Category Archives: Art Cards

Tons of New Cards!

I’ve listed tons of new cards in the shop! They are all blank inside and perfect for any occasion!

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Helping a friend.

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WHAT:

This is for my dear friend Nicole Hartley Bradford… I met her through 5Rhythms dance classes. Ever since meeting Nicole, she has been promoting me and my art, helping me in ways that are so valuable to me. I know she does the same for other people.

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HOW:

For the next six days, I will be donating the proceeds of my sales (paintings, cards, magnets, pins, prints, etc) to Nicole. Please help support her by getting my art into your home! You are welcome to come visit my studio to purchase, and I will also be listing more items to my Etsy shop shortly. I might even do a painting auction.. fun!

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WHY:

Nicole has a vision for how she wants to live in this world, and she needs financial help to do it. In her words:

“Friends, I feel hopelessness and bad luck are winning today. My catch 22 of having blocks inside me that keep me from prospering and needing that prosperity to get what I need and clear the blocks is feeling like a hopeless loop.

I’m due to have my girls during the month of August but that means spending money I have yet to make.

I see that’s the story of my life. I said yes to the children I was given, and my energy, attention, nurturing was directed to them rather than to building a career. As a single mom for 8 years, I learned to cope in poverty and I put my own share into remembering my self to heal my blocks.

Evidently, I haven’t got caught up.

20 years later here I am in poverty.

Poverty doesn’t define me, as I trust many if you will attest. I have claimed in good part, the gifts I have been given to pass on: a clear vision, storytelling, grace, creativity, bravery, connectivity, healing, passion…

But poverty makes it very hard to keep the faith, and to keep my core in peace.”

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Please visit my Etsy shop for more listings!

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Thank you readers! and…Present: in PINK!

Hi everyone – I know I haven’t been the best blogger lately. To be honest, I’ve been spending a lot more time over at my Facebook page (feel free to join me there, too!) But I still have every intention of getting back to regular blogging.. eventually. In the meantime, to thank you for your support, I would like to offer my lovely blog readers FREE SHIPPING with purchases of over $100, in my Etsy shop, until Saturday, June 1, 2013. Use the coupon code: BLOG0513 to get the discount!

I am finally getting around to putting up new items in my shop! To start, here is a new greeting card, blank inside, with “present” on the image.

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To purchase, click here!

Thank you for your support!

One way to celebrate!

I have been thinking about my blog post from this morning, and one of the best ways I can think of to celebrate is to share things.

I will give away 11 (because that’s my favorite number) of my greeting cards. You might get the one pictured, but it could be different – I have lots! To see my selection of cards, click here

All you have to do is share my latest post on my Facebook page!

The winners will be announced tomorrow on my Facebook page (but I can’t promise what time that will be!) Good luck!

The Waldorf Faire

Whew! What an exhausting weekend! It is hard work to stay all smiles, and talk to people for 7 hours straight (after a day of setting up), especially for an introvert! I was pretty wiped about 2 hours in, but hopefully it wasn’t too obvious.

The day went well, although there are things I will change for next year, for sure. I sold all ten copies of Journal It!, one painting, and lots of cards, pins and magnets. I would love to sell more paintings, but I think my display needs to be more open, more accessible, so people can step right up to the art. Half the time, I didn’t think people noticed the paintings behind me, because of all the things I had to look at on the table! All in all, it was a fun day, and I was happy with it.

I was very happy to sell this painting to Denise. Thank you, Denise!

My friend Yvonne and her felting-partner had a beautiful table with lots of little hand-felted critters, with skating ponds, an igloo, trees, the works. It was stunning.

I still have plenty of magnets, paintings, and cards available. I also painted a mirror and a lazy Susan, both of which I love. I may decide to keep the mirror, but for now, it is available and perfect for the young girl in your life!


New Cards in the Shop!

I love how these new cards turned out! I had them printed at moo.com, even though I have to pay extra to have them cross the border – it’s still worth it. If you haven’t checked out moo yet, you should; their products are superb quality, turn out gorgeous every time, and the website is easy to use. Hope you like the new cards!

Everyday Gratitude

I was listening to a parenting podcast today and the topic was how to make gratitude a habit for children. The women spoke about gratitude being a skill that children need to learn, mostly by watching their parents modelling it! I hadn’t really thought about that before, but it sure makes sense. They also spoke about how the more we experience gratitude in our lives, the happier we are. How true!

To this end, I am going to write down things I’m grateful for (I kept a gratitude journal for about a year, over 4 years ago – it’s been awhile!), and start a dinner-table-“What I am grateful for”-thing.

Today, I am grateful for: my health, my family, abundance, the sun shining today, and spring.

Blog Feature! I WON the vote!!

For everyone who voted for me on The Handmade Gift Guide – thank you!! It payed off! I won!! Check out the feature, with my card at the top! I already made a sale today. Yippee!!

Fun at the Waldorf Faire

My first craft show at the Waldorf Faire was a success! My mom was there and helped me set up on Friday, stayed with me all day Saturday and helped me dismantle it all. What a lot of work! Thanks, Ma!! I am so glad she was there experience it with me!

I sold over 70 magnets, some pins, cards, the lazy susan, 3 frames, and a painting, plus got a commission for another painting! My daughters sold half of their dolls, too! I loved being able to talk to so many people that I know. One girl from the school came back to the table three times (and bought something each time!).

I was surrounded by great people – Michelle and Alecia (selling belt buckles), Colleen (knitwear and jewelery), and Darcy from the Alberta Etsy team was right behind me! I look forward to doing it again next year!

Edible Guilt

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It seems like a lot of my writing in this journal is about guilt, so far. It would be a change to not feel guilt! How does one do this? How do you turn guilt around? What is the opposite of guilt? (My son would say, “No guilt”, and maybe that is just the answer)

Acceptance? Is that it? Sounds good to me.

Crap. I just realized that this is the second blog title with guilt in it. Not very original. Now I feel guilty. Haha!

On a totally different topic.. I got a request for 100 cards yesterday! Yay!