Friday, January 15, 2010

Weird and Wonderful ETSY

I love etsy for all of it's creativity and the many wonderful artists and crafters that I have met. I have a special place in my heart for the weird and unusual - so I had to list a few wacky creations here.

“Hug Me! Slugs” have love to give. Lots. And they're always happy to give it.

Sweet Baby & Momma Brown Bolete Mushrooms
Magical Forest Floor ...
So small and puffy, soft and bumpy
and oh so cute!
This is a Limited Edition Plush Fabric Sculpture Set
Entirely Hand Stitched
Patiently Hand Embroidered


Monsters have to start somewhere!
These monsters have just been hatched, and are ready to be adopted by you.

This listing is for one 10-oz soy jar candle, in one of the following scents. If you want to know what each smells smells exactly like its name!:

*Leather Jacket

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Law of Attraction - Creating a Void

The theories and principals of the law of attraction are far to broad to get into any real detail in my little blog. Very basically the law of attraction states that like attracts like. You get what you think about, whether wanted or unwanted. Or:

All forms of matter and energy are attracted to that which is of a like vibration.

You are a living magnet.

You get what you put your energy and focus on, whether wanted or unwanted.

Energy attracts like energy

Everything draws to itself that which is like itself.

For non-believers and skeptics my only rebuttal is this: you have nothing to lose by trying to be more positive and having a bit more faith.
I was reading a book on this subject recently and found one theory in particular very interesting, it was about creating a void to allow something that you desire to enter into your life.
Just as it sounds - creating a void is simply creating a space, physically, where your desire belongs. For example, let's say that you are a teacher in need of some books for your students. If you clean out the book closet and throw away or donate all of the old and unused books and create a space large enough to accommodate all of the books that you need, then you have created a void. Before you cleaned out the closet, there was no room for the books, therefor you can't attract them into your life.
I think that this also has a psychological effect on people. I know that for me, if I have an empty shelf or other space that I know would hold my desire, I will work that much harder to attain it, because I can't allow this emptiness.
In your day planner or calendar, you could create a void by writing on a date that is "empty": good day for sales, or pick up my new car.
It sounds simple enough, and it is. I think that one of the keys to the law is to make sure that it sounds real and possible to you. If you write in your planner that tomorrow you are going to pick up your brand new car, but you are doubting it, and believing that it will not really happen, then you are not attracting it. It has to feel possible and "real" to you.
There are some great books and articles on the law of attraction. Read this article for some information on how to use the law.

Here are a few things in my etsy shop that are related to the law of attraction:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Etsy Front Page Worthy

Some of the handmade goods on etsy just take my breath away. There are so many talented people on etsy it's hard to choose just a few, but in my opinion these are some front page worthy items. I did include one of my own paintings - but only because it is one of my goals for 2010 to make the front page.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

FINALLY! Some New Art

It has been a while since I've posted new artwork - I have been so busy with pendants that I've been neglecting my art. For the last two days I have been working on this painting and I finally finished it last night. I like the simplicity of it, sometimes simple is better. I used my brand new scanner to scan this image and I think that it came out very nice.

Love scrabble tiles? Looking for a very unique gift? In my pendant shop I am offering a new combo sale. Any four scrabble tile pendants and two chains for $15, that is a value of $22.50!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Movie and a VERY Funny Guy

I went to the movies with my daughter the other day to see Chipmunks the Squeekquel (it was very cute btw) and a movie trailer came on that I am so excited about! The Karate Kid! Yes - The Karate Kid! When I was a kid I must have watched that movie 300 times. So my oldest son and I are going "on a date" to go see it. I can't wait! Here is the trailer - it looks SO good.

I also went to my parents house and my dad begged me to watch this comedian named Mitch Hedburg - he is SO funny. I love his sense of humor.

Some new stuff I just finished: