Every year around this time I can see a little light at the end of the tunnel with that Thanksgiving pause, I call it. Everything slows down just for a moment for the turkey, table settings, family travel and so forth. Only to start right back up into hyper shopping/selling mode for Christmas. It is a break none the less, so I will take what I can get.

For the last 7 days I have looked into my future binoculars towards this mini break so I can Chill baby LOL

I have been so busy barely time to fuse glass and get studio time with all the shows and running here and there. I finally had to tell my self to chill out and this little guy came to mind. I painted and fired this little penguin this afternoon as I was listening to New Soul by Yael Naïm. “I’m a new soul, I came to this strange world hoping I could learn a bit bout how to give n take.” That after all is why we are all here right?

Alway remember to chill :))

Hey and don’t forget to comment in my blog and be entered to win $20 to spend in my shop- Drawing is December 1st.


Thats Right! Anyone that post comments to my blog for the next 2 weeks will be entered to win a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in my Etsy shop. So Today it Starts Nov. 17 to December 1. I will draw the name of the lucky winner.

How fun and easy is that? Just think you get a chance to pick your own prize just for commenting in my blog.

Please comment on current Posts so I can keep track. Good luck and thanks for all your support this year, and good Luck.

Well as promised I have to show you my trade I made with my newest flickr friend M-C1

She has some lovely items in her shop cards, art, photography and buttons but ya know every girl has got to have a mirror and whatmirror.jpg better way to do it, than in fun beeczarcardsandgifts style. These little button style pocket mirrors are sturdy and great for your purse and as I told Marie-Claire owner of (beeczarcardsandgifts) what goes better with jewelry than a mirror? Gotta check your look in these cute button mirrors and here is the greatest thing she can customize them for you. When I got my package I opened it up to find a sweet surprise, she had printed a picture of my favorite kitten on the back of one of the button mirrors. That was the best ya know?

What a great trade, what a great lady please check out her Etsy shop beeczarcardsandgifts

Thanks M-C

dsc00011.jpgChristmas has a host of memories.
My mom loves Christmas, She is really into baking cookies, her tree is spectacular, full of antique ornaments. Christmas Music is full blast and then Christmas Eve we have a party with the greatest food- Crab Rangoon! I make really good crab Rangoon LOL also scallops with bacon Yum. Dips Oh yes dips. You just would not believe it. So that is the tradition but the memories are what I come for. I don’t remember what the food taste like I just remember my mom and I spending time making a huge mess in the kitchen and giggling all day long. It is not about the tree or gifts but that sets the tone I am sure. I can’t look at Christmas tree without thinking of my mom really.

Now the most important Christmas I have ever had was the first Christmas without my real father I was 8 yrs old. My mom maintained the Santa Claus illusion, this was important because all other great illusions had been destroyed and how she did it I have no idea. She did not have enough money to give us the Christmas she gave. She did not have the time, energy nor even happiness that it takes for even 2 parents to pull off that Christmas but somehow she did. We woke up that cold yet magical morning in our tiny appartment and were never the wiser. I remember I got something Barbie related, notice I don’t remember what I got I just remember I felt like there was an abundance and she made it so special we almost forgot our dad should have been there. That is what it is about creating little pockets of unforgettable time we call them memories. Thanks MOM for making my unforgettable time pockets HUGE -Only hope I do the same for my own kids!