Thursday, April 30, 2009

Viruses,trojans,and worms, OH MY!

WOW~ I had a huge glitch in my matrix! the computer crashed last week and i had not realized how very much I do on this thing! I look up weather and words i don't know and Do my Artfire and Etsy shops...And let me tell you the library is no fun place to try and do business on a computer! It is like swimming with your hands tied..So, I am back! Hello all, I have missed my blogfriends!
Are you doing the class Tim Adam is offering on Etsy Marketing? It has been a really enlightening, as his stuff usually is. Lots of good tips about Face book, blogging, twitter and marketing in general. Good stuff.
I hope you will all be following me on twitter and checking in here, for I am back!! YYEEAAAA!
Love to all out there ~Kimi

Thursday, April 23, 2009

lovely jewelry by creative cove jewelry designs

WOW! These pieces are simply elegant! my favorite piece is this one
a lovely dichroich glass pendant and earrings. please be sure to visit and patronize this artist shop if you are in the market for some new accessories for spring!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday monday, so good to me..

Good morning ! Crazy Train rider today is Shine Your Hiney Soap Co. Custom lotion and soap scents and the list of options is bountiful! They offer mix up to 3 scents, and lots of premixed lovely scents to choose from if you don't already have a fave! Check it out!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Good advice..

Sometimes i sit down to read the blogs i follow and i feel like i am on the yellow brick road! there are so many paths to chose, so many good things to learn and see,to laugh with and to tug at your heart. Today this really grabbed me and i would like to share it with whoever is out there following this yellow brick road.
This is an observation by a fellow artist about keeping our attitudes positive and owning the art we create! We all have something in us that has to get out, and we do it through our art. We need to be proud of what came out and what we are talented to do.And if we are not proud,use the BIG hammer theory!(see earlier posting today).
You must understand, when i say we, i am absolutely including myself! I think i am probably the worst...i have very low self esteem and i really struggle with confidence. So this went right to my heart.
Have a great Friday, Chirp some love on twitter and have fun!!

Friendly Friday


"Dreaming permits each every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of the week." Charles Fisher

"In order to maintain a well-balanced perspective, the person who has a dog to worship him should also have a cat to ignore him. (I guess I had better get a cat!)"

Romans 9:21
Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
**** Mother's Day is on the way!! ****

PLease be sure to check out
They are the riders of the Artfire CraZy TrAin today! Lots of supplies and cool stuff!

And make something from your heart today, wether for noble purpose or for common use! Or ,as my husband likes , just to smash with a BIG hammer! :) It's actually quite enjoyable, you should try it sometime when a project isn't going how you want, instead of frustratedly trying to keep working it , just SMASH it and start over!
Mothers day is around the corner now, check out our shop, and for a handmade, OOAK gift to surprise and delight Mom! Wooden bowls turned are lovely for a potpourri dish, for candies or rings...or an alabaster jar filled with scented oils! ( we will line it with beeswax before we ship it to you!)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Crazy Train Monday Joy!!

HaPPy MonDay! My charge to me today is:

Ten times a day repeat these dynamic words, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

Optimism is the determination to see more in something than there is.

Never forget that ordinary life can also be quite extraordinary if you remember to be grateful for what you already have.

This is once again from my beloved Aunt's Positive thought for the day news letter. I love these tidbits, they are not so hard that you don't want to even try, just baby steps, just do this one thing today, take one step better and it will help that much!

