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I've been an artist my whole life and have had so many exciting art related jobs, which makes me kinda of a jack of a bunch of trades. I'm also college grad with a BFA and went to the High School of Performing & Visual Arts here in Houston. Visit my shop at Etsy and I promise you'll most likely receive a Smile to take with you! I decided to mention that about 10 years ago I was on chemo for 2 years. The chemo worked, but left me with other Heath issues, such as a case of Fibro which left me with having to get disability.Sad news, since I had a great career, that I can not work anymore. With my Faith and determination, I am determined to still do my art. My art gives me inspiration and thank you God! Oh, and please follow my blog! I'd love to have yall join me in my show and tells and also would love to hear what yall have to show and tell!:)

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

I'm so excited about the New Year because tonight a spectacular Fireworks will be displayed here in Houston, but of course I'll be watching it on tv. It was fabulous last year with every firework display choreographed and such a futuristic display with fabulous music for each display. I can't explain it, but I was very impressed.

Also I wanted to say to remember to eat your blackeyed peas and cabbage for good luck and money! I'll be fixing my peas with cornbread, and will try a new recipe for the cabbabe, with frying it all in olive oil. It will also have scallon onions and Turkey bacon. I don't eat red meat. Are yall going to stay up until midnight? I sure am going to try.

Also I wanted to tell yall that a new beautiful Christmasy video and article is up on www.Indiesmiles.com. Yall can go the the website because it's on the front page. It's really beautiful and I have it with an gorgeous Elvis song to boot! I hope yall will visit and make comments too! I love getting comments!

My Xmas money gift went to the cutest most awesome hat and scarf from
"Http://Stitches by Julie.Etsy.com! Yall must go check out her gorgeous items. The one I got is so unique!

Isn't it gorgeous!!! The scarf is to die for it' so unique and so cool! A wonderful affordable purchase! I Love it!

Kenzie and I wish yall the best New Year Ever!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Kenzie and my Tree!

Kenzie and I want to show yall our tree!

Now isn't that a beautiful tree?

And Kenzie is being such a good girl posing! Do yall think she knows she is getting her picture taken? I truly think she does!!!
Hope yall are having the best Christmas ever and now we are all are looking forward to an even Better New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Cat Blog Article!!!

Hi all you kittie lovers! My cat blog article is up now at http://www.Indiesmiles.com/
It's kinda confusing,but yall will know what to do if you read everything on the 1st page after you click on "read more" There are 3 videos, and I left a comment on it to explain some things. I hope yall will visit and leave a comment!

The 3 bloggers are: Peggy's Place, http;//asti009.blogspot.com/ I hope I got that right, but there is a higlighted link in the article. Yall will find it.

Then there is: http://glogirly.blogspot.com

And last but not least House of Cats, Http://House of Cats-Amy.blogspot.com

It's a little bit difficult to find some things, so if yall have any questions, just write me a comment!

I sure had a blast making this article & fell in love with each kitty that is portrayed. They are all so cute with their very own personality.

The article will only be up until Christmas, I believe, so hurry before it's taken off the main Home page, but it will always be there if you go to columnists and click on the articles I've written.

Also there is a rule that you have to also include an artist's shop as well, so since my shop has a lot of kitties, I just used mine for this one. It was a last minute rule & seemed appropriate!

Linda :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Saturday's Art Festival!

Well, I'm still scurrying around trying to catch up on things. Hey my Christmas tree is up and so are my lights, but I still have to decorate everything. There are still some fun projects to work on, some of my Christmas cards are mailed, I am still working on the Cat Blog. I had done a lot of work on that and then started over again so I could play some music on the videos. There is one kinda long video and the song plays a few times(they only allow 1 song) and 2 shorter videos covering all 3 different cat blogs, but many cats, including my cat Kenzie showing off Peggy's blankets from http://peggyskittyblankies.blogspot.com/2009/11/kitty-blankets-available-now.html
I have worked with Photostory and you can play as many songs as you want and also get your music from I Tunes or your own music, but I am finding it very difficult to find any of these kind of story slide shows you can use that will give you an URL. Oh well, you do the best with what you have I suppose!
I wanted to show yall a few pics from the 1st Saturday Art Market that I did with Ginnie again. It was freezing that day, but everyone was so festive with their decorations and carolers. Some Hot Apple Cider and cookies, a couple of great musicians. I think everyone had a great time! Even the animals that were there had fun! But boy was my fibro raring up! I felt like the tin man in the Wizard of Oz that needed to be oiled. The fun distracted me, but to tell yall the truth, I really didn't feel so good physically.
Here are just a very few pics of our tent!

Below is a wonderful display of Ginnie's jewelry work!

One of Many of our visitors below:

Ok, this doesn't have anything to do with anything, except to talk about the cold weather here, well at least it's cold for us!...Below is Kenzie on the very edge of the bed trying to get as close to the heater as she can. One move and off the bed she will go! But she is holding on for dear life! :) At this very moment she is in my lap. I guess I'm the warmest thing in my apartment! Eventually she will be cuddling inside one of Peggy's blankets.

I will try to post again sometime soon, but for now I'm off to working on the Cat blog article. I still am looking forward to settling down and relaxing and visiting yall's blogs again! I think we all are very busy at this time of year though, right?
Have a fabulous day!
Linda :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009


The Magical Holiday Artists group is having a fabulous Giveaway contest!
Yall must go check it out by following this link! I'm a member of this group also! :)
The Best of Luck to everybody!
Linda :)