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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Blue Moon

Hello all I just wanted to stop in and wish every one a inspired, prosperous and joyful new year. I hope it is filled with great new adventures, crazy fun and wonderful inspiration. Happy New year.
Love
Cappy

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Gratitude Wednesday and 1926



OK so I have had a really great week. Christmas was awesome and New years is looking good. This is my favorite time to make big changes and I am one of those people who find resolutions helpful.
But I do have one really cool thing I want to share. I opened a vintage shop a while back and let go of some of my collection of all things lovely and old there. Well going over some older papers I had collected I found this. I bought it for $1.00 when I was about 20.
That was 11 year ago sigh hehe.
It is a Christmas news letter of sorts from a import company. Now here is the kicker the whole thing is a journal including photographs of a woman who went on a 5 month world trip on one of the import company ships.
So I started reading it and thought about women and how much we have accomplished and still have yet to go and have decided to share it all here.
So I am sharing the cover today and in a few days I will share a few paragraphs at a time and the images inside. The whole thing is so old it is starting to crumble and I just feel I need to save what I can of it.
The whole idea of a globe trotting ship trip and a woman in that era setting of on such a adventure has me enthused as can be to read it. I hope you all want to share in it to.
Now as for the gratitude list.
1. For finding this paper always nice to be reminded any one can do any thing or damn near if we really try.
2. For the pretty snow that is falling. I love just staring at it. I think it may be magic and have me under a spell.
3. For my poor hubby who is currently sick as a dog. I had to tell the man he was not wrong for missing a day of work. How effective can one be when shaking cold, head pounding and vomiting.
4. For my new house shoes they are ruby colored and furry. I giggle every time I see them.
5. For my sweet kitties who are driving me batty at the moment.
Have a good one yall.
love
Cappy

Monday, December 28, 2009

Introducing The Toe Jams


Well I have painted yet another completely ridiculous painting and just had to share it with all of you. I have been listening to tons of oldies music recently. One day when wiggling my feet to the music and OK maybe drinking a little the idea for this painting smacked me in the head. I am sure other versions have been done but I just had to do my take.
I am thinking of having a series where they tour the globe. Some how I find them really cute. I hope this has made you laugh a little. Have a great day all.
Cappy

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A very kitty christmas was had by all

Well at least it was here. This is the kitties enjoying their new fort, cube what ever you want to call it.
We had a little snow just enough to make it a white Christmas, lots of laughs, time with good friends and family, life has just been grand. It was a simple Christmas that may be one of my favorites ever.
I hope you all had just as much fun.
So today I start figuring out my goals for the coming year. A few of them I know are to do way more promotion for my little shops, get a better stock in each of my shops, and about a million personal ones which God help you all I will probably slowly share here.
Today my goal is to make some clam chowder, and start drawing up my plans for the cappy corporations moves next year. I hope you all have a great day and get a giggle at this photo. I think my favorite part is the little face sticking out from behind the fort.
See yall
Cappy

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gratitude Wednesday And Merry Christmas

Hello all I put up a picture of a few of my favorite Christmas decorations. I wanted to do my last pre Christmas post and share some thing I love with yall.
OK I am going to do a double gratitude list as there are just so many things I am grateful for right now.
1. I am grateful for having a home and warmth and my big Christmas concern being did I get enough wrapping paper. So many right now are without warm places to be, food let alone presents for little ones.
2. I am grateful for my family and friends both human and furry. They really make this time special.
3. For the small of candy canes I love it and it is always better when you smell it on pine.
4. for the events I have gotten to do and the ones that we have planned for the holidays.
5. For the items we have collected over the years that keep loved ones past and happy memories so close to us.
6. For Christmas caroling when drunk omg it is to much fun.
7. For all the Christmas cards from scattered friends that I love to collect.
8. for getting some good news business wise that I am excited about.
9. For the laughter that comes with this time of the year.
10. For Christmas cookies I am always grateful for Christmas cookies hehe.
I hope you all have a great holiday and will see you on the 26Th. Please post what your grateful for.
Merry Christmas and what ever else you may celebrate
Cappy

