Thursday, January 27, 2011

Some of my favorite love quotes

♥  "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart."--Helen Keller
♥  "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
" Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."

--Antoine de Saint-Exupery
♥ "I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you."
--Roy Croft
"Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart."

--Kay Knudsen
♥ "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage."
-- Lao Tzu
♥  "Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth."
-- Author Unknown
♥ "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."
--Robert Heinlein
♥ "Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Apple Blossoms

Dragon Dance

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

For turtle lovers and those who like cute things

I've always been fond of turtles. They just seem to be so mellow. Maybe that's why they live a long time. They simply don't let things bother them. Be the first to own these darling turtle pendants. You can view this new listing in my shop here:

A great You Tube video

I'm not a YouTube enthusiast by any means. But once in a while I find a treasure amongst a sea of amature videos. I'm usually one of the last ones to discover them too. So if you have watched this one before, just smile and watch it one more time.

A new treasury by Marina on etsy

My hand wirewrapped turquoise necklace 'Eternity' was featured in Marina's new treasury, Time. Her approach is unique - time through an artist's eyes. I'm flattered to be included in her treasury. You can view my necklace here:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Fond Farewell to Jack LaLanne

My husband asked me if I remembered Jack LaLanne last night. Of course, how can I forget!  His regular appearances on our local TV station made the news somewhat bearable to watch. He was called the American fitness guru. But to me, he felt more like my next door neighbor. I was surprised when my husband sadly told me he passed away at age of 96. I always thought he'd live forever. His life was like a celebration of life itself.

Farewell, Jack! You'll be missed. I wish your wife Elaine all the best.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Featured item in ETSY treasury!

I'm so thrilled. My Sunset earrings were featured in a lovely treasury by my4sisters on etsy. I love her selection of all the warm colors. It makes my heart melt. Mine is the last item in the second row. You can go straight to it from this link below.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tutorial: How to resize multiple pictures with Adobe Photoshop 7

I've been uploading a lot of pictures lately, to Flickr, Facebook, Etsy, etc. Almost all my pictures are from my digital camera and they're fairly large files. I resize them in batches using Adobe Photoshop 7. It has saved me a lot of time. I use the web gallery function. It will resize your images automatically, create thumbnails, even a html document displaying everything if that is also what you need. Here's how I do it step by step.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Garbage Truck Rule

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.

My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!"

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A New Beginning...

Finally, my own blog is up and running! I'm so excited. After hours of fiddling with the layout and designs and all kinds of fun stuff, I'm temporarily settled on the current design. It still needs a lot of work but it's a work in progress.

My cat was leisurely posing for this picture.

 I started making jewelry about five years ago. My coworkers and friends gave me a lot of support. What I remember the most, though, was the first time I showed my jewelry to Julie, the store owner at Willis & Bennett. Her confidence in my designs gave me the courage to continue on. I was making mostly earrings at that time. My talented husband made a beautiful display for me that later was proudly placed in another store which also carried my jewelry.

I changed jobs soon after and started working full time, putting my jewelry making onto the back burner until recently. The discovery of etsy reawakened my creativity. I started thinking about designing jewelry again. I decided that it was time to open my own online shop. My coworkers have been lending me tremendous support. I want to thank them here. And of course my husband too, specially for his encouragement and lending me a hand whenever I need it.

I hope this blog will keep me focused and on track. I'll keep you posted in the future.