This week goodie is a domino necklace I made. I was thinking of destashing the dominoes but I really wanted to find the time to do something with them. This one has a cute paper print that I stamped with gold words and then sealed.
I often tell people that I would much rather be killed in a tornado than that awful Phoenix traffic. This is an easy way to calm down my mother who thinks I am going to be killled in a storm. After 2.5 years here- I have come to a realization that I might actually have more chance being killed here on the roads due to weather. Today my husband hydroplaned in his truck and slammed into a wall at 60mph. Luckily he had his seat belt on and had no injuries. The only thing predictable about the weather here is that it is UNPREDICTABLE . Driving fast in the rain here is a big NO NO. Quite a bit different than the Phoenix roads. Oklahoma rule = RESPECT THE WEATHER
As I blog there are currently 498 treasuries to look at. I am not sure when they added more but I think there are too many. It seems like it has been a while since I have really wanted to spend time going thru them. I miss that ~ I enjoyed looking at them but now it takes too long. I think 3 days is great but I would like to see about 100.
I have been on Etsy almost one year. I never go out of my way to flag for anything. I don't notice tag abuse or wrong categories .
So the other day someone posts about something I can't even remember what and for some reason I clicked on someone who posted to check out their stuff. I think I had seen them before and I look at an item- very pretty by the way- and the seller is in the US and the item ships from HONG KONG!
WTF?? I flagged it but the seller says she handmakes the items- please- do I look stupid? Ok, well don't aswer that question but does this seem fishy?? How can admin leave that item up? The only explanation I can think of is that the US city is wrong- it is a well known city and I am pretty sure it was in the US last time I checked? My 6th sense tells me I am right.
I decided to give them a try and I really like them.
"Tooth Chips™ - Soap for your Teeth!A wonderful tasting blend of orange and cinnamon brings a new experience to toothpaste flavor! For those who love citrus, this will be a delight! Made with our vegan formula without neem oil!A 2 oz container will last 2 people approximately 2 months if brushing 2x's per day. That's $2.25/person/month!"
They really are amazing and there is a great reason to use them instead of toothpaste, took a bit of getting used to but I enjoy them. I went with the Cinnamon Orange flavor.
This edition is about those loveable friends who come to visit and insist their cars are not leaking and in great running condition. They then proceed to park in your driveway instead of the street. When the drive off your realize they were full of BS but they still insist it wasn't their car. Thanks buddie!
We all know how frustrating it can be to feel ripped off. I have made a few decisions regarding this. I never check my category, that way I won't see anything I don't want to. Either something I think was copied from me or if I have an idea I won't think that I look like a copier myself.
I try to focus more on my work and less about others. It can be frustrating but it keeps me sane. I try to keep this quote in mind: "Inspiration can be derived from those who have come before us, however an artist never copies the work of another for it is against the very spirit of what feeds our creativity"
Now that Super Tuesday is behind us I felt like writing about politics. I was first eligible to vote during Ronald Reagans second term. I voted for George Bush Sr., Ross Perot, I can't remember next ( not Clinton) George W Bush ( ugh), John Kerry and now it is election time again.
I find politics fascinating suddenly. I was originally on the McCain train being that I loved in AZ and he seems likeable but then I heard about Ron Paul so I went that direction. I did cast my vote for him but it looks like that isn't going anywhere. Now I find myself really liking Barak Obama. I tend to focus on who appeals to me and need to be a bit more informed about the issues.
I love talking politics so feel free to leave comments :)
This weeks goodie is a spoon ring. I really like these. I don't make them but they sell like crazy on my website. Someday I will tinker some more with spoons but they area little bit harder to work with than I thought.
This is an antique goldplate ring with a pretty pattern. Something fun and funky :)
Tell me about yourself: I'm a designer living in London. Outside of my Shakespeare series, I work as an animator and theatre/film designer, and storyboard artist.It comes out as a multi-tasking, productive cyclone that makes messes, fueled by tea., then needs much sleep and book reading.I'm very silly and clutzy, mixed between OCD and haphazard impusiveness.
What do you create?- Whatever is needed: Drawings, paintings, product designs, animation, scenery (for stage and music vids), props (anything from upholstry to antique books, to realistic beating hearts, to corn and ham, to dead people, to holy relics), and my latest umbrella and fabric designs.In the past, I've done stained glass scuplture, lathe, carved print work, architectural drafting, roughly sewn things- curtains and costumes, and even done a little scriptwork for performance.
What inspires you?-Lush visuals like art nouveau designs, french graphic novels, beautiful bits of architecture, and espcially travel (favorites: Italian colors in Rome, buildings in Prague, Paris in general , Rhodes and Barcelona thick old walls, Irish countryside, NY skyscrapers, seaside, good food, pretty doors and windows).
How do you feel about Etsy as a venue?-As a seller it's great, very easy to use, and a supportive community. As a shopper- I hate shopping on the streets, and ebay makes me OCD with bidding worries, so Etsy is fantastic-I can give the sale to a working artist, and is really fun to use, and it's inspiring to see what folks are making. I love their graphics, and the laid back friendliness.
What is your favorite word? "fwaaar!
What is your least favorite word? "Eighths
What turns you on? Half a glass of wine.
What turns you off? Styrofoam
What sound or noise do you love? -Sound: Violin, Noise: "thwak
What sound or noise do you hate? -Loud screechy things- especially higher pitched.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? -Burlesque/nightclub singing star by night, secret agent by day.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Oh, Good! You're here. Right this way, we've got loads for you to do."
I have been late getting on the Pounce bandwagon. I know many of my friends are addicted to it so I decided to check it out again this morning and realized that it had changed. Now it includes shops with no sales. so I am going to pick an undiscovered shop for today.