Sunday, August 31, 2008

Words of Wisdom

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
~ Al Franken, "Oh, the Things I Know", 2002

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
~ Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.
~ Dr. David M. Burns

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
~ George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Thank you, Julie, for posting this...

Secret Lab Map

In order to get the chocolate cybunny one must visit the Lab Ray. So I guess I need the map after all... So here are the pieces I have (highlighted green, no numbers) and the ones I need (numbered). If anyone has some pieces they're not going to use, I'd be happy to take them off your hands! ^_^

My Art

I can't help it... You guys are going to hate me... But I couldn't wait to show you all! ^_^ Look what I finished today!

She's so much better than I expected, after yesterday's drawing fiasco (when she looked like either Celine Dion or Cher) and today well she went from looking Caucasian (redraw I did) to Asian (first painting) to Greek (final)... SO MUCH PERFECT!!! Seriously, check that link in my Twitter, I wasn't aiming for that, but that's what she looks like... Don't you think?
Persephone Pomegranate Into the Underworld

Pomegranate Seeds Three

Oh! And I finished my Cornucopia and the Rubik's Cube Antonio started to make and decided not to finish...


And these pictures really do suck, the table is almond colored and the lights are all yellow... the color is all off... But I love her so much I might never send her to, mermaiden!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

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Look! I repainted the room without moving any furniture or anything! ^_^

First-Year Teachers?

Some advice for setting up your classroom!

First Year Teachers: A Guide to Setting Up Your Classroom

This is a very lengthy article and worth reading all of it! Even veteran teachers can get some good advice from here!

Poetic QOTD

From The Daily Guru...

Captives of our own imaginations, we dream of fleeting pleasures and long for deeper passions,
even as Life's sweetness is dripping from our lips.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Latest creation...

So I made this pomegranate pendant with the intention of painting the face of Persephone in the opening... I can *see* it in my head... But I wanted to draw her before trying to paint her, or she would not look how I want....
Pomegranate Pendant
So I started drawing her. And I did a lovely job drawing a woman...
Both
The problem is that the picture I have drawn looks like Celine Dion... For a while she looked like Hilary Clinton or Cher! But it is definitely NOT what I wanted Persephone to look like. >.<

That's drawing of an upper-middle-aged, Type-A-personality woman! NOT a slightly sad, cold, gothic, YOUNG woman, daughter of Demeter, the Mother of All... :::le sigh:::
Please excuse the blurry pictures, my camera doesn't take such good close-ups, and the batteries for Esme's are on the charger...

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I spent hours making this all fancy, with a blacked out background, angel wings, glowy purple aura... yeah, turned out crappy so I deleted it and started over. Looks much better...

Yeah... way to waste the day again...

Anyway, this is my favorite outfit. The skirt doesn't fit me right and even though I've added a cord to tie it tight, it frequently comes undone and falls down... >.< Oops! And my favorite tank top. The neck is too wide and it never stays up, but I still love it.

Glamorkins!

My lovely friend Mermaiden has done it again! She creates the most adorable pendants and now has begun making beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with them as well! Check out her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5818820

Starswolf, I saw these and thought of you! (Not sure if you wear earrings or if they're your style, but I love them! ^_^)
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14677995
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14677540

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Oops, I've been forgetting to post... I guess I've just been stressed about other things...

Monday - 365-36


Tuesday - 365-37
OMG I didn't get one... >.<

Wednesday - 365-38

I hope that this makes up for missing one... You'll note that it's all but a few of the pics I took of myself today, strewn about like in one of those curio tabletops, with some paper clips and a pencil and even some coins for prosperity... ^_^ Oh, and if you look carefully I put a reflection of me taking a pic of the whole darn thing, as if in the glass that covered it. Damn. I futzed about with that for nearly 3 hours! So much for a quick pic, eh?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Gmail anyone?

Haven't gotten any of my mail since 10am. This sucks. >.< And I think it's my RoadRunner mail too... Program appears to be working fine though... Grrr...

Do YOO Squidoo?

I made a lens at Squidoo! Heee! I can see it now... little squids with bunny ears! ^o^

Check it out: http://www.squidoo.com/FaerieGardenFancies

Now to figure out how to get it to be *not* a WIP... :\

Sunday, August 24, 2008

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I'm tanned more than I thought..

MyPoints

If anyone is interested in joining, I've just joined and could use the points from friend referrals...

