Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth...LOL

OH MY!!! I didn't realize that I haven't posted since June 7th. So not like me, is it? I promise that I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth...just yet!! It seems life is swooshing on past at a very rapid rate of speed. I do believe that we have discussed that in an earlier post. HA!!

Somehow, somewhere (Wal-Mart, we think) I contacted and came down with the flu. I so hate bugs....really really do...well except firefly's or lighting bugs as we call them down here AND oh..oh dragonflies...those I LOVE but other bugs, especially the ones you can't swap with a fly swatter..YEP..those I don't like so much. I normally take one of the free Handi-wipes that Wal-Mart has at the door by the buggies but this ONE TIME I didn't and this ONE TIME I caught something. Sooooo peoples....always, ALWAYS use a Handi-wipe and wipe down those carts at Wal-Mart. You don't want to be bringing home any unwanted or uninvited guest. Awwww...thanks for asking...I AM feeling better...just can't quiet get over the tiredness but that to shall pass. That's what vitamins are for, ri iight??

I have also been working on some projects that I'm actually getting paid for...YEA!!! That is..WAS..getting paid for. Not because I'm not needed anymore but because this dinosaur of a computer has decided to slow itself down to a dang old snail pace. I have been trying to upgrade things I can (that are free to do) delete some things that we don't need on here and tonight it's going to get defragged. What ever in the world that means!! Keep those fingers crossed that when I get up in the morning I have a faster working computer. ^_^

Not feeling very well has caused my sweet lil muse to take a nice long nap but I guess even she deserved some down time. I did get out my watercolors and paints and made a sweet friend of mine a birthday card. She turned 77 yesterday and I will be seeing her on Friday. I called and wished her a Happy Birthday and also to check on her as she has been sick too. Hmmmmmm, wonder if she has been to Wal-Mart and didn't use the Handi-Wipes either?

I love how it turned out. I did a under the Sea pencil drawing and then used my watercolor pencils on card stock paper. Then on vellum paper, I painted one of my Li'l mermaids. Attached the two together and "WahLa" she looks like she is swimming under the Sea.

My sweet friend loves to read so I thought one of my wire bookmarks would make a nice gift. Some glass beads that have the look of sea glass ....a shell and PRESTO perfect ocean themed bookmark to go with her  mermaid card. I do hope she will like them.

Well...that's what's been going on in my world as of late. What have YOU been working on? Life swooshing past you too. I hope you are enjoying whatever you are doing!!!

Until next time.....Hugs,

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Time is FLYING!!

OMGOSH...I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted. Where in the heck is the time going to? Seems like I was just sitting here doing the mermaid tail post. I need it to slow down a bit...ppplease!!!! ^_^

I guess it's going by fast because it's summertime and thank the good LORD that it is. I love this time of year. The Chazman is home with me....we get to go to the beach more and our little town has so many things happening. But really...I want to enjoy all this and not feel as though I'm traveling through time at a rapid rate of speed. LOL

With it being summer that means that we have more tourist here and that's a good thang!!! It also however means that we are hopping on the weekends to get the cleaning done between one group checking out and another checking in. We have started taking our bath suits with us so that when we finish cleaning we can head on down to the beach. I mean..we are already right there at it...so we should go..ri iight??

Since I posted my mermaid tail post last week I have gotten another order...YEA...WOOT WOOT!! I love making my ooaks and jewelry but I really love making them AND selling them. The order was for two mermaid tails and a seahorse charm. I think they turned out swimmingly...HA!! Get it...mermaid tails...swimmingly...ok you get it. ^_^

It's so hard sometimes to capture the true colors in things when taking a snap shot. The first tail is green with a bit of teal in it....while the second one is a darker green with a bit of blue.

Cute Li'l fella, huh? This is for a little guy and I hope he will love wearing it. My charms look good on ribbons, hemp rope, leather necklaces and chains. I don't supply those because it seems everyone wants something different. I have been thinking of doing some of my hemp rope chokers and doing smaller mermaid tails and seahorses for them. Also...some ribbon ones. Just have to get my pickle jar filled up..LOL!!

Now the person that placed this order has been my mentor when it comes to putting myself out there. She has guided me and helped me and PUSHED me when I needed that little nudge. She has given me a wonderful opportunity to do some work at home and get paid. Imagine...sitting in front of this little box and getting paid. LOVE IT!!! Ohhhh...what's my friends name...it's Julee and she is one of my heart strings. Some of you might know her from Mommy's Memorandum  and if you don't know about this awesome chick and her blog, you really need to check her out. Fantastic reviews, giveaways and just plain old good stuff to know.

I'm working on several different projects and promise to give more details later....but...for now..I'm being pushed out of my chair by the CHAZMAN!! ROFL Seems my computer time is over and his is starting. Guess I have to share, huh? ^_^

Ohhh before I go (Chaz had to run to the bathroom before he started playing) here's one other project that I completed. One of my sealife medallions that I make with shells we find on our beach walkabouts. This one has a beautiful fan shell with a grouping of barnacles. The starfish is clay and the backing is clay. The glass piece is seaglass that a friend sent me.The earrings (seaglass) I made to match. Shhhhh...this is going to Julee as a thank you gift. She so deserves it!!!!!

Until next time........HUGS,