Saturday, December 31, 2011

January 31 day Challenge.. Featured Artist Series

Hello Blog Followers!

Last year I participated in Marion Smith's 31 day challenge. My contribution was to create a piece of art, and tell you about some of my favorite artists I have met through YouTube. I was very happy with how the series came out, and I would love to provide another series this year.

The economy being what it is, and many people last year were very protective of their privacy, and opted not to send me their address, (perfectly fine:)), this year I need to come up with a different method to tribute and share these talented folks with all of you. I also have a lot of personal projects to get accomplished in January, and work a full time job!

I was thinking, I have the most time on Sundays and look forward to my Ustream show on Sunday Mornings. During the month of January, I will be using my Ustream show on Sundays to create the tribute pieces which will be tags this year. I can use the remainder of the day on Sundays to record my videos and schedule them for upload each day.

If you choose to visit with me on Sundays, you can help with the creation of the art, but you will have to wait to see the videos on YT to determine who the artist of the day is. If I am fortunate to have the artists address, I will mail off the tag, at the end of the month. If I am not able to obtain the address, I will retain the tag as a tribute piece.
So if you get a YT message from me, asking for your address, this is why. I hope to make all tags, but if I am moved in another direction, I will follow.

I hope you will join me for the art creation, and follow the videos. I enjoy your feedback very much.

Happy New year......


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Hello there my poor neglected blog, and more importantly my neglected blog readers!

It has been an interesting 4th Quarter, to say the least. I am happy to say, I made it through, and I am very grateful for the following things:

1. My Mother's health. She is somewhat stabilized, although she has her bad days.
2. My wonderful supportive friends, and family.
3. The art community on YouTube, Ustream, and everywhere.

Although I have not been able to have as much time to create as I would like, I am ever grateful to those that encourage me. I am hopeful in the new year to undertake some more creative endeavors.

1. Transfer my art room to the office and vice -versa. I am space challenged. I have a lot of materials I can't get to. The office is double the size and will allow me to have sufficient space to create more often.
2. Start selling kits, and my other creations via this blog or Etsy.
3.Be a dedicated DT member for Lindy's Stamp Gang- the best company in the world!
4. USE my stash
5. Perhaps start a ning Community
6. Update my blog, regularly.
7. Get back to making You Tube Videos, I really enjoyed that.
8. Keep up my Sunday Ustream show.
9. Get out the pile of RAK's that I keep meaning to send.
10. Plan another art retreat for next October.

So these are my goals, and I hope to start out on the right foot.

Thank you for all of your support, encouragement, and tolerance!

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Merry, Merry!