On a creative note,today's passenger on the artfire crazy train is Accessoriesbygottjoy! How appropriate for a monday! There are some very elegant pieces in this shop! I love this one

But this little key chain fob is great! I hope you will all check this shop out today and tomorrow and then we will have a new passenger to lavish sales and traffic and praise on! The old saying" it is better to give than to receive" is so true in that you get a much greater depth of joy from giving and seeing it bring to that person what they need to be happy, that it makes you that much more full of joy! A great circle to be stuck in! ]

***I have been working on pendants all weekend, making custom collage pendants for a local shop. I am really excited about them! I put a few up in my shop,i would love any feedback from you guys about what you think of them!***

Have a blessed day full of love and spread it around!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Swarovski Siam Heart Chandelie ArtFire Artisan Alisuns handmade Jewelry Earrings Crystal

Swarovski Siam Heart Chandelie ArtFire Artisan Alisuns handmade Jewelry Earrings Crystal

Today i found a lovely jewelry shop on artfire! i wanted to share this with you all and ask you to please check it out !

Good Saturday Morning!

Hello wonderful artistic friends!
I have to tell you all, there are so many wonderful artists and sites to promrote them on , i am just in awe! I suppose most of you know about some of them, but there are over 50 places to sell/shop handmade!
I personally have been really thankful for Timothy Adams is a Great teacher! There are lessons on how to do everything for your Etsy or Artfire shops. from A to Z! ANd he teaches even to the techno-dummies like me!( it is possible i am the only one , no offense to anyone else!) I have used these lessons over and over when i am stuck on something, and just to try and learn new somethings.
This site encourages and promotes artisans and i would recommend ALL OF YOU post your shops and twitter addresses and blogs on this site. they get alot of traffic and are offering a months free advertising to the top promoter this month! I would love to get that but i am also into helping others and i am not sure i have the time or know-how to get there so please-GO FOR IT!!! HAve a day full of love and spread it around!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

IF you need a laugh!

This is so much fun!

Check out this shop! she has paired some great pictures with hilarious sayings. you will love browsing here!

Thank you picardcreative, i needed help getting going today and this did it!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The goal is LOVE

It is another day to celebrate waking! I check my shops and email every morning and sometimes writing something down here is so easy and sometimes..

"Writing is easy: all you have to do is sit staring at the blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead." Gene Fowler

..this is what i get when i sit down to write.
SO today as many other days before and i am sure to come i have a quote to ponder and hope that you will still comeback for the days when i am truly writing from the need to empty my thoughts onto this "page".

II Corinthians 13:11 "Finally, brothers,good-bye. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal,be of one mind,live in peace. And the God of Love and peace will be with you"

"Better to write for yourself and have no audience than to write for the public and have no self." Cyril Connolly

Be sure to check out for lovely handmade and vintage jewels!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Crazytrain riders!

Good Day handmade fans!

Check this amazing piece of vintage jewelry out!

This is a most beautiful necklace that really grabs the eye!

I enjoy looking at others works and getting to know artists, but there are so many of us it is hard to keep up with everything fabulous going on around the handmade community!

I am so blessed to have another day to do this!

I will try to post great giveaway links here every week so please check back!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Good Morning,Sunshine!

It is a beautiful morning on this Monday! I thank the good Lord for another wake up and a day to do some creating!
I have jumped on the artfire crazy train and this is the artists of the day
There is some amazing felt work here and i have picked this one to feature here! please check out this shop!
Today my verse to focus on is Galatians 5:22-23 " But the fruit of the spirit is LOVE,joy peace,patience,kindness,goodness,faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law"

Now, even if you do not believe in the bible, how can this be a bad thing??! wouldn't the world be a lovely place if we all concentrated on this!!?!!
I love that the art communities i am a part of (ETSY and Artfire) are full of people focused on karma and helping other artists and being good and happy people!
I truly love you all and pray that all of our sales increase so we are all spreading the joy of creating through our arts!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

giveaways are so fun!

This is the day that the LOrd has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it! PS 118:4
I have just stumbled upon this lovely blog and give away i wanted to share with you! She has a lovely Etsy shop and makes jewelry that is romantic and victorian-ish with a twist! please stop by there, enter the give aways and share your thoughts! love to hear back from you if you win!
Remember to be happy and share a smile full of love with someone today, please. there is so much bad and depressing going on out there, lets plant the seeds of love and happiness! let the winds of time spread the seeds all over!