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Do You See What I See


I Just love this photo and wanted to share it. She cracks me up because this is her face all the time. She is the smallest kitty and runs the big boys all over. Yep she has first claim on the milk ring when playing.
Any how it is a little snowy here and I am so excited that we are most likely getting snow for Christmas.
So I wanted to come on and share one my favorite Christmas memories.
This was a year or so after the great flood of 1993. We had moved into a new home. It is a huge ranch style and my mother loved it. So with our giant high ceilings and her general love of all things celebratory she told me she wanted us to go get a really big tree.
So off we went to buy one from a local church that uses the money to fund charitable programs they do threw the year.
We bring home this giant tree and my mom about 50 was very sweet and helped me get it in the stand all that stuff.
We put on Christmas music and my sister is getting out ornaments all is well. As we get to the end of the decorating my mom who is a good 4 inches taller than me at the time happily smiles and says she will put on the Christmas tree topper.
So she reaches up a couple of times and tries but with the broadness of the tree it just is not happening. Then I guess after seeing to many cartoons and thinking it would just flip back up she grabs the tree a few feet from the top and just bends it over. Pops on the topper and lets it go. So the topper is now pointed almost straight out from the tree.
Bless her heart my mom turns red embraced and tries to just act like it is not happening. Me being the evil little soul that I am cannot leave the tree mutilation alone. I look at it and her trying to look off and start belting out "Do you see what I see. A tree a tree bent by a lunatic" At which point my mother starts laughing so hard she starts choking.
She had to sit down and use her asthma medication.
Afterwords she was wiping her tears of laughter and trying to explain that she thought it would just pop back up.
I suggested she not get her beliefs from cartoons.
So now even though she has been gone for a long time now ever time I hear that Christmas song "Joy To The World" I bust up laughing thinking of our mangled tree.
So what are some of your favorite Christmas memories.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cameras Are How I See My World


So I am using a image of a camera from my vintage shop. But the whole point of this little post is to say I think it is awesome how we all see the world a little different. For me I am always following the way light and shadow lay on things. I love if a color is almost over vibrant and have to stand and watch it.
If I can see a group of people caught up in what they are doing I am drawn in taking mental snippets in my mind for later art work.
One of my favorite things is to catch in some way some thing invisible to the naked eye. Like the wind moving leaves, some thing so aged the history of it is clearly there while not visible.
So my question is how do you see the world?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gratitude Wdenesday


Hi all I wanted to do my Wednesday Gratitude list and see what you all have cooking.

1. I am spending the 3rd day in a row doing projects with my hubby and so far neither of us has threatened murder on the other hehe.
2. I just got featured on a awesome blog http://www.celebrateoddetsy.blogspot.com/ how cool is that.
3. For the wonderful time I have had making new things recently I have just had a ball.
4. For my sister bringing over some awesome fudge yesterday.
5. For all the great shops and customers I have recently got to work with.
6. For Christmas music I am still loving it way to much hehe.
Take care yall and let me know what your grateful for this week. Oh I hope you all like the picture of the stuffed animals and my kitty. My mother gave me those so I sewed them little out fits from her clothes mostly and put them out at the holidays. Except Alf that is my cats uhm romantic partner.
thanks all
Cappy

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Featured Etsy Shop StitchesOfThePast And the Youngest







Hello all as you know I love to feature Etsy shops that have a real style and class. This shop has just such a atmosphere. It is run by a young lady known as Stitches to her friends. She is in her teens and her parents keep her a shop on Etsy. Her love of sewing shows as all her work looks impeccable. I myself have designs on getting one of those bonnets for the next spring gardening.
To be honest it was not till a few months ago that I found out she was a teen. While other teens can easily be found because of their behavior this young lady carries herself in such a way I had no idea until I read her profile.
Her Period style items are just amazing I am 31 and can barely sew her items look like she has done it for 100 years. I think she is just a prime example of dignity and I would be so proud if my child turned out like her so I wanted to share her shop with you.
I hope you check her out I featured some of my favorite items above but do look she clearly can make many styles and puts lots of love in what she does. So any how her is her shop http://www.stitchesofthepast.etsy.com/
Have a great day all
Cappy

Monday, December 14, 2009

Some Thing To Make You Smile

Howdy all I am spending the next few days hanging with the husband and wanted to leave you with this comical little message. I sewed this shocker huh. The saying came when a friend said some thing totally different to me and this is what I heard. Bitchy Gnomes are now blamed for left out food, knocked over items, missing keys and used as a general threat of retaliation in our home . May your gnomes be less bitchy hehe.
see ya all in couple days
Cappy

Saturday, December 12, 2009

So Am I Crazy?




