Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Who pushed the mute button?

Oops, that was my fault. Still busy finishing up a large jewelry order to send off to a gallery. I have been waking up early and trying to get all my housework done as fast as possible to make more time for creating. I am really missing painting. I had so many ideas before my vacation, and it has been hard pushing them into the nether regions of my brain for later use. I keep collecting cool papers in the mean time. I am loving mixed media work. I have some shadow boxes to use and have so many ideas for them I can't decide. I am doing odd things, like staying up late and surfing for vintage German doll heads on Ebay...old skeleton keys...paper cut outs...vintage ads. Too much fun!
I do hope to share a pic of my finished jewelry before I ship it off. I will have some new stuff to add to my Etsy store soon also. Well, off to bed, so I can wake up early and start all over again. Hope mother nature sends some sunshine your way! I know I could use some!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Yellow & Black Bee themed treasury on Etsy!

One of my prints....the one of the bumble bee girl is in a treasure right now! I would love it if you could check it out and post a comment! Thanks!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Can you hear the crickets chirping?

It has been really quiet here this week. On my blog, that is. Since we didn't get back till Monday night, I spent Tuesday cleaning and running errands. Wednesday I had to take the car to the mechanic on the other side of town, and run some more errands. I finally got started on some jewelry and painting on Thursday. I feel like my week was wasted.
I am really excited though, because I have been contacted by another art gallery, and they are interested in my jewelry, prints, and paintings. I will be busy as a bee working on an order for them. I will post the locations of where my artwork can be found soon. I will also be doing a change on my website so cut some costs. I will be switching to a cheaper, less frills host. I find I don't use it nearly as much as I do my blog and my etsy store. So, things will look a bit different.
Well, have a super weekend. I will be working tomorrow. Next week will be crunch time...and back to the mechanic...and to a Dr. appt. Yay.
( : Lori

Monday, June 15, 2009

I'm Back from vacation!

Hey everyone! I hope you haven't forgotten about me during my 10 day silence. ( ;
I returned from my Minnesota/Wisconsin trip to visit my parents tonight, and am finally settling down to catch up on my online stuff after 3 hours of cleaning and unpacking. Tomorrow is never ending laundry day. I am sure you can relate!
I had a wonderful time visiting with my parents and miss them already. I appreciate Marshfield more now that I don't get to visit very often. I ran into an old school mate I had been thinking of, and that was neat. My mom and I visited a few thrift stores and antique shops in search of some cool craft/art items. I went to The Bead Monkey in St. Paul, and got to hang out on Grand Ave. for a short while. One day we took a day trip to Minocqua, Wisconsin, which is beautiful. It was sunny and perfect out. Rob and I met up on the weekend before our flight back, had supper with my parents, then walked around the Mall of America until my feet were about ready to fall off. We bought nothing, but sampled a lot of chocolate.
Well, I am tired and ready for bed....and also have some kitties who are in dire need of attention. Rob is snuggling Tiny right now, and she is purring sooooo loud! ( :
Thanks for stopping in! Tomorrow is back to work! Painting and jewelry creating resume!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Just making one last post before my vacation starts. I will be around on Friday, but busy cleaning the house, picking up a rental car, and making last minute preparations.

I have decided to leave my Etsy store OPEN for shopping, with announcements plastered all over that I will not be shipping anything until after I return. Shipping will resume on June 16th. I will be checking my email and convos when I get time, but it won't be as frequently as usual.

I will be working on more new jewelry, paintings, and prints when I return. It is hard to take a break from my creating, so I plan to do some sketching on the plane and look for some cool vintage papers and jewelry stuff at some thrift stores near my parents.

Well, back to kitty proofing my house! Bored, lonely kitties find all sorts of ways to get into trouble. We have a pet sitter who comes once a day, but I feel bad for leaving them. My furkids will miss their momma, and I, them.

Have a great week, and please stop in again around the 16th!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Upcoming vacation...

Hey everyone! Thanks for dropping in. I have been busy with custom orders again, and preparing for my upcoming vacation to visit my parents up north. I have a lot to do before I leave, and more things keep piling up, so hopefully I will keep my sanity. I think I need to get some kind of rocket pack that I can strap on my back to zip me around faster and get more done. Or maybe I just need a clone.
Anyways, I am trying to decide whether to put my Etsy store into vacation mode, or leave it open with an announcement that all orders will be shipped out after June 16th. I hate to lose sales and my visibility by closing it completely. Unfortunately, Etsy hasn't created my best ideal for vacation mode. It would be nice if people could still see your items, just not be able to add them to their cart. As it works now, your store shows up as completely empty.
So, if there is something you have been planning to buy, please do so no later than this Thursday, June 4th. Otherwise, any purchases will not be shipped out till after I return, after June 16th.
Have a wonderful week and I will chat with you soon!