Thursday, January 28, 2010

In Keeping With Challenge...

Hi everyone!

So I am well into my 30 day challenge with paintings. It is a bit of a pain to keep inspired- but it is well worth it! My newest has been a series of 3 small original postcards which you can find on my Etsy.

They are no masterpieces (LoL!!) but they are in the train of my 30 days of painting! So voila! I am going for my second interview today at a local shop- and I am hoping that my next post will be about my first shop!

Keep the good juju going for me lovelies!
Thanks a bunch!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Triumph in Shang Hai

Happy Sunday everyone!

To my personal disbelief I have been in Florida for two weeks (as of tomorrow!). Time has flown by and although I've thought often of my lost love, and my two kittens ( Sasquatch & Irish) but all in all, I must say- the Florida sun has kept me full of endorphins and positivity!

I have been hard at work restocking my hoop shop and painting. As a challenge to myself I kinda made a promise to do thirty paintings in thirty days. I am successfully on day four with my newest painting of a traditional japanese lady. If you are interested in keeping up with my art, please follow my deviant art account here!

It's been fun being back with my family in Florida, my two brothers, parents, Schnucki & Niko ( dog & cat respectively) are a pretty tight knit clan. Since moving to Washington State I definitely felt way too separated and am grateful to have this opportunity to spend time with them. Although the house is a bit of a clusterf*ck excuse my language, it is cleaner & more positive then my previous residence.

So this afternoon and tomorrow I have the plan of going out and getting into a shop. Essentially my darling Dave and I are slowly and painfully splitting apart - so I dont think I have any need on planning a trip back to Washington, except of course to see my lovely Tush! perform. So far I've skated 8 miles this week- something which was impossible due to terrain and weather in WA, and I feel myself getting back to my natural state of happiness. So all in all there are ups & downs as is usual, but at least things are getting better for me :)

Finally- I just wanted to put a note out there that I have added some gorgeous new Weighted Hoola Hoops too my Etsy - which are great for beginners and a fun workout too.

Stay tuned for another bonus/giveaway/contest in the beginning of February! And I am taking suggestions on what YOU would like it to be!

Much love

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Oh My!

Deary Me at has been a moment since I posted!

Basically I made a break for the sunshine and ran across country to stay with my family for the rest of the winter... I must admit- it has been nothing but great for me!

Lots of sunshine & exercise- and even a bit of inspiration. Well, I just wanted to drop a line as I am getting organized here & hope to be doing a more formal blogpost soon!

Much love, health, & happiness!javascript:void(0)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Best Breakfasts' & Unexpected Moves Across Country

Top o' the mornin' to ya!

Here in Olympia, WA there is only one place to get breakfast done right. It's a wee cafe at the end of 4th Ave called New Moon Cafe. From what I understand it is owned and run by a young college student which makes this breakfast nook all the more impressive!

Boasting thee BEST coffee I have ever had, always rich, freshly brewed, and served with a smile I find I can never pass up a cup o joe when I am at New Moon.

New Moon offers plenty of Vegetarian & Vegan options, such as a delicious Tempeh Reuben & Tofu scramble. In addition to that they have plenty of carnivorous options including a Smoked Salmon omelette and lots of burgers to boot. I find that the key to New Moon's success is the freshest ingredients around. New Moon is a mark in the local community makes avid efforts to practice sustainable methods. Be sure if you come out to Olympia to try this local fave! (The biscuits are outrageously delicious!)

Ok- so enough about breakfast- I am such a foodie!

In an uncanny change of events I am moving back to Florida on Monday - so in ... 4 days??! In an effort to clear out all my inventory I am having a Buy One Get One Free Sale in both my shops on Artwork & Hoola Hoops!

I find that the grey in Washington definitely puts a damper on my spirit and I am a child of the beach and sun. So my plan is to get down to Tampa, slap on my rollerblades and skate my bum back into shape and get back to the beaches! Secretly I cant wait- but I am nervous because I am leaving Dave behind.I've never had to do a "long distance" relationship and I feel stressed just thinking about it!

Here I am, promising to take it day-by-day and committed to making my life better and not stress about the relationship! In the meantime- you should go take a peek at my Etsy shops and help me clear this motha out!!

Much love,

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Beginning My VIsion Board for 2010

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Hi Everyone!

I am stoked to be starting off 2010 proper! I have started my vision board and wanted to post my beginnings here to motivate anyone else. I find it incredibly valuable to have something visual to remind me of my goals on a daily basis. Without something to keep me on track I am honestly a wayward heart! So a few things on my board that I started with were

~ my financial goal to save $1000- it's gonna be a feat, but a fun challenge! I aimed
high because it will keep me motivated- I will be plenty to end up with only
fraction of that in my savings!
~ to be Happier- I know, its a simple concept, but often I become so busy &
overwhelmed that I forget to enjoy the simple things in life.
~ to get into a tattoo shop on a permanent basis, this should help in my savings
~ I also posted an old picture of myself up, because I am aiming to get my body back
to that this year! woot!

~ Everyday I am going to post a new list of things to do to keep me focused and
working consistently towards my goals. Plus it should help with my organizing!
Also, I like to cross things off my list :)

~ Lastly- I like to mix pictures of art, color, quotes and more, so with any luck I
will be finished with my board by the end of the week and will share the finished

Ok, so I think I am off to an ok start- I would love to see everyone elses vision boards for inspiration! Please feel free to post them in your comment!

Finally, I am participating in 365 days of Flick'r ( follow my photostream here : )My day 1 photo is in the upper right hand corner of this post!! Much Love & Thanks for checking in!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Starting it off RIGHT!

Congratulations to our winner DigitalMisfit of the $20 gift credit in our giveaway!

Thank you everyone who partook in my first giveaway- it was such a success I think I may have to do another :)

I apologize for the late post- I had gotten a video of the drawing to post with a special new years greeting- but the upload wont clear. Bummer :/ Regardless thanks again and Congrats!

Coming up later this week- I plan on showing everyone my vision board for 2010 ( which I am working on right now !

I am looking forward to a fabulous 2010- as I must admit I never thought that I would be ending 2009 with 2 successful Etsy shops, a blog, a very HAPPY Hoop company! a few tattoos under my belt and even a burlesque performance! So I truly feel capable of anything- and I hope to share that feeling with you!

Stay motivated and focused, keep your goals clear and within reach- and I know YOU can make anything happen!

Much Love in 2010!