Thursday, February 28, 2008

Safety first!

I am fairly clumsy.
This is not a fact that I really admit openly (i guess until now). I am so bad at knives especially - and I always cut towards myself. I really need to invest in some safety cutters. This past summer my boss cut herself really badly on her day off with an exacto knife and she had to go to the hospital and everything. I should buy her some safety cutters.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Record Bowls!


I've always wanted to learn how to make record bowls. I almost bought some awhile ago because I thought they were so cool. I don't know how I cam across them again last night but I found a how-to guide on youtube. I made some! It wook me a few tries to get them right but I think I have really mastered it! I'm really excited about them and I'm hoping to actually make a whole bunch and sell them down by the waterfront this summer. I plan on selling them for a really reasonable price - so I'm excited about this potentially wonderful opportunity!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Decorate!

Troy's parents did a little bit of remodelling to their kitchen. They stained their cupboard, and also spray painted their cabinet knobs. It looks so good, fresh and sleek! I guess the spray painting was Troy's idea - so of course - he was all proud of it. I can't wait to have my own house where I can decorate anyway that I wish. I know that's going to be a LONG way off - but I can dream can't I?

Troy may be moving up to the city with me in the fall - which i'm really excited about because we will be able to decorate however we want!

Busy busy busy

Yesterday was crazy. I'm hoping today is going to be better. If Troy can't figure my car out I'm going to have to find some place to buy bus tickets. He gets off work in about 2 hours so I have some time to relax, clean a bit, maybe have a shower, go on etsy and all that jazz.

Last night I changed my avater photo on etsy. I think it's more defined - and people can see a piece of my artwork. :) I also sold a pendant last night. One last week, one this week~ I'm on a roll. But i never want to get my hopes up. I don't have that much time this week to paint, everyday I'm busy busy busy, so hopefully I'll be able to squeeze some nice painting time in there.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Oh fancy business.

Fancy things. They always turn the strangest things into something fancy and pretty. You can buy really nice medical id bracelets all jazzed up now and everything. I think that's a good thing - because they can be so bland if not.

This weekend so far has put me into such a depressing mood. My parents want me to go over for supper but Troy doesn't want to - so there's conflict there. Theres conflict with Troy's working schedule and fixing (or attempting to) my car, wanting a new car or something.

Troy's here now. I love him.

Oh the weekend

You'd think the weekend would be a good thing. So far it has been awful. I don't want to be totally depressing or anything but it hasn't been that great so far. My car just shut down on my last night... which doesn't surprise me. I'm going to have to try and figure something out with it. While running around town today for about 2 hours looking for this little fuse I came across these Honda Jazz scooters - and they are majorly ON SALE - since they are the "old" style. I love them so much and I want to sell my car so badly to buy on. So many pros and cons to think about.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My video!!

I've always been interested in film. I have done a few little projects here and there - mostly in school but i really wanted to try to do some sort or painting video. An opportunity came up which gave me the gumption to try it out! I did a video on buy I love buying things online. Mind you when you watch it - i do like going oustide and all that jazz, i just wanted to make it a little silly too. I enjoy buy.com so i created a video all about Why Buy.com Rocks They have great coupons for people who first sign up, and awesome shipping deals. They have cool celebrity things going on with it to that's pretty cool. I had to do it in 2 part unfortunately because windows movie maker hates me. Seriously. I hope you like it though!



Over the hump~ and waiting for the eclipse.

SO i have been keeping myself busy with my night class, homework from it, painting, working on a youtube video (which i will hopefully finish and post tonight), visiting my friend stephanie, and all that jazz.

I got some really good feedback on the etsy forums today about lisiting items and my shop in particular. It's nice to know that people think my shop looks good, but they also have some helpful tips! It's good to see that people really like helping out their fellow artisan!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Busy busy busy!

I'd like to think that Stephanie's birthday was a success. It didn't seem like she had that great of a time but she says she did - so I just have to give up and believe her. I think that always happens to the person who throws the party - they get paranoid and wants to make sure that everyone is having a good time. That defintitely happened this time anyways.

Another work week has started - and it was off to a good start too! I found out that I am going to be hired on full time at work! Which is lovely because since June I was filling in a maternity position then they extended my contract after she came back - everything is just great in that aspect and I am getting a bit of a raise too I think which is really nice. :)

Sign language course tomorrow! I just finished up my homework for it!

What's the difference?

I don't care how many time I plug in cords from the television, card, phone, cable, etc. etc. I never know what goes where and when and why. I'm always scared I'm going to fry something. I don't know what difference between Cat 5 cable and Cat 6 cable! All i know is thats where Troy can come in. Yes I like to be dependant but it's impossible to be awesome at everything and know everything about everything. I'd like to think whatever I don't know what to do - Troy can do it for me. I don't know if that's always the case but I'd like to think. :P

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Travelling tree will finally get to travel!