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I'm sure it'll take me a while to get enough points to be worth redeeming them, but so far I've only been clicking the links in my email and not signing up for anything. If you're the kind of person to sign up for things and check them out, then you could probably get enough points quick!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Before I forget...

...because I have a habit of doing that.

We've added some new things to the shop, just some little odds & ends I've been messing about with - and the kids too! Esme has her own section, and JoAnn & Ant will soon too. Hopefully we can get Lia to make some things to add as well...

Faerie Garden Fancies...

Tie-Dye Like Pentacle Pendant
Necklace

Cornstalk Pin
Pin

I Have Your Heart drawing by Esme
Drawing


Don't forget, everything posted in June is on sale! $2 off the first of the mermaids (only 2 of them left!) and 50% off the rest!

Keep checking back as we post more things nearly daily now, and we'll be adding Mabon items very soon! ^_^

Article from Jacqueline!

She's been writing lots lately! Not just lots of articles but lots of words! Here are her latest:

Back to School: What to Do If Your Child is Labeled a Troublemaker
Substitute Teachers: What Not to Do
First Year Teachers: Ten First Day Activities
How to Throw an Old Fashioned Corn Roast - I can't wait for us to be able to do this!

QOTW

All human creativity begins with imagination and with a willingness to consider the possibility that something heretofore unimagined might actually come into being.

Let go of limiting assumptions, and an Infinite universe will instantly manifest -- right before your very eyes.


~From TheDailyGuru

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The 3am prostitute mug-shot version!



Today's image is brought to you by DailyMakeover.com...

The bags under my eyes are brought to you by staying up 'til 3am with a good book.

And the weird squint-no-smile is cuz the sun was in my eyes and I was trying to look ok... *fail*

My gawd I look awful... I would like to try my hair like that though... Kinda had it like that once...

Friday, August 22, 2008

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Praying Feet

Lyssa!

Your Angel Mobile Dealy-mabobber is done! And it's gorgeous! I don't want to mail it! XD



Check it out: Way more pics than I intend to post...

PS - Of course the PO is closed now - >.< - but it's all boxed up and can be mailed tomorrow a.m.! ^_^

Thursday, August 21, 2008

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Today I had Jacqueline take some pics.

Seriously, how many more shots are we going to get of me in front of the computer! You all are gonna think I never move! XD

Giveaway Contest!

Oh cool! Contest time! ^_^

I came across this post for an eBay Coach Overstock Giveaway! And I hate to say this, but we could really use that toothpaste! >.< The rest would just be lovely too! I love Burt's Bees but it's too expensive to buy any of it... So, check it out, wish me luck, and good luck to you too! ^_^

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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I spent much of the day painting. And watching Gone with the Wind. And Scarlett. No math again. But I am so far ahead! I am almost done with the angels though! Missangelyss is going to love these! ^_^

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

365-30, The Meme Edition

You Are the Innovator
You're the type of person who is always a step ahead of everyone else.
You thrive when you're experimenting with new designs, ideas, and attitudes.

You are a creative person with many talents. You have to have artistic outlets in your life.
You need to create - whether it's writing furiously or redecorating your home. If not, your life becomes chaotic.

You tire of doing the same thing every day. You change your job, friends, and personal style often.
You are at your best when you have a focus. If not, you develop a flaky artist's temperament.




See my innovative style of photography this time? I have this old holiday decoration that I use for feng shui purposes (not even sure if it's in the right place to be honest) hung from the shelf over my computer. There I am in it! ^_^

Monday, August 18, 2008

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It's been a very long tiring day... Ok, so it wasn't very long since I slept FOREVER last night, but it was full of art making... But no math, so I feel kinda guilty... I'm off to bed now... Nighterz!

Neopets

I have been so busy with a million other things that I haven't had time to visit Neopets much, but I got some time today...


The Jelly Keeper says 'Remember... only one helping per day!'

You take some Smelly Jelly!!! Congratulations!


Ew! Smelly jelly??? That just looks disgusting...

OMG did you know I got a warning from the Neopets team? I wanted to advertise the Meerca I had won and decided to sell on eBay; so I read and reread over & over and had Jacqueline read it and we couldn't see how this would be against the rules. And I didn't even post a link, just said it was on eBay, my seller name, and that it was the only one up. And they sent me a *warning* that I wasn't allowed to post links to ANY offsite places. Meh. I sent them a polite letter back through their comment thing, but I'll never hear back. I hope they don't ever freeze me for something stupid. I love my pets...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

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Mermaid Dreams


Oh how I wish I could go swimming...

