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Hi all,

Sorry I have been away for awhile. I couldn’t seem to find time to sit down and write at all since classes started! Now that summer’s here again, you’ll hear more from me so I hope you stay tuned.

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Currently, my Etsy shop is doing pretty well. I sell crayon art and the majority of it is custom made. On the home front my mom has really started to get into beading and I can’t say that pulling out my old beading supplies hasn’t been fun. I’ve made a ton of bracelets. I’m not much of a necklace girl but I’ve made my mother a few. We have three horses and my mom had a great idea to make horse hair bracelets similar to http://www.spirithorsedesignbracelets.com/ So far she’s done a few practice runs but I’m trying to convince her to sell them. We’ll see 😀

Hi all,Sorry I …

New Dog

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So two nights ago this stray showed up. She’s absolutely adorable and had what we thought to be some MAJOR problems. As in, her hair was falling out and she had sunburn, it looked like she was blind in one eye and I had never seen fleas so big. So we thought that if we left her outside she would go home if she lived near by. We woke up the next day to hear whines and whimpering from my studio where she had held up for the night on the hammock (which was folded up on the porch) which she was now tangled in. We untangled her and drove her door to door but couldn’t find her owners. We then took her to the vet.

She has limited vision in her one eye, but aside from that her biggest problem was fleas! She was a spayed, 5 year old cockapoo. So we gave her some flea meds which killed the little suckers in 4 hours and after that brought her in. We didn’t want to expose our big dogs to her because we were afraid they’d have her for lunch so we waited for a little bit to do that.

So here we are, with two HUGE weimaraners and the first ever small dog we have ever owned, a cockapoo. She’s so cute though, and loving. Originally, we thought she wouldn’t come to us because we weren’t calling her by name but she won’t even look up if you scream at the top of your lungs while you’re standing right beside her. So we’ve decided that she’s pretty much deaf. She does come to you if you get her attention and wave for her to come so that’s kinda nice. I’ve decided I’m going to teach her sign language. It has been done before, I have seen it with my own eyes! A man that lives in my fiance’s neighborhood has a deaf dog, and is deaf himself, so he taught it sign language. It can sit and stay and fetch and everything just by using signs. I guess hunters teach their dogs signs as well but I don’t know anyone who hunts with dogs.

Our dogs don’t like her much right now. Daggett flat out moves as fast as he casually can away from her, and Faye just get’s up and moves everytime the little one tries to investigate her. No arguements or anything but I still don’t think we’ll leave the three of them together alone for a while.

We’ve decided to name her Serendipity and call her Sarah for short.

Here are the three of them, Sarah’s kind of active now that she’s feeling better so sorry for the blurs!

Anyway, crafting has been put on a stand still by that adorable little face. No more I say! I have to get things done Sarah! Go be adorable in some other part of the house and stop following me around being all affectionate!!!

I love it 😛
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Do you see these splashes of water on my porch?

(sorry they’re sideways)

Do you want to know what caused these spots that went ALL around the wrap around porch?

I did! … After chasing and cleaning up after a cute little puppy who decided it’d be even cuter to put three feet in white paint and then lay down on her self, effectively covering her WHOLE UNDERSIDE in white latex paint and leaving a trail in her wake. -.-; I love dogs. I love Sarah. I also find it hard not to laugh when I take one step forward with a hose and she runs playfully in the other direction with white paint flying everywhere.

Fortunate are we who can laugh at ourselves, for we will never cease to be amused.

Dragonfly

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Like I said before I like to stumble. It’s a real problem actually. There should probably be a support group for people like me. Anyway, before joining Stumblers Anonymous, I found Jessi Taylor. Her jewelery has a dark, Gothic kind of vibe which I could probably not pull off but I found it intriguing and I am genuinely interested in it. That and she’s sold over 1700 items on etsy which I find incredibly inspiring. So when I stumbled on her site (like forever ago) she was making these kind of rings.

I do believe that that is an actual bee. So I don’t know how I feel about this. I think it’s super cool to see him posed all nice and contained in there but I’m not sure what it would feel like to have a bee attached to my finger for a day. I feel like my brain would make me itchy… or something.

Why on Earth did I call this post dragonfly? Well, not too long ago I was walking to my studio when I happened to look down at my porch rug and see a dragonfly perfectly perched and entirely too still. It was very dead, even though it looked like it could fly away at any minute. It was a beautiful iridescent blue green and black.

I started to pick it up and then I remembered all the films I’ve seen in class and on the discovery channel about parasitic wasps that attack other insects and lay eggs in their bodies. The other insects go along unknowing that they’re carrying a hundred little baby wasps that are eating their way out and eventually the insect ruptures and out crawl all the little babies. OK so that was a little bit of an exaggeration, but even without exaggeration it’s still gross. I don’t remember it ever happening to a dragonfly but it doesn’t matter the thought was there. So I picked up the dragonfly and put him in a ziplock bag so even if he did erupt into millions of baby wasps they’d eat each other and die of suffocation before they could get to me.

Anyway, that was a couple weeks ago. I was looking at him again today and he hasn’t faded at all or anything. I’m not sure how to preserve bugs. Of course with all the wildlife books I have from school in combination with the internet I could probably find out in a matter of minutes but what the hell, he seems pretty dried out to me. So back to Jessi Taylor,  I was thinking about making a pendant out of him. Or perhaps one of those key chains that you see in museums for little kids with all the exotic bugs in them.  I don’t know, what do you think? Would it be to morbid and creepy, or would it be cool?