Monday, October 29, 2007

Jewish Pride

Hi friends, I know this is a fiber arts blog, but I just had to share my Jewish pride. This song moves me and I wanted to post it I guess for my own viewing but why not share? The whole point of this song that gives me such strength is that "We will survive". We survived Hitler (may his name be obliterated), crusaders, Romans, inquisitions, exhile, suicide bombings and pogroms. We are still here. I am proud of that. This song gives me strength in the face of dispare.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fabulous Jewelry!


Color galore!
Originally uploaded by 1ofmykind

Sometimes I just gotta blog someones art that I get overly excited about....

Here is just an example of some fabulous handmade jewelry from 1ofmykind. She is such a talented designer. Please check her out and drool. (watch out for the key board) Each piece is a miniature work of art.

She has sold her pieces to many of Hollywoods famous women.

She has an Etsy shop where you can go for broke, shop- aholics beware! She is also on flickr.

Now I have more Etsy goodies to add to my basket, it's addictive!

The gift of blog

This morning I have been looking at some blogs of other artists, and I realize that some people have the "gift of blog" they just know how to make an impression with their blog. Great photos, excellent writing style. I am a bit jealous I must admit.
Like Mary at Sweet Pea Totes, how did she do that ?..... such a nice blog to visit! Thanks for sharing your world Mary!

Anyway I hope I can get some more education on this fascinating idea of promoting yourself blog style. I admire them all. But what do I do when my 14 month old is banging the key board when I'm trying to type!!!!! That's a topic for another day.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I've been tagged!

Ok now this is the second time sorry Miriam for not responding to the request. This time it was Kim who tagged me and I guess it's time to fess up.

Rules:1. Link to tagger and post these rules;
2. Share seven facts about yourself, some random, some weird;
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them);
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Seven facts about me:

1. I suffer from anxiety (thank G-d for happy pills)

2. I have recently lost 45 pounds (yeah for me!)

3. I am a convert to Judaism

4. I just found out my son has SI dysfunction (Sensory Integration) and he is hypo- sensitive. I am hyper- sensitive..... we make a "great" pair. Working on our relationship everyday.

5. (looking at my messy house) I am not a great house keeper!

6. I LOVE making art, I love wool almost to the point of obsession. It keeps me sane.

7. Whenever I am nervous, I start a crochet project usually an afghan, (I have 2 I'm working on now what does that mean???)

Now who am I going to tag????

Well Michelle, your it! I dont have many blog friends as of yet (no time), But you I am curious??? 7 things, cant wait!

Waltraud, I would love to know the woman behind the amazing art that you create.... do tell!

how am I going to find seven?

Micki I dont know if you've been tagged if so please ignore. Hey friends check out her work it's wonderful.

Jenny who's blog is not only visually wonderful but also mouth watering!

Eva I love your work and your blog so please tell me about you!

that's it I cant go on... is 5 ok?

Monday, October 15, 2007

New ATC's

I finally posted them, a few new ATC's. I have had so much fun in the past trading with people from all over the world. I must say that now I've got the hang of it more. At first my "ATC's" were huge, I didn't know that there was more or less a standard size. OK, so now I know. These fit the standard a little better... though I can say they are exact.
Anyway, what fun! I love making these little examples. It's so good for ideas of larger work that I might want to do someday.