Friday, May 14, 2010


"Like sands through the hourglass"
Remember that old soap opera? My granny never missed it. Makes me think of simpler times. Back when people had time to stop for an hour during the day to watch "the stories" Wonder if anyone even still dose that. For sure no one that I know.
I have been away much longer than I thought. Time speeds by these days while I struggle to keep up.
I have playing drums again. Naturally I am trying to work on too many songs too quick. It is going really well though. We have our recording system set up now. That helps TONS because I can go lay out my tracks whenever I want.
My amazing daughter had senior prom last week. I can hardly believe she is about to graduate. Where did the years go?
The shop is finally starting to do well. I try very hard not to neglect adding new listings. So many ideas so little time. I have managed to add some new maps and collage kits. I have tons more in the works. I tend to put off the photos for as long as possible. Probably because I am not yet very good at that part.
All in all it's looking like a very busy summer at our house.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A big thank you to all who found and followed me on the last Friday follow. It was lots of fun and I found some great new blogs to read.

The days have been warmer here so I have been outside in search of things to use in some organic resin pieces. Maybe it comes from being indoors all winter but I am feeling really inspired to use lots of organic materials in all of my creations lately.
I now have a nice selection of moss and tree lichen for some backgrounds. Maybe in another couple of weeks there will be some nice flower petals to add to the mix.

Maybe I should do a how to post this summer for those unfamiliar with resin technique. It is so much fun to take a bit of nature and preserve it for years of enjoyment.
For now I am still sanding up some Maple branch. I also have some Cherry, and some Cedar wood to work with. The maple is turning out to be wonderful for pendant tiles. I can't wait to see how the cherry turns out.

Friday, March 5, 2010

I have been inspired in a big way by Nancy over at Treasures of the Heart.
Not only is her blog beautiful and packed with great content, but she is one of the sweetest people I have met.
Since meeting Nancy and following her blog I have been truly inspired to put more attention into my own little corner.
Today she invited me to participate in the Friday Follow. I decided that would be a great starting point. So here we are. Since I am addicted to reading blogs I am sure to find some new treasures on this list.

MckLinky Blog Hop


At last the sun has reappeared and with it an increase in energy and motivation.
Though I still struggle with time management I feel I am getting a grasp of it.
I have been putting together lots of collage kits for the Etsy shop. I may actually do something with the poor neglected Artfire soon.
I still can't wrap my head around all the social networking. I see others juggle Twitter Facebook and a blog with ease, I think they hire elves to run their shop. If I ever figure that one out I will have it made.
For now I am still busy sorting through mountains of antique maps and old books and papers. The real trouble is to decide weather to list or keep for my own projects. As always there are more ideas than time. Guess I better go out and find some of those elves for myself.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ready For Spring

Yes bunnies already. The days have been so cold and dreary. I have been staying inside making collage kits. I am so ready for spring.
The weather man says there is another snow storm on the way. I guess if I am to be snowed in I may as well use the time clipping out the bunnies and chicks.