Howdy all. As you all know my blog is usually comical and light hearted. Well today I wish to discuss a topic that effects us all frozen pizza. OK so you know this is still gonna be comical right.
So here is the story. Last night pretty late me and the hubs settle on have a snack. We make a Tony's Pizza. It is supposed to be a supreme. OK sounds good. Well when I open it to put it in the stove I noticed for about the 3rd time running I have spotted that I got 4 freaking pepperoni on my pizza.
I find that some how disturbing as we usually cut a pizza into 6 slices so clearly it will be short some where. So I think look down at the box and to my surprise they show 6 or 7 pepperoni we are still debating that on the pizza.
My thought is what the hell why show it with 7 pepperoni if your going to short change us. Really I mean a supreme pizza has 4 lousy pepperoni. Maybe you could stop having sales and shell out for the extra two pepperoni.
So having desire to share this feeling with Tony's I call them. It was 12 a.m. my time when I called. According to the automated system all the pizza reps were currently busy with other customers.
This led me to one of 3 conclusions and I would love to know which you think it is.
1. The only customer rep they have is a former circus clown with a drinking problem who cannot handle the phone.
2. Way more people then I suspect ever would are calling in at 12 a.m. to bitch about their pizza.
3. My personal favorite. They just don't give a crap and don't even have any customer service agents.
I may call back tonight to see how long I wait to talk to a person. After a couple minutes of waiting last night my anger fizzled and I thought it would be more fun to share it with you.
So I hope you have had a good laugh.
Tony's I issue a challenge to you. Stop screwing us over on the pepperoni.
thanks all
Cappy

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holy Crap It Is Cold




Hello all sadly I am up way to early again. Which usually leads to me talking of all kinds of crazy stuff. Last time was the mass bird migration that took place. Well no fear no birds today just a little art project I thought I would share along with some holiday ideas.


So I found this large steel decorative bowl at the thrift shop it was scratched up pretty bad. So I painted it white then did a very primitive holly in the middle. I love it. Works great for keys at a party. Also great for putting out holiday nuts etc. Just a cheap easy idea of a one of a kind decoration. Took me about a hour total except the dry time. Oh I did glaze it to keep the paint from chipping. I gave mine a very rough look because I like that but you could make it as modern as you like.


So here are a couple of other fun season pass times ideas. Get a photo album then get copies of a few of your favorite holiday images and make one master book. On with every one at some very happy moment. My nieces and nephews love the one I have because they remember those moments.


The second idea if you have pets acquire a Santa hat, antlers, what ever then start clicking they may not appreciate it but hey do you really appreciate those ornaments being stripped from your tree.


Have a great day yall.


Cappy

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Featured Artist Marinebiochic











OK So you all know I love to bring you great shops. This one is fabulous. She makes Crochet items and her husband makes lovely jewelry. So here is the story of why I brought you this wonder crafty ladies shop.
I need a gift for my tween niece. She hates every thing little girl being 13 going on 40. Her current obsession is twilight. Well when I saw Marinebiochics gloves I thought hmm lovely colors I can get the all sacred black which my niece loves being a goth and all hehe.
So I contacted Marinebiochic and got a fast transaction going.
The communication was great. Very quickly the item shows up at the door. I loved them so much it was all I could do to resist being the victim of unbridled greed and keeping them for myself.
When My niece showed up and I gave her the gloves she flipped for them. Apparently they reminded her of some a girl in twilight wore. So then she comes home from school and calls me to inform me that they were very popular and thank me again.
So immediately I thought hmm why not share this fabulous shop for all of you out there. The items are great for any one.
Best of all she works with animals in her day job hence the Marine Bio part. Oh and she is part of the Tradeaholics team. Her shop and warm personality along with the wonderful items she and her hubby make made it mandatory that I show you this shop.
So here is a link for her the shop so you can see for yourself http://www.marinebiochic.etsy.com/




Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gratitude Wednesday And Monsters


So this week there is so much I am grateful for that I am very excited to share . I hope reading this makes you feel gratitude for the great things in your life and you note them some where yourself. Feel free to post some here I love to read them.
So this week I am grateful for my lovely new camera which helped me take a picture of my first monster I created. I have been wanting to for some time. This is Foaming Frank and I think he may be put on the Christmas tree to annoy my husband.
I am also very grateful for my father. Many years we were at odds but then some days he calls me up with the best jokes and we really get along well. The older he gets the happier I am we have found some middle ground. Oddly he has become one of my biggest supporters for my arts and crafts.
I am grateful for the warm house on a cold cold windy day the windchill is in the single digits and it is so nice to be bundled up in doors.
I am grateful for my friends especially those who invite me to crazy themed Christmas parties and make me laugh all night.
I am grateful for Christmas carols and Christmas lights my favorite holiday season pass time is to combine the two.
Have a great day yall and let me know what you are grateful for.
Cappy

Monday, December 7, 2009

We Finally Got Snow !!!!