I really hoped that I would make a sale before the end of February! I have been spending so much time and effort painting lots and lots to list everyday and I think over these past 2 weeks I have only missed a day or two. I even have relisted and renewed a few items. Well all my hard work paid off and I just received notification that I sold a wooden pendant! It was one of my more popular ones called the "Travelling Tree" and I'm finally glad to see that it's going to go to a new home! I'm so happy!

Neutral heart.



It's been such a strange day. It started out fine but then as the day went on and I became more and more emotional! It was the weirdest thing. Plans for tonight are looking up though and I have more things to add on etsy! (Such as this neutral heart pendant)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Waiting, and wishing and eating

So...
I'm just hanging out at work - all by myself (ahhh) while waiting to go to my night class. I keep freaking myself out - thinking I'm hearing noises, or voices or something! It's not a very good part of the city so I get myself all worked up. I'm sure after I do this tonight I'll be fine.

My car has been giving my a lot of trouble lately and everytime I go to drive it I get so paranoid that it's not actually going to start up for me (and I don't even have any spare fuses - it's a long story). My car has something weird going on with something electrical and the ignition fuse. I don't know!

Anyways I better eat before i have to get going!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hedgehog love - just in time for V-day!

You'd think I would have gotten a lot of painting done today... that didn't exactly happen. It felt like I painted lots and lots but I didn't get much completed. I spent a lot of time on a gift for my friends birthday which I'll post a picture of it on the weekend :) I'll post it after I give it to her just in case she reads this.



I listed this cute little hedgehog pair - the photos aren't the greatest but I hope to take better photos hopefully before or around the weekend. By the time I finished this ACEO up it was getting dark so I had to use the flash - but I still really wanted to list them. They are too cute :)

snow day!

I updated SO many pictures on my etsy website because I wanted all my ACEO's to look the same. I have them all almost redone with my new little mini easel which I am in love with. I have been doing a lot of little paintings for gifts lately so I haven't had a chance to put up anything new for a couple of days.
Today is a SNOW DAY though so I am going to start some new projects! :) I cleaned cleaned cleaned this morning. I totally cleaned the kitchen and vaccummed. I am going to tidy up the living room, my bedroom and the bathroom at some point today too. It's been a busy day so far!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

ASL 1 - Class one!

As I wrote on my 'I Rate My Day' - I wasn't feeling so great eariler. I had myself all worked up for my very first ASL class - which stands for "American Sign Language". I'm taking this class through NSCC and I was pleasently surprised and everything went really well! It was fun and I really learned a lot so far even though we didn't actually cover a lot. I know how to move my eyebrows! That's a good thing :) Once I get my skills going maybe I'll even do a video blog all signing :) That would be fun!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

New new new!

Things are looking new!

I have been consistently adding new aceos and pendants on my etsy shop which makes me feel crazy!

I have a new sign language night class that starts this week! I know I am going to be super busy but it's going to be a great time and a wonderful experience.

I have a potential weekend craft show next month at the Atlantic Waves Conference! I am hoping to get more information soon about that!

Oh and I changed my blogger layout! How does it look ;)

calling all Landowners

What CAN'T you buy online these days - seriously. Basically everything to furnish your house, build you house and now you can even buy land online! How crazy is that. I guess you never know - it could be cheaper than doing it through real estate agent or even selling it privately. I can't imagine! There are still some things I don't feel overly comfortable buying online quite yet. It's not like i'd have the money or anything but I can't imagine buying land online. I guess it's one of those things that I would have to "see" first :)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

look at this!


These past two weeks I have been really productive - I have lots of aceos and pendants created and everything! I have recently just listed a bunch of aceos over these past few days and a new pendant here and there. I'm really happy with what I have been creating lately. Sometimes it's hard to find the inspiration but it's been really lovely. This next week is going to be absolutely insane. I'm starting my sign language course next week and I will be working nights too so I really hope that I will be able to squeeze in the time to do some creating as well as work, study and all that jazz~

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Car donation

I came across this car donation website. It's www.carangel.com and what you do is donate a car or something else you don't want anymore and the money they sell it and put all the money into giving out movies and tapes to teenagers and children about life issues, like drugs, etc. This is defintely a interesting and unique idea to raise funds for your non profit organization. I'm sure there are lots of people out there who have an old car that they don't want anymore and are having a hard time selling it on their own. I know Troy could have defintely done this when he had his daytona. He got totally ripped off and I know he could have sold it for more than what he actually got out of it. This is a really cool idea though.