Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gingerbread Baker Lightbulb Ornie

Been a busy bee and this is one of my latest of a kind, designed and painted by lil' ol' me! I have added this gingie to my Etsy shop One can't get enough gingerbread men in their collection now can they? Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Patriotic Ornaments

I don't know if I just have Olympic fever or what but here are a few of my patriotic ornies I painted last week. These can be bought from my Etsy shop: Such fun! Enjoy!

One Job Lost, Another Born!

Two weeks ago I lost my job as a legal assistant that I had for 8 years due to my boss retiring. There just wasn't enough work for me. I had been expecting the "ax" for about a year and now am quite relieved that it is over with. Although I expected it, it still was a bit of a shock. You see my husband lost his job in February due to restructuring and although he could have taken another job at his place of employment he chose to take a 6 month severance package and get the heck out of Dodge as he had been unhappy for some time. Needless to say, this year is a year of change. We both traveled 30 miles or 45 minutes to and from work every day and we both want something closer to home. He has found a job selling boats here at the lake and is very happy doing that. Don't know what it will be like once the boat sales stop for the season but we aren't worrying about that quite yet. Luckily, my hubby had planned ahead for the winter season and we are sitting fairly pretty financial wise. Could be alot worse but we aren't the kind to use credit cards and owe alot of people. Sooo...I now have a chance to try to make a living painting my ornaments and other crafts. I don't even know if this is feasible but I'm giving it my all. I am determined to paint at least $400 worth of merchandise per week so that when the Christmas season rolls around, I can hopefully make enough money to take care of my salary I have lost. To say I am having a BLAST is an understatement. I don't think there is a word that can describe how I am feeling. I am feeling confident which really shocks me that I will sell some of my things soon. I have my Etsy shop pretty full with 32 ornaments in it and I have signed up to participate in a huge craft show on October 13th. I'm glad I have lots of time to paint my heart out until then so that I will have a full booth. There are several opportunities to sell my things. If you are looking for unique ornaments please take a look at my Etsy shop at this link. Thank you! I will be posting more pics of the ornaments I am offering in my shop!