Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Here is to the new year! May we all start awesome new projects and finish most, if not all, our old projects hehe!

I hope someday to have, go to, or dabble in a New Year Cocktail party. I hope to finish this journal soon and love it and start 2 or 3 more. I hope to get back into my artist's life, but not sacrifice the wonderful time I get to be with my baby. I hope to be able to fill my new Etsy store with art and works that boosts my art self-esteem and to gain fans at a steady pace. I hope to paint this year ( I think I did no paintings in 2010 bummer). I hope to find an amazing balance in work, life, momness, art, friends and Internet. Hehe. I have many more hopes and dreams, but I feel overwhelmed already.

Success to all of us, whatever we decide to devote our priceless time and energies to! ( even if it is getting a load of laundry folded and put away)

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Seattle Drink of the Day Vacation Recap

1st drink of the day was tue after our awesome day at the Artfest Annex. We went to a very nice sushi joint down the street. I got s lychee martini.

The next night it was a Canadian street car I think. The word Canada was in it for sure. It was very good and had vernor's in it.

Notice that LE used our cups from the cruise ship where the drink of the day originated.

Day 3 was a super special drink made from orange juice and HAND MADE gin by my sister. It was like Christmas in a glass. The spices she infused in the gin was they key.

The last night was a type of mudslide made with bootstrap brandy (I think) it was strong but perfect. It was chocolate liquor perfection.

Wish I had a drink of the day every day!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Maxine's Singing Birds

Singing so sweetly.

YouTube Video

Maxine's in Seattle

Maxine's is the definition of eye candy. The decorations of large, exotic paper flowers just dripping down from the ceiling are so rich and beautiful!

When lit up at night it is really something with all the bright pink lights.

The wreaths are just beautiful. One of this shop's real specialties are the flower arrangements. They really do it right. It is hard to look at anything else once you see their flowery works of art.

To top it all off they have canaries singing in the back of the store. As you can see, they are gorgeous! I will post a video of them later.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Blue Saucer

Super yummy coffee not too far from LE's place. It's one of her favorites and, of course, super good coffee.

Real good stuff!

Nice holiday message board too.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

At the Annex

I am in Seattle with the family and got to go to the Annex! So awesome!

Working on journal. It has been a while since I have had the time.

Maddie helped me finish the McCutcheon Girls journals.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Nice Party

Totally delicious smoked tomato soup. Yum yum!

Great specialty drinks. Also yum yum!

I ran out of batteries fir dinner and desert. All of it was yummy. It was a fun and lively party. Now I am all about getting ready for Seattle. I am excited, but nervous. I hope to get one more project ready before I leave Monday afternoon. I cannot wait to post some fun times to come. Happy holidays Y'all!!!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Martha Stewart has Nothing to Worry About

These truffles may be nothing much, but when you consider that Daughter has woke up every 15 min or so and how super sleepy I am: these are gourmet! LOL

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I am Making Truffles

Yay me!

Stage one done. Now I need to try and finish them tonight and do laundry and pack for Seattle!

Odd thing happened with my Etsy site. My PayPal account was not allowing people to purchase my stuff!!!?! OMG! I wonder if people have been trying to purchase this whole time? I am so sad! At least it is fixed now thanks to a gentleman's e-mail saying he wanted to buy and could not. I sure hope he comes back and gets it. Sigh! A whole month of postings and now it is too close to Christmas. Super sad about it. Nothing I can do now.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

New Tags added to Etsy

I love the way these paper clay tags turned out.

 I think its a great way to feature the stamps I have hand carved.
If these get a good response in my Etsy Shop I should make more.  Afterall: I have a ton of stamps I have carved.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Bird Themed Tags Started

Better late than never.

Phase one complete now 4 more phases to go or so.... I like them but I wanted to have them completed weeks ago. Such is art and momhood. Hehe I love it though. Baby steps back to the art world. Baby steps.

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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Gathering a Few Supplies

Grabbing a few things to bring back home for some projects I have in the works.

Wish I had a whole art day today.

I don't want to wait hehe. I just want to dig in and make some stuff right now. Baby has her agendas today too and her's trump mine. Oh well.

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Scary! I started a Face Book Page

I'm not even sure how to link my Face Book info yet. I put some sort of link here in my "some places I like..." link place hehe. I need to research more on how all this stuff is supposed to integrate.

As for my next thing to do... I need to work on those tags darn it! And need these journals with new entries for my trip to Seattle. I am so tired out from my regular 8 to 5 gig Uggh! Time to reignite the fires this weekend and go go go!

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