Well it has been a lovely couple of days hanging with the husband. Last night we finally got a light pretty sticking snow. Of course it was gone by morning but who cares I got to freeze my toes of in it when it came down. Just wanted to share that happy thought with ya and show off a ornament I am going to put in my art shop. I would love opinions good or bad.

Have a great day

Cappy

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Featured Etsy Shop is Dreamboats







So as you all know I love to share great shops. This is one I have really wanted to shed some light on for some time. Dreamboats has a shop with nightlights that are just stunning. His lights are not some thing just for children's rooms. They could be great anywhere and set a really lovely mood.



Dreamboats makes nightlights of boats which is fitting seeing as how he lives on a boat in Ireland. Clearly his fascination with the water has shown up in many parts of his life. The time and love he puts into creating each item is obvious. Having met in the etsy chat rooms and become fast friends I can tell you he truly worries that every item is perfect.



Another interesting thing about Dreamboats shop is he sells is items in a very creative way. In this day and age hearing of any kind of honor system is almost nonexistent. He puts up many of his pieces for a minimal fee then says pay me what you think they are worth. His faith in the good of people and his skills at creating truly beautiful nightlights make him one of my favorite shops.



I also love that his nightlights are plenty masculine and have fans such as my husband. It is really a treat to find some thing on etsy that is so guy friendly this time of the year. So if the pictures above intrigue you here is a link to his shop http://www.dreamboats.etsy.com/ . Also don't be shy just write him if you have questions. I assure you he is very friendly :)



Thanks for your time



Cappy

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gratitude Wednesday and Monthly Update


Howdy all before I start the whole gratitude part of my post I wanted to say we will be donating about $21.00 to a shelter this month. I have to do the exacts so it could be a dollar less or more. But thank you for making that possible. It might not be tons but I figure every little bit helps.
Now on to the gratitude part.
1. I am very grateful for being a part of the craft show it was fun and I met some very nice friends.
2. The possible light snow tonight. Yes it makes the roads a mess and slows every one down. While of course I wish to see no one hurt I love the slowing down and the insta pretty it adds to every thing.
3. For my Christmas tree it is a real one from the lot we love to hit a family owned one. I love all the sentiment with each ornament like the ones we made when we first got married and were poor as church mice. Then the fun ones like the "Oh shit some one is at the door" doll which I just had to put on there.
4. My awesome husband seeing that yet again I was dreaming and poked him in the eye so hard it was red and icky yesterday and he still is always sweet about it. I think I would lose my patience dealing with a sleepwalker/poker hehe.
5. For the person who made up the Regretsy elves that has made me laugh so hard several times now. To me any thing that can make you laugh is good.
So there is some other stuff but I will spare ya and save it for the journal hehe.
Have a great day all.
Cappy

Monday, November 30, 2009

Wreaths and Hot Chocolate




Hello all we had a great thanksgiving hope yours was great as well. So This year I went right out and got the tree. We tried earlier to get one but our favorite lot was not open yet so we waited. Then being the frugal crafty mad woman I am I took the bottom branches when we evened out the tree and made these two wreaths. One is for my sis and she has a mini tree.
So any how I sat out on the cold front porch with holiday music, hot chocolate and realized I was having a ball.
My thought is don't forget there are so many inexpensive ways to enjoy your holiday. So every few days I am gonna try and do some thing festive yet economical.
Today I am wrapping with non traditional paper and seeing how that goes. I will use all kinds of stuff. I love making up goofy things so why not.
So what ideas do you have ?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gratitude Wednesday and Happy Thanksgiving

Howdy all and Happy Thanksgiving. This is my first crack at a Christmas tree ornament. Obviously this wont be up in the shop but hey I like to share the humor. So I truly hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy yourselves no matter what your plan tomorrow.
So here is the gratitude list.
1. I am grateful for the bird in there all ready for tomorrow. I am so excited to have a low pressure holiday.
2. For the chance of flurries snow makes every thing pretty and more romantic to me. I will be so happy for even flurries.
3. For the really great trades I have made recently I got some more soap from the famous and loved www.ljctree.etsy.com all I can say is the poison apple is to die for. Also I find her soaps leave my skin so soft I don't always require lotion. And nope she did not in any way ask for a plug I just wanted to share a great shop.
4. For my wonderful family the human and furry that I get to soak up the day with tomorrow.
5. For all my friends here, all over the world, local and online. I hope no you all have a wonderful day.
See ya all Friday
Cappy

