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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!:)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hi Bloggers, love to write? Then contact me, you could be the next writer on Indiesmiles.com

Job Openings
Do you enjoy posting on Twitter and Facebook, are you often found in the forums strutting your stuff? If so…we have just the place for you!
We presently need a few fun people to write articles, 1 or 2 Articles per month! We also need 2 additional people to help out our team by promoting us on Twitter, Facebook, various forums and other social networks. We’re not looking to spam, just a few posts per day is all that’s required!
You will receive an ad spot as well!
Interested? Leave me a comment for more info!

I love writing articles for Indiesmiles along with having a little slide video for my ad. I also help out the columnists and whatever Sue asks me to do that she needs help for. It's very fullfilling for me. I LOVE this Site!!! It does not hurt to just write to see what it's all about!!!

Love yall!
Linda :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Piece Finished

Well, this is kinda Kenzie, my cat, on this 14" by 11" canvas. I'd call it a mixed media collage with paint piece. I just wanted to show it to yall!
Hope yall have a beautiful day!
Back to work now.
Linda :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Trash into Treasure!

My latest article is up on www.Indiesmiles.com! It's called Trash into Treasure and you will read about this artisan that makes gorgeous journals out of trash! She calls them "Gournals". The link is: http://www.indiesmiles.com/trash-into-treasure/
Comments are welcome!!!
Linda :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kelly Dinwiddie Photography for Animal Charity!!!

I have written an article before about Kelly for www.Indiesmiles.com and here she is again using her talents to collect money for the Beaver County Human Society! You will receive 4 if her beautiful photo cards for only $10.00 and add on $1.00 for shipping. I own several of her cards and am here to to say, they are out of this world beautiful and not only do you get a set of her cards, but you will be giving to a wonderful animal charity. I have most of the informations here in this blog, but you may go to: http://kellydinwiddiephotography.weebly.com/bchs-fundraiser.html
to see the page on her website. You will simply find the Contact section on her main page and write to her what you want and she will give you her address to send the money to as she takes your address to send the cards to.
Here are the details below!

Beaver County Humane Society

Please help support the homeless animals at the Beaver County Humane Society.
Proceeds go to the new building fund.

I designed the cards with a loving heart!

A pack of 4 all occasion cards - $10.00.
They measure 5 x 7, and come with
a white envelope.

As shown below - the cards are packaged with four different designs in each pack -

You get: 4 Lady Daisy Border Collie Cards
4 Sir Wilfred Black and White Cat Cards.

They were printed at the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit and they did a terrific job! Kudos to them!

Wilfred was adopted from the BCHS by Elise and Gordon who are huge animal lovers. They were happy to allow me to use Wilf's photos in the fundraiser. Thank you! Wilf found his way into my yard in 2006 and was lucky enough to be adopted into a loving family through the shelter.
Many thanks to those who rescue and adopt
the homeless animals who are truly the sweet souls.

Daisy's Mom, Joy, is an animal lover and was kind enough to allow me to use Daisy's photos to create cards for this fundraiser. Daisy is a sweet Border Collie who happens to be a very photogenic diva! Thanks Joy!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Indiesmiles is having a wonderful sale for your ads! Please go to this link and check it out! Write to: Indiesmiles@gmail.com and make sure you put in Smiles Sales and wallah! Indiesmiles should get back to you.
Hope yall have a wonderful day!!!
Linda :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Ray of Sunshine Joy

That is the title of my new article on Indiesmiles! It's about a local Houstonian that is a watercolorist and has had to overcome some obstacles in her life. I adore her work and own a few of her pieces. Her main subject are cats and she paints other people pets with just a photograph! But she also does other subjects as well. I'm in love with her dachshund that you will see in the slide show. This article is bound to inspire you. Please visit :http://www.indiesmiles.com/a-ray-of-sunshine-joy/
and comments are also welcome!

Also, there is another Peanut Jones in Houston, Tx. Yes....he was spotted at a jewelry show and this particular Peanut sells beads, has his very own shop, and teaches bead making! My friend spotted him at this jewelry store and he had a tip jar with the name Peanut Jones on it!!! He raised $60.00 for the charity they were sponsoring.I wrote to his mom and she wrote me back along with Peanut adding his signature. I just had to tell her that I used to have a Peanut Jones as well. If yall would like to check out his store, it's at: http://www.tinydogseedbeads.com/

And last but not least the Magical Holiday Artist Team, that I'm a member of is having a fantastic contest!!! You could win a bunch of handmade goodies in the Easter baskets! Yall must go check it out!
The link is:http://magicalholidayartists.blogspot.com/2010/03/mha-spring-easter-basket-giveaway.html

Well, I'm off to make some errands. Talk to yall later!
Linda :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Art Festival, New Art Pieces and More!

Once again I participated in the 1st Saturday Arts Market last weekend. Here are a couple of pics of me and my booth buddy!

I just wanted to also show some of my new pieces! My little canvas pieces vary each time I make them, so they are never alike but sorta similiar. I am only showing one pic of these new ones.I also think Peanut adorned in her wedding gown would really be cute as a wedding cake topper along with my Peanut dressed in the Tuxedo suit! I also think they could be cute as gifts for a bridal shower. Or a present to the bride.

Also remember to enter the Indie Birdie Contest going on now!!!

Talk to yall again soon!!!
Linda :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Help the Indiesmiles Birdie Contest

Hi Yall,
I wanted to tell yall about the Indiesmiles Birdie Contest! All you have to do is follow the link below, too see what it's all about! You will be on your way to possibly winning some wonderful prizes!


Good Luck!!!
Linda :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

And The Winner Is.........

And the winner of the contest is....drum roll please...Tell us already Kenzie!!! Kenzie picks Beaded Tail!!!
Yay for Beaded Tail!!!
She made so many comments that Kenzie had no problem picking her out to be the winner!
Congratulations Beaded Tail!!!

For those of you that want a special price along with giving to a pet charity, please convo me at http://Lindagj.Etsy.com
All the details are in the post before this one.
Good night yall....I got my computer back but I still am having some issues, so this has been a very long day.....
Yawn..Good Night....