Friday, April 25, 2008

Featured EtsyBloggers Team Member!

Stormy Designs is our Featured Etsy Blogger of the month, and I have the pleasure of sharing her work with my lovely blog readers (hi mom :)

A super talented polymer clay artist, her designs are so detailed and whimsical! She obviously sells her work on Etsy, but also has an entertaining blog as well that showcases her finished designs as well as works in progress...I love the sneak peek into her creative mind!

My favorite piece of hers, is the sculpted seahorse necklace, but who knew you could make vases out of polymer clay!? Stormy Design's shop is one you should NOT miss!

Blog Carnival for April

This is my first month as a member of the Etsy Bloggers Street hopefully I am doing this right :P The theme is Poetry Reading Day, so this post can be about anything Poetry related...

I'm not sure if it's technically poetry, but one of my absolute favorite author/poets was Dr Seuss. The silly made up words, the goofy rhymes, but always heart-warming stories make him my favorite as a child, and still today. I actually just found a book, that's a biography of the good Doctor, and I can not wait to find time to sit down and read it!

My all-time favorite Seuss work is How the Grinch Stole Christmas...I can basically recite the lines from memory...I'm very annoying if you watch the movie with me ;)

Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did not. The Grinch hated Christmas - the whole Christmas season. Oh, please don't ask why, no one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or maybe his head wasn't screwed on just right. But I think that the most likely reason of all may have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

now if that isn't pure poetry, I don't know what is!

and then of course, another favorite of mine, the Lorax, always wanting to save the environment, to 'speak for the trees'...I was always impressed with the ability to get a message out there, but all the while in a fun and interesting way for children and adults to read...there really is no one else like him :)

I really could go on and on...but I'll stop now, and end with something inspiring...Oh! The Places You'll Go!

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.


house progress

another friday, and that means...another new batch of house pictures!!

I get to help pick out the stuff going into "my" room...maybe something like this:

Sakura @ crate & barrel

Advanced Typography

here's an assignment for week 4 of Advanced Typography...we had to recreate a DVD cover using only type, no images or graphics of any kind

its me it almost looks like a book :p oh well...hopefully I will get some good feedback from my classmates today :)

the happiest place on earth

well for me at least, it has to be the Gem and Jewelry show...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Jewelry Show!!

ahhh yes...the International Gem and Jewelry show comes to the Baltimore Convention Center this Sunday from 11-5 that is where I'll be...I could NOT be more excited!!!

Happy Friday!

And the weather is beautiful! 80 degrees, and the weekend ahead of us...can't ask for more than that! okay, well maybe a SC house update!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

cross country voyage

no no, I'm not going anywhere...but our friends Kevin & Melissa are on a 2 month long excursion across the US to Hermosa Beach, CA and back...they are sharing all their adventures on their blog

I's are the new postcards ;)

Etsy Blogger Street Team!

hooray! I am part of the Etsy Blogger Street Team! Basically, in a nut shell, it is people who love Etsy and love to blog! So I thought I fit the requirements quite nicely :)

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I'm very excited to get started and participate with my new team mates :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

one year later

It's really hard to believe that one year ago tomorrow is the anniversary of the tragic events at my school, Virginia year ago today, nothing had changed, and our lives were not completely turned upside-down...a year into the healing, we have begun to move on, but we will never, ever forget the 32 we lost that day...

We are the Hokies, we are Virginia Tech, we remember

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Enter Sandman

I just finished watching a VH1 special...of the 100 greatest songs of the 90's...and our VT football anthem, Enter Sandman by Metallica was #18 on the list....

only 4 months until football season starts!!

road trippin'

My little into UMASS! he was accepted into the Masters and PhD program for Political Science :) I am a very proud Sister :p

of course before he decided to accept, we had to go the road trip began...after a night of monty python and pizza...we were off

we made the drive up and back in record time :p thanks to our good friend TomTom!

and the final verdict of the is going to UMass starting in August!!

learning new tricks

you can really find out how to do anything on the internet...I wanted to learn how to create a silk-like texture for my most recent assignment...I found a tutorial and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out :p