Thursday, October 27, 2011


So I had some more fun with resin. I encapsulated lavender buds, a jasmine bud, a rose petal, a feather and vintage ephemera style photos. I used vintage coin holders for the top ones so there is no back, you can see through.

The next ones are vintage ephemera style images covered in resin. I'm pretty happy with how everything turned out. I was originally a bit scared and anxious to work with resin but I'm having so much fun and getting pretty decent results. I'll be listing these guys here and there coming up. I have so much inventory made that I need to photograph and get in my shop. I sat down and counted it and I have something like 90 items ready to be listed. And that was before this last session with resin. And I just ordered a bunch of new supplies. I need to get listing! Well... after an impromtu photo sesh with Dude :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just.... Wow.... Trifonic - Parks on Fire Official Video

I had to post this video because it's just amazing, both visually and sound-wise.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Me lately

Hey guys! I just wanted to share a few things with you. As I write we are having an awesome thundering, windy night-time storm here in the desert. Thank you monsoon season! Anyways, there have been so many positive things that have been going on in my life lately that I have been doing a perma happy dance. Some rather crappy things have happened too, but the positive MUCH outweighs the bad! I'll update you later but I mainly wanted to just vent my happiness for now and tell you that I will soon be doing an introduction post. I realized that I never really officially introduced myself and said what I'm all about. So that will be coming soon. Until then, here's the music that has me moving. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Here I go!!

So, I'm a big procrastinator. *rewrite* I USED to be a big procrastinator. I'll explain.
For a while now, I've been wanting to go bigger with my shop. Really find my niche and market to them accordingly. I've been wanting to do other kinds of networking, such as tweeting again, which I did a while back and it just didn't stick. I want to start it again now to get myself out there. And I don't mean, get my shop out there. I want to meet new people, I want to let them know who I am and make new friends. I want to advertise in new places, maybe try paid advertising. In order to have an effective paid advertisement, I'll need to find websites that jive with my style (research). I want to have a more engaging blog.
Basically, to sum it all up, I want to let go. I want to put myself out there. I want to put myself out there and not be afraid that I'll be rejected. I want to let everyone know who I am and what I stand for. I want to have a positive difference in people's lives.
The reason I've been keeping myself from doing all this? Fear. I was afraid that people wouldn't take me seriously. I was afraid that people would think I'm ridiculous. I was laying low, not showing too much of myself because I wanted to please everyone. I didn't want there to be a person out there that thought anything less than neutral about me.
Part of this change in attitude was brought about because I hit a goal in my shop. I wanted to write an ad for craigslist, and pay for ads, talk to big blogs about featuring my shop. But I figured if I had less than three pages in my shop it wouldn't be worth it and they wouldn't take me seriously. Well, today my shop hit three pages. The third only has one thing on it, but it's three pages darnit!!

So, I finally hit that, but aside from that, I've been reading some really great articles. Some about my Etsy shop and some on personal development. It's interesting because the ones on personal development are unquestioningly affecting the way I handle my shop too. Anyways, as you may have guessed, one of the articles I read today was about fear, and how it can hold you back and keep you from trying new things and living the way you want to. It was on The article was called The Courage to Live Consciously.
I just recently found his site (through the Etsy forums no less) and it has a wealth of inspirational and educational articles. The article I found in the forums was titled How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or blog). That one is WELL worth the read. It's not just good for getting traffic, but for being a real person too.
A good forum thread I read that helped kick my butt and make me want to get out there was Etsy Opens Doors, but....
So there it is. I've decided I'm not going to sit idle (sp?) anymore. I'm not going to let fear keep me from getting out there. I'm giving myself the permission to go out there, take some risks, meet new people, challenge myself and have fun. Now who's coming with me!!??

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Death Is The Road To Awe

I watch this every so often and I think I'm due for watching it again. It's tied with Interview with the Vampire for my favorite movie. Also, I LOVE this song. So here it is for you guys to listen to. (there is silence for the first 25 seconds, so don't try to turn up your volume)

"This is more than a film. It is an experience and a philosophy. It has a soul. It has a heart and at its centre is love both transient and eternal." -said by youtuber ebutyou272

Here's the link to it too.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Back at it

It has been a looooong week and a half without my computer. I was having Etsy withdrawals! So it was the hard drive that went out, well, both of them actually, well one went out a few months ago and we've just been going on one. But, back to normal now. I made new items and took some pics in my absence. We've had the computer hooked up for just under two hours now and I've already edited pics and posted two listings, that's what the pics in this post are of.

So, like I said in my previous post, I've been reading all your guys' posts but just not commenting much since it was a pain on my phone. Now I'll be back at it full force! And I'm so excited to be since I made two sales right before the comp crashed!
*sigh* back to normal, or at least as normal as before :-P