Here's the other wall, and it's filled with flowers. The lights are on either side of the mirror which is the focus of the room.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The theme for this year's Art Charm Exchange was
In my mind,
what would make you soar more than to fly on a butterfly's wing.
Well, there were other ideas, and I'm going to show you the charms I received in exchange for my butterfly wing.
Aren't these amazing?
I love them!
Thanks to Monique,
More exciting charms!
Didn't I tell you I received
In addition to the fun we had making and trading our charms,
there is an auction to benefit
has done an amazing job coordinating the exchange and the auction.
The photos of the charms are beautiful. Click on the link above and make a bid.
100% of the funds made go to
BEADS OF COURAGE!
Since this is a blog hop, too,
Here's the list of all the participants in this hop and auction!
Blog Hop List!
Jennifer Cameron: http://www.glassaddictions.com/blog
Alenka Obid: http://pepita-handmade.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache: http://www.allprettythings.ca
Andrea Glick: http://zenithjade.blogspot.com
Caroline Dewison: http://blueberribeads.blogspot.co.uk
Cassi Paslick: http://badatbeingmom.blogspot.com/
Cate van Alphen: http://fulgorine.wordpress.com
Cheri Reed: http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Chris Eisenberg: http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com
Cory Tompkins: http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Genevieve Gabbert: http://www.glassaddictions.com/blog
Jenny Davies-Reazor: http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Jill Bradley: http://www.jillybeads.blogspot.com
Kim Dworak: http://www.cianciblue.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman: http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Lennis Carrier: http://www.windbent.net
Lesley Watt: http://www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Mallory Hoffman: http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger: http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Michelle McCarthy: http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart: http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Moriah Betterly: http://mlbetterly.blogspot.com
Nancy Dale: http://nedbeads.blogspot.com
Nancy Smith: http://wirednan.blogspot.ca
Niky Sayers: http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Perri Jackson: http://ShaktipajDesigns.com/blog/
Renetha Stanziano: http://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Sheila Prosterman: http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Susan Delaney: http://susandolphindelaney.wordpress.com
Susan Kennedy: http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Terri DelSignore: http://artisticaos.blogspot.com
Toltec Jewels: http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com
Vanessa Gilkes: http://culturezine.com/blog/
Monday, November 24, 2014
Stores are going to be open on Thanksgiving Day.
I applaud the stores who refuse to be open so that their employees can spend Thanksgiving with their families.
What's going on? Have we really forgotten the meaning of family, being together, and celebration?
Sadly, I think we have.
I know that time with family can be difficult. No one looks forward to that. However, when we choose the store or item over the special time of celebration, whether we celebrate with families, friends, or a simple glass of wine, we make a mistake. We are social creatures. We are meant to share our joys and sorrows with each other. We are meant to laugh and talk. We are meant to cry.
We are meant to remember. Celebration is an important part of our social structure.
The joy of the holidays is no more.
That can change, but you have to make the decision to bring The Real Thanksgiving and Christmas back. What can you do?
Resolve not to shop on Thanksgiving. I don't care what the deals are! Stay home. Spend time with the kids. Spend time with the family. Make a call to wish someone you haven't seen in a long time a Happy Thanksgiving. Catch up on family news. Play a game. Relax and watch TV.
That's a big step. Forget the things. Remember the real meanings.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
2) Parents weren't paying any attention to the kids.
3) People only want free things.
4) I don't sell free things.
5) Follow your gut about what the show will be like.
6) Realize that you should have listened to your gut an just stayed home.
7) Realize that even though you feel that this was a total waste of time, you learned a lesson.
8) You do meet some nice people.
9) No one was looking at your beads.
10) Making $5 is not worth the work.