Etsy App Fail!

Weeeell. I was going to put up my Denim Soutache Jewelry Set for sale today. As you can see from the Title of my blog post; the darn “Sell on Etsy” App failed on me when I was typing up a really nice detailed description. Ugh! All that time and specific wording down the drain! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I was so very unhappy. So, instead I will most likely try again tomorrow but probably not on my phone this time!

I did some more inventory pages in my little inventory book. ๐Ÿ™‚ I put in my Koi watercolor pocket field set and my Derwent inktense pencils today. That may not sound like a big deal but it kind of was. I’m very particular so I wanted it to be pretty and also needed to cover up the back of the previous pages. I had inventoried some pens and markers that showed through (the paper is thin).

Of course Riin wanted to jump in my lap half the time and take a nap. Poor kitty. She is currently sleeping peacefully in the chair next to me.

Speaking of inventory. I am probably about 1/3 of the way through inventory of my stamps but I am just hating the black and white. I want color!ย I will have to decide if I will try to do color washes on my stamped pages or not.

I did put a little more into my art journal over the past couple days. I ordered a how to draw the Legend of Zelda book from Amazon.com for my birthday and have been trying to draw Link (adult version) for a couple days. I find that tracing the steps is usually what works for me. It gets my hand muscles used to the motions for the specific drawing. So, I copied what I needed to trace to learn it (since I own the book I figure it is ok to just use part of it at a time and don’t want to cut the book apart or anything). Then, I pasted the specific things I needed to trace – into my art journal. So now I can use my seperate paper that I have that is thin and learn the muscle movements to make him look like they have him in the book (or at least similar). My first attempt had his head looking funky shaped and a super mean look on his face (not the serious one they have). ย  ย  ย  Also, I stamped some butterfly stamps I have, onto some card stock and cut them into individual butterflies and put them into my art bag to color and paste into my journal or whatever I want to do with them. (I prettied a card up with a couple and it turned out really nice.) So, I was coloring one of the butterflies I had stamped with Hot Cocoa ink onto some parchment colored paper and it just didย notย  want pink and purple ink on it! The little guy was telling me no. So I made a little page with him in blues and a tad of green with the little story in Elian Script the page with him. ๐Ÿ™‚ It turned out really cute, and wouldn’t you know it, he was next to Link in the book! Lol. Navi colors. That just tickled me. I’ll see about posting some photos later on. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tah for now โค

Hunny got me a salad

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My Hunny got me a salad and I was eating it while checking my email. Isn’t he wonderful?! โค A friend of mine posted a new picture on Pinterest that says: My heart says chocolate & wine but my jeans say, for the love of GOD women, eat a salad. I had a giggle fit in here. Had to comment on her post that I was eating a salad at that very moment. Serindipitous.

Still cleaning

I’m bushed. That all day cleaning and organizing purge yesterday was exhausting. Carl barely woke me up this morning to tell me it was time to go to the post office.
I got my new nail polish in and it is awesome! I didn’t think I would be as thrilled with it as I am. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like my gel nail stuff but now that I am purging items in my studio – I keep noticing items I can get rid of around the rest of the house. That would include my big UV light for my nails. I constantly use my little one. I don’t think I’ve gone back to the big one since I noticed how much I liked the little one. Anyway- the color is a lovely nude that is barely tinted pink.
My lettuce is growing very well and my tomato plant finally caught up to it height-wise. Maybe I’ll have salads soon! I am excited to be able to just pick the veggies and eat them. (I already started with the lettuce some.)
I keep finding all kinds of stuff I didn’t know I had. I could have used some of it too. Anyway – everything I keep in here will be organized in a way I understand. So it will be easy for me to get to and I can use all my stuff.
Oh, BTW, if anyone needs any random office supplies (other than binders – those have been requested already) then you can head on over to the thrift shop between 2nd & Alameda on Union. I’ll be taking it all there. I guess that is if it isn’t something they will use themselves *for the business*. I’ll be cleaning out my bookcases next and that is the stuff that will probably be out the door. ๐Ÿ˜‰
I am really liking these new chairs! I can sit and be comfy when I take my breaks. I have yet to really mess with the other stuff too much since they are kind of all behind the chairs at the moment. I have plans for them though.
I may even be giving away some sewing patterns once I get things situated. So keep your eyes peeled. I found out I don’t like sewing near as much as I thought I did. Mom will have first pick but after that I will probably have a post put up about purging them. If you hit me up with a comment on my blog before I take them to the thrift store there is a possibility they could be all yours. โค I have maybe 5 -6 things I want to make from a pattern and probably about a hundred patterns or so. ๐Ÿ˜‰
After I have a studio space that doesn't embarrass me too much I may post some photos. As it is… well… you'll have to make do with the ones on my blog.
โค u all.

