATT marketplace! I am so excited. I would love to contribute to the family finances by making and selling my art regularly.
On the other hand, I think God is leading me toward this new direction because, as most of you know, I take care of my parents, especially my mom who has been sick for a long time. They have just found a cancerous tumor in her colon and the doctors say she really couldn't withstand the treatment it would require. So our good and faithful Lord is slowly nudging me over to something else so it won't just be emptiness when she is gone.
It's not that I haven't been creating all along, it's just that it is here and there, this and that. I want to be an established artist with a following! I want groupies for petes sake!!! :)
So all you pray-ers please keep her in your prayers. I really hope she doesn't suffer, she SO doesn't deserve that. And in the meantime I will plug along, give her lots of kisses and hugs and make my little Jack O Lantern people when I can.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My dream is to have a studio. A big huge room that is all mine for all my stuff to create with. And believe me, I got stuff! I absolutely adore the magazine WHERE WOMEN CREATE. It not only inspires me but I feel a kind of fellowship with the other artists even tho they are strangers. I anxiously await the next issue.
I cannot express enough how happy I am that I am a creative person. I LOVE to create, it is like playing to me. So my dream is to have a studio and time to be in it. Here's the rub: that would mean other things would have to be given up. I am responsible for my two 85 year old parents. The only way to move to a place with a studio and have time to use it is if they were gone. And while my mom is very sick I don't want to lose her or my dad. So I will just sit late at night in my crowded messy little extra bedroom/craft room and create when I can. I will enjoy my parents while they are still here, pray for more patience and know that when they are gone that I did everything possible for them and sacrificed for them. Then it will be my turn.

Monday, February 1, 2010

So today I have firmly decided I am a picky fuss budget! I am trying to take photos of my little Jack O Lantern guys to send to PFATT and I have found something wrong with each and every photo I take. You can't see the ruffle on this one, you can't tell there is a really neat clock gear on that one. My gosh, get over myself! It is taking me longer to photograph them than it does to make them!

Then again, if you looked at condition my craft room or my ebay room you might not tend to agree that I am fussy!