30 June 2008
I went and saw Rush this weekend. My favorite part of the show? As always, Rush puts on a rockin' show with crazy cool lights and things going on to watch. Their new tour has South Park in their own band, Lil' Rush, doing their version of "Tom Sawyer". What none of us could figure out, though, is it from an actual episode? We have about two thirds of our DVR filled with South Park episodes, so we should know this. If you know, please tell me!!
27 June 2008
Me: "Did you eat any cupcakes?"
25 June 2008
24 June 2008
Be sure to visit my shop to see what else is new, and for my blog readers, this week only, enjoy free shipping on orders over $10 with the coupon code: DASSHIP01
Enter the coupon code into "message to seller" in checkout and wait for a revised invoice before paying. Happy shopping! xoxo
23 June 2008
20 June 2008
Eyes closed after the flash scared them a little:
So, in the spirit of all this magic and wonder, I am having a contest. Comment to this post with which day you think my babies will first leave the nest. Everyone that is right will win a free mini painting, bird earrings, or a bird pendant. The pictures above were from yesterday, so make an educated (or wild) guess. Thanks for playing! Good luck!
19 June 2008
1 : something that appeals to popular or lowbrow taste and is often of poor quality 2 : a tacky or lowbrow quality or condition
— kitsch adjective
18 June 2008
Now, last year, we had cardinals build this nest and lay eggs in it, and while the whole thing was fascinating to watch, and I took lots of pictures, but all I ended up with was really good pictures of my window screen. So this year, I thought, "boy am I dumb! Why don't I just lift the screen up and lean in closer?" Now, cardinals are by nature "honery" as my grandma would say. Especially when guarding a nest. So I waited for just the right time when mom and dad were both out of sight, and took advantage of the moment. However, the whole maybe three minutes I leaned out my window, I was in terror of being dive-bombed by an angry cardinal and flinched at every sound. So I only got four pictures. Oh, well, I will try again.
In the meantime, I have much friendlier cardinals in my shop:
I also have bird pendants and earrings. Birds you don't have to be scared of.
17 June 2008
16 June 2008
Then Friday came, and off we wet on the half hour drive in the pouring down rain to Paducah to gather supplies for Sierra's birthday party the next day. At a stop light, I watched a guy get out of his apparently broken down car in the rain and attempt to push it off the road by himself, and before I could get, "we should help him," out of my mouth, a stranger in another car hopped out and helped him. An hour later, after running to get the truck in the still torrential rain, Josh dropped his wallet in the parking lot of the restaurant, but didn't realize it till much later. We jumped into action, canceling all the credit cards and planning for replacing all th contents, when the phone rang. A man had found the wallet, taken everything out to dry, including the cash we had kissed good bye, and called us to tell us we could pick it up the next day. When the reward of the cash still in the wallet was offered, it was turned down with a "pay it forward, just do the same sometime," kind of response.
My faith in humanity is restored.
Thanks to everyone who has done something nice for someone they have never met this week.
13 June 2008
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12 June 2008
Thanks! Have a fabulous day in the warm sunshine!! xoxo Corinne
11 June 2008
10 June 2008
Check out this new jewelry and more in my Etsy shop, daydreamartstudios.etsy.com
I have also just lowered all my prices for a limited time only, so even if you've seen it before, check it out again!! Thanks! xoxo Corinne
05 June 2008
I am also in the process of trying to place exchange students in local host families. This is, so far, time consuming, but quite fun for a social butterfly like me. The problem in working from home, since the bar burned down and I am here, has been the utter lack of socialization. I am now in a job, albeit part time, that I essentially talk for a living. How perfect is that?
I am also utterly inspired lately and have two paintings, a custom tattoo order, and umpteen jewelry pieces in the works. As if I wasn't busy enough, haha!! Throw in trying to wrap up the school year in the ol' Sullivan homeschool for the year, and plan out the summer, which seems to already be planned up, and get ready for the big double digit birthday for Sierra, and WHEW!! Hard to believe next week my little baby will be ten! This year it's all about Hannah Montana. Oh well, at least it's not Jaymee Lynn Spears or Britney for that matter.
So if you get time, (because I know I sure don't have any) check out Skwiggle Kreationz. Or any of the other blogs I'm writing. Stop on by, say hello!!
04 June 2008
Etymology: Sanskrit karma fate, work
Like most typical Americans, I tend to think of karma more as a "you get what you put out there" idea, or simply "what goes around comes around". From the idea that your actions have a result directly related to it, karma reminds us that we can control what we do, and what result it has on others. Without getting into a theological discussion of past lives and such eternal repercussions, I believe that whatever karma you put out there comes back and smacks you right.dab.in.the.face. Maybe its just me, but this has happened so many times in my life, I can't ignore it. When I have really wronged someone, even in crazy specific ways, the same dang thing has happened to me from someone else. Conversely, when I have done something selfless and kind, someone has been there for me in the same way some other time, for which I am always very grateful.
I guess what I am getting at is that we all need to think about how much we accept responsibility for our own lives. How we treat others and what kind of energy we put out into the world affects everyone, including ourselves. Whether you are kind in fear that your next life will be as a rat, or you are kind simply to be, think about the karmic footprint you leave. Try to be more conscious of how you treat others and the rewards will be great.
For more in-depth information about karma as it relates to Hinduism (for I am certainly no expert on the Hinduism perspective, just open to learning!):
03 June 2008
So my new line of soldered pendants are now appearing, a few at a time, in my Etsy shop. Some are collages of many layers of vinyl. I also have a fascination with dioramas, and tried to translate that into a necklace. This one, with the green fairy, has three layers of glass and four layers of printed vinyl on different sides of the glass (but all captured inside the outer glass) for a multi-dimensional look:
I also made one just for me, with a combination of handpainted glass, embedded glitter, and a collage of printed vinyl elements inside the glass:
Last, but most certainly not least, as I am very excited about these in particular, are tiny pendants and charms featuring vintage Viewmaster slides with several handmade elements added:
Check them all out, and my other new jewelry, RIGHT HERE! Thanks!