Saturday, January 31, 2009

Please provide me with feedback!

I am going to try something - teaching a faux finishing class on-line. Would you kindly help me by answering the poll question to the right, in my sidebar? Feel free to choose more than one answer. Your feedback would really be helpful to me in choosing the class to teach. Keep on blogging!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Here's a teaser for all of you participating in the One World, One Heart event......when I have 100 comments, I'm going to add another prize! In size, it will be much smaller. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Poem from a friend

Wow! I'd really like to share a poem written by one of my entrants into the One World, One Heart give-away - she sent it to my email and honored me again by allowing me to post it to my blog.

Be sure that if you are entering to comment to the previous post, not this one.

Lovely little starfish

Covered in some sand,

Wondering ‘bout his life

While sitting on dry land.

Then along came a lady

With camera in hand,

And made that starfish famous

Ain’t life grand!



Isn't that cool??

Big give-away!

The big event has begun! As a member of the One World, One Heart gypsy caravan, I am offering a 16" x 20" photo of the above starfish, the same photo of mine that was published in Somerset Life Images last summer. This starfish was beached at low tide on the north end of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and the early morning sun was casting shadows and peeking around the tiny dunes.

Here's what you have to do to be in the drawing: comment to this post, leaving me your email address so that I can contact you if you win! It's that easy! You don't have to be a blogger or a member of any group. I must have your email address and you must comment to this post only. By checking back, you can find out how many people have entered; but remember, there is only one entry per person, so everyone's odds are the same! You never know who will win! The drawing is on February 12, 2009. Click on the One World, One Heart icon on the right hand side of my blog page to see others who are participating.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Give Away!

Hi, everyone! Just a reminder to peek here tomorrow for the One World, One Heart give-away! I'll be posting the item I will give away to a winner announced on February 12, and everyone is welcome to try to win! Check out the link on the right for more information, but I'll also have thorough directions tomorrow! Hint: It's something I'm very proud of!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cape Coral Arts Festival

Bonnie Fulks, my dear friend, and I, decided to team up! We entered a booth at the Cape Coral Arts Festival, but were on a waiting list for a space. Friday, the day of registration and set-up, we found out we were in - thank goodness we were all ready to go! And thank goodness we did this! Wonderful connections with people were made and we had so much fun. Of course, the compliments felt terrific, but the best parts were meeting so many people, sharing our passion with the public, and getting to know one another even better. Bonnie has had experience with this venue, and was a great leader in the set-up and break-down experience. All in all, it was fantastic, and we feel sure we will have the opportunity to share our skills with new clients in the future.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Art Festival

Oh, my goodness. A good friend, another faux finisher, and I were on a waiting list to have a booth at a large art festival here - and we found out we're in! We have everything ready (we think). Tonight we check in, can set up her tent at 8:00, and set up tomorrow before the show which starts at 10 and runs until 5. It repeats those hours on Sunday, too. We really have talked a long time about working together, playing off of each other's strengths (hers being plasters and mine being cabinetry), so we are hoping and praying that this venue brings us appointments and jobs for months to come. It will definitely be a new experience for me! I'll post pictures Sunday night or Monday.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ending the year right!

Oh, what a lovely last day of 2008! After lingering over coffee and browsing artsy websites, my best friend and I went to the beach, my absolute favorite place. Score! It was a perfect day! We talked, walked, perused magazines, people and pet watched, took photos, and sneaked a small D.Q. Blizzard. We forced ourselves to leave after four hours of bliss, and I came home to work on sample doors. Perhaps I should find a new word to use for "work", because I just love doing it. A breeze was blowing through the studio, Sophia was chillin' on the floor beside me, and Bella Fleck was keeping me humming. After dinner we watched a couple of movies, munched popcorn, and vegetated until the New Year arrived. Perfect.