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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, July 29, 2010

Another Announcement About MY Pet Swap Partner!

** Your pet could be the next TOP MODEL in Tammy's Etsy Boutique!!! My Kenzie is!!!**
Tammy is offering FREE SHIPPING on your NEXT purchase, for Appreciation photos sent with permission to use your pet's photo as a model in her boutique.
She lists P.I.F. (pay it forward) items randomly. That means, for ONLY the .20 listing fee (which
Etsy requires), you can sample Tammy's wares.
Tammy is a member of:
*Etsy Texas Crafters (ETC) Team
* Dachshund Team
*Etsy for Animals (EFA) http://www.efaartistshelpinganimals.org/
This gal has so much much to offer us animal lovers that I feel so honored to be featuring her here on my Blog!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Texas Etsy Crafters Pet Gift Swap!

Above are a couple of pictures that my Pet Swap Buddy got from me!
A few days ago I did a swap on on of my teams called Etsy Texas Crafters and the theme was Pets! I just had to share with you what my wonderful swap partner sent to me!!! Her shop is http://earlybird454.etsy.com/ and one of the items she makes and sells are little caps and bandanas in all sizes for all kinds of pups! Too cute! I just had to have her make me one to give to my Dear jewelry artist friend, Pam from http://serendipityrose.etsy.com/ that has a miniature dachshund named Carly who I have shown yall when she was a puppy a while ago.

Well Tammy, from earlybird also asked me for a picture of my cat, Kenzie!

Who knew that she would take Kenzie's face and transfer it to fabric and make me this adorable Kenzie doll along with a darling little brown mouse with a bell in it and a place to put cat nip in it!

I saw that Kenzie was tearing up the mouse, so the mouse is the doll's mouse now!
I have one more example of a dachshund that Tammy made a doll out of!!! Any pet lover would LOVE this, I think, and also it would make a fabulous gift for a friend! Please go check out this wonderful shop and see what Tammy has to offer! Yall will not be disappointed!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Day Dreamin'

Hi yall,
My latest article is published and it's really fun. I think yall would really enjoy it! Please join me in my Day Dream. Here is the link: http://www.Indiesmiles.com/let-your-imagination-soar/#respond This will take you to the comment section where you will see where you make your comments and then you can scroll up to read and see the article. You will also see so many awesome artist's works!
Thanks for visiting there and making a comment!
Have a fabulous week!
Linda :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Brutus needs a Forever Home !!!

"This is a very sad, but unfortunately it happens all too often" Kelly
Brutus was rescued on July 1st, 2010. He is about 60 lbs, 10 to 20 lbs. underweight.
He's 1 1/2 yrs. old.
He was kept in a crate 24 hrs a day & fed every 2 days. He now has received all of his shots and clear of heartworm & everything looks good. We also bought him a 6 month supply of heart guard and frontline. In the last 5 days he is potty trained & on schedule. He caught on fast because he is very smart! He's not good with other animals, but he loves to lay around & hide bones in the yard. He is great on a leash and loves to walk. He loves to hang out on the back porch and he loves kisses & hugs & prefers to be around people. He is on the waiting list with Animal Friends to be neutered.
Please let me know if you have any questions at 412-580-5400
Jamie Kokales
If you know of anyone that would love to give this darling dog a forever home, please call Jamie and also let me know. Please send this to all your friends as well!
Thank you so much!
Linda :)
PS: I don't know why my comment section for this post has such a long space!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fun With Sand Castles!

It's the summer and a lot of things are going on including the Galveston, Tx. Sand Castle Competition! I went on location and wrote an article about it and would love for yall to check it out and please make a comment for me! You will see a bunch of sand castles that amateur artists made, which it makes it all that more fun! See, everyone has an artist in them!
Happy Independence Day as well!
Just follow this link: http://www.indiesmiles.com/fun-with-sand-castles/
Linda :)