Love’s piece cannot define that which it exhibits with love’s peace
Love is by the worth it gives as receiving to love
Smoldering hearts heated cores to burn for love
Sensations to ends of nerves endings heightened
Yet be it exuberance, to still the senses to pause, reflections
While I was away from posting and moving, I found that my blog here was offline due to a domain issue (not with WordPress). I was sure my domain was good well into 2014 but for some reason I was shut down. I am now back up and running but I still have to look into what happened because now, even though very minimal, money is involved and I don’t think I should be out any at this time. But it’s not a big issue for me and I will find out what happened.
For now I am focused on returning to the task at hand, and that is posting and designing. Right now I am making sure my social media are all up to date before I dive into posting. With moving, and Christmas approaching, working a few more hours than I was a year ago this time I haven’t managed my time the way I would like. The extra hours at work are a blessing, especially this time of year. A year ago I was barely getting 20 hours a week.
My art software has been quiet but my mind has been going at full speed. I’m not sure what to do with my Etsy store. With my website Mind-ful Things, I don’t see the need to keep my Etsy store especially when I sell everything at my Mind-ful Things site. I thought about dropping some things from my site and keeping them on Etsy but that means maintaining three sites which would include MindfulThings2, which I have integrated with the main site. I would also have to pay to list on Etsy (not linking to Etsy because my listings have expired). I’ll be working on these issues and will come to a decision soon.
Well that’s all I have for now. I was looking for a photo to drop into this post and came across this one….
Taken in 2011
Do I still look like this?
I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without posting. But I have been busy and working more hours at work. The heat of the day and work has taken its toll. I do have an update on my progress and I do have to say that it is taking longer than I had anticipated but much of that is due to my perfectionist attitude. I know I’m spending too much time trying to get things right so I am pushing myself to get this done so that I can work on more artwork for more products.
I did do some editing of current artwork and spent a lot of time on that. I have some items on hand already but I am holding off on showing them until the site is ready but I would like to show some photos of my grandchildren modeling t-shirts because the pics I had to take before getting one that I could use was too good not to show.
So here is what I went through to get a good shot.
I had fun taking these and there is more to come.
This is a poem about true love and sacrifice.
It is actually the second of two that I wrote but the first one had some imperfections that appeared after printing I’m not happy with.
The photo with the frame really doesn’t do it justice. I will edit the photo later.
It can be purchased from my Etsy Shop.
It makes me happy when a finished clock gets good reviews. I was recently asked by a co-worker to design a clock for his uncle who is a Minnesota Vikings fan. Unable to use any official NFL logos I put together something I thought would ‘make the grade’. I have to admit I was a little nervous wondering if Ken (co-worker) would like what I came up with.
After the initial design, I sent it to him in a message and to my surprise and pleasure he was happy with it. All he wanted was a shift in word placement which meant I would have to move some of the artwork also. I was curious if the finished clock would be greeted with the same enthusiasm as I got from Ken so I took it to work the day before Ken was to get it. Everyone who saw it was really pleased with it. Some even asked if I put it all together myself.
I may have a couple of new orders because they liked it that much. This my first 8.5 x 11 landscape design clock.
I’m really looking forward to my next project, but in the meantime I’ll be #workinon getting my Etsy Store up and running.
It’s to be expected to have times of setbacks but when they do happen, knowing this doesn’t make it any easier. I haven’t been able to finish out my recent projects but the good news is that I am currently working on a custom 8 x 8 shadow box clock for a lady. The clock face is finished and it will be my first LED Display.
Sorry, I can’t show the design yet.
…by the way, I haven’t been feeling on my energetic side lately but this is getting better. I hope to begin work on my projects again and I’m getting new ideas as usual.
I’ll be in touch!!
Since the giveaway started and ended, that space has given me time to start new projects and think ahead.
I’m probably going to open my ebay store and maybe an Etsy. I would like to offer some items from here but on the budget I’m working with, that type of an upgrade is not in the plans just yet, but I have some ideas on that end.
I’m thinking about bringing my blog over here to wordpress…..seriously thinking about it.
I have these three frames that I have almost ready for whatever I decide to put in them.
Not counting these three frames, I’m about to start a custom clock for someone.
Oh yeah, I have another frame I’m working on but I can’t show that one yet.
I sold two more clocks…I can only show one because the other is a gift and it hasn’t been given yet.
I have a pic of the clock but will have to get one with the buyer later on.
MyQuesMark 8×8 Rise Above Designer Clock
MyQuesMark 8×8 Designer Clock on Desk
I changed the facial molding on this clock
Well, that’s where I am right now….
The winner for the 5×7 MyQuesMark Designer Clock giveaway has been announced.
Congratulations to The Laotian Commotion
She has chosen the Love In Time design and you get to see what it looks like….
5×7 MyQuesMark Love In Time
…..but she gets to hold it….
Many thanks to The Mahogany Way for holding this giveaway.