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tips For a Easy Thanksgiving


OK well I have some tips to make you Thanksgiving easier than ever and I hope you enjoy them.
1. My biggest tip is do not spiff up your home what so ever for the dinner. The dust bunnies give people a conversation starter.
2. Dress either yourself, child or significant other completely inappropriately. The guest shock at your hot pants and big fake tattoo will divert attention from any hot button topics in the group such as religion or politics.
3. When people ask oh can I bring some thing have each of them bring a food. This way if they don't like what you make they wont starve and be bitchy.
4. Make every one go around the table and say what they are grateful for it is harder to say some thing mean directly after saying some thing nice.
5. spike every thing you possibly can coffee, wine, pie, what ever a drunk family is one that goes to sleep and leaves you alone.
6. I like to hide some thing like a random hamburger in the turkey. This way when you get the person that says oh I don't really like turkey you can say here ya go and slap down a patty.
7. Only have one dessert and make it your favorite. This is very important as the less options they have the faster they will finish.
hehe I hope you all had a good laugh and know this was all meant in jest. Well every thing but the spiking lol.
Have a great day
Cappy

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dreaming Sunday


OK so the image above not so relaxing but to me it is. Any thing that makes me laugh is always a bonus. So today has been one of those easy days where you just wake up and savor the morning. I hope you all have had one of those recently. Last night was full of crazy dreams and I am about to get the put in my dream journal. The readers digest version is very simple. Got into it with Reverend Alden from Little House because he kept moving my Christmas tree and knocking shit off. Not sure what that was about but it did make me smile when I woke up.
The next dream was going on a pub crawl with all the women in my family. What made it very creepy was that many of them were dead. It was good to see they could still have a good time. Some thing about watching your great grandmother do shots is a bit freaky.
Well I hope this has given ya all a good smile or at minimum a raised eyebrow hehe. Have a good day all.
Cappy

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pre-Black Friday Sale and Decorating Ideas


Howdy all hope your days are all great. I wanted to start by letting every one know that this great team I joined that I am sure many of you etsy folks already know of Tradaholics. Well these awesome folks are having a sale. Here is a link to the thread on the sale with all the shops in it. A really neat way to get tons of Christmas gifts out of the way. Every thing will be reduced or is already under $10.00. I know I am gonna do a little shopping and just thought you may want to as well. http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6353840&page=1

Now on to the decorating ideas. Well one day I came across a bunch of those sampler rings for sewing at the thrift store. All were under a dollar so I snagged them. I then took a bit of left over fabric from a different projects and some fabric paint as well and just did a free hand little design on it to resemble a snow flake. It was cute and cost me almost nothing. It is also very light so could easily hang some place you could not put screws in the wall. Just a idea. Have a good day all.

Cappy

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gratitude Wednesday


Well it is Wednesday and as yall know I love to reflect on the good thing in life from the past week. Actually there is always good stuff but I try to hit the highlights. Here are my highlights I would love to know yours.
1. I am so excited that the holiday music seems to be perking me up and sending me into creative over drive. while yes another horrible ornament has been made this one up top is pretty cute at least I am happy with it :)
2. Decorated some for the holidays with the husband. Not sure why but he is is a very cheerful holiday mood. I mean the man actually has ideas of assisting in the dinner for thanksgiving.
3. Did a artwork trade that was really fun to make. Not always inspired by the custom artwork ideas but this was a blast.
4. Was featured on a really cool blog that I follow she put up my little story and a work that went with it. www.soulreader.blogspot.com/2009/11/spirit-bear-by-guest-writer-cappy-sue.html
which just made the week.
5. Got some new perfume in a trade that I love.
6. Spent the best rainy day locked in with the hubs :)
have a great day yall I would love to know what your grateful for this week.
Cappy