Math is funny...

I was doing some studying about the closure axiom, and the person writing mentioned the square root of 2 and wrote it sqrt(2). Of course, I read it SQUIRT(2)... For a minute I was confused... OMG new concept! What's squirt(2)??? ROTFLMBO!

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The End of a Yawn

Time for bed....

Modular Arithmetic and Complex Numbers make my head go 'splodey and i r all out of thunk power...

A few of the websites I've been frequenting:
Short Course on Complex Numbers
Basic Scoop on Complex Numbers
Tutorial on Complex Numbers
Modular Arithmetic
Modular Arithmetic Practice

Friday, August 15, 2008

365-20-something and a few...

Tuesday, August 12th - Sitting on the rocks while the waves try to get my toes wet again...

And it seems Wednesday went by undocumented, thus...

Thursday, August 14th - What's that I hear?


OMG it's Christmas music!  o.O  Inspired no doubt by the catalogue our postal carrier delivered today...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

FAE

The Fantasy Artists of Etsy (FAE) have put up an exhibition, and some of my work has been included! I am so happy!

Please go check it out, there is some truly amazing work there!

http://fantasyartofetsy.webng.com/exhibition.html

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Articles from Jacqueline!

It's back to school time, and she's got advice for teachers and parents!

First-Year Teachers: Why You Need a Survival Drawer - Even if you're not a first-year teacher, this article has some good advice on why you should have a Survival Drawer. Think of it as something akin to a first aid kit or roadside emergency kit...

Back to School: Ten Reasons to Keep Your Children Home This Year - Yes, you read that right! One might think it contradictory to write articles for teachers and for unschoolers, but it's not. Jacqueline's intent is to improve circumstances for all children, whether in school or not.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Earth Walk Jewelry

If anyone is interested in jewelry with a pagan, earth-based slant, my friend, Moondaughter has opened an Etsy shop and has some lovely necklaces, bracelets, and earrings!

Check her out!

And yes, I made her banner, and am available to do graphics for any of you if you're interested! ^_^

Etsy Treasury

Wow! I got featured in a treasury at Etsy!

Hurry & check it out! They actually expire!

Etsy Treasury here...

How cool! ^_^

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Look... my wings are growing... ^_^



Srsly tho - I was ready for bed at 9pm - wtf am i still up for...???

Sunday, August 10, 2008

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Since I am not so experienced drawing angels I felt I needed to really draw what I wanted to paint before starting. Mind you I don't paint as well as I draw, so the tiles, might not look anything like this when I am finished... That's just how art works! LOL! And yes, I used a book by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law for reference...

Saturday, August 09, 2008

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That's me getting eaten alive by mosquitoes (hence the scrunched up face) while attempting a few shots of my latest creation, which of course you can see at my etsy shop...

That's where I take almost all the shots for my shop; I love the weathered driftwood that the chair is made of. Yes, driftwood! A whole bunch of *lumber* washed up on shore and the old downstairs neighbors of ours made an Adirondack chair & loveseat for our shared firepit. When they moved out, they left them both; so we brought the chair here when we left! I wish we had gotten the loveseat too; it was much more comfy...

Friday, August 08, 2008

Update

Wow... Seems like lately all my posts have been 365-pics... Sorry about that... But I have an excuse! I've been really busy making ART! Hehehe...

I've been drawing and painting and playing with my polymer clay a lot lately, and I've been taking online courses, so I've been busy with that. If you want to check out the things I have up for sale, you can always check my Etsy shop and I do have a few things on eBay (seller name BunnyKissd, big surprise). Later I'll be uploading some things to my DA and I've also got some empty scrapbooking albums up for sale on craigslist... We've also opened a Caf├ęPress shop with one of Esme's beautiful mermaid watercolors... Oh and if anyone is into jello molds, check out Jacqueline's Etsy shop where she has tons of vintage copper & cast iron stuff!

I keep meaning to work on the {stay}cation challenges, but totally seem to run out of time during the day! I've been up til after midnight almost every night for the past month! I need to start getting to bed sooner...

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Ooo look! I'm posting before midnight! ^_^


Sluggy Freelance rocks!

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*singing* Oops I did it again! I played with your heart... Got lost in the game...

Oh sorry... got carried away there... hehehe...



I almost forgot...

