Monday, March 29, 2010

Save money and stuff.



Hey, I made my own tissue/wrapping paper. Wanna know how?

I had a huge roll of tracing paper from Dick Blick (yeah, it cracks me up too,). Then I used my handy stamps I had made here and some QUICK drying ink.

Be sure the ink is for glossy papers otherwise you will be standing there forever waiting for the damn thing to dry. I know of whence I speak.

I just unroll it as far as I can, stamp, dry and roll back. It works great for wrapping the grumpys, there is very little waste and it's cheap. I also do this with rolls of Kraft paper.

I'm sure you could do the same with plain paper but tracing is what I had on hand. And for those of you that don't know Dick, it's a great site for all kinds of arty stuffs.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

It's me!


This is me as an Uppity Minion done by a famous artist who's last work was seen on a thong. I think she's captured my "Are you freakin' serious?' persona quite nicely.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sale!


Go here Goat Mountain Arts and save 20 percent. You know you want to.
(discount is applied when you get there, no really, look at the bottom of the page)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Grumpy Get 's Some Love...


How cool is THIS?

Kidindependant.com

I'm live




goatmountainarts.com

all feedback appreciated. Unless you want to be an asshole, then, never mind.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

What to listen to

when you have to work in the basement and it's sunny. Hot Balls he was a stunner. And Billy, well damn. This is him NOW.






Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Little Trash Can Be a Big Difference

My son's class had a writing assignment where they had to write a poem based on a prop. His prop was a tiny crumpled ball of foil. He just turned ten.



A Little Trash Can Be a Big Difference

A little trash
can be a big difference
How? A tinfoil ball
can be a little star, a puddle
of mud can be
a blue ocean
a piece of paper
can be a big landscape a
bottle could be a chair
Trash can be
a Life

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Soaps

Mango Peach


Mango Peach

Pineapple



Pineapple



Morning Marigold




Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Try looking at it another way...

That's from James and The Giant Peach. Saved him in the end too. While I don't have a giant rhino trying to run my ass down, I do feel overwhelmed and the latest, in a long line of Etsy nonsense has really got me down.

I was trying to 'be more productive'. I can make lists. I just don't do what is one them. Those organiser books? I have tons. All with the first few pages filled out. I have am erasable marker bulletin board, I have a regular bulletin board.

I have files. Subfiles. Which reminds me I still haven't filed taxes, dammit. Which is stupid because I don't owe any but now I'll have to pay a late filing fee.

My house is a mess. If the Publishers Clearing House people showed up I'd simply insist the shove the giant check under the door.

Exercise? Ahahahahahaaaaa.. This leads to dog guilt. As in they don't get out as much as they should guilt.

In short, I'm about done in.

So today I tried something different. I wrote down everything that I HAD done. And guess what, turns out I did a lot.

made two batches of soap
laminated Grumpy cards
worked online
cleaned the living room
pruned some of the front yard
took inventory and listed stock to be made

That's really not that bad, is it. I also did the daily dog park thing with Kinley and of course drove the children to and from school. And now I'm looking for a website host (see first paragraph).

Now there are still a lot of things that need doing. I'm not satisfied with much. But I'm making more of an effort then I thought I was.

So this is what I am going to do daily. Couldn't hurt to try. I may even go clean the bathroom..

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Breakfast Bites Back




Eggs on Toast Monster

Monday, March 1, 2010

That's me, marbles and soap





























I don't care, both really fascinate me when they are photographed as beautiful things. Amazing that marbles were crafted so carefully and beautifully to be rolled in the dirt. The most beloved showing the worst wear.