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Don't Forget To Relax

OK so with the holidays coming I am pulling out decorations, planning events the nearest is thanksgiving. Just for that I have to make sure all the family has their ducks in a row so no panties end up in wads up butts causing issues at our feast. There are little extra projects like going over the good china, planning a menu.
Not sure about you but I like to try and mix things up a little each year. There is a little uptake in calls for orders from my shops. My roots are clearly trying to shame me into coloring my hair as I swear I saw a gray up there. You get the idea we all start picking up speed about this time of year.
OK that is great and dandy but well I hope we can all take the time to relax at least once a week. By doing so we stay healthier, enjoy the events we toil over more and just have some fun.
So here are a few things I am going to do this week just for myself I would love to know about you.
1. I am gonna have a girls day with my sis where we watch "home for the Holidays" the holly hunter one because it is to funny. This is our kick off to the season.
2. spend one 2-3hr time span getting drunk on hot chocolate and schnapps listening to Christmas carols early and wrapping up presents I already have so they don't loom. Avoiding the 3 a.m. Christmas eve wrap athon. I love wrapping when I have the time to make it pretty and not rush.
3. rake leaves then toss myself in at least once and pray no giant spiders get on me. lol yes I know I am a giant girl.
4. Just give myself time for reading, or writing a little, or maybe even just a nap.
So now my question what can you do to relax over the next week or two. Oh I hope the cats above inspire you to relax they clearly got the know how :)
have a great day all
Cappy

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Online Christmas Open House Starts Today


Hi all not just tooting my own horn here we have 14 great shops, giveaways and a promotional deal in each shop. I am just so excited. You can get any of my paintings buy one get one free just cover the shipping and so many other folks have awesome stuff and deal to. So here is a link to the giveaway page if you want to enter and get a sneak peak at the items. http://www.audreyscrafts.blogpspot.com/ to find the details or just click the link to the right :) have a great day all.

Friday, November 13, 2009

New art and a little buzz


Howdy all I like once a week to try and show you a little some thing new from my shops and today I am gonna be a little selfish and talk about some thing I am very excited about. On Sunday November 15th a online craftshow my first online craft show is going to begin. You can see a link on the right to read more about it. There is a contest with all the shops. There are 10 shops and we each are doing a give away and a special holiday sale of some kind. Mine is buy any one painting you can pick a second of equal or lesser value free just pay the shipping. I really hope you all can take the time to visit the great shops there is a wide variety and see if you can find a holiday treasure or two. Thanks again and either way have a good time entering the contest who knows you could win the print I am giving away from my shop or one of 9 other awesome items. Have a great day all. Oh the work above will be new to my shop soon.

Thanks Cappy

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gratitude Wednesday


Hello all it has been a very busy time for me since the last Gratitude Wednesday. So much to be grateful for this week.

1st. is my sweet hubby he has been really getting into the fall spirit with me. Which is hard for him as he is more into the spirit of video games, computers that kind of thing.

2ND. Is For regretsy my image as creepy as it may be is all over facebook, twitter etc and that is just wonderful and bringing lots of new traffic in my art shop. I know that they roast ya but to be honest the comments were a riot and I love to laugh so it was a win win for me.

3rd. I am so excited about the online craft fair starting on the 15Th it will be my first one. and with all these little things coming up I am starting to feel like my little shop maybe getting a little attention.

4Th. For the lovely person who included my painting another one in their squidoo page. While I love regretsy it was nice to have some one want to feature one for being pretty :)

5Th. For My big fat kitty who is made his new trademark to jump on the bed and poke me in the eye. I guess I should take offense but some thing about it is to funny.

6Th. I got a very sweet secret Santa package in the mail with some really nifty stuff inside. I love surprises.
7Th. Was that awesome bracelet I told yall about from Vey Court Cottage
8Th. Oh and yesterday a new dining room set fell into my lap free and its lovely.
I feel so blessed like so much has recently been handed to me I definitely need to make a point to do some giving back asap.

Have a great day yall and please let me know what your grateful for.

Cappy

Monday, November 9, 2009

Featured Etsy Shop is Vey Court Cottage







Hello all as you know I love to bring you different really pretty shops. Well this is by all means one that falls in that criteria. This shop has tiny treasures with hard to find items. I met this lovely etisan when she wanted a PIF item from my shop. To be sweet she sent me a item as well. I thought I would get a basic trinket and that it was a really sweet gesture. What I got was a gorgeous drop dead stunning little bracelet. IT has a few small crystals for highlights and a vintage china bit with a flower on it that was put into a met heart. The item came wrapped like a tiny present. It even had a tiny card. I am smacking myself for not taking a picture before I opened it. So I thought the least I could do would be expose you to her wonderful shop. I can just imagine how many woman and girls would love a present from the magical little shop underneath the Christmas tree. So if you would like to visit her link is http://www.veycourtcottage.etsy.com/

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Featured On Regretsy

OK so I love Regretsy I normally check it about every or every other day to see whats new to mock on there. Last night I went for my dose of mocking and it was me. There was one of my paintings. I was so excited I started yelling for the hubby. While yes they do mock and insult it cracks me up and the painting they were mocking well it has some very mock able things. Matter of fact it made me laugh till I cried.
I was so thrilled to be on there one it is free publicity and two it is just a comical sight and I love that some one noticed my weird stuff. Have a great day yall. Here is a link if you would like to see http://www.regretsy.com/ Have a good time there the whole place cracks me up.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Art Work


Ok So I would love love love some opinions on this from yall. Truly good or bad. Well I am working on this little miniature winter surreal scene then I realized what a cute back drop it made to photograph my small clay holiday items. I would love to know if you think it works for that. Have a great day all.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gratitude Wednesday


Hello all as you know each week I like to try and reflect on good things that have gone on from week to week. I love doing it particularly on Wednesday because well mid week can be pretty hum drum so it perks ya up.

