Thursday, September 30, 2010

When the Cool Wind Blows

I have had one yucky headache after another lately..Yucky..yucky!


(duiops.net photo)
So I just wanted to apologize to my bloggy friends..
I just haven't been in the mood to create,read,write,even talk..

But yesterday,when the rain passed in the afternoon..the air became cool..and I took a moment to visit my green friends..




They smiled up to the sky and said thank you..and soon after the wind began to blow..


(thoardmanphoto)
and my spirit began to awaken..as it always does when the cool wind blows.

Today,on  the way home from dropping Hannah off at school..the air was still cool and I lowered the windows and let my hand feel the air..

reminded me of the joy your pup feels when he sticks his head out the window..

(alliesdadphoto)
Pure Joy.

The cool wind.A faithful friend and companion in my time of solitude,wrapping its lovely arms around me...reminding me to breathe..and to spread my wings and fly.

"The wind, one brilliant day, called
to my soul with an odor of jasmine."
 Antonio Machado

Inspired by the trees,leaves,birds..as they danced,waived and soared. 
 
"Fly" Metal Keyhole Rustie mounted on leather.
 
 


Knowing that my wood blocks were in need of something..I decided to burn the edges to give them more...I don't know...just more.

"No Regret" Metal Sheet Mounted on Wood Block



 "A Gift of Friends" Large Wood Block


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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Giving it a Go

I seem to keep turning back to jewelry lately and well I finally decided to give it a real go.Why not I thought,sales have slowed on EBAY and I thought it would be a good time to go for something new.Still having a blast hammering away and so no other way to walk..but forward.

Welcome to my new Etsy shop.
"In the Light of the Moon's Mixed Media Jewelry"


Here are some new treats like "Be Courageous"


and "Gratitude".Mounted on a wood block..


.. "Hope"..


..and a new offer.. a personalized metal mounted block.


Have to start somewhere..Right?


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Thursday, September 23, 2010

We are Family...lalalalala...I got all my sisters with me...

Me and my sisters..a long..long..long time ago.



(l-r)Ingrid,Sandy,Me

Last week my sis Ingrid came for a visit.We later traveled to Miami to see the folks and while there we secretly raided the old photos and found some treasures like this photo of me and my sisters.We all live so far apart from eachother now and it saddens me when I let the thought drift through my mind....I miss me my sissies.

We did manage to have some fun in between hugs..

..like some fun at the beach.. 

(ing)

(cat,hannah,josh)

(hannah&josh)

...and some fun with the family..

(pop,mom,josh,playing with ingrids hair)


(mom&pop)

and Ingrid captured the most amazing photo of the skyline..


Mom made her famous Sancocho soup,Nelly&Elena invited us to dinner,Mom and Pops 51 year Anniversary,fun at the beach,time to chat and shop,laughs with Tia(that's what the kids call thier auntie).

Perfect.



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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Goodies For Ebay!!

Some new Goodies for Ebay this week!!.
 
"Hope" Altered Matchbox
 
 
"Friends" Fan Style Tag Book
 
 
"Trust Yourself" Hammered Metal Tag in Mesh Pocket Necklace
 
 
"Astonaut" Altered Wood Block Doll
 
 
..and the #2 in my Theatre Series.."Live Out Loud"
 
 
                               
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Monday, September 13, 2010

There is Something Wonderful about Soft with Hard

I was thrilled to pieces when I saw the 50% off sign at my local craft store for these yummy goodies that I have been keeping an eye on.I've played with metal flashing but this day I decided that at this price I simply had to go to the next level....and so I bought some 24 gauge metal sheets,a metal hole puncher, anvil, and a new 1/4" metal stamp set that I picked up for a unbelievable price.I was especially thrilled that at last I could use some of my old leather belts that I have been saving to do SOMETHING with.
And so the plan..make myself a snazzy new cuff with my name on it...


I had so much fun hammering away..and Ooooh how I love the hard metal with the softness of the mesh and leather....By now I couldn't seem to stop..and I had no other choice in the matter...but to make some more.

 ...and Hammering..

...Still Hammering...


Now I am really in trouble..cant seem to stop..

Anybody know of a Hammering Anonymous in the neighborhood!



 
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Do...More"

Sometimes you read something and it hits you right on the head.Sometimes you read something,and instead of hitting you on the head..it knocks you right off your feet.

Chris Guillebeau travels and writes for a small army of remarkable people at chrisguillebeau.com.

"When you were a kid and wanted to do something your parents or teachers didn’t like, you may have heard the question, “If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?” The idea is that it’s not good to do something stupid, even if everyone else is doing it. The logic is think for yourself instead of following the crowd.
It’s good advice, regardless of the motivations of the authority figure giving it to you. But one day, you grow up and suddenly the tables are turned. People start expecting you to behave very much like they do. If you disagree and don’t conform to their expectations, some of them get confused or irritated. It’s almost as if they are asking: “Hey, everyone else is jumping off the bridge. Why aren’t you?”

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Every day, you’ll encounter the bridge in countless decisions and conversations—but the choice of whether to jump or not is completely up to you. How can you back away and make your own choices?
Try this:
1. Ask why. A powerful, annoying question, why is frequently used by three-year-olds but usually abandoned by adults. Support the why revolution. Start asking why of everyone, including yourself.
2. Clarify. What’s it all about? What do you really want to do, and how can you make that the priority?
3. Simplify. That’s what minimalism is all about—letting go and living the dream. But the best part of simplicity has nothing to do with how many socks you own; it lies in being clear about your intentions and motivations.

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4. Do … more. That’s right, do more, not less. When you don’t know your core passions and are staring out over the bridge, it’s good to back off and strip everything down. But when you’re crafting a remarkable life, why wouldn’t you want more of it?

Here are a few options for step four: learn a language. Write a book. Take a trip. Learn to walk on hot coals. Enroll in trapeze school. Volunteer.


Or do something else—it’s a big world out there. The main question is: How can you wake up tomorrow and live the life you want, while also connecting with the world around you?
Most of us don’t really want the simplest possible life. We want a life that is free from clutter, yes—but we need to connect our lives with a greater purpose. We don’t need to own things we don’t use, but we should spend freely on meaningful experiences. We should invest in ourselves and invest in others.
Take a hard look at the life before you. Are you staring out over the bridge? Take a step back. Decide for yourself what’s best.

The rest is entirely up to you."
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Today is my anniversary.19 years and he still gives me butterflies.We are two peas in a pod.Made for each other.Blessed everyday.

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