Wednesday, February 24, 2010


FASHION POLICE..LOOK OUT! I know I said I would wait until Monday's to do AAH MOMENTS, but somethings can't wait. I am head over HEELS for these shoes. Yesterday I was checking out some treasuries on ETSY (a short cut way of shopping for some very cool handmade or art created items) and I found shoes! Not just any shoes..these are defining moment shoes!

Grab a pair of these from Hippy of Doom's Etsy shop, it will be very hard to pick a favorite, so grab 2 or 3!


CAMERA BUFFS with a story to tell, these shoes with the hand designed camera and film on them are waiting to tell your story. No words needed here by Hippy of Doom.


I am CRAZY for these Hummingbird Shoes with the PRADA inspired FLORAL HEEL designed by HIPPY OF DOOM.

A BAR AT THE FOLIES-BERGERE right shoe is paired with OLYMPIA the left shoe and both are from original art paintings from 1863. If you think owning an ACEO card is cool, imagine owning a pair of shoes with original handpainted art right on your feet by HIPPY OF DOOM.

CHECK OUT the MEN'S PIN UP SHOES by men, don't be shy, we all know you have as many shoes in your closet as we do!

OWN A PAIR OF THESE ARTSY SHOES FROM KICK FLIPS AND YOU ARE DEAD ON TARGET.I also have to say that the CABARET shoes have FRIDAY NIGHT written all over them.

TECH SHOES ARE HOT and so are art school dropouts with unquenched painting desires. See CRAFTTASTOPHE'S ETSY shop for these cool shoes:

Each shoe has it's own story.These are just one of her amazing shoes.


Put your thoughts where your feet are. Ashley girl here can do just that. She is an amazing artist, tatoo artist to boot. She will run with your idea. From your head to your shoes..check out Ashley on Etsy.

I just had to add this 3D Table Art piece from Nancy's ETSY Shop just for fun.
It's colorful,eye catching and a fun unique art shoe. You can check out Nancy's art at:

Have I made your day? It sure inspired me to get in my closet and sort through my shoes, maybe get rid of a few and maybe even treat myself to a pair above. Nah, I'll probably still keep all my shoes, sorry honey you know I'll wear them. But I don't have any that look like those! A girl can always use a new pair of shoes!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Waterrose Blog Anniversary Giveaway Week Three! Get the Scoop!

You don't want to miss this week three of Waterrose Blog Anniversary Giveaway for a chance to win a whole month of advertising on her blog and one of her fabulously created cuffs - the one pictured on her button (top right of my blog) is the Queen Anne's Lace cuff. Week 3 started today and ends on the 28th. Thanks Waterrose for your generous giveaway and congratulations on your ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!


Webster Dictionary defines AAH as expressions of surprise and joy. I know we have all had "AAH MOMENTS" and probably can recall each of them fondly. This weekend I had an "AAH MOMENT" as I was taking some much needed "ME" time and browsing through all the awesome blogs that I have not yet had the time to properly delve into and enjoy. I make a point to read all the blogs and view all the art works of "Friends" that follow me and then I also have huge list of blogs that are on my "coffee and me time" that I can't wait to look at and have only yet scanned most of them. Saturday morning I went to Hillcrest Cottage, my new blogging friend and I was enjoying her post about supporting etsy artists. She even had a handmade button there to click on that featured an item from one of the etsy shops.
I clicked on the button and there was my "AAH" MOMENT. I was truly surprised to see my item there and joyful that she chose to feature one of my Art Domino Desk Sets! It was so much fun and I appreciated it so much that she now has inspired me to feature AAH MOMENTS on my blog. From here on out every Monday for SURE and maybe even more often when ever the moment strikes me and I just can't wait until Monday, I will feature on my blog a handmade creation from an Artist that follows my blog. Be sure to check out Hillcrest Cottage on etsy and her will find her under my list of inspiration and good reads.

You also should check out this amazing artist and fellow blogger...CUTE N COOL BLOG STUFF by ITKupilli also listed under my angels. She is a finnish artist and designer and has some great things to offer many of them are free..such as the picture here and the Angel picture..thanks ITKupilli!

Visit anytime, I love comments and be sure and check back on Mondays to see more
AAH MOMENTS... inspiration sent to me by way of Hillcrest Cottage! Support is good!

Friday, February 19, 2010


...Because it sure felt like a Monday this morning. I am usually all about Fridays and who isn't? After all, Friday brings the knowledge that the next two days are free. You are off work - even though you are not know what I mean. It depends on what hat you wear. I won't go there, we all have hats to wear and crosses to bear, but none the less, Friday's give bring us some choices to make.