So here are my 5 things

1. I am very grateful for the cold weather. I love all the sweaters, blankets, hot cider all that kind of stuff. I think that is what makes fall so romantic.

2. I am grateful for the Halloween party where all the kids were there playing and having fun. Truly those times with family are so important.

3. For waking up with my kitty slapping me to come play. He cracks me up. Also how sweet is he.

4. I am grateful for the dear friend who came by to see me this week. We danced till we could dance no more and laughed till my ribs hurt.

5. For bad movies maybe its just me but how fun is it to mock them :)

Have a great day yall. I would love to know what has you grateful as well.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Things To Try


Hi all this is my random day for posting. I am working on making it a regular schedule for posting on certain days to keep a flow.

So Tuesday Shall be my "New Things Day". Each week I am going to list at least 1 maybe more cool new things I am trying or doing. I would love to know what new things you are doing to. After all variety is the spice of life.

So I am doing a Challenge called Nation Novel Writing Month. A great friend called HowlingCaterpillar on etsy turned me on to it. This is the link if any of you want to give it a whirl. http://www.nanowrimo.org/

I joined the Trade-A-Holics. I love to trade and thought why not here is a link if you would like to see my page http://tradeaholics.ning.com/profile/CappySue.

I joined a Online craft show see the button to get more information I thought it could be fun.

I am doing a secret Santa swap. Never done one before how fun could that be.

Well that's about all for me what you got going on feel free to leave a link all :) Oh the photo above cracked me up because well I read that as one sign not two hehe.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What The Hell Is That and Monthly update

Hello all this month we will be donating almost $20.00 to be exact $19.20 dollars to a animal rescue. This month I am going to give it to the Alton 5As. I will be taking it there tomorrow along with some free samples of cat food my kitties just don't need. So thank you to all of you who made that possible.
Now on to the horrible ornament above. Well what can I say it started out a gingham Christmas tree. When that did not pan out I tried my hand at fabric paint to make a dolls face. In stead it looks more like a creepy checkered blob. I like to try to finish items even if they are not going well so that I learn from them how to best save the situation. This thing is just god awful ugly and I thought why not share a laugh with every one.
My hubby saw it he is my barometer often of if things are as ugly as I think. I casually sat it with the fall pillows on a old wood chest. He sat down to watch TV and his eyes fixed on it. He said to me. What is that horrible thing that looks like it is saying "Oh shit some one is at the door!" then there was a creative comment I cant remember about how its eyes followed you. So enjoy and laugh away all.
Oh if any one is interested I made a large clearance section in my shop http://www.cappysue.etsy.com/ many paintings half off and more.
Have a great day all.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Ideas For decorating For the Holidays


Ok so this is maybe a little early but I like to start planning now little things to make and do to make the fall and holiday season more fun. Especially as times are so tough economically across the board I wanted to bring up some low cost ways to plan for the holidays.
You can start finding these ideas here every Friday.
Here is what the picture above is about though. It is a Holiday idea. My hubby and I have collected one special ornament and made or bought a few nice ones till we have a big tree full. I cant help it I like my tree to shine. So this year I was looking at my box of Christmas stuff that I never know what to do with. I have been given some pins of my mothers and grandmothers that they wore at Christmas.
Well I am not big on wearing the pins they are not my style. I do grin every time I see them though. Both ladies loved to wear them and always like to celebrate. So That is where this idea came from. I took one pin and left the back on in case in years to come I want to move it. I then sewed it loosely to a felt square I sewed up with a red ribbon edge. The ribbon also has sentimental value. On the back I make it white cotton. I am intending to print up on iron on paper a small story of each ornament and whom they belonged to then iron it on the back.
I will add some yarn or a hook which ever is more convenient to it and then put them up on my tree.
These ornaments will make a lovely family heirloom and I will post more as I get them done. I have talked to my sister and I may even make her some. So I hope you like the idea. Maybe you have some pretty jewelry of any kind really you can do the same with to keep your loved ones near in the holiday season. Any how I would love to know what you think and if you have and ideas. I will put up another season decorating idea next week.
Happy Halloween and have a great weekend yall
Cappy

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gratitude on Thursday


Hello all I changed up gratitude Wednesday yesterday just for this week so I will be going over that today. Also Congratulations to Naturescounselor who won my print giveaway by retweeting it yesterday.

