Saturday, February 26, 2011

Starting to look like something

I am having a great time with the bright bold colors on this bird that I would never ordinarily have a reason to touch. The funny part is everyone want this one. My granddaughter want's it. My daughter in law want's it. My grandson say's Grandma can I have this? I explained to him I was making it to try to sell in my Etsy shop and he say's, oh don't worry, I have $25.00 in my piggy bank and I will borrow more from mommy! (He is 8) I said well Josh, how about I make another one for you? He say's no Grandma I want an original.
Where did he ever learn that? ;o)

Monday, February 21, 2011

10 hours In

We have just about 10 hours of embroidery time into this so far, Not much done considering how much to do but enough to let me know that I like him. Bright and bold, my exotic parrot is definately not going to be able to camoflouge himself in the trees. Undecided about my background. I know I will bead the tree limb and branches but thinking I want to paint the blank area. I don't seem to like a fully beaded picture as much as one with parts of it painted,but I have some time to make a decision on that. I won't get too much more done until the end of the week, I am just to tired after work to accomplish must and need to take turns with some other work.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Celebrating my Weekend

Friday and Saturday are my weekend. I don't have to go to my part time job and if I think ahead on Thursday night and stop at the store, I can choose to stay home or choose to go do something. Most often I choose to stay home and bead, maybe do a little housework, maybe not, today though, we had decent weather , it was 30 degrees warmer than it has been in a long time and my mom and I spent some time together sorta window shopping. Just getting away from the house and spending some time with each other. That does not happen often in the winter due to mom's health so it is a treasure when we can.
To date I have done 5 Beaded Paintings. This last week I have worked hard at not starting another and getting some jewelry done for the Etsy shop but for some reason, this has such a hold on me ......I Have to start another!!!!
So when I got home, I sat down with a peice of canvas and sketched out my next one. I know I will have to start beading it tonight. I have no choice, my willpower is just not there. Any way I thought it would be fun to do a progress show so here is our start, a sketch on a peice of canvas.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Sunday

Greetings everyone. I must say, I am feeling encouraged. I have been taking things one step at a time and feel like we are getting settled. I have been getting more regular posting new items in my shop, I am working my "day job" 18 to 20 hours a week and it's okay. I am keeping up. I hurt by the end of the week but I am hanging in there and that's a big deal. Thought I would show you the best of a bunch of really crappy pictures of my newest beaded painting. This is the 5th one I have done and I have gotten better and bolder with each one. Each one has enabled me to make a lists of do's and dont's and have learned alot with this method of list keeping. I am afraid though I am enjoying it a bit too much. It is all I want to do. I don't know if it's just a new way to use my beads that has me intrigued or truly a new possibility of earning an income. But it is too early to tell. My first two had to many mistakes that I have learned not to make so the 3 after that have been listed in my shop. I will keep an eye on views and try to get a feel for whether or not it is something people would shop for. I think I am hoping for shoppers ;o)
Have a wonderful evening and a great Valentine's day tomorrow.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Getting back to Normal

That's what I have been working on. Getting back to normal. I have calmed my "day Job" work schedule to a managable amount of hours. My kids are pulling themselves together and I am sitting back and letting them. Finally started posting new listing's in my Etsy shop on a bit more regular basis and I am creating again. Thank Goodness. Debbie is back, almost herself again. Now if the snow will stop so my body would stop hurting so much I may even get more involved with my computer time again and start being here more often. I would never be someone who posts on a daily basis, I just don't have much to say but I do love showing you what I am doing so this is my new starting point. Hope everyone is well!