Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Spooky Time Jingles...naughty or nice we're listing twice!!

Oh my goodness, with all the requests the wonderfully talented Dani from Ambitions Designs decided to list two times in December for SpookyTime Jingles. How great is that.....you can buy early for that special someone or pick up something just for you...which we all need to do every once in awhile...don't we? So get ready, we will list on Dec. 1 and December 13th. I better get busy, I have been working on some new pieces which I have been having so much fun with...come back and see.....

Monday, November 17, 2008

An award for me.....

Hi there,
This weekend was very productive and a bit chaotic at times. I decided to move my studio in the basement. What a task, plus give my girls back their own rooms. They liked being together, but I had the toughest time keeping it clean because they fought and said the other made the mess. So, I did it and separated them, so hopefully no more excuses and clean rooms. I was very torn because I always wanted a sister to share a room with, I thought my girls would love it. Yeah right, plus I know it will never be clean...but a mother can always hope, right?! So, I gave up my light airy room for the dark basement, but don't all parents sacrifice.....I have a vision of my dream studio and maybe someday I will have it :)

So, I received a wonderful award from the amazing Laurie from Monkey Cats Studio. She is an amazing artist and genuinely nice person. So the award is called a Miss Antoinette Award and I have to give it to others....which I am so bad at sooooo, I thought I would just send all the readers a hearty thank you for your inspiration and may all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families......and give back this year. Go help a family in need, donate canned goods to a shelter or pass out meals at a shelter...just give back!!! We all need it and we need others......I promise you if you do that then you will get the award inside your heart.....it's an amazing feeling to give back :)

Secondly, this month Spooky Time Jingles is giving back too. Proceeds of sales for some of the participating artists are giving to a Foundation of one of own members. Our family is matching plus 10 percent will be donated in your name if you purchase one of my pieces. So take a look and buy handmade for someone this year for the holidays and give back too :)

Have a safe and scrumptious Thanksgiving. We are traveling to Colorado to share the holiday with friends. I am even signed up to do a turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning with my friend. Its just a 7k but it will help burn off the sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie that I can NOT pass up! Enjoy....Jackie

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Pieces for Spooky Time Jingles....

Thanks to all who sent me wishes on my loss. Your kind words meant a lot! Even though it was sad we as a family celebrated his life. We shared stories, photos and many laughs through the tears. Thanks again and your warmth was felt :)

So, during this time I seemed to create and create...it sorta ooozed out of me . I finished with the first batch of Christmas. I have a gallery show coming in December I am preparing for and the store I carrying in gets lots of new items. I love this time of year. I had a small show over the weekend and I sold a few pieces to my early buyers. I am also excited about my new pieces for SPOOKY TIME JINGLES. The new pieces will be available from all of the artists on the 13th....but here is a peek at mine. If your interested let me know. These little fellas are created on top of 3 vintage toy blocks. I just love old toys and when I can use them in my art....well it makes me smile! Lastly, I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween. I know as a family we made it extra special because of the week we had. We had family in and we trick or treated with them...so it was kinda neat having the cousins around. Here is a shot of a little critter getting his own treat...enjoy!!