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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Gettin' Done with the PIP's!

I said that I was going to finish 10 projects by last week. Did it happen? Nope..not even close. But I have many many many PIP's (projects in's a new term as of today). Get down with the PIP's, about get DONE with the PIP's Missy..enough already!
Okay, so I finished one PIP, here you have "Believe in Magic", my girly glam mermaid lady. You can kind of see her scaly legs on the bottom right, and don't you just covet her starfish brooch "perched" on her slim and trim neck? I believe the shellfish fan is one of a kind ladies. You'll have to find your own way of cooling down your sassy selves!
I haven't really been starting these PIP's with a plan, I just let my muse speak to me...LOL. Not sure if that's good or bad, guess it depends on how much coffee I have in a day! Seriously though, I have been working on my "projects" daily, even if it's only for a 1/2 hour....I'm still plugging away. I also started to do yoga again, which is how I lost a lot of weight after I had Josh. He got a kick out of me doing some sort of finagled pose with my head down to my knee and my other leg outstretched behind me as far up in the air and behind me I could get it. He started laughing at me, I started laughing at me...and then...and then..I can't even say what I did but it's embarrassing....VERY EMBARRASSING! Brahhaahaha! Oh my, I am red just thinking about what a yoga pose can do to one out of shape and after one just ate something volatile for dinner. Read between the lines..don't make me say it. I feel like a Stephanie Plum character writing this even! today, I did no projects....I ate a cupcake.....I read about 50 blogs....I went to Michael's even though I grounded myself from that store, so I'm really ashamed for falling off the wagon any and every way you look at it. In my defense, I had an early morning meeting, then had to go to Raleigh at lunch time so I didn't' get to eat anything for breakfast or lunch, and then had to come back to work after my Raleigh trip (at 6) and work till 7--so I think it's only fair to reward my hard work and day of no food by having a big sweet cupcake and lots of crafting ( or at least craft buying) and blog fun while watching Dancing With the Stars, right?? ( oh ya...I'm a reality show junkie...sorry....I am) At least that's my story....and I'm sticking to my seat...errr story!

Last but not least...I need some ART advice. How does one get prints of your original artwork done? What are some good printmaking resources--or who are some reputable print makers? What are the price ranges and what are the typical types of prints that most artist use? I need advice, and who better to ask then the world? Or the 5 or 6 of you.. ;) that read this!



Vallen said...

I'd like to know about the printing thing, too, if you find out. Also hop on over to my blog today. You'll feel down-right virtuous.

Jenn Maruska said...

Hey girl - you've been busy!

I wish I had some advice for you on the printing. I'm getting ready to make some prints myself - but they are fairly small so I can use a home scanner for that. Your work looks larger. What size is the final piece?

If I were you, I would go to the Etsy forums and start a thread with your question. Folks are really helpful over there and I'm sure you'd get responses. : )

Good luck!

Jenn : )

Heidi said...

Gorgeous collage. And just so you know, lots of people fart in yoga poses!

Paula said...

Hehehe...still giggling about the yoga!
I knew I was going to love the mermaid one when you gave a glimpse earlier of you WIP and I was absolutely right! Good job once again!!! Do you have your 10 done now?

Anonymous said...


Hey, I went to Michaels today too!!!

I know absolutely nuffin' bout some art prints so darn.

Rebecca said...

I'd love to know about the prints as well! I love the mermaid collage, when are you opening an Esty store???

Oh and HA HA you farted. ;)

Lisa said...

Love your mermaid! It feels so good to finish stuff up. Well, at least I've heard it does.

Your meme below had me laughing out loud!

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