Monday, May 4, 2009

some of my favorites on etsy

Hi Everyone!
Please visit these Etsy shops for quality hand made art

Gorgeous birdhouses, prints, and hand painted art..

Monday, March 16, 2009

Think Spring goodies from Etsy

It is in the air.. I can feel the changes coming..Here are some very talented Etsy artists and crafters

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Ahhh Spring

Here is my BFFF Shop
She creates gorgous paintings on canvas, shelves. Really anything..

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Trying to find some "Balance" in my life today
With today's economy it is hard to do..But i keep hope that we will all be o.k..

Saturday, January 24, 2009

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Artist tip of the day

Tip of the day

This will be pretty short..i have some great products that i recommend for any sloppy artist.. I am queen of sloppy

First tip
Have you ever stayed up late and forget to clean your brushes well do i have the product for you..Windsor and Newton brush cleaner

here is a link

This product has saved me thousands of dollars i almost threw away a hundred dollar brush that was so hard that nothing would work, well after purchasing W & N this brush is almost brand new the bristles are soft and perfect it only took about 15 minutes. I let it soak to the quill for 10 minutes then i grabbed an old toothbrush and brushed off the rest of the chunked on paint..

This product costs between $15 to $30 last for months..

Feeding The Wolf

This was one of the most powerful messages i ever heard and i plan to live by it..


One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on
inside people.

He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. ... One
is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority,
and ego. ... The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, truth,
serenity, humility, kindness, empathy, benevolence, generosity, compassion
and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:
"Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A day of inspiration

He isn't in office yet, he will be sworn in in just a few short hours but i can feel the change he has made already.. He has brought our nation closer , is it because he is an African American man? Is it because he has made promises of change? or maybe that when he speaks he sends chills of inspiration down my spine? It is all that and more...I feel drawn to him, why i love when he talks about change not just for African Americans but for all black, white Asian, gay, straight, republican, democrat, liberal, All of us we are not divided we are united.. That is why i love this man He has a long rough road and he can not do it without all of us we need to come together as one as the UNITED states of American. Do i expect major Changes over night? No, i don't. Is there going to be more hurdles, Yes there prob will be.. But all i can say is that i feel something call it motivation, call it unity, call it hope it surrounds my being and comes from within.. this man stands for what i believe in family and we are all family.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
Barack Obama

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.
Barack Obama

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Barack Obama

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.
Barack Obama

Monday, January 19, 2009

WOW the difference Larazapan makes

So for 2 weeks now i have been laid up with massive shoulder / arm pain.. I have no insurance so i decided to seek out the internet for answers on my condition "Calling Dr. Scheri!"Dr. Scheri Line 2!" Anyway it looked like i pulled a muscle so i look it up and i get most of the symptoms, but not all..I finally break down on Saturday and go to the hospital..I was shocked there was no one in the waiting room that made me happy..I walk up to the receptionist and whisper " I hurt my shoulder and i have no insurance: she said we can not turn you away, pweww what a relief that was, they take me in do my vitals which were high from anxiety ( i hate hospitals) and immediately they take x-ray was painful felt like i was playing twister, they were very gentle though.. Well i wait like 5 minutes in a room Doc comes in tells me no broken bones, he preforms a few stretching tests and thinks i tore ligaments, o.k not a biggie puts me on all kinds of pain killers , i chose to take only the Larazapan, i think the oxycodene might be to powerful for me.. Well it works or should i say masks the pain but i am constantly chasing the pain, so i am so groggy and stupid by the end of the day, not to mention still in pain (about an 8 on the scale)..I am calling Mass health to see if i am elegible, cross my fingers..Hoping i don't need surgery..
Off to chase the pain away

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bieng Grateful

We all live in our minds and sometimes that isn't a good place to be,they say it is easier to be negative and i find that to be true always thinking about my illness but that is hard not to do when you are in pain constantly the key is not expose myself to others but sometimes that isn't possible either i usually just smile and say i am fine.
Other worries are the kids well teens.i am constantly worrying if they are taking care of themselves, staying away from drugs,drinking and driving, i don't want to control but guide and if that means drilling it in their heads all the time to do the right thing then that is what i must do but there are constant reminders of my fears this town lost it's fair share in the past year due to drugs, accidental overdoses, suicides, and just stupid shit..I know i sound depressing, but i must cleanse myself and not keep this in anymore so please bare with me..Lets get on a topic that most can relate with our financial stability another worry of mine especially since i am a starving artist well not starving but i notice a hit in my sales due to this mess we are all in.. There are always hurdles and i always seem to skim them when jumping over but i do manage to get over..Ahh i do feel somewhat lifted just by venting, so today i plan on reworking my thought process slow steps, i will take the time and be grateful for what i have: my family if it were not for them who knows were i would be so thank you Kenny, Jonathan, Evan, Cassandra you all give me lots to be proud of, .. My home if it wasn't for you and John i would not no what to do thank you for giving my family comfort, and warmth.. John my x Thank you for my 3 beautiful children and your support emotional, physical, and financial you deserve to be happy and i know you are now..My friends you know a true friend never judges so Karen if you are reading this.I am blest!