Friday, May 16, 2008

....still Friday! :) I had to write a little more...out and about town, I took a few more pictures.....

By the way, I took all of these with the camera on my cell phone, so they aren't the best quality! :)

I'm a strong believer in normally, I wouldn't take a picture of someones car, or poke fun at anyone, but I couldn't resist this one...

Yes, someone was actually driving was in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Gastonia. ...note the boat and fishing rods sticking out of the back....the boat has a huge sticker down the side of it that says "Gone Fishing."

About 2 weeks ago, we had to go downtown to the court house, to file the 90-day inventory papers for my grandma's estate. I took these while I was there...

This is the focal point of the is a kinetic sculpture created by Ralph Helmick and Stuart Schechter, called Persistence of Vision. It is actually 3200 pewter heads, that are hanging on cables...the move to create different profiles that are supposed to reflect the "demographic of Mecklenburg County."

...and then the hand, called "Integrity," is one of my favorites! Hoss's about 8 feet tall! :) I just wanted to go over and sit in it! :) LOL

Anyway...that's all for today! :)


Friday Evening Post...

Wow...I can't believe a month has passed since I last posted. So, what have I been up to? Not much actually...I have been busy, but mostly with non-jewelry related stuff! :) The last 2 weeks, I have been playing handyman...or handywoman! This week has consisted of yard work(which may not seem like a lot, and I certainly don't mind doing it, but it takes 2 1/2 hours to cut JUST the front yard...on a riding lawnmower! I listen to audio books while I'm cutting grass! ...needless to say, I make it through quite a few books by the end of summer! LOL)....I also got to play locksmith, plumber, ...hmmm what else! LOL :) ....what is it they say??? ...jack of all trades, master of none! :) LOL I guess it is a good thing I was daddy's little girl and his shadow...I learned quite a lot about home maintenance and repair! LOL :) I know that isn't too glamorous, but at least I don't have to pay someone to fix the problems! ;)

I got the first picture from my aunt the other day....her and my cousin are in Europe...they have been there for a couple of weeks. They started in Paris...they have been to Monaco, Nice, Marseilles, Pisa, Florence (I think???) they are in Venice...Murano, actually. I think they have visited a few more Cannes??? My aunt really wanted to go to Cinque Terra. I'm not sure if they did though. They are coming home Thursday. Their last stop is Rome. Then Friday, are all going to the beach! YAY!!! :) I think one of my uncles, Robert is staying here...he's out of town now. Anyway, this is the picture she sent me from Nice, France. This shot is off the balcony of their hotel room.

Anyway, I have made a few new pieces of jewelry. I actually listed a few pieces on Etsy today. I love making the jewelry, but I hate taking pictures of it!!! So, I have stuff laying around everywhere! :) Maybe it is because my pictures suck! ...but, I'm going to take more pictures of more pieces later. I guess :P ---LOL

These are two of the new pairs of earrings I finally took pictures of! :)

The Spring issue of Craft Magazine is out...I can't wait to see it... I bought a spot the the Etsy-Coop ad thing....I actually stumbled onto a link with wasn't supposed to me online, but it is! :) It is a 2-page spread in the magazine. I took a screen shot of it! That's mine...bottom row, 2nd from the left! :)

I had my first sale from the "Designers on the Rise" ad this week. Yay! :)

The Wire Artisans Guild had their grand opening for our Etsy shop in April. The pieces we made for the Earth Day Project..."Au Naturale," were the first pieces to be added to the shop. Two pieces have sold! :) I ended up changing the name of mine to "My Fair Lady." ;)

Oh yeah, I voted for the 1st time, May 2nd, in the Presidential Primary. I know, I'm terrible...31 and never voted. I was so excited, I even got a sticker! :) LMAO