Hope you're all cuddled up by your fireplace watching the parade right now! Be thankful for the roof over your head and the warmth in your house this year. I'm thankful that the fireplace for the Girl Scouts' window is done! It's not keeping me warm, but doesn't it look great!? I can now relax and get back to my crate orders...after today, of course. No work on holidays, people! Enjoy your day! Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sad news, kids...in taking down the existing window display yesterday, water damage was found. Looks like their going to have to recaulk the windows before I can set them up for winter. Set up will take place next week now. It's not a completely bad thing because I was going to work my butt off to get the fireplace finished last night. Instead...I went to bed at 9:30pm!! Beautiful! Ahhh, fireplace, you and I have a date this weekend. See you then!
It's the day before window set-up time on 5th and 37th/38th and I'm getting nervous! I spent basically the whole weekend working on the props for the window. One is a winter scene complete with a polar bear, a penguin, a snowman, and Diamond Dust covered snow flakes. What is Diamond Dust, you ask? Why, it's just about the coolest glitter you can find. Aren't my snowflakes sparkly?! It's more of a 3-D effect rather then your shake on arts n' crafts glitter. Now, I never said I was the brightest crayon in the box, but my fingers were pretty sore while sprinkling the glitter all over the snowflakes. After, I spent some time picking the shards out of my fingers and then I read the jar - "Diamond Dust is made of finely ground shards of glass." Of glass!! Yeah, no wonder my fingers hurt. Shards of glass are not meant to be squeezed between your index finger and thumb. Next time I'll read before applying.
Anyway, the other window is going to be the new Girl Scout Vintage Line. The line really has a great nostalgic feel to it. I'm doing a living room scene for that one - rocking chair, fireplace - kind of like, "Hey Grandma, tell me about what it was like when you were a Girl Scout!" Should be real cute!
Friday, November 21, 2008
I got tired of looking at the bright green background, so I'm currently remodeling this blog! I might try taking this minimalist approach for awhile, but I'll probably wind up filling up the toolbars with pages and posts. I get bored easily. My cube is representational of that! In fact, yesterday a vendor walked in my cube and said, "Whoa! It's like a toy store in here! Isn't this all distracting?" I told him I'd be bored out of my mind if I didn't have plenty to look at! My favorite parts are the stuffed peanut that says "I went NUTS in New York" on my shelf and the "You Rock" sign in my window. It keeps me going on rough days in the office.Face it...you love my cube, don't you?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I just came across one of the coolest website:Her project is based on the fact that we should not leave certain things unattended...our children, burning candles, running vehicles. More importantly, she believes that certain thoughts that we house in our brains should not be left unattended either, but should instead be shared. I whole heartedly agree! Some thoughts are just so powerful that holding them in can just be detrimental. She started with a notebook and 10 friends. She passes the notebook along and each recipient holds the notebook for no longer then 2 weeks. Each recipient then writes, draws, paints, collages whatever they wish - a simple truth, a lesson learned, something just to think about, etc. She has been compiling them online in hopes of it becoming a book one day. A brilliant idea! As I was scrolling through pages and pages of entries, I was blown away by all of the creative spirit and what people are apt to share with others. I'm signing up to receive the journal! Can't wait!