So on to the gratitude list.

1. I am grateful for warm oatmeal on chilly days nothing better when you are trying to stay warm.

2. I am grateful for all the spooky movies that have been on I love them.

3. I am grateful for thick blankets, hot tea and the smell of cinnamon sticks. they make every thing cozy.

4. I am grateful for the dog coat that I made for my poor old arthritic dog. Why I am grateful is that well she looks ridiculous in it. I cant help but laugh every time I see it let alone on her. Don't worry those pics are soon to come.

5. I am grateful for the extra time I have had recently to catch up on all my little projects. Time to savor what your doing is so important.

So as always her is my question. What are you grateful for?

Oh the photo with this post is one I took the other day then altered when I was out and about in town. It is fall and spooky all at once how fitting for this time of year.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Featured Artist This Week is LuLu Design


Hello all I am moving my gratitude Wednesday to tomorrow because I really wanted to get this lady up on my blog.
She has a lovely shop with work that seems to bring a feeling of calm and peace as you look at it. What really adds to the uniqueness of her shop is she is also a intuitive or psychic which ever you prefer to call it. What better shop could there be to feature than one that covers a topic on many minds this time of the year.
So here are some questions I have asked her as well peppered in some of my favorite photos of her and her work. Also I am using some photos from her lovely blog http://soulreaderblog.blogspot.com/ with her permission of course.
My first question was when did you realize you had some abilities others did not?
Her Answer: I am going to refer to my psychic-medium abilities in response to this question. My first really big moment of realization came when I stood up in a mediumship development circle I had just joined and made an instant connection with someone who had passed over. I immediately sensed and saw images of what they looked like, where they lived, what they were like, who they were around, stuff like that. That really blew my mind because I had never before witnessed mediumship or knew what to expect at all! It was quite exhilarating and fascinating and I've been hooked ever since on connecting with the spirit world!
My next question was when did you realize these intuitive/psychic abilities were a part of your art work?
My psychic-medium abilities were definitely enhanced by my work as a professional artist since 1993. Being an artist is similar in a way to being a psychic because both skills can allow one to access other worlds. Being a psychic and being an artist require deep concentration and focus to the point of obsession and allow one to connect with other realms and beings. So it wasn't that much of a leap to turn my art work (which is often created in series) into four decks of oracle cards that I use for my psychic readings. I was also guided by a dream to turn my Lefty artwork (a series of over 500 drawings created over a period of five years with my non dominant left hand) into cards that I was to use for online readings exclusively . The day after I received that dream was when I started offering readings on etsy and I haven't stopped since! I've also gone on to create a blog and website as well. Currently I work with a Lefty Oracle deck, a Goddess Zodiac deck, a Fairy Herbal Healing deck and a Celtic Tree Oracle deck. They don't follow any system such as a tarot deck does, but instead serve to emphasize and expand upon a psychic reading in a visual, healing and informative way. All the decks, except for the Lefty deck come with written information explaining the meaning behind the card ie. herbal healing, zodiac, goddess and Celtic druidic wisdom. There are always clues in the information that can guide one to enhance their reading and to work with it on their own to bring about inspiration, healing or shifts in energy that will hopefully encourage the client to move forward and make changes in their life or in their habitual responses and patterns.
My third question was what is your favorite part of creating the art work?
Her response was : love to be in the moment - painting is all about expressively, emotionally and passionately connecting with heart energy. I love the feeling of going deeply into all kinds of emotions; difficult, painful, joyous and ecstatic ones - they are all expressions of who we are as human beings. I paint so that I can bring forth these feelings into the world in a healthy and almost cathartic process.
So now that you have read this all about this lady who has so much good energy around her you want to know more. Her are some links to her.
The etsy shop is http://luludesign.etsy.com/ The blog is http://soulreaderblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/interview-being-intuitive-artist.html this is a link to her sneak peak of this interview. Which is on her lovely blog.so now you know where to find out about her beautiful art and where you can get your own reading done. Thanks all of reading.
Oh I will be announcing later the winner of my giveaway I started yesterday. Want to leave it open for the last few hours.