Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Well I finally acquired some turpentine & it is nice enough out for me to get started on a new batch of my beach-stones. I am hoping to get some of them up on my Etsy shop asap. I have been selling them in several local stores & people love them. I hope I get a similar response from Etsy. I have been lugging around trunk full of the most beautiful rocks I collected last summer at Pebble Beach in Gloucester, MA. Lovely stones tumbled repeatedly in the ocean for eons before finding their way to my hands. They are so smooth & the colors are amazing! I think my gas mileage should improve now that they are out of my trunk! Will be adding more fairies this time. Hoping this will help my gas milage to improve!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
What a fantastic b-day gift, my 1st etsy sale!! My 2 Green Beatles - Love collages sold today. How happy! I am so excited to think someone is going to be sharing the joy I put into these pieces. I will miss seeing them... enjoy Claire.
The images are up-cycled from a calendar from the American Heart Association, an organization I donate to regularly. Both my parents have advanced heart disease & being the leading cause of death in our country, so it is something I am passionate about.
Each piece is based on a based-love based song: The Word & The End... Almost everyone is familiar with the simple but complex lines of The End from Abby Road. But The Word is one of my favorites and a song with intense meaning!
The Word has been my mantra for the past year (& most played song on my mp3). It's one of those Beatles song's that you know it when you hear it, but really can't recall it by name. It's from the Rubber Soul album & its a fun song about the message of love. One of the underrated/under played song... especially when you hear the words:
Say the word and you'll be freeSay the word and be like meSay the word I'm thinking ofHave you heard the word is love?It's so fine,It's sunshineIt's the word, loveIn the beginning I misunderstoodBut now I've got it,the word is goodSpread the word and you'll be freeSpread the word and be like meSpread the word I'm thinking ofHave you heard the word is love?It's so fine, It's sunshine,It's the word, loveEverywhere I go I hear it saidIn the good and the bad books that I have readSay the word and you'll be freeSay the word and be like meSay the word I'm thinking ofHave you heard the word is love?It's so fine, It's sunshineIt's the word, loveNow that I know what I feel must be rightI'm here to show everybody the lightGive the word a chance to sayThat the word is just the wayIt's the word I'm thinking ofAnd the only word is loveIt's so fine, It's sunshine,It's the word, love- The Beatles
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I step on to the board... cautiously inch my way up to the front... finally I am teetering on the edge while looking at the sparkling blue water below me... I breath deeply, in & out 3 times... finally I take a big deep breath...&... "boing"... "splash"... I jump in. I have taken the dive. I celebrate my birthday & the birth of my etsy store:www.jmliss.etsy.com & my very first blog. I am so excited. I was never much a writer (except in collage- personal journals 1-4) my mind always seemed to work faster than my hands could keep up. So here I am now, in the era of "technology" writing in my first blog. Happy birth-day store, happy birth-day blog & happy birthday to me... Jane!