We’re here! We made it to Cumberland in one piece. Unfortunately, we lost our kitty Cole just two days after getting here, to massive heart failure. It was terrible and now our house is too empty. You can read all about it on Facebook, I simply don’t have it in me right now to repeat […]
Ilysa and I decided to ramp up our Youtube channel this year. We always take a good look at what has been happening in the past year, checking our stats and analytics to see what works and what doesn’t. We define “what works” as in: what are the most fun activities that are not a total drag, that produce more fans of our artwork? What can we continue to do day in and day out, that will not completely burn us out, and will build our fan base and following for our free products and our paid stuff like books and tutorials?
The goals for 2014 are to produce weekly free tutorials on Youtube, produce a monthly digital download that we enjoy using so much that we really want to promote it week after week, and continue writing ebooks for Kindle and Google Play. We really love art making, and teaching flows naturally from our love and passion for creating.
So here’s this week’s video. Please bear with us- google produced some technical difficulties that we couldn’t edit out this time. Usually that doesn’t happen. But you will get to see the tutorial, it starts around the 5 minute mark
I just love this image, many people do. The naked goddess with her hair flapping wildly around her body, the demure look on her beautiful face. So when I was tasked with creating a one page image transfer sheet for Polymer Clay TV this month, she became the starting point. Well, her, and butterflies. I […]
I’m being totally facetious here. Really. We gave up on the little house in the woods. It has a funky shaped yard and it’s probably too small. Plus, we found one in town for several thousand less. But it too is a foreclosure which lies empty through the winter. So getting a home inspection where […]
There are so many reasons to love each other and have compassion. You never really fully understand what someone else is going through in life, you can only guess, and you can try really hard to remember than everyone on this planet has the same goals you do- to live each day with peace, harmony, […]
Someone recently got resentful toward me because I don’t want their opinion. I didn’t say that, they assumed it and therefore they “held back” from saying what was on their mind to me about my choices. Apparently assuming that I didn’t want to talk about whatever they wanted to say, and holding back, was very […]
I’m headed to Florida today to visit my Dad’s home and my sisters and their families are coming to celebrate Christmas. It’s going to be so fun (of course stressful too… my sister has two babies under 2, and I’m not used to all the baby activity, and I have a terminally ill stepbrother, so […]
So today, the Federal Government shut down our process of buying our little Cumberland house. They did not like that three out of the 50 or so signatures provided on the paperwork that THEY MESSED UP (three times due to their error) were signed and sent to them via scanner rather than in the mail, […]