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The Ad was Stripped During the Last 48 Hours

    Sadly, the ad is not an ad.
    Sadly, I will not be able to showcase that rotating exhibit of other artists work from Gawker Artists in this blog’s sidebar.
    Sadly, the ad was displaying on my blog for a full two months!
    Sadly, someone must have reported me to WordPress.com when I finally announced my acceptance to Gawker artists two days ago.
    Sadly, WordPress.com responded back to me, “I suspect that it is being automatically stripped because we’re not keen on it – sorry about that!”
    Sadly, I will, respect WordPress.com rules.

…because I love blogging on WordPress.com.

Modish is hosting a HUGE Givaway!

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I am entering the November Modish Draw – part one by using the Broadcast Method (described below) and you can to if you are a blogger.

The total prize is worth $778 USD!

You could win a gorgeous assortment of handmade goods from artisans and crafters worldwide. And if you don’t win simply visit their respective shops listed within the contest post directly below the pictures and support the handmade movement happening right now online.

Visit the Modish blog today and enter to win via comment and link or write a post on your blog about the draw to enter. And don’t forget to leave your comment with the link to your post within that comment or you could be disqualified… Ahhhhh!

The Broadcast Method via Modish:

Help me spread the word about the giveaway! Just post about the giveaway (and how rad it is :) on your blog, myspace/facebook page, on flickr, twitter, whatever social network you’re into… be sure to include a link back to Modish so people can enter! Then, come back to this post and leave a comment stating that you wrote about the giveaway, with a link to your post so I can check it out! That’s it! You can post in multiple places if you’d like, just leave a comment with a link to each for separate entries. Also, feel free to use the photo below (or those that follow) and link to any of your favorite giveaway participants in your posts!

I am very partial to the Owl Gocco Print set by Kerry Beary and also the linen and silk “Logan” clutch by Fiazco.

I’ll be entering on Twitter to with a much smaller post, of course, for Twitter only allows 140 characters including space breaks.

Cheers everyone!

And thank you Jena for another way to enter the giveaway!

Jessica Doyle is on Gawker!

Once upon a time I applied to become a Gawker Artist(s). And was approved for both an online gallery of art and also for displaying their rotating exhibit which encompasses all Gawker Artists in this blog’s sidebar (see below left). I submitted both the Sassy Sea Urchin and Sunflowering Times for their approval.

Today it went live!

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To quote Gawker,

Gawker Artists promotes the works of artists of all media. Participating artists receive free profile pages and a select group have their images published on Gawker Media titles. When you spot one of these images, click on it to read about the artist or browse our collection by artist name, medium or location.

Liz Dimmitt is the curator for Gawker Artists. Thank you Liz! :)

Today is my Birthday

Is 35 middle age?

Many of the women in my family live well into their nineties. I will not be middle aged until I turn 45. How grand is that; I have another 10 years before the infamous mid-life crisis!

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Until then, I will continue living, creating and enjoying life all the while smiling wearing these sunglasses at night that I found on the ground this past Hallowe’en.

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Cheers!

And just a note and BIG thank you to everyone who has wished me a Happy Birthday via Etsy, Facebook, Twitter and email! Etsy and Facebook go so far as to program a Happy Birthday message into your dashboard in celebration of your special day!

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34th Birthday Post
33rd Birthday Post

Photocredits – PicsByIan

The Little List Life Update

  1. Seriously ill last week with Acute Sinus infection.
  2. Prescribed Amoxicillin; drilling pain behind right eye has ceased.
  3. Working on a NEW exciting product
  4. Product will be introduced into my shop next week… Stay Tuned
  5. Featured on the Women of Mystery Blog
  6. Went on first date with Mike
  7. Went out on second date with Robert
  8. Massive studio expansion underway! Before and After shots will be posted
  9. In desperate need of a work table to stand at for cutting, packaging and assembling
  10. It’s my 35th Birthday on November 8th

Secret #2 – Say, write, email or blog a thank you

These last few months are turning out to be some of the best and most memorable months for me in terms of art creation, exposure and hence gratitude. It’s so easy these days to become overwhelmed with emails, blog postings, comment moderation, facebook, flickr, features, etsy, galleries, friends, family, *dating and the responding to such. Throw into that mix, a few bad apples and I do become depressed or anxious at times as people or situations are not always what you want them to be. Occasionally, it can be down right nasty what people say to you.
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