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Monday, September 14, 2009

Late "Show off Monday"...

I'm sorry I'm late today!
We had a very late night... we attended our Nephew's wedding and when we came back home I couldn't even think about blogging...

As I took some photographs before the ceremony started, I realized I had 2 art pieces that I really wanted to "brag" about....

I've been "working" on them for a long time..
...18 years to be more precise...

...but I haven't done it alone. My Husband has worked as much as I did!....

and I can't forget all the rest of the family...they have certainly made an impression on them!...

These are my two art pieces...
My two kids: Mathias and Camila
and I don't only love them because they are mine, I also like them because they are fun, caring, smart, responsible, talented people.

To see them last night so grown up, in that gorgeous wedding setting, made me think that I'm not melancholic for the years gone...I'm excited for the future and all good things to come!

If you would like to "brag" about something today to help you start the week with a "great accomplishment" feeling, just leave me a comment so I can add your link!

Our Wonderful braggers today are:

Rita from Mammabellarte
Chris from Curby's Closet

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A picture is worth...

you know the rest...

Blogging has made me fall in love with photography...

The colors...

...the details....

...the textures...

...the memories they evoke...

...and the sweetness in some of them...

inspire me and make me wish I had a better camera and a better eye.

If you love photography as much as I do, there is a weekly meme you don't want to miss:
"Shadow Shot Sunday". Tracey, the hostess, has some VERY talented photographers participating... (some professionals, some amateurs, but all wonderful)
They are from all over the world so every Sunday I get to enjoy beautiful shots and take a trip...another one of my passions!

Check out Hey Harriet! this coming Sunday...I promise you will love it!

Photo credits:

"Mini Notebooks" by Brandi
"Bouquet" by Tami
"A Babe" by A vintage bride
"Studio" by Kimberly Baxter Packwwod
"Tag Rose Petals" by Anne
"Dans Tes Reves" by Sam

"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art"
~Ambrose Bierce~

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Show Off Monday...

I'm not very good at "sticking".

I usually start something, enjoy it for a while and then move on.

That's exactly what I did with my Etsy shop...Opened, sold a couple of things...got bored...didn't sell enough...didn't list again.
But for some reason I'm learning to be patient...did I hear age?...NEVER!!!!

Anyway, going back:

I decided this time to stick with it so I went back to the work table...(no studio here, just a little table, in the family room, next to the TV because I need the noise)
and had fun with some pieces.
Took pictures, (aren't the Etsy pictures just the best?)
Change the look of the store,
and sold some pieces!...(not a lot, but many more that I had imagined)

Today I'm not "bragging" about selling, I'm just "bragging" about being able (for the first time in a long, long time) to go back to something I abandoned before and giving it another chance.

Could this this be a sign of maturity??? No, not age...maturity I said!!!

If you have time this Labor Day and would like to "brag" about something or someone in your life or you would like to "show off" and share what you been up to...don't forget to leave me a message with your link and add you...(Mr. Linky is acting u today!)


Karen Canno at: Jackson Square
Deb at Dragonfly Treasure
Melody at Brown Gingham Creations
Rita at Mamabellarte

Thursday, September 3, 2009


and forever Marie!

Oui, Oui!...
Marie continues to be an inspiration force to our Members...

Check these beauties out!

Pearls, pinks, lace...

Crowns, bling....

and tons of shoes...
Marie has it all!...
But most of all, she has a decant style, good enough to eat!!

If you would like to read some facts about the life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, you can find some here.

Vive Marie!!

Photography Credits:
"Marie Inspiration" by Christine Rose
"Marie Inspired Cuff" by Becky Swartzlander
"Marie shrine" by Gail Schmidt
"PorLaDauphine" by Sonia
"Marie Antoinette Faux Cake" by Lulu Kellogg

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I can't take the mystery...!!!!

I'm just wondering...
Who are the "Secret Admirers" in Etsy???
You know, people that admire your Etsy store or one of your items but they show up as "Secret Admirer"....

I just can't take the mystery...

Don't get me wrong, I'm flattered by any kind of "Admirer", but I just want to know: why are they secret???

I just would like to know my "Secret Admirers" so I can admire them back...that's all...pure admiration!!

Photograph: Google Images