Monday, March 31, 2008
I did this painting to help my roommate, Sarah, raise money for Breast Cancer research. I've already personally donated, but I thought that this painting not only would help raise funds, but it would also raise awareness to all those who see it! All proceeds of this painting is going to her and her team so that they can walk in "The Weekend to End Breast Cancer benefiting the The Princess Margaret Hospital" in Toronto Ontario. You can see her page, and her personal and team progress here: Click me! Her team is called "Lawlor's Chaos". You can also read about her personal story and why she chooses to walk. As well, for those Facebook junkies - Sarah has a facebook group that you can join: here.
Limited edition prints will also be made from this painting. This is the first time that I'm doing a limited edition set, as well as the first time I'm conducting a sort of fundraiser. All prints will be signed and numbered. I'm not sure yet how many I will be doing, but I'm thinking along the lines of 50. I will also be making cards out of them, and selling them in sets of 4. These cards will not be limited edition.
Sarah walks on September 5-7th, so we have until then to raise enough money to help her team walk - if not more! It is definitely going to a great cause. I will be tracking the progress of how much money is raised through this painting, and how much money Sarah has raised, as well as her team as a whole on the right side of my blog. Check back often!
On one last note, I just want to point out and emphasis (so that there's no confusion)...this is not directly affiliated with the Princess Margaret Hospital or and affiliates of the Breast Cancer Research / Fund raising team.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
I came accross her cute little plushies, and I knew I had to feature them this week! Don't you just want to give them some love?!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
As my next plan of action, I applied to college for Radiology...so really, I'm not done school...As of now, I'm accepted to Cambrian college in Sudbury; and I'm wait listed for my first choice of school: Fanshawe College in London. Fingers crossed that I get to stay in London, but if not - then I'm packing it up to the big Nickle (where my parents live, and will probably provide food and delicious home cooked meals on weekends when I visit them).
It'll be another three years, but only 1.5 of those years will be "in-class"; the rest, I'll be in the clinics playing with the technology....not playing, learning. But I hope I enjoy it so much that it doesn't seem like work.....now you are all scared to get x-rays for fear that I'll be the one doing them in 3 years lol. The Con: I'm away from my boy....sigh....just gotta cross fingers I get into London.
I found pretty raccoon many moons ago when a fuchsia shirt with puffy sleeves caught my eye. That shirt has long since been purchased, but I still check up on her store on a regular basis to see all the new goodies that she has.
Even better, PrettyRaccoon is based in Toronto, Ontario - a fellow Canadian (I love finding Canadians on Etsy, it's like finding a little bit of family). PrettyRaccoon carries clothing for women and men, as well as some staple accessories; such as scarfs and totes.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
From top left to bottom right: Spouts, sterling silver necklace; Robin and Orange, sterling silver and enamel set; Sunny Daisy Earrings, sterling silver and enamel; and Love Nut, sterling silver enamel.
Monday, March 24, 2008
The colour in her whimsical paintings caught my eye, and so I have favourited her this weekend to feature her this week! She uses an encaustic method in her painting, where she puts down layers of wax and paint together to create original, and beautiful pieces of art.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
This painting by NancysView is so gorgeous. I really enjoy how she used sheet music for the tree trunk, and how the background is heavily textured. This original mixed media oil painting is called Sing Green.
These leafy leather earrings, by hollyhawk, are by a fellow Canadian artist, based in Victoria, BC! These earrings have a lovely green stamp pattern on them, with a rivet on each, which I personally think adds a lot of interested to these earrings.
I always forget things when I got shopping, so this bird shopping list by boygirlparty would be perfect for me! The birdie at the bottom corner of this is just too cute, and definitely beats the scraps of paper that I usually use!
This four-leaf clover necklace by insanejellyfish is perfect for St. Patricks Day - and any other day when you need a little extra luck! This soldered green pendent, with a clover charm is so pretty, and it comes with a chain.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
First off, yesterday, I received my soap order from GudonyaToo. I've ordered from this Etsy seller before, and loved her stuff! This time I got their "Apples and Oranges" and "Mocha Razz Latte Scrubby" bars of soap. Not only did they get shipped so fast, but they are huge bars! I tried the mocha razz latte bar in the shower last night, and it was amazing!!! I have really dry skin, and I am always in need of a good, deep scrub - well, the coffee grounds in this bar scrub like you wouldn't believe! I can't wait to try the Apple and Oranges bar, but I'm in the dilemma where I just want to keep using the scrubby bar over and over and over again. I'll definitly order from GudonyaToo again, but I think I want to try their deodorants and body wash.
I've also gotten a lovely candle from ajscountrycottage a while back in the mail. I was scared of ordering something that would scent my room through the mail, not really knowing how it would really be. I ordered Citrus Lily Soy Candle - and it was a lovely scent. It burns forever too! I still have about half a candle left, and I burn on a regular basis. I got into the soy candle crazy when my friend, Bree, bought me one for Christmas. They burn longer then normal candles, but it was mostly the fact that they're safer that I really like, since I have a kitty and we all know cats like to get into the exact things that you don't want them touching!
Monday, March 10, 2008
To my excitement, I came across these pendents, which resemble that chocolaty goodness that I hold dear to my heart and even closer to my stomach.
These egg pendents were created by missficklemedia on Etsy. Miraculously enough, between the time that I saw them and came into blogger to post, they had already sold! I should have known they wouldn't be around long, nor are the Cadbury mini eggs that I love.
Now I want mini eggs....an impossible craving to curb, thanks missficklemedia he he.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Their work is also very function, as I'm sure you can see from the images that I've included. Their all safe for food - using lead-free products, and can be placed in the microwave, dishwasher and oven. So you can choose whether you want to display your piece completely as art, or use it every day, or both! Now, isn't functional art simply awesome!?
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Her paintings are very colourful and whimsical, and she includes a little "story" for each one. For example, for the painting "When the rabbit comes out of its hole":
This lovely artist also has a sister store on Etsy, where she sells felted products and plush monsters.