"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Catching up on my Charm a Day progress

Well, it's been quite awhile since I posted some charms from my Charm a Day challenge.  I've been faithfully continuing to create them & post them in our ArtCharms group...I'm now on Day 84!  The last time I posted here, it was Day 37...and no, I'm not going to bore you with 47 pix of charms to catch up.  I'm not even going to post which day is which...I'm just sharing some of my favorites with you now.







And a photo of the packaging with some of the pendants for the Humane Society fundraiser...


The items I created for the sale all arrived safe & sound at their destination earlier in the week.  I sure hope the sale does well and raises lots of money to help lots of deserving animals.

Have a fun & creative weekend.

Friday, September 9, 2011

More for the Humane Society

Tomorrow is when I'll be mailing my donation for the sale at the Humane Society fundraiser.  I've been busy creating & wanted to share these pix with you.  The kitties above are Christmas ornaments...or would be cute just hanging around the house.  I made these as my lowest priced items so more people would be able to go home with something cute for supporting the critters.

Here's a closeup of a couple of those little cuties.  The fabrics are actually vintage now...from the 1970s & early 1980s.  I may have to make more of these to sell in my Etsy shop.

A couple kitty book thongs.

Kitty pendants

A memory wire bracelet

And I couldn't forget the puppies & dogs...but didn't really have any dog related beads & charms...so when my dear friend Kathy sent me a care package of supplies she was no longer using, there were some dog themed charms inside!  The little guy in his dog house seemed perfect & I did make one more pendant with a dog bowl & bone hanging from the heart bead.  Thanks, Kathy!

I still have to take pix, but each of the pendants is packaged in a small altered matchbox.  Now all I need to do is tag & package up all of these to mail off tomorrow.  My Remember September mail art envie is ready to go, too.  It's been a week of battling sinus headaches & hay fever allergies...but quite productive anyway.  At least I can create when I'm unable to sleep.

Have a good weekend...and remember the heroes & victims of September 11, 2001...ten years ago.




Friday, September 2, 2011

Remember September Mail Art Memorial

It's time again to participate in the Remember September Mail Art Memorial project if you are so inspired. 

The envelope above is the one I mailed last year.  This year, as we all know, is the 10th anniversary of that tragic day...September 11, 2001.  The TV shows about that day have been running for awhile now.  I have been enjoying one series on Discovery.  It's called Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero.  I like that it focuses on the present & future of Ground Zero, while still honoring the past.  I really had no idea how far they had come in the rebuilding.  It's comforting to know there will be both a memorial in the original footprint of the Twin Towers and new life returning to the site.

I've been focused on creating for the Humane Society fundraiser as well as doing my Charm A Day challenge...just completed Day 69 today!  But now my focus will change back to mail art for a bit while I create my Remember September Mail Art piece.  I'll mail it on Saturday, September 10th.  My seventh year of participating in this project.  Details and some archives of past projects are found in the link right under my 2010 envelope.

Honor the past...live for today...and look to the future.