Thursday, December 24, 2009

Have a Blessed Christmas

Stay safe where it is snowing madly and have a very merrry Christmas:)

Funky Monkey Girls,
Jolene & Donna

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My 300th post
Dang, I talk a lot sometimes. The comment to my last post was an ad....that is interesting. Well, the extra money that I will get by working tomorrow afternoon will be quite helpful.

I am wondering where my creative elf hid out at because he needs to get his butt back into my studio so I can start getting on my new years jewelery stuff.

Funky Monkey Girls are in another store in Tucson:

Artists at Work 2400 N Campbell Tucson, AZ 85719

Now, if these wonderful beautiful items will sell more often, I & mom would be incredibly happy campers:)

If I can't get on here tomorrow or Christmas, have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tis the season...

I got back into the Christmas mood last night. I was on the very SLLLOOOWWW laptop at home & hear Christmas carols. I get up, look outside the front door and then my back door and someone behind me, had a loudspeaker going & I heard Christmas carols from! That and the cool mist that covered everything just put me in the Christmas spirit, praying helped too!

My goals for 2010:

1. Purchase a really good camera for pictures.
2. Get on Facebook with friends at least 3x per week for a limited amount of time (1hr max)
3. Get on Business Facebook 4x per week espically when I make new items and take pictures of them. (1hr max)
4. Dedicate 1hr per day to take pictures of jewelery(right after day job is done)
5. Dedicate 2hrs every other day to make jewelery if the creative juice is flowing, cause if it isn't flowing I can't create worth a crap:)
6. Taking vitamins/calcium pill every day...

So basically I work at home, die/eat and go to bed....of course, adjustments will be paid aka if I am at Tom's house but hopefully this is doable.

Monday, December 21, 2009

almost christmas & issues with ICE resin.

I am so trying to get in the Christmas spirit but I just can't. Day job is a scoorage and it is draining not just holiday cheer but life spirit out of me. I am praying about it of course and wondering what kind of lesson that God wants me to learn out of this?

I did put some jewelery in Henry's shop, it is 50/50 so I will keep it in there for 3 months, yes I have intventory sheet and it it doesn't go, then I pull it out.

I am having one heck of a time getting my ICE resin to cure properly this time!!! HELP!!!!

Have a very Merry Christmas and I will to:)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Well, I need to run home and make more jewelery tonight for Henry's store. I guess I sold something in the gallery before it even opened, at least I hope it was piece of jewelry, sometimes people do get confused LOLOLOL. He wants our jewelery in his store so on Saturday, I am going over to talk about comission, pricing etc. I am really looking forward to that:)

I think the grinch has struck at work, not here but elsewhere. I am trying to be merry and bright but all I want to do is stay home in bed! If you haven't guess, home is my safe zone. I am going over to Tom's this weekend, because we need to leave ms sadie at his house so she doesn't claw/chew up my front room door. We need her on puppy prozac as soon as we can afford it, poor thing.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I am exhausted.......

Too much stress going on for this time of the year! I thought it was suppose to be festive and loving, I haven't seen much of that at all this year. This is the type of week where I really wish I would have stayed in bed all week.

The cold weather is really bothering me this year...I ache so bad that it even hurts to walk. Oh well, I can overcome the evil of pain!!

Have a very Merry Christmas and hopefully I can get some other pictures on here once I get on my computer at home!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day Job

It has been so busy that I don't know if I am coming or going or doing whatever!!! I finally put up my Christmas tree at home so it is starting to feel like Christmas. The cold weather is kicking my hips/neck and shoulders really bad. I hate the cold, hate it, hate it, hate it....that is why I moved away from Minnesota.

Tom & I are great and have enjoyed our weekends together. We went to the 4th Ave Street Fair and I was disappointed that there was a LOT of non handmade items out there. I thought this was a juried show?

I did purchase a Christmas present for my mom, I will probably have to get Tom's after the holidays and he will get mine after that as well. I can't get an answer from him what he wants...MEN!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I job busy busy busy, I have spent most of the past 4 days with Tom who does have a computer btw, but we haven't really had couple time for the past month & 1/2 since his dad and my family have been here. We live 30 minutes apart so the only time we see each other is weekends.

let me see, I got into a gallery and the grand opening is this weekend, here is the address and website: Aurora Show gallery 2402, 2400-2402 N Campbell Tucson AZ 85719. We got 9 pieces in and he does want some pieces for his regular shop. I will talk to him this weekend and see what type of percentage etc that he takes out for his store when the product sells. So check our jewelery if you are in Tucson, corner of Campbell & Grant.

I am definately putting my house on the market second weekend of Jan so if you are looking, I will put the info in here. The 4th Ave Street Fair is this weekend so Tom & I are going tomorrow, we both got the date off:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 4, 2009

day job computer

I can't get this thing to load any new pictures. I will have to do it at home, very annoying. It is also annoying that I can't leave or even comment to some folks in my blog or theirs. ergh.

It is FRIDAY! It is a beautiful day here in Tucson, the sky is a beautiful beautiful blue and it is a bit cold. I am going to put up my christmas tree on Monday because it is Tom & I's weekend by ourselves for a long time, we are both excited!!!

I picked a bunch of jewelery to show Henry or Harry, I am so awful at names to show him tomorrow! I have to ask what percentage etc that he takes off for commission etc. But that will be cool to have another place here in Tucson:)

I still have some work to do so have a safe and blessed weekend!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Parents have left

Picture by Jolene; baby bobcats 2008 in my yard.
They left early this morning. I will miss them but now my house is mine again!!!!! Mom & I made some more jewelery that I am going to take to the new shop & hopefully he will love some pieces to put into the gallery, keeping the fingers crossed.

I have to go to Target and pick up some stuff so I doubt if I will have time to take pictures. I may do it at Tom's house and just bring my stuff with me.

I was totally wishing today was Friday, bummer it is not. For those who comment in this blog, I can not comment to a bunch of people from day job. My computer is wanky here......

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Putting my house up for sale.

I will be putting my house for sale the second week of Jan...:( I am sad because I LOVE my house but I wasn't expecting to get married either:) Mom & I had a fun day together yesterday. We got into another store here in Tucson and we may have some pieces in a gallery showing next weekend as well:) cool beans let me tell you:)

Everybody got home safely so that is good. Mom & dad will be leaving tomorrow and then I will have to readjust to living in a quiet place again:)

I have been so busy with family things, that I have a lot of pictures that I need to take & get the sites updated and send some jewelery out.

It has been a great visit all along and nice to see everyone again:)