ice coffee in the mornings
I'm drinking ice coffee in the mornings now....it makes me so happy, it seriously does. There is just something about the color of the light in the spring and summer that makes me need to have cold caffeine instead of hot. Even when I am cold and have to grab an extra sweater, I still need my iced drink. That's when it becomes official for me, Spring hits the moment I can barely stomach to drink something hot.
Wednesday was a great day, my hubsbubs and I walked into town for ice cream and then went to the record store which is very sadly closing its doors tomorrow. While there we found some gems, mainly the trifecta of amazing (horrible) records and that is "The Kids From Fame" volumes 1-3.
Now mind you, this is not the soundtrack to the movie, but the 3 soundtracks to the tv show Fame. I LIVED for that show when I was a kid, and to this day I have to say it is in my top 5 tv shows of all times. Was it horrible...yeah, probably it was.
it doesn't matter, I can;t see boys in leg-warmers dancing through a school hallway without getting a little weak in the knees.
I think they should get some of these people for Dancing With the Stars, I know "Leroy" is just a homeless coke addict now, I think it would be a good vehicle for him.
SO, other than Fame records, what have I been up to??? Well, I got a ukulele book and I have started to (try) and teach myself some cords, I am working on the first page now, and I have to say.....it's really hard, the instrument is so small that putting my fingers on the strings without hitting any of the other strings is going to be a hard skill to learn, but I will...eventually.
I have also been working some (obviously), and gearing up for some commission work and other projects....trying to stave off this summer slowness on etsy and hope for the best.
Last summer things still remained pretty steady for me, thankfully...but now I am not so sure, the economy is bad and I am a little worried. I keep having nightmares that I am working at Starbucks and people are ordering things I don't understand, and I end up crying while manning the drive though.
it's an odd panic, really.
oh, and before I forget....there is something exciting brewing, a really wonderful jewelry artist has asked to license my work to use in her designs, I am sending some things off to her today so hopefully really soon there will be pieces in her shop. We will be collaborating on some one of a kind pieces as well as others, so if you are interested, let me know or let her know....her name is Lori and is the mastermind behind the Heartworks By Lori shop.
The picture today is of some of my latest pieces, I have also started to add some vintage pieces to my shop, so you will need to check those out too.
My 2 year etsy-versary is tomorrow and in celebration I am offering 20% off everything in my shop, 25% if you spend over $125!! Just write Anniversary08 in the message to seller and wait for me to send you a new invoice. This sale will last until May 1st.
I have also decided to change things up with my reproduction prints....things are still up in the air on them right now, but I will most likely be starting fresh with new prints and marking the few remaining prints down shortly....so keep an eye out!
ok, now to work...to work.....