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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!:)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eye of the Tiger

I just wrote an article about a fabulous artist that I know yall will love!!! She lives in New York City and has the most cheery, happy style as well as being a wonderful gal herself. Her background is also amazing as she pretty much taught herself how to paint, which is unbelievable to me!!! There is a contest going on that I really want to win this month, so the most comments I get the closer I am to winning, so please click on this link for not only an insight to this artist as well as seeing some of her work in the slide show and a bonus picture on the bottom of the article, and visiting her shop on Etsy and website, but also please leave a short comment. Here is the link:http://www.indiesmiles.com/the-eye-of-the-tiger/#respond

Also remember the Beaver County Humane Society photo contest going on! If you can't afford to enter a photo, it only costs 1 dollar to vote for my Kenzie!If you click on the thumbnail on the site you will see an enlarged pic. Here is the link:http://www.360photocontest.com/46 I'd love to win that prize too. I have been donating to this charity and also wrote an article about Kelly who is sponsering this contest with buying her set of cards and also writing an article that you will see on the right side of my page if you scroll down.
Yall can even scroll down my blog and see her cards that she is trying to sell for her charity. Click on this link and click contact to donate with your choices: http://kellydinwiddiephotography.weebly.com/bchs-fundraiser.html
Such awesome news I love sharing with yall!!!
I will talk to yall again soon!
Linda :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Share a Picture of your Fur Baby for Charity!

is having an online photo contest!
What a fun way to showcase your furbabies and raise money for the homeless animals at the shelter!!!!!
Please enter and Please Vote!!!!!
Here is the link for the contest:
Please pass this along to your friends and family and ask them to enter their photos and vote!!!!
If you do not want to enter your fur baby, please vote for my fur baby, Kenzie Jones! Her picture may not be up yet though as she has to be approved!
Thank you!
Linda :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring Contest at Thirty-Six Ten!

Don't yall love SPRING? Well there is a chance to enter a contest today all about SPRING, which is the last day, so hurry and stop by:
which is the Thirty-Six-Ten blogspot. She is celebrating her birthday tomorrow and not only that, the contest is in honor of her 200th sale!!! You have to go there to find out what the gift is, as surprise, and just say what your favorite thing about spring is! You also should post this contest immediately in your blog so more people have a chance to enter & win! Also her blog is way.... cool! I am going back to check it out more after finishing this, as well as taking a look at her shop!
Good Luck to everybody and HAPPY SPRING!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Just a Sneak Peek

Hi Yall!
I just can't stand it, so had to post a bit of what I am about to write about for Indiesmiles after I send in an article about an amazing artist that lives in NYC. That will be the next post so yall can read her article and yall art and also cat lovers will love her work so much!!!
Well, I presently live in an apartment and my jeep serves as my garage! :) I had a lot of my art work in my car......So, I ventured out one day to Cypress, Texas to interview one of my favorite artists. Wow, she is amazing and rents a studio out there in this place called "The Iron Butterfly". It's a purple house to begin with with a large land of space filled with studios, and a large studio where they teach art classes. I got very lost trying to find the place because the road I was looking for was down and there were tons of construction going on. I was driving around this beautiful area seeing gigantor homes and ranches with tons of horses. OMG!!! It was beautiful, but I kinda felt like Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz", trying to find Oz. I finally found the place and it was if I had walked into "Alice in Wonderland's" world. I sold the majority of my left over inventory to Debra, the really cool gal, that owned the place that also had a shop full of whimsical art items. They are having a Grand Opening on May the 1st. I will go into more detail when I write my article on Deb, the artist, who I adore. You will also see her awesome work in my article as well. Just a sneak look at the half of the iron gate with half of a purple butterfly, that shows the only part of the purple house. So stay in tune!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cross Creek Ranch Festival

Well, the day started out by pouring rain. Hmmm...bad sign? No!!! The weather cleared up, although it was very windy for a while, and the place was gorgeous. Wow. Yall have to check out www.1stSaturdayArtMarket.com and check out the Cross Creek Ranch links as well as the video Mitch, the coordinator of these events, made. I hope I got that link right. At least yall can put in your Search those words and something for sure will come up. Yall have seen many of my posts mentioning this.
So...I had the most sales than I have ever had and sold my last cat that I displayed in my blog as well as this one that I am posting now! And they were just born!!!
Here is a pic of me there. Yeah, yall have seen me before! :) blah blah blah.... And here is my booth buddy for the 2nd time now! Her name is Caroline Marcos and her work is as fabulous as she is!!! Yall must go check out her website!!! www.carolinez.com I found out Saturday that she is Egyption and Greek! How cool is that?!!! So I guess that's about it for now. I am still BUSY!!! And now catching up on posting some things on Flickr as well as here on my blog, answering a questionaire for a write up about me for a ladies magazine, that I will show yall when that is published.
And as I continue to be too busy to visit my favorite blogs, I still am thinking about yall and can't wait for that day I will have the time to add comments to your fabulous blogs!!!
Linda :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Jewelry Contest!!! Check it out for Beautiful Prizes!

Hi Yall,
I just wrote an article on: http://www.indiesmiles.com/the-fire-divas-contest/
Here is a team called "The Fire Divas" and they are having a contest with gorgeous prizes. The contest will last until April 15! So don't delay and participate! Just go to the link I just gave yall to find out more info and links to follow!
Comments are also welcome on my article!
If I were a jewelry artist, I wouldn't miss out on this opportunity!

Getting ready for an Art Festival this Saturday, BTW. I'm in that panic mode, but this should be fun because it is held by Mitch, the guy that also does my very favorite Art Festival in the Heights, called First Saturday Art Market. What is special about the Fair I'm doing this weekend is that it is his very first Fest at this new location at the Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, Tx. I just hope I can find it!!! :) I've added a fabulous flyer image that I thought yall might enjoy. I also have the poster that I plan on framing when I get the time!

Also, Indiesmiles is still looking for new writers, and a couple of promotional peeps. Please let me know! It's such a great site and also you will get free ads for your blogs or shops on this site: www.Indiesmiles.com Easy job too. If you are a writer, you only have to write 1 or 2 articles a month. Each article gives you a 2 week add. The promotional job only requires a mention on Twitter, maybe your blog, or Facebook, or whatever you can think of, and you too will receive a free ad spot. Easy, and not time consuming. I wouldn't pass up this opportunity either! More publicity for your blog or shop!

Ok, back to work!
Have a Beautiful Day!!!
Linda :)