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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gratitude Wednesday


This has been a rough day had a nice sale but in general I have wanted to just punch and not use my words. To help me remember not every day blows I am doing a gratitude list today.

1. I am grateful that I make good money selling my penises it is weird and fun and allows me to be creative.

2. I am grateful that my husband is of a calmer nature than me and can talk me down when I am ready to commit a 3-5 yr in prison crime because people can be asses.

3. I am grateful beyond grateful for fucking coffee because with out it I would wilt up into a dried out bitchy crust and die.

4. I am grateful for my friends who make me laugh and share their interesting lives with me.

5. I am grateful for whatever you want to call it God the universe, the collective unconscious whatever you call it that looks after us. By us I mean me and my family not in anyway wanting to put my views on others.

So what are you grateful for today

Love

Cappy

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Signs. Lubricants and other important cautionary measures


It has been a long weird few days. My sister is gearing up for surgery my dad has had blood sugar issues and my own little weird life is just on the usual crazy roller coaster with the rusty rails.

Yesterday was super strange. We were having a birthday party for my Dad he is 69 and doing well other than a little blood sugar issue. His friends who are a group of people he hangs out with mostly from the track the horse track not the running track. They seems to also see how very superb and crazy my father is. One of them gave him a gag gift of motor oil which was actually a tiny bottle of lubricant. That was the highlight of yesterday trying to explain he was given personal lubricant not something for his car.

Then last night driving home I had the window rolled down my hair whats left of it the cat tried to bald me last month was all up in the air like a dog with their face out the window. Just as we got to the heart of our little town actually city tons of cars and businesses I saw a large doe and her fawn I am guessing standing in the grass trying to figure out how to get back away from the road I think. I always consider that kind of stuff a sign and as Deer are known for their gentleness I am going with the idea it is telling me a gentle time is coming.

So how is your weekend.

love

Cappy

Friday, August 26, 2011

This day blows goats

No really just wanted to share that.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Negative or Positive


I have been very busy working on items. The fall is my busiest time of the year and I have other things I want to do as well like work on a couple of writing projects and maybe a comic of my penis. Now my reason for posting the negative or positive as the title is this.

I am all for being realistic and preparing yourself so if there is a shake up with the economy or in your own home you have some resources. Lately though I have seen many The end is near, Prepare for the worst, The four horsemen were spotted down the street, Run for your lives kinds of threads and post all over the place.

This is bullshit. Now I do not say this because I am a atheist and don't believe in God as a matter of fact I do believe in God. Now my version of God has nothing to do with church or religion but that is another post for another day. To me God has nothing to do with us fucking up our economy.

To me the negative of thinking this way as if the world is just collapsing in on itself and we will all be fighting in the grocery store that has been looted for the last can of corn is not really helpful. Do you find it helpful to warn people to stock up on bullets and buy gold. Seeing as most people do not have even a basic comfort level with weapons and would most likely get hurt with their own I do not find it all that helpful. As for the stockpiling food and buying gold. I am pretty sure if we had the money to do that then the whole economy in the shitter thing would not be such a big deal.

The positive to me is this. Why not pool our resources talk to each other about ways to save money and be more self sufficient. Why not share how to guides for making your own goods and healthy cheap food. Join a barter group or one of the work trade programs. So much can be done to help keep things call that seems more helpful all around than panic in the streets.

This whole post was inspired by this thread http://www.etsy.com/teams/7722/business-topics/discuss/8866368/page/44/ if you would like to see what has me up on my soap box. Regularly scheduled fuckery to commence tomorrow.

Please feel free to share your views

Love

Cappy


Thursday, August 18, 2011

I got inspired


Recently I have been looking at how to long term keep my creative pursuits not only interesting but fresh and functional for myself. My computer is dying and my art cave is in desperate need of a revamping because I have never gotten it back up to snuff after the flood. I now not only work in a basement but it looks like it should be in a horror movie as the hang out for the guy with the chainsaw. Oh and some big fucking spiders because if I open the doors for a breeze fucking lawn spiders come in and camp out. Bitches like my laundry machines.

