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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!:)

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Luscious Splash of Autumn's Rainbow!

Hi yall!
I just published a new article on Indiesmiles! It's all about Autumn's luscious colors. The slide show of Etsy Artists are breathtaking! Some are photos and some are paintings! Yet some of the paintings look like photographs. You'll have to visit their shops in case you just aren't sure! I really would love comments! Tell your friends to check it out and leave comments that love Autumn! If you love Autumn's colors, you will love this slide show! It's so... beautiful! Also remember to view it full screen! I'd even play some nice music while you watch it. I wish I was allowed to put music to my slide shows. I think music adds so much! Don't yall?
Here's the link:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Man Built a Sanctuary for Homeless Cats!

I found this e-mail so endearing and wonderful, I wanted to share it with yall!

Craig Grant bought a tree farm far away from the city and turned it into a sanctuary for all the cats he has rescued.
He lives there with the cats and provides lots of love, care and companionship. It’s hard to imagine that once he was not a cat lover and did not want cats until he met his son’s cat Pepper. He also got to experience what it is like raising a litter of kittens.
“Over that time I learned that every cat had its own unique personality and it wasn’t long before the kittens were swinging from my curtains. I didn’t care. Something had changed… I didn’t want to give them up.”
The condo life was not easy for the kitties, so Craig found a tree farm and settled down there for his fur babies.
Over the next several months, he rescued more and more homeless and abandoned cats. The number of new residents kept going up, so Craig expanded the sanctuary to make more room for the animals.

The farm was named Caboodle Ranch and is now a permanent home for all the homeless, rescued cats. Each of them has a sad story of their past, but now they are living in heaven.
“Cats should be able to roam free, and at Caboodle Ranch, that’s what they do.”
Craig has built many beautiful cat houses and decorated the place with vibrant colors and tons of liveliness. All the cats are spayed and neutered.

Isn't this every cat lover's dream!
And as far as I know, he is located in Florida on 30 acres with 500 cats!
God Bless this Man!
Here's a website to see much more!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fall in Love With Autumn Wreaths!

Hi yall! Indiesmiles just published my Fall Wreath article! Yall should go see it!I learned a lot just researching history about Wreaths that I found quite fascinating. But I could only choose a small part of history about them. The Fall wreaths I picked for my slide video show are awesome wreaths that not only hang on the wall or door, but there are also gorgeous wreaths worn in your hair!
The more comments I get the better on the article's comment page. As yall know, I am so...anxious for at least one cool breeze here in the heat of Houston, and besides Fall starts on the 23th of September, that is if my calendar is correct!
I hope to see your comments there!!! Link: http://www.indiesmiles.com/fall-in-love-with-autumn-wreaths/#comments

Also remember the ASPCA contest! http://lindagjones.blogspot.com/2010/09/contest-andor-charity-birthday-bash.html#comments

I suppose yall will have to copy and paste these links to your main search on the top left.

I truly wish I had the time to visit yall's wonderful blogs!
I started to produce art again, but I am so busy with other things as well, that I'm not making great progress!
I hope yall are having fun on this Labor Day Weekend!

Linda :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Contest and/or Charity Birthday Bash!

http://www.indiesmiles.com/charity-birthday-bash/ This link will lead you to the right page for all the information.
This is just one item I plan on entering into the handmade art contest for 5.00! I'm so proud to say that Indiesmiles is have a 0ne year Birthday Bash and by celebrating we are having a fundraiser of all the money going towards the ASPCA!!!
The Handmade Contest
This link will only lead you to the Art Contest, but is also on the main link at the top that I added.
You may enter $5.00 alone, and or enter a picture of your pet for the Pet contest to win prizes, or you could chose to enter a photo of your handmade item in the Art contest. Each 5.00 will give you the chance to enter as many pictures you would like and I just noticed you may also leave your shop or blogsite in, and when a person clicks on your picture it will show all your details! Here is another art item I will be entering: I am working on changing my Kenzie photo to a better size when enlarged, because I made it too small and so when it's enlarged it looks too grainy, plus I would like to edit my comments. So please make sure you are totally satisfied before entering as I have a way in, since I am a columnist there. Hey, by the way to vote is for free!!! I want to also add my belated kitty Peanut that lived to be 20 years old because I actually got her at the ASPCA.The Pet Contest http://www.indiesmiles.com/charity-birthday-bash/best-pet-pic/ (This link will only lead you to the Pet Contest but is also listed on the main link I added at the top.) I know for a fact that they are a great place although they have too many animals and are in desperate need of help and adoptions. I got Peanut and her brother that passed away when he was 11 yrs old. I miss them both terribly, but you pet lovers know about that. Kenzie was brought into my life and we fell in love as yall know.
So, this is a great way to give to a wonderful cause, and also, if you want to add your pic or pics to the Pet and/or Handmade pic for fabulous prizes if you get the most votes.
If you are strapped for 5.00, at least come vote for one or all of my pics!!!

Hope yall's summer is not ending like mine, where it's still in the 90's!!! I sure am looking forward to a cool breeze....at least one!That may take some time though. I hear we may be having a cool front this weekend. Uppers in the 90's and at night in the 70's. Ummm....ok..?
Linda :)