Monday, May 25, 2009

On the Table

I small keek at what’s on my worktable—hopefully not for much longer though!  (Yes, keek.  I’m re-reading Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books in prep for the next release.  They talk a lot of Scottishness, it gets in your head after awhile)

Pics taken with my new Canon.



And, as promised, photos of the crafty little boxes I made for Mother’s Day (and subsequently filled with tasty homemade flavored marshmallows from Whimsy and Spice.)

Pics taken with my sorry little cell phone.  I want to go on the record as saying that Picasa works miracles.  Seriously.  I’m sure there’s a Water-to-Wine function in there somewhere.



Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hug a Gemini today!

Then hug them again. Because they’re double trouble.

I’m surprised and happy to get my first features on BOTH the Etsy Storque AND the Etsy Front Page!

As a Gemini myself (June7), this piece of my ongoing Zodiac Series is just a bit more special to me.

Here’s a link to the Storque article:
Happy Birthday Gemini

This list made it to the Front page this past Friday night, although I missed seeing it real time. Fortunately, that is what theCraft Cult Vault is for.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Big News

Its been a busy week, working on commissions and getting ready for visitors.  My in-laws are coming in for a week.  There will be some beach, some Disney World, and fun in general.  Since they live in Texas, we don’t get to see them very often, so we are all looking forward to this.

And my house needed a massive cleaning anyway.  This was also a good way to motivate my husband to assist in more than his usual “There-I-Put-My-D&D-Minis-in-Only-ONE-Corner-of-the-Table-I’m-Done-Right?” style of cleaning.  And that’s not even counting any orcs the cats hid under the oven.

The fact that I finally found where I stashed my vacuum cleaner attachments after all this time helped too.

But the real news, folks, is this:


We’re having a baby!

Forgive me if you have already heard on Twitter this week or I blurted it out in some other way, but its exciting. It’s been very hard to keep this under my hat, but now I can share.

This will be our first.  I’m at about 10 weeks right now, and everything is going great!  As of now, Baby is due December 14.  Others with more experience are assuring me that in a couple weeks I’ll be feeling better and get some energy back, which I am looking forward to.  All of my work has been done at a turtle’s pace lately, with very little new art to show for it.

But I think small Gummi Bear-shaped person trumps new art in this case, don’t you agree?

My husband and all the grandparents-to-be are ecstatic  (this will be the first grandbaby for everybody).  I just wanna know what it is, so I can get on the sewing machine and get nursery crafting.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mother’s Day update

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!


“Most countries including US, Australia, Canada and India celebrate Mothers Day on the second Sunday of May. Mothers Day came into being due to the efforts made by Ms Julia Ward Howe and Ms Anna Jarvis. The Resolution for having a dedicated Mother's Day was signed by US President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914.”

Because can you even imagine what a thrashing Wilson would have gotten from HIS mom if he hadn’t had the good sense to sign that thing as soon as it hit his desk?

So, an update: my new camera is on its way! Huzzah!Meanwhile, I took cell phone pics <cringe> of my Mother’s Day crafting efforts, which I think turned out quite nicely.  But you can’t see them.  Not yet.  Not until my two Mom’s see them first.  That’s just how it is, people.

In the meantime, I’m working on a couple stained glass commissions (photos of those WILL be posted promptly), wrangling RSS feeds with Twitterfeed, and experimenting with an idea for a new product line for my Etsy and Artfire shops.  RadianceArt is evolving, slowly but surely.

So for now I’ll leave you with this: Super Powered Treasury Action!