Monday, June 29, 2009
Margot Potter was talking about RESPECT in her post today. I think all of us need to remember this when we treat everyone. I felt like a speck of dirt today but tomorrow will get better, it it doesn't it will be in a corner with a dunce hat on!
Friday, June 26, 2009
I am still working on my camera issues so hopefully that will be resolved and then, it just popped into my brain, I have to figure out a new place to photograph the jewelery! That nice color wall was at my apartment...hmmmmmm
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I know that some of these pictures are repeat sorry, problems with formatting on here with a not that great computer person on the other end.:) LOL.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
My head is super full of ideas and themes to make and I am getting impatient, reminds me of Ms Margot Potter:) LOL!
My living room, kitchen, bedroom and both bathrooms are basically all done. I need to hang up more pictures in the living room and the next are my guest bedroom and the studio. Oh, I can paint my studio really funky too....dur, too used to living in apartments, how fun this will be. Must ponder colors and stuff now.....
Mom and dad's AC isn't working that great in Florida so they need to get home to fix it, of course, neither of them are looking forward to dealing with the heat and humidity, yuck.
Monday, June 22, 2009
For example; our jewelery listed in Viva Mexico with some of her beads used.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Darn it, forgot to take those kitchen pictures again! I promise they will be coming.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
All photos/jewelery are owned by Funky Monkey Girls/Viva Mexico/Jolene and Donna Hardy. Do not reproduce unless authorized by owners.
Dad has to finish up the living room painting so I can get my stuff out of boxes and pictures hung. I was going to take pictures of the finished kitchen but got discrated by the sunset colors and took pictures of that instead. I really love having a digital camera:)
Okay...must focus on day job stuff now....bleck.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
As an artist, I realize that we do see someone's work and more than likely subconciously copy it. I know that I have done that in the past and who knows, now also. I love posts that explain that and how to give proper credit when credit is due. I have forgotten where/when/how/names of a art bead that I bought or if we may have copied a picture on line and totally brain farted the artist name. Please tell me! I am bad but I do try to keep the name of the artist by that bead but if I don't use that bead for a while, that name could have disappeared and I don't give credit cause I totally brain farted. Give credit where credit is due, write in your description the link/shop name/artist name where you got that bead. Most artists are thrilled that you did that and won't say anything.
Copying is a totally different nut. DO NOT COPY PEOPLE TECHNIQUES OR THEIR ART WORK! Yes, I have in the past used some images that I shouldn't have...notice the phrasing, in the past. I will change it,mix it up, make is my own. Yes, we do get ideas and I do get jealous when I see something that I had thought of but someone made it quicker than myself. Learn and move on....
Take a lesson from fashion, many of the past styles keep coming up but they are different from the previous years by use of fabric, folds, buttons etc. Keep that in mind while you make your creations and you will be fine. I will take my own advice as well. But if you see your artbead or your idea, please let me know so I can fix it and give proper credit where credit is due.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I am going to try to do this weekly if day job permits. I have several shops in both Funky Monkey Girls and Viva Mexico shop on Etsy that I have marked as favorites and have bought items from them. So I got a brilliant idea and decided to promote their shop on our blog.
Handmade Ceramic Buttons and Whimsical Fashion!
siennaorlando's Shop Announcement
Welcome to my online shop of crazy little beautiful things. Everything is handmade by me, so please allow for minor variations. See shop polices for lots more information! (this is her picture from her etsy website)
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6675386 She makes the cutest buttons ever! This is her Variety Pack Everyday is Your Birthday Special.
I haven't purchased anything yet but believe me, I will and they are just too cute to put in the back as a clasp..
Monday, June 15, 2009
I will be editing away, hopefully tonight, praying that laptop works so I can get some new stuff on Etsy. We have it pictured, now I just have to size it etc...mom is way to busy with school stuff so I better pick this up right away:)
My dad is sleeping in my studio because of the lack of light at night, I have good lamps etc for the day time hours so no setting up tables etc, I am getting antsy from lack of beading!!!!!
Loreli made an awesome necklace using the Alice in Wonderland theme so I am thinking of favorite childhood stories to do some of the same thing. Thanks for the great idea!!
I think I have 2 families of bobcats that are roaming in the neighbors and mine backyard. It is really cool. I need to water something back there when I get home so I will loads of noise so they know I am coming out. Mom got the best pictures so I will try to get them posted. It is so cool!
Both Funky Monkey Girls and Viva Mexico are back up. I am slowly learning how to edit pictures on my laptop at home so new product will be gradually updated on both sites. Also, we got a couple of shelves at Copper Country so we will be putting product in there this week:) I am excited.
The washer/dryer will be delivered today, it was suppose to be delivered on Saturday but who knows what happened? sigh...such is life. Luckily everyone had enough clean underwear LOL.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I am so feeling the need to bead!!! I am transfering that energy into working on my house, i.e. hanging up pictures, paint colors etc....sigh. I WANNA BEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All my stuff is still packed so I am telling my inner maxine beader person to hold on to her pants and WAIT!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Must find jewelery...feeling really really naked lately!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I did way too much stuff yesterday!! Unpacked the kitchen, lifted some boxes, went to the old apartment and cleaned some more there....I am a hurting person right now.
We are going to church later...drinking much needed coffee right now!
Friday, June 5, 2009
I will pray about it and let it go. My one toliet is running all the time, so I am going to shut off the water on that one and dad can show me how to fix it. I can do it once I learn how:)
Now, my goal, hopefully, is to get the bead room more organized by getting the tables set up and some of the boxes that are temporaily in there, moved into the closet. Dad can help me put up the heavy book boxes so at least those are out of the way for now. Tonight, we go back to the old apartment, pick up stuff, bring back the vaccum cleaner and tomorrow the cleaning people show up, my couch shows up and dad shows up. Busy Saturday.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I forgot that my water heater runs on gas so we had to heat up some water using Mr Coffee, yes folks you can use it to brew coffee and to heat water so you can take a sponge bath and wash your hair!! LOL
My gas gets delivered tomorrow. It sounds like a mouse/rat is trying to make it's home under my house so I have to get some poison for it...I don't want to do that but I can't imagine trying to get a poor little cutest mouse out of a trap either......yuck. I don't like killing stuff unneccessarly but no cat etc....too bad a friendly snake won't get it and then move out!! I have to get steel wool today to plug up the hole as well, it is probably got in by my gas stuff..
I couldn't find my alarm clock so both cell phones were set up to go off today. The cleaning crew is coming out on Saturday to the old apartment:)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I am so glad that I am off at noon. I will go home and nap...probably not cause I will have unpacking to do at home:) Please pray for Monkey momma while the movers come etc because I will be at the day job....
*yawns* I HATE GETTING UP EARLY!!! Once upon a time before I got fibromylgia, I was a huge morning person....that went away:)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Taking a back break from packing right now. Most of it is done just the 2 bedrooms and then life stuff that you need everyday. :) It took me all morning to be sure the utilities are all done...pain in the butt!!!
I was shaking like a leaf on Saturday when I signed for my house & gave them downpayment money. I was in a much better mood like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Stay tuned for a open house invitiation for everyone!!!!