Me and Wee: April 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hi Birdie!

Look what I made! I sculpted this cute little birdie using bright white polymer clay and then I sanded it over and over using various grits of sandpaper. I then added sleepy eyes with grey acrylic paint.
I put her up for sale in my shop if you're interested; there's only one for now!
If you like it, let me know! I can always make more.

I hope you have a great day!



Friday, April 19, 2013

Noah is 15 months

Box play. #uline

Dear Little N,

Hi sweetie! You recently turned 15 months old!  Yay! You continue to toddle around the house with conviction...your tummy thrust in front of you as you walk with purpose and pride. You've begun climbing up on to things as the other day I found you on top of the little table in the playroom...just standing there looking at me and confused as to how to get down. You're a handful! You love to wander around and just find things to throw around on the floor (thanks!) and find toys to chew on. If it's in your hand; it's instantly in your mouth. Let's just say we need to avoid playgrounds with wood chips right now! (blechh!!)
You've been a handful at night too...waking up several we think you're on the cusp of a big change. I have a feeling you are about to drop your morning nap! I would love that as it means I can get out of the house more.
I'm tired. But you know what? Being with you each day is still a great joy. You are sweet, funny, sunny, happy, silly, and determined. You LOVE to play outside and you constantly bring me your coat or shoes begging to go out. You grunt and point to the door or to the window that overlooks the swingset. You'd be out all day and night if I let you! I love that you enjoy the outdoors; it makes life so much more fun and engaging. Mud! Sand! Leaves! Swings! Shells and rocks! It all excites you.
I'm so excited for all the wonderful experiences we have ahead together. It's gonna be so great!
I love you much boo-bear. I cannot imagine life without you in it. What a blessing.
I love you always and forever,

15 months old









The day of bombs

Here I sit in my little town; not far from Boston as authorities shut everything down to hunt down the Marathon bomber. I went over to the post office to mail some orders to my customers and the clerk told me they aren't allowed to deliver mail as of now (I'm guessing until they catch the guy).  All this violence and negativity breaks my heart for my children who have to grow up in this kind of atmosphere. I'm going to be vigilant in protecting them from these outside sources; making them play outside all the time amongst the sunshine and trees as they blissfully live out their childhoods...oblivious to the violence not far away.
One thing I know; we will pray. We will rely on higher powers to carry out a greater plan which we are a part. 

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Mother's Day Greeting Cards

Thanks for your kind words on my last post; for those of you that commented. I appreciate your thoughts. I'm feeling better now that I've had some space to realize that I just need to keep doing what I love and everything will fall into place as it should. I decided to turn a lot of my work into greeting cards as another step toward reaching more people with my work. It's been really fun!
I also created two brand new greeting cards specifically for Mother's Day...I tried my hand at some humor:
Me and Wee mother's day card

Me and Wee mother's day card

You can find these and my other new greeting cards at the Me & Wee shop.

Let me know what you think!

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Do you ever feel discouraged? Like when you have grand plans and work so hard on them but nothing happens?
That's what I'm going through right now.
I guess I'm just in a little frustrated rut. You see, I've created so many different artworks and paintings for my shop but my sales are not at all what I'd hoped they would be. It's hard when you get excited about your own work, but others don't see it the same way. Especially when you put your heart and soul into it.
My confidence has taken such a hit and I find myself questioning what I'm doing. If I'm going to spend my free time creating, I also want to be making something that I can sell. Finding that "magic formula" is so hard. I feel like I am just all over the map with my work and can't settle on one approach. Does anyone else ever feel like this?
I know I need a niche and a focus for my work but it's been so hard to settle on one thing. It's hard to tour around all the great Etsy shops and see so many shops having lots of sales each day. Where am I going wrong? What am I missing? It's one of those days where I just want to toss up my hands and give up.
I know better than that. Does anyone have any advice, wisdom or feedback? I'm happy to listen! I'm so grateful for any thoughts you may have!
I'll be back soon with more positive words! sigh.
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