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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!:)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stolen Purse Victim

Purse, wallet, card holder, and Coin Purse:

I am the victim of my purse being stolen. I wanted to tell yall about my experience for yall to always be extra careful as you do not want this to happen to you! Yes, I am always careful with my purse. Who isn't? I keep my purse in the grocery cart usually covered with stuff and always holding onto it. I was in an area of the store that was baren of people. I took a split second to look at a shirt and took my hand and my eye watch off my grocery cart, no one was around, so time spent at all, and when I looked down, my purse was stolen. Along with another gal's purse being stolen within the same 15 minutes, at least. The store would do nothing about. It was not their responsibility. We had to call the cops. They were rude, and blamed it on us as it was our responsibility. They just took some info about us and it took about an hour for them to get there, although it seemed like an enternity. I had no idea how much this effected me as I have been through much more tragedies. As we are talking to this rude cop a security guard ran up and had found a plastic bag that had been left on the floor with our purses in it. The thieves had taken everything, but what is weird, is they carefully looked through the deepest part of my wallet, a couple of sentimental pictures, my Medicare card and QMB(medicaid) card, my keys and my meds were left. Thank God! But my cell, debit/credit card, social security card, camera, wallet, cash, and other paper work, amonst other things, were taken. I had no idea what a hassle this would be. You know you have to replace everything, call every place, change your bank account number, new drivers license, new social security number, you have to get a new cell phone, new camera, call places that take your money out of your bank account, keep an open bank account for outstanding checks, change your paypal, which takes forever. I still haven't received my new checks or debit/credit card, nor has paypal, gone through yet. I didn't even have any credit cards, but the thief did make one effort to use my debit/credit card on gasoline, and I got that reimbursed. I had just received over 100.00 worth of new checks, lost that, and am waiting for 2 boxes now that I had to pay 50.00 for. Guess I'll have to think a way of fun ways to make something out of the unused checks. Any suggestions? I felt so sorry for the other gal that had tons of credit cards. I'm just saying, you may not think this will happen to you. Even if you have to watch over your kids every split second, by all means keep your attention equality towards your purse as well. I don't care if you cover it up. It still happens. If if it happened to me, and I thought I was always extra careful, it could happen to you too. Now that I go into stores, I see most people doing exactly what I was doing. I feel it's my duty to go up to them and tell them what happened to me. They immediately respond as well. In the mean time, the day after it happened, I was coming down with the flu, which I wasn't aware of. I had 102 tempt, I found out and just thought I was stressed out and thought I had the beginning of demensia. This is first day I don't have fever for a week. But I am still coughing up a productive cough. So I guess, now I have a bad chest cold. So beware, it happens when you least expect it and I at least want yall to be safe!!! The items I am showing above is from an amazingly talented artison for making fabulous bags, wallets, business card holders, and coin purses! She will also do custom orders! Check her out! I am going to replace my items with some of her very well made wallets, business card holders, and coin purses. They are well made along with she is having a clearance sell as well!
Ordering from her is going to make my loss a bit more cheerful!
I wish yall safety.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Looking Outside the Box!

Hi yall, The part 2 of Deb Hill's http://DebHillArt.Etsy.com article is up now and you will be taking a tour of her new studio. I had so much fun driving out to the 'somewhat' country and walking into this place called "The Purple Elephant". I felt like Alice and Wonderland or Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz in a way! The main picture of the box at the top was donated by http://LuckySustainables.Etsy.com and this piece is made out of wood, including the ribbon!
Please check it out and I will be giving yall the link where it will take you to the comment section and you scroll up to see the slide video and article. I think it's so inspiring!!!
Happy reading and visualizing
Thanks so much!
Linda :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fairy Tales are Made of This Part 1

Hi Yall,
Sorry I haven't had the time to visit yall's blog homes, but as yall know life gets very busy sometimes and you have to do them, which leaves no time to relax and visit your blog buddies! But I will find a day to do that hopefully next week! I really look forward to those days.
I have to tell yall that I just wrote a new article for Indiesmiles!!! It is so good too! Yall will love this artist as she is sooooooo.....talented and her work is so much fun and whimsical. I went on location to visit her at her new studio which Part 2 will be about because it's fabulous. Here is the link to go read it and please leave a comment, because that means so much to me! http://www.indiesmiles.com/fairy-tales-are-made-of-this-part-1/#respond
Well, I hardly have time to work on my blog as well, but wanted to put it out there, so yall will see some wonderful art and meet a really beautiful lady as well. She is soooo....nice!!!
Have a Happy Monday!!!
Linda :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Darling Pup Needs Cataract Surgery!

Remy is this precious pup's name and she is blind in one eye from a cataract. Also she has the beginning of a new cataract in her other eye. The owner, Kevin, is such an animal lover, takes in strays to help them find homes and he gets them neutered or spayed. He even has a bag of dog and cat food in his car in case he sees a stray and can't capture them. He will leave food for the strays. Remy is so darling and loving and Kevin can't afford the $3000.00 that would help his baby. I am so afraid Remy will go blind in both eyes. An operation is needed and possibly the cataract surgery will get her sight back. I just thought if I collect some money to help Remy get her surgery, one of our special angels on earth would get her site back. Please contact me by leaving a comment and I will write to you. I can take checks, but also I have paypal. This is for a good cause and the smallest donation will help!
Thank yall so much!
Linda :)
PS: Thanks for the comments on the kittens. Three have found homes!!!