Saturday, November 22, 2008

Getting 'Out There' With My Art

WOW!! This art thing is complicated!
Not the art itself, that's the fun part.....but the whole "putting yourself out there" thing is scary as hell!!!
AND Very complicated!
But I'm working on it.
The fall / winter '08 edition of 'Create Collect Trade' is in the final editing stages! No news yet on when it will be completed, but the blog is the place (aside from here of course) to keep an eye out for the dates.
I have also begun a partnership with the owner of Esque Embroidery!!
She creates codes for computer embroidery machines based on the works of different artists, and she has asked for a few of my pieces!!
My 'Lydie Plays Hide and Seek' is even on the front page of her site! (Along with a pair of eyes taken from one of my pieces and then mirrored.) Cool no?
The site itself is still under construction, but should be up and running soon. She has corralled some REALLY cool artists too! So if you're tired of the same ol' thing for your machine, check her out!!!
AND....if you happen to be in the New Hope PA or Lambertville NJ area in the next 3 weeks or so, stop by the New Hope PA Starbucks for a coffee! Then go into their back lounge an check out some of my ORIGINAL artwork hanging in their gallery!!!
I must say, I'm pretty excited about that! The traffic in a Starbucks FAR out paces any art gallery! (Hopefully I'll post some pics after the weekend.)
A few of my pieces have even been featured in groups and won challenges on my gallery site! Boy was THAT cool! (I'm most proud, just now, of "Blue: So Innocent". She's pretty good if I DO say so myself! LOL!
As for my knitting....well let's just say I'm glad I do it for the enjoyment and NOT the money! LOL!
Etsy is the greatest site I've ever used, either for buying or selling. A fantastic tool all around...but between the economy, and having a day job that limits my time promoting in the forums and all.....well I'm not one of their 'Top Sellers'.
In fact...I'm not sure most of the buyers even know I exist!
('Cept Puss Daddy...yay Puss!!!)
So I keep pluggin away for the love of the hobby, and I keep posting for sale the lovely things I make...toiling away in relative obscurity.....
Just like everyone else! :D

Sunday, November 16, 2008

What The Devil Is Going On Today????

(I'm trying out a new font colour for a friend!)

OK....I got up this morning in a SPECTACULAR mood! I was really happy! Everything is still crappy money and time wise, but Hubby and I had a great night in with friends last night, and spent yesterday hashing some wierdnesses out, so I awoke this morning with a great sense of 'rightness' and optimism.....clearly that was a mistake!
At about 10 am the severe winds began to blow all the stuff on our porch around....then (just AFTER the coffee finished thank the Gods) the water in our building cut out.
4th time this fall.
We have a sink FULL of breakfast dishes, two bathroom using humans and 3 other bathroom using humans coming over for gaming later.

This is very high on the list of suck my friends.
Very high indeed.
The property manager says that there MIGHT be a plumber coming by this evening, but that it's after hours for him, so HE won't be here to deal with said plumber.......
I was pretty sure that the job of property manager was to manage the property.
Especially when the rent paying occupants are so prone to FLIPPING THE HELL OUT!!!!!
Sorry......I'm mean from a lack of water.
Also.....3 cups of nice strong coffee and a cheese omlet = a need for a working loo!

The property manager ALSO says that @ 3pm they'll turn the water back on for a half hour before he goes for the day, so we can get things done.
Sink full of dishes....2 showers....filling jugs for the toilet......GO!
I GOTTA move back to a city.
Property manager has a very different meaning there.
So does flipping out...

(OH! AND on top of everything else...our Virgin mobile service which we've had for years and has NEVER given us any out. No clue why. The crazy chick at their help center... (HA!) says it's probably because our phones are old. We "need to buy new phones."....WITH WHAT FOR MONEY?!?!?!!?)

OK....rant over.

For now.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Brand New Day....Aren't They All? up at 8 AM to go do this voting thing. Only a few more hours before I have to decide whether to move to New Zealand or not.
The country scares me sometimes....seriously....8 years? You know the rest of the world thinks we're either nuts or stupid.
*I* think we're either nuts or stupid!
Or maybe just damaged. I guess a large number of folks DON'T want a person smarter than they are running THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.
I know I do.

Enough about that do you like my new background??? Cool site. Check 'em out.
There's still a TON to do to make this blog what I would like it to be, but it's getting there.

Speaking of getting there...I need to post on both redbubble and etsy I guess I'd better hustle.
If you're interested in my Horror short fiction, head on over to my redbubble site. There's a few up now and I have 3 more done to post this week.