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Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I want to junk my pumpkin...

It's Wednesday again and time for Woogie Wednesday! today I'm also announcing a contest I'm hosting for Halloween. Pumpkin Junkin' I had this idea last year but didn't have the time to execute it. It should be lots of fun so won't you join in? All the details are on the site.

The Pumpkins:

The Junk:

The Final Product:

And Details of Each

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Pumpkin Junkin'

Ooh, I'm getting excited! I've been waiting all year for this. I'm trying to line up some guest judges so hopefully I'll have more info tomorrow!


Blogging about the blog
Since we are no longer in the movie business (never mind if you didn't know we were in it in the first place) we've signed up for NetFlix. I've been adding documentaries and motion pictures about artists like crazy to my queue. The other day I finally watched Pollock. Excellent movie! It reminded me of this story from several years ago.

And now something totally unrelated...I swiped this meme from Stacy (I love her #7) who swiped it from Mayfly.

1. Do you promote your blog?

I do in my online marketing for my illustration site. I then use my blog to promote my work.

2. How often do you check hits?

Usually about once a day for this blog. There was a period that I would average 500+ hits a day. I'd like to try and build back up to that. I now average about 200+.

3. Do you stick to one topic?

Pretty much. Mainly illustration and marketing stuff. Very little family and personal stuff unless it deals with art.

4. Who knows that you have a blog?

I think the only people, that I personally know, that know I have a blog are only about 5 people and I think of those 5 my mom's the only one who looks at it now and then. My husband does check out the Woogie Wednesdays. Everyone else has no idea what I do. Not for lack of explaining, they just don't get it and then I don't get them.

5. How many blogs do you read?

I have 115 feeds in my bloglines now. They are all art related.

6. Are you a fast reader?

Pretty much. I tend to just glance at posts that don't have pictures though. I'm visual!!

7. Do you customize your blog or do anything technical?

I do. I hard code it and then maintain my template.

8. Do you blog anonymously?

No, but I've thought about it!

9. To what extent do you censor yourself?

I try to keep it fun and business related. I don't share much, if any, about my beliefs or personal life because I rather not have the negative email and comments that some people get when they share things like that. But, I will share this: The number one reason I'm successful at what I do: Proverbs 16:3. Booyah!

10. The best thing about blogging?

For me it's a way of emptying my mind. I have so much going on in there I've got to let it out and blogging is a good way to do that. I also like the accountability and support it gives me via the comments people leave and the emails I receive. It just brightens your day!

Sunday, September 23, 2007
All rested up
We're back from the mountains with a very (VERY!!!) happy Woog because of these:

Every time we go down there, I have to buy a pottery mug. This year I bought a couple of other things:

The shop I got these from is Alewine Pottery. I think I'll have to go back there every time now and get something!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Off to the Mountains

We're off to the mountains again for our bi-annual vacation. With crazy work deadlines on top of a sad and emotionally draining week last week, we are all ready to get away.

Friday, September 14, 2007
Studio Update

Well, the block was finished up yesterday and I think the next step is a drainage system and insulation on the block. It's finally staring to look like something now!


Wednesday, September 12, 2007
A type lover in the making

It's been a busy week (and it's just Wednesday) but just wanted to do a quick post to let you know there's some new type goodies in my shop. The woog helped me with my photography so that can count as a Woogie project this week since we won't have time for Woogie Wendesday today.


Monday, September 10, 2007
Finally Done!

Well, we finally finished up our pieces from here and here. Hope the little ones like them!!

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Still In Progress

Well, here it is Wednesday again and we're still working on the dog gifts from last week. I've gotten busy with work so we haven't been able to make much progress until today.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Studio Update
Well, digging started:

And after 10 day and 18 truckloads of dirt, excavation is finally done!

Wow, I never imagined there would be so much dirt! Once it was all dug out I could see it is going to be so much bigger that I imagined. I can't wait. Tomorrow the foundation is getting formed with wood and re-bar (I have no idea how it's spelled!) is going in.


Monday, September 03, 2007

This is an older piece I did with my daughter over at big and little art. I'm a collector of all things type and since alphabet it's the theme for this week's Illustration Friday, I thought I'd share that I started a new blog last month:

And I have an etsy shop to go with it!


Sunday, September 02, 2007
Baking Cookies

Here's a quick peek of some Christmas cookies I've been baking. They're some of my clay illustrations for a project.

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