So after a couple of days of feeling sorry for myself I finally told myself well then how can you change this situation. I have never been one of those people who has to have something immediately when I want it. I am good at working for things and enjoy the process I feel better that way. When I get a wild streak of luck I enjoy it but I also keep looking around waiting for the sky to fall in sure it will some how result in my ending up homeless and living in our van snuggling pet to stay warm at night.

That is when I got a new plan. I love my Regretsy stuff and the fact I get to do a charity through them and the fact that with out it I would not have the art business I have. What I also know is that I have to keep evolving what I do and find a way to tie it all together. So I have a few plans I am going to be working on. First I am working on the possibility of doing a year long project which if it works out would be a dream for me. Second I am making a concrete plan to expand the business. This will be me making a higher end shop for my larger more serious painting and maybe a wood working shop. Then there is the idea I may try to put my short stories out there in the world and see how they do.

My hope is that I can turn these things into enough progress to change the things I do not like. So now what inspires you?

Love Cappy

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It is Gratitude Tuesday


So it used to be gratitude Wednesday but to hell with it I am moving it to Tuesday. There is just so much that I am grateful for why not get it down before I find some reason to be cranky.

1. I am grateful most of all that the husband is doing so much better all around health wise. He right now has a little cold but other than that is aces. Not a day goes by I do not think about how much I love him here.

2. For the creative time I have been spending I am building a huge stockpile of things to list and getting all geared up for the holiday season. This should make it easier to keep up.

3. For my friends I love the laughter and sharing of ideas and such that goes on.

4. For my sister who while sick is getting surgery very soon and should be back up on her feet into the early fall.

5. This one is just for me I am grateful my husband got me a ungodly amount of creamers from the gas station when he bought a soda this week because I am now enjoying flavored coffee.

So what are you grateful for

Love

Cappy


Monday, August 8, 2011

Bunny Adventures and Goals

So lets start with the bunny adventure. Right now I am spending my days crafting away and spending far less time of promotion of my shop. I do enjoy the checking in here. Right now I have no idea if anyone is even reading these but they help make clear to me what I am doing and on what to focus so it works for me either way. The Bunny adventure is my first assemblage I have been super happy with in a long time. It is small but it relates the story I am trying to tell and that does not always happen for me. Now on to goals. I am loving wood work again but my bread and butter is still my paintings. So I am trying to do both constantly right now to gear up for my main festival I love to do which is Strange Folk but also to build up my inventory for a second festival I am waiting to see if I get in and for the holiday rush. How do you gear up for your goals.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Walking around in a creative trance

So I am a little curious my recent lack of computer time has in fact led me to be far more productive. I am pretty much crafting anytime I am not asleep or doing family stuff. When I go into a trance like this I cannot get the latest in the list of items I want to make off my brain. Right now I am working on a tiny wood doll and I just keep seeing her face and how I want it to look when finished. What gets you into the creative trance and what is it like for other folks. For me it almost borders on a obsession. It is not that I think oh I am making some great work but much more I keep seeing the image every time I am not 100% occupied till I create it.

Clue me in

Cappy

Thursday, August 4, 2011

When your either just high on caffeine or need to be kicked in the taco

Howdy all I know it has been a while I come make one or two post then disappear into my caffeine covered art cave world. Well that has annoyed me for sometime. I know blogs are falling out of fashion but I liked doing one so I shall continue doing just That.

Today has been a rough day the computer is mostly dead. Other than typing and seeing it on a 10yr old monitor that we hooked up to the compute because the screen died I cannot really do any thing else. The mouse pad works so this means I can at least keep up on my shops and such. At first I was all tore up but we found I can download pictures it just take about 20-40 minutes trying to get it to work. So this tells me I need to wait till I have a lot of new items to list. At first I was just screaming fuck and that kind of thing at the computer then I thought maybe this is a great chance for me to focus on my artwork and having being online be a total pain in the ass I will make those times really count. That or I don't want to admit I am sour we have no real computer. Either way just the peace that settled over me about it when I thought of it that way made me want to kick my own self in the taco.

So to keep myself focused I am going to try and spend at least one visit to the online world a day here telling you how this journey into my offline world is going. I hope the photo above makes you all laugh. It is my Regretsy and Whimsy pals scrapbook. I am a card and weird doodad saver so every time I got something I found via one of those places the little extra bits got stored aside and now they have their own home.

So whats shaking world?

Love

Cappy