I am blessed

God & my friend Margaret are blessing me this week with some much needed furniture for my studio! Thank You! โค  I am having to scramble to get everything ready for the arrival of the peices. Wishing I would have obeyed God's previous prompts to do a major purge earlier. No time like the present though! ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm very happy I have some energy today! I'm hoping that being up this early means I'll get everything prepped for this evening. โค The cats are a little freaked out that I'm all over the place and seem to think plopping on the floor in my path is 'helping'. I just keep the squirt bottle handy. Hehe.
I should be getting my other box in today. So, I'll have my reward to play with once I get stuff done. Yay! I'll try to keep from opening the plastic on the pen box until I have the space clear. Squee! I need to show my artsy friends my new pens once we get a chance to get back together. ๐Ÿ˜€
Ah, I almost forgot to post this… I chopped all my hair off last night. All I had been doing was tying it up & being super irritated that I still had wisps in my face. It seems that the only time I actually do my hair is when it is short. Maybe Mom will use the Clippers to even out the sides for me later. (Not today! I don't think either of us will have time.)
I am so EXCITED!!! I'm doing happy dances (and Zumba since I have that music going in the background while I work). I just have to remind myself to chill out every so often. Eeee!!! โค โค โค

Boxes are all on their way! (Finally)

All my boxes are on their way finally! Yay! I am excited to get them and play with all my new birthday gifts

It is actually cold enough today for me to use a couple of my cold weather birthday gifts ๐Ÿ™‚

I saw a trailer for “Lucifer” today. Fox is making it a comedy type show. He has creepy eyes (what devil wouldn’t though…) and it looks promising. It is amazing what some people think up.

I finished a full page Zentangle the other day; on 9×12 inch marker paper. I only used three colors. Royal Langnickel Nano-Liners, 0.2 mm alcohol based marker pens in red, green, & royal blue. (Thanks for the pens Mom <3)

Mom got a tomato plant from Carl and I for Mother’s Day. I’ll have to see how fast hers will grow and how many tomatoes we each get this year! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am continuing to shrink what I am keeping in my Studio. When the Chameleon Pens get here I will be giving away almost all of my alcohol markers and pens (NOT my Adirondack ink bottles or any india ink, dry media, inktense or water based media) with a few exceptions of metallics and a couple black sharpies. I think the neon colors (which I don’t have in alcohol based media) can stay in my acrylics section. ย When I get the second set of Staedtler pens (I hope I spelled that right) I will be paring down my water based pens/markers too. I will be keeping my AtYou Spica pens (I love the glitter look) and my Zig clean color brush pen/markers. I think pretty much all other pen/marker type, water based media will probably be given away also. *** I may try doing a give away on YouTube ๐Ÿ™‚ ***ย If I pare down enough; maybe I can fit all the items I use into the perimeter of my Studio.ย I could actually do YOGA!!!!ย As it is; I feel like a sardine. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

My Studio is not the only place I am paring down. Less truly does seem to be more and it has beenย wayย too long since I’ve done any ‘spring cleaning’. Which I think I will want to doย twice a year btw. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have been cleaning out my closet and bags/purses. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I know, shocker right?! I hope to eventually get all my clothes to fit in one quarter of the closet and the bags, purses, hats, shoes, gloves, scarves, suitcases & media travel bags in the other quarter ofย my half of the closet (that I use). We shall see how long it takes me to get there. It may be a while *sigh*… I have a lot of electronic media type stuff and didn’t realize how many clothing items I had. Eeek! If anyone is interested: I am taking my unwanted items to the thrift shop off of second and union when I can. There are quite a few really nice items there & there will be more soon! โค

I will try to post once a week on here and get into the groove ๐Ÿ˜‰

UPDATE~~~

My box came in this morning! Yay! I got 5 (12×12 size) pages of scrapbooking done. Wahoo! Possibly getting a mat for my rolling chair tomorrow and a design board for quilting!!!!! Now I’m either going to crash for a few hours or play with my goodies some more.

The suggested video and or photos of my cool new stuff will be after I get my Chameleon Pens in on Friday โค ๐Ÿ˜€

I have some droolworthy pens coming in this week!

Chameleon Pens

I ordered some Chameleon Pens. If you want to see them in action: the website is above ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a horrible time blending. So, these should make my life easier in that respect. They have a ton of tutorials and stuff to color if you sign up for their newsletter. โค

I am working on a few other projects: soutache, coloring/dying some napkins/cleaning cloths, my bead challenge piece for bead club (Tumblebeads). Not to mention cleaning and organizing my still cluttered Studio. Plus painting part of a wall today (I hope). We shall see how it goes. ๐Ÿ™‚

I will post photos of my finished bead challenge piece and the napkins/cleaning cloths after they are done.