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NEW Year Wishes

As this year comes to an end and a new one begins I wish all of you good health and lots of wealth, happiness , forgiveness, a working muse, lots of sales (if that is what you are into), lots of love, more time to spend the way you want, and good cheer.

I have much to be thankful for this past year. I have a wonderful loving and supportive DH. Great kids and grandkids, whom I love very much much. A roof over my head, heat to keep me warm, food in the cupboards and lots of good friends. Although my health wasn’t the greatest this past year, I am still better off than some and am thankful.

I have met a lot of really nice, talented people through the internet and the groups I belong to. And have learned and shared quite a few things. Without them my life would not have been as full as is it. And for them I am thankful. I have found that artistic people are in general the most giving of their time and knowledge. A truly talented artist is not afraid to share.

So, to the many in the groups I belong to and the many websites I visit I wish you all a prosperous 2009.

I am praying for an even better year in 2009. Bigger sales, more money, better health, more time to spend on my creative adventures, more time spent with my kids and grandkids, more love to give and to recieve.

I have a large to-do list and right at the top is to become a better person all around. One who gives more freely of my time, love, talent and hope. That is also a wish I have for all you talented friendly people out there.

We will be staying at home as we have done for the last few years. It is so much safer that way. My DH says we are not celebrating the beginning of 2009 but the ending of 2008.

May God bless us all.

Until 2009′

 Happy Crafty Day, CraftyLinda





I added some new soft wear, and crayola art

Boy I didn’t realize it had been so long since I did anything on here.  I have been so busy.  I took a week-end vacation with my daughter and visited my youngest son.  That was a good time I had not seen him in a year so it was nice.

My Daughter-in-law and her two boys came for a visit.  I had not seen the new baby. He is now 8 months old and just the cutest.  Her oldest is just turned 3 years.  My do they ever change when you don’t get to see them very often.

I added some new software to my pc.  I have had it for a while but never downloaded it.  Boy am I glad I did.  It is photosuite5 by Roxio.  And it offers so much more than the HP photosmart that I usually use.  This one has borders,frames,edges and some awesome editing.  You can even remove wrinkles!!!  I have been having fun with that today.  Now I have a couple new pictures to put in my flickr account.

I think I mentioned that I was working on a pendant inspired by a painting called Four Winds.  While I put some pictures of that in my flickr I am still working on it but I thought I would show some of it anyway.

I also found a cool tutorial on abalone and made a cane of that and have done a few things with it.  I have pictures of those also but like the pendant they are works in progress.

I did manage to make and finish a Bottle of Hope for my daughters Mother-in-law.  She loves Great Danes so that is what I made for her.  It is bigger than the usual BOH I used an empty white diamonds perfume bottle because I wanted the height.  I think it turned out pretty good. I have put those pictures in my flickr also. 

I received an email from a friend of mine the other day with some pictures from a crayola crayon artist.  His name is Don  Marco.  He does some of the most awesome pictures I have ever seen.  I had to find his whole web site so went looking around today and I found it here.

I just love American Indian stuff and western and he has quite a few on his site.  He also sells them.  I hope you enjoy looking around his site as much as I did.  His works are way to expensive for me to buy so I will just have to bookmark his site and go back to it often.  His is a remarkable story also.

Well until the next time have a happy clay-zie day everyone.


Happy New Year

Well here it is the start of a new year. I hope ya’ll started out well. May you have a good healthy & blessed year.Last year was good for me in a few ways. I was given a great gift–a new grandson, I heard from an Aunt whom I haven’t heard from in 10+ years,got in touch with 2 of my other grandkids I haven’t seen in 2 years and got a little closer to my daughter. I am very thankful. I feel you should start each new year thankful for the last one, that gives you a good start for the new one.This is the year of the Rat (other years of the rat area 1936-1948-1960-1972-1984 & 1996 ) This means this is my year!! Anyone else out there a Rat?

“The Rat holds thirft as their virtue, and are highly social, quick witted & optimistic about life. Although sometimes inpulsive and slightly over sensitive about situations, but when work is put into change this year, obstacles become merely stepping stones to success.”

Here’s to all us Rats!! I have a lot of plans for this year and I’m going to achieve all that I can. Get ready, work hard and win. I know I’m going to.