And look! It's official!



I'm a student again! XD

(Yes I know it's not a recent pic, but they didn't give me a chance to take a new one; I had to do it RIGHT NOW! So I sent the best pic I could find... At least it's a nice one! ^_^)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

FOAMY!

GUMMI BEARS FOR THE DEAD! ^_^

Clicky to see!

Yes, even the dead like candy...

Indeed.

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Since I am posting, I might as well do this now! ^_^



My mom used to recite this little poem to me:

There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead;
And when she was good
She was very, very good,
But when she was bad she was horrid.


I still think of it quite often... ^_^

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Sorry this one's not going to be shown here... You'll have to get an LJ account and add me to your friends list... Just too private, and no, there is no nudity... :P

Neopets!

Today's random theme is: Glitter!

So cool! They have new glittery candies at the Chocolate Shop, and a glittery background, and glittery soap.... YAY GLITTER! ^_^

My List


See that list?  See where I left off?  I ran out of steam and never posted my 365 pic last night...  So after I wake up a bit more - yes I know it's almost noon, but I've been staying up entirely too late - I'll post that, and we have some pics for Faerie Gardens Family Fotoblog. Then it's a chat for school, then cleaning off this desk and working on some art... :::sigh::: I better get started!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

BREATH DEEP

OMG right now I have so much to do! And I am so not organized! How did this happen??? My desk is like covered with piles a foot deep! The kitchen table is covered with half-finished craft projects! I have a bunch of *modules* to work on for school! I have a bunch of chats and conference calls and phone calls I'm scheduled to do, but I haven't got them written where I can see them! GAH! I need a list! OMG!!! *hyperventilates*

Monday, August 04, 2008

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See the pretty jewels in my frames? ^_^ Shiny purple!

New Use for Old Scrappin' Stuff

Add wings to your polymer clay creations!  ^_^  I picked an old paper I loved, made butterfly wings, used UTE powder & glitter, cracked it after it cooled, added gems & fibers, glued it to the back of a bunny mermaid, and stuck a magnet on the back!  I see those scraps disappearing fast!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

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Woo-hoo! The swimsuit edition! ^_^

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Again with the Better Late Than Never...



HA! iz mah butt... :P

Ooo... go rate it!

eBay

Man I feel like one big commercial lately... sell-Sell-SELL!

Anyway, for you Neopets players out there, I have won one of only 1000 5" Authentic Collector Red Meerca Plush, and was hoping to win the Green Cybunny. I've offered a trade on the Neopets forums with no takers, so I am selling it on eBay. If you're interested, take a look!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Waterspouts!

Today, Jacqueline & I went to run errands. We left here about 11:30 and our first stop was the post office. As I was getting back in the car, I looked over the river to the north-east and exclaimed, "OMG a tornado!" (We now know that it's just a funnel cloud until it touches ground, then it becomes a tornado.) Jacqueline wasn't so sure what it was, but I had to drive closer to get a better look anyway! The one I saw first was the best on that had formed, from high in the clouds to below the tree line, but we didn't get any pics of that one.

From an old issue of St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, September 1878 (the best time of year for seeing them!)...


We did get some though!

I was worried this would be the only one we got! (I had to circle the funnel so you could see it.)


Here's another one right in the middle behind the horse drawn carriage...


Kites and a funnel cloud! Yeah, no one thought much about them...


This one is heading around a curve...


And this is the start of a water spout!  Right in the middle, look under the funnel cloud, see the water?


There it goes!  A bunch of people with better cameras came running past us at this point; hopefully they get better pics!


Here's one right in front of us as we headed back to the car...


See it curving down?  And those fishermen in boats never even stopped fishing!


Then we headed to the store, where the power went out for about 30 seconds - SCARY DARK! When we finished and headed home, we noticed not everyone was so lucky with the power, as it was out for several blocks closer to the river, and when we got home, this is what we found:

AT 1214 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING ALL ALONG THE
LAKESHORE FROM ROCHESTER TO MEXICO BAY. THIS ACTIVITY WAS MOVING
LITTLE AND WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH AT LEAST 2 PM. CONDITIONS
ARE CONDUCIVE FOR WATERSPOUT DEVELOPMENT WITH LITTLE OR NO ADVANCE
WARNING. SEEK SAFE HARBOR IF A WATERSPOUT IS SPOTTED.


How cool is that?! It was quite an adventure for us! ^_^