A Little Sprinkling


Today, with so many men and women working outside the home,

it is rare to find time to indulge your passions...like art!

A favorite quote on a Mary Engelbreit drawing gives me encouragement:

"You're never too old to be what you might have been."

Make time to enjoy what you truly love. I'm just beginning the journey.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Earrings Galore!

I love earrings! I've been working on some simple earring styles and have posted a few for you to see. They're listed in My Dream Garden on Etsy.

My daughter-in-law is encouraging and has such great taste. She made some earrings for me for Christmas. I just love them and suggested she make some up to list in my shop. I'm not very confident that she will, but she'd do a great job! 

Speaking of my Christmas gift, why do people think I don't want anything homemade just because I make it, myself? I hear it all the time and feel "left out" because the rest of my family do get handcrafted gifts.

I took a stab at making some earrings from scratch: I took fine silver .999 wire and twisted and looped it into a curly triangle. The ear wires are also fine silver and hold an iridescent blackish-purple melon bead above the triangle. I'm pretty excited, but I'll have to perfect my techniques before making them for my shop. Anything new can be exciting! (By the way, I haven't photographed them yet.)

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Art is my passion. My shop at mydreamgarden.etsy.com is just a little jaunt. Please stop by my shop anytime and also follow this blog. Feel free to leave comments, especially positive ones! I invite constructive criticism as well; it makes for continued growth. Write me: mydreamgarden@wideopenwest.com. "itsmydreamgarden" on Yahoo. Google "mydreamgarden" and link to my Etsy website from there. You can also get to my Etsy page from this blog. Go to my Profile and click on the link. Thanks for stopping by. Have a day that's filled with wonder! Therese