What ever have we been up to?
I've been making art, and jewels.
And getting into trouble, of the confectionery variety.
I've been playing with jewels a lot.
Oh that reminds me.
Folks have been asking me how to get to my new jewelry shop, and if my art and jewelry shop are one in the same?
They are not one in the same.
You can find...
Links to both are right up there below my banner, see them?
But I have to say, the easiest way to get to any of my shops, or to this blog is....
By visiting VanessaValencia.Com
Which is my main website, and has a left hand sidebar that will take you to said places.
As for jewels, and other things...
It's beginning to look a bit Christmasey around here.
My old bird is hanging out with us this year, I can't decide if he is a duck?
I think he is...
But I want him to be a swan.
I have had him for ages and ages.
He was hand carved in Canada, and then after I got him, I had the audacity to decoupage him with French pages. Oh, about 10 years ago?
But, he likes it.
So, he is having fun this year.
Mister Lovee is thrilled about the 24 hour Christmas radio station.
I say, come on, how can you not LOVE Christmas?
He says, Dovee, I'm Jewish.
Then he says in his very sarcastic dry voice.
Yay, Christmas, Yay, woo woo hoo.
But you know.
I know he loves it.
I know it.
I can tell.
Lovee, you love it, you know it!
Last night after a hot shower, I sat on my bed and painted my toe nails fresh.
I was listening to the Christmas station on my alarm clock radio.
And then that song came on about the guy who meets his old flame in the store.
And they share some beers or something.
And then at the end he says....as I drove home the snow turned into rain.
And then they play Auld Lang Syne.
And I started to cry.
And Mister Lovee came in and said.
Is something wrong with your toe?
Are you okay?
And I said no.
Not my toe.
(haha, thought I was crying over my toe, silly goose)
Then I said, this song.
The way it goes into Auld Lang Syne at the end gets me.
Just made me tear up.
And he goes.
DOVEE, that is a new year's song, and Christmas hasn't even past yet!
What the heck?
And I said, I know.
But, it just choked me up for some reason, I don't know.
And he says, are you listening to the 24 hour Christmas station again?
And I smile and laugh with tears on my face.
Dripping down my chin.
And he rolls his eyes and walks off chuckling.
I tell ya.
As for those funny Christmas Jar labels I popped in the shop this week...
They are dangerous!!!
The treats stay so fresh in the jars.
I am not a major sugar lover.
But, I was into the jars today.
And I made myself all crrazy.
My sister said, what is wrong with you?
You are crrrrrrrrazy.
And I said.
Well, I've been eating Reindeer p*op..
I can't type the word, or goodness knows what my ads will turn into.
And she just laughed and laughed, and said she needed to make some of those jars.
Imagine, someone calls and asks...
What have you been eating?
Snowmen's hearts, bwahahahaha!?
Yes, I have.
Treats in the dark, with twinkling lights, even better.
I love the darkness with only tree lights.
It feels like childhood.
Always and forever.
So, that's a tinge of what I have been up to.
I took out lots of dry plants from the garden.
(2 wheel barrows full)
It is warm in the sun day, but very cool at night.
So the plants know what's up, and they are dying or turning.
But I have my seeds in check.
And I am getting ready.
First winter rain, and in the spring seeds go.
Well I best be off.
And as I said....
Lots of new sparkly earrings in my jewelry shop.
I love earrings.
They are such a fun accessory.
I wear earrings all the time.
And, when I make jewelry, I only make things that I would love to wear.
And, I try the pieces on over and over as I make them, to make sure they look good on.
What are you up to?
Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me.