I got up late this morning, again. I am having trouble these days getting it all together. My fear? I have become a "slacker" for lack of a better word. I usually have that problem on Monday's, but NEVER on a Friday. This morning I even resorted to "whining" with that poor me record playing in my head. It took me two hours to get over my bad start this morning. I went over it in my head to think about the things I need to change, because really who wants to be a slacker and a whiner?. I decided to just "chuck it aside" and say "What the Hell". Someone much wiser that me said,quote:
"Have you ever noticed that "What the Hell" is always the right decision"?
It is pretty much saying to me, bring it on, I can take it. It's throwing away any reservations and fears that you have in your life and going for it..full steam ahead.
After all, One Life..One Journey..One Day..One Minute...we own none of it. Each day is a gift. So Why do I want to waste it?

I heard a bird singing outside my window..things are looking up.
Now it is beginning to look like FRIDAY!

Happy Fridays Everyday!
Don't forget to go to Teapotandrobots blog to enter for some fun giveaways!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Just a quick post for today to share some information you won't want to miss out on.
Teapots and Robots is having some fab weekly give aways! Beginning tomorrow you can get a chance to win one of my Domino Desk Sets (pictured) "PLAY IN THE WARMTH OF THE SUN". I am also offering a 25% off coupon for anything in my shop for the person with the most entries for the week. If you Heart my Etsy shop - or follow my blog, you get more entries. Each week something different is offered.
Go to her site to check out the details and enter!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Do you sometimes feel a little crazy? Jack Kerouac said it well and I love his quote:

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The Rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have not respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify them, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them.
Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do".

There are days I feel totally crazy and maybe not in a good way,(we all have THOSE days), but I have really come to believe that you have to live your life with your heart wide open and let life happen. After all, we only get this journey once.

I am coveting my daughter's Alphabet Art Print pictured above.."IT'S A CRAZY GOOD LIFE", that pretty much sums it up for me. She does Alphabet Art Photography with a "Twist".
Check out her ETSY Shop. She also has some great giveaways going on each week on her blog. One includes a Vintage Skeleton Key Necklace from my shop and lots of other great stuff!
Her Etsy shop:

I hope you have a CRAZY GOOD DAY!

Monday, February 15, 2010


This past weekend I spent quite a bit of time looking at the blog yellow pages. There are blogs out there for just about everything. I have to admit that although not all of them knocked my socks off, the larger majority of the handmade and artsy sites drew me in and I wanted more! I "diddled" away the afternoon just reading one blog after another. I am not a "diddler" either. I must fill my time with something. Time is way to valuable to waste. However, I have what I think must be "blog block". I have heard from several people, "when are you going to do your blog"? I LOVED reading the blogs, but somehow the idea of "ME" blogging was starting to feel like a commitment.. and I wasn't sure I wanted to add to my already "C" stack and urgent file (and you know where that file is).

I am pretty much an all or nothing person. It is pretty hard for me to let things "simmer" until I get back to it. My husband who puts up with my craziness has it figured out. He said that women have to say at least 500 thousand words a day more than men. It's scientific, he read it somewhere. His theory is that you can't do that in your Etsy shop, so we blog to get all those words out that we didn't get to say at the end of the day! I am guessing he wants me to say all those words that he is not all that interested in to someone else! Normally, that would make me mad, but maybe he has a very small point here. There are things that I would like to say and share that probably does not interest my husband that much, or my co-workers, some of my family,my non-artsy friends,the librarian, the checker at krogers..well you get it. So maybe blogging will be a good thing for me and in fact I have something I want to share with you today!

My friends have said, "your house must be awesome with all your art stuff". Actually, no. There is no art stuff in my house that is MINE. Everything I make, I sell or give away. I rarely make something of mine for me. All the joy comes in making it and giving it away or knowing someone else loved it as much as me to actually buy it! I don't have alot of other people's art in my house either because if I buy it, it is generally for someone else. I REALLY LOVE & APPRECIATE the things that I can't and don't do.

Take these plates for instance. These are artsy,colorful,awesome...and GONE! You better hurry if you see something you like. I just went to get the website and the Alice in Wonderland Plates are already gone.

I LOVE, LOVE art plates - that you can use. If I am going to eat, I want to be inspired by my food and my plate!

Check out this site.
Etsy Shop is: Amongst Lovely Things

This art will make you smile ...every day!

Wow and this is my second blog post!

Friday, February 12, 2010


I am in desperate need of it....
I decided to blog so I can work at my day job. I wasn't sure at first why people blogged.
It takes time to blog and I am very coveting of my time. Then it came to me, if I blog,
I can store all the things that clutter my altered mind and focus on the day job that actually
supports me. And when the day is done, mine begins...I get to do what I love.

I love art
I love creating
I love altered art
I love Girl stuff and I think I am going to love

There is some truth in the phrase "starving artist". When I was younger, I wondered why the artist who didn't make a dime, did it. After all, my art was going to make me rich and famous.
Now in my somewhat wiser years, the answer is very clear... there is no greater satisfaction
than doing what you or no pay.

Bottom line... blogging is new to me, I will share all, I will try not to offend you, if you don't like what I do...just don't look, I will still be here....I am a work in progress