Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's My Birthday!...In a Parallel Universe

It MUST be my birthday! I got a message from Heide Hibbard (I can't say enough good things about this fabulous artist!) that one of my Signature Swirl Polymer Clay Pendants was featured in her Etsy Treasury! (And, with BIG thanks!)

This one's terribly fun - the artwork is wonderful! Click on the image below to view in detail until Sunday, November 1st.

Please visit Heide Hibbard Fine Arts shop and enjoy her work by clicking her banner below!

I Spy Something White - A Flurry of EBSQ Artists

I live in San Francisco and weather here might be somewhat predictable, but you can depend on the skies not snowing during winter. A downpour of torrential rain, maybe, but in such a hilly town PERFECT for snow time shenanigans, the skies above the city itself will not snow.

Instead, I think back to winter in Vermont or Vancouver, BC and enjoy Etsy Treasuries like the one Amanda from Makepeace Arts created. She very graciously included my Customized Birthstone Earrings. You can view by clicking the image below until Thursday, October 30th.

Makepeace Arts

"I like to take things from nature that we ignore, take for granted or trod upon without a second glance as my subjects. This most often happens to be stones, rocks and pebbles. They come in more colors than just grey and brown - we need only look a little closer. Beauty can be found in the simplest things."

Click on her banner to view her lovely Etsy Shop!

For more information on the arts and artists,
please visit Kris Jean's article at EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v.20!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Laugh for Today!

In the midst of turmoil and chronic pain, uncertainty and frustration, keeping my sense of humor has been vital to my survival...before my accident and surely, after my accident!

On a Northwest Airways flight from Atlanta , GA , a well attired middle-aged woman found herself sitting next to a man wearing a kippa ('yarmulka' in Yiddish). She called the attendant over to complain about her seating.

'What seems to be the problem, Madam?' asked the attendant.

“You've sat me next to a Jew!! I can't possibly sit next to this strange man. Please find me another seat!'

'Madam, I will see what I can do to accommodate,' the attendant replied, 'but the flight is virtually full today and I don't know if there is another seat available.'

The woman shoots a snooty look at the snubbed Jewish man beside her (not to mention the surrounding passengers).

A few minutes later the attendant returned and said, 'Madam, the economy and club sections are full, however, we do have one seat in First class.'

Before the lady had a chance to respond, the attendant continued, 'It is only on exceptions that we make this kind of upgrade, and I had to ask permission from the captain. But, given the circumstances, the captain felt that no one should be forced to sit next to an unpleasant person...'

The flight attendant turned to the Jewish man sitting next to her, and said: “So if you'd like to get your things, Sir, I have a comfortable seat for you in First class...'

At this point, the surrounding passengers stood up and gave a standing ovation while the Jewish man walked up to the front of the plane.

The lady then said indignantly, 'The Captain must have made a mistake.'

To which the attendant replied, 'No Ma'am. Captain Cohen never makes a mistake.'

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Treasuries in Action - Fresh Art from Tender Artists

Look what I found on the EBSQ Blog! I didn't even realize I was in an Etsy Treasury, and the creator of the Treasury and article are both fabulous artists and wonderful people!

Fresh Art From Tender Artists features some lovely new work from several EBSQ artists who are members of the EBSQ-Etsy Street Team. This fantastic treasury on Etsy features work from: Carolyn Schiffhouer, Tracey Allyn Greene, Amanda Makepeace, Beth Fiedel, Kris Jean, Adra, Laura Winzeler, Staci Rose, Blenda Tyvoll, Gabriele, Heide Hibbard, and Loredana Mariotto.

Thank you to Marie Mella for putting together the treasury. -> Marie’s Etsy

78 stores and growing strong! Come join the EBSQ-Etsy Street Team today!

-Kris Jean
Mod, EBSQ-Etsy Street Team

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Minor Surgery

And, already, I can't wait to get home! I'll be resting for a few days, then probably when I feel all claustrophobic, I will create until I get tired again!

It's an outpatient procedure, one of the many I've had over the last five years, and I know I'll be fine. Thanks very much to everyone that's sent well-wishes, they're always appreciated!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Autumn Inspirations

I love the seasons of transition - Spring and Fall. I can relate to change so deeply that I enjoy watching the world change right before my eyes. The stunning scape of trees sleeping and leaves painted and falling. The beauty, the diversity and not to mention a great harvest! Squash, pomegranate, corn, apples - pumpkin pie, pomegranate salad, corn on the cob and cider.

I'm getting hungry...

Yesterday & Now
Polymer Clay Pendant

Coastal Mood
Gemstone Bracelet

Changing Moods
Gemstone & Wood Necklace

Fall Festival
Glass Beaded Wine Charms

Feel free to drop on down to my etsy shop or contact me directly to purchase anything you see here!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Shopping for Citrine - Witchy One's Buyer Beware!

I am excited and proud to bring this article to you from fellow artist Tree Pruitt from her blog Witchy One! In it she warns on buying gemstones...something I advocate myself. Click on the images below to see larger print and check out the links at the end of this article for further reading and more great information.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Autumn Trees, Autumn Leaves - WWAO October Showcase

Be sure to click on each image to view the wonderful art by these very talented artists! And, a big sloppy kiss to Lava Jewelry for hosting this exhibit! Please click on her banner below to view this wonderful exhibit!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

L'Shana Tova! Happy New Year!

We have just celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and I'm looking forward to a better year, myself.

I'd like to wish all of you
a happy, healthy,
joyous and maybe wealthy,
very sweet New Year!