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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One Heart One World giveaway

ONe heart One World Giveaway happens for the third year. See the side bar and click. It's fun. I will be participating so check back. You do need to have a blog to participate. If you don't, it's super easy to make one. Check out the top right hand corner of this blog to set your up. If I could set up a blog you can to!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Soldered Glass Charm Treasure Necklace

I'm back from San Diego for Christmas. My family and my husbands family both live there so off to Pine Valley and Campo we trek. It's the high desert, Pine Valley. Altitude around 3400 feet. I was hoping so much to wake up to snow this Christmas. Maybe next year. It was super cold (I LOVE IT), but not enough to snow. However just a few minutes away is Mt. Laguna so we headed up there so my daughter could play in it along with her wacky cousin. Went ice skating and hiking too. I had to make up for all the food I ate. Lots of fun, food and laughter. I am so blessed. home....checked my emails and I'm off! Time for new teaching scheduals and proposals, making samples and conjuring up new innovative techniques or pieces. I will be teaching quite a few classes the first quarter of 2009 at Gilding the Lily and Piecemakers. Check the side bar for and click on their websites for updates, price and times. This (the soldered treasure necklace) has been extremely popular at Gilding the Lily. Not sure why, but I'm not complaining! I'm not saying that to be cute either, because all my classes are very well thought out and I try very hard to make them all original and appealing. There is a possibility that I will also be teaching an all day wire shaping 101 class at Gilding the Lily as well as a Frozen Charlotte Shrine project. Stay tuned!!

Thanks EVERYONE for your kind comments and encouragement. It means SO,SO much to me!
Whats your new years resolution? I will post mine after the 1st.. I'm a little superstitous and don't want to let the cat out of the bag.

Peace, hugs and shimmies for the coming new year!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT! Took forever to get this logo on my blog! Here is the official logo for the Auction that myself and many other talented creatives (Michael DeMeng,Misty Mawn,Katie Kendrick, Leighana Light and many more) are participating. The amazing Rebecca Brooks is building momentum with every day that passes and recieving more shrines to auction off by Jan. 2009. All proceeds will be given to the Street Children of Oaxaca. As a bonus and big thank you she is doing a giveaway. Go to her BLOG by Dec.21 to see the amazing giveaway. December 21 is the official first day of winter...the Winter Solstice.

As an aside, does anyone have suggestions or comments on why it is so hard for typepad bloggers to leave comments on other non-typepad blogs? Exclusivity maybe? I know some of you have had to open a blogger acct. to re direct others to your typepad in order to leave comments.....Let me know your thoughts. I have a couple typepad peeps who can never leave comments on my blog...only personal emails..which is still great, but it sure is nice getting them on my blog for all to see and for the person giving!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What up?


I am a dork. I don't say what up.

So, my very busy life is busier this week. I have volunteered more the past few months than I have in my whole life. I like it, but it's kinda stressful when you have a few businesses to take care of and a family and, and blah,blah,blah.

My daughters school is the best (she's in 4th grade). It never ceases to amaze me how many parents get involved with this school. There are a little over 500 kids and the PTA membership is close to 400!!! I know!!!! I think it has a lot to do with our amazing principal, Mr. Yepez and constant weekly communication through a newsletter . When I was a kid I longed for my mom to belong to the PTA and be apart of the Girl Scouts of America and all that, but she avoided it like the plague, and now as a mom I did too for a little while but then guilt sets in and you say "well maybe that committee, but nothing more..." and what happens as some of you may know is that you get asked to help here, or attend this meeting or that and before you know it you're apart of the Harper Valley PTA. It's actually very nice though, despite me having anxiety attacks because of all the other stuff I have to do. The project I am involved in now is pretty heart warming. Our school has put together a tree planting project so the school can have more trees. The non profit Tree People will match a portion of what we can raise through coin drives, contributions etc. and I am in charge of making a mural dedicating the names of these generous souls. The mural is breaking my back (it's pretty big...7'x6?) on the side walk. I will post pics when it's done. There has been unexpected excitment around the painting that I had not anticipated. I was working on it today in a taped off coccoon of yellow tape and highway cones. The school bell rang...all the parents were there to pick up their kids (this is buses here) surrounding the cocoon....questions being asked...what am I making?... why?.....are you an artist?....compliments...."we're going to be famous"some kids were saying...."lets google map it" .... Felt a little embarrassed.. Kinda naked. Too much attention makes me a little nervous. My daughter loves the fact that I'm the "artist mom". Kinda feels good however I don't like to use that label too liberally. Not sure if I quality quite yet.

More things....finished a commissioned necklace and matching earrings for a belly dancer and flowers for her hair. If you've never belly danced, you should try get to where really gaudy, glittery stuff. Loaded more to the Etsy store. Started my M.Antionette Holiday mantel all because of Maija Lepore...I won her M.Antoinette giveaway. My manequin (Josephine) will be dressed soon. She was a street walker (keeping this g-rated) for Halloween but is changing to the more refined M.Antoinette for the x-mas holidays. Stay tuned!

Monday, December 1, 2008

ETSY~ New earrings


First I want to say I have been loving all the nice comments from you all! Thanks so much for taking that extra bit of time to share your kind words.

As you see here I have added more asymmetric earrings to my Etsy shop. Click:
shadesofakasha for a look see. Hope that works!