Judge Lynn Toler via TinyBuddha.com via Desiree Angelique Hackett
I’m having trouble getting much done today.
My husband came into our office this morning and told me he was going to watch “Joker” – and asked if I wanted to see it. I changed my plans and we watched it. When it was over, I felt exhausted. It is a really powerful movie. I can certainly see why Joaquin Phoenix won the Oscar for Best Actor. He created an unforgettable character. I won’t say I ‘enjoyed’ the movie. The character was too strong and there was too much violence for me. I’m glad we saw it.
There are three actors in particular that my husband and I discussed once we finished the movie. We consider them absolutely superlative actors. I’m speaking of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daniel Day-Lewis and Joaquin Phoenix. I would also include some others, but their names don’t come to mind right now. We are in awe of their talent, but many times won’t watch their performances because we don’t like their choices of films or characters. I hope my explanation makes sense.
After the movie, it was time for lunch. Then we got caught up in the news with the important breaking news events.
I have just now finished listing my newest earrings on ArtFire and Etsy, and the day is almost gone for regular working purposes. I want to thank those who reached out and gave me their feedback on the new layered earrings. I have more ideas swirling around in my brain now that won’t quit until I can make time to get up to my art room again.
When I took Molly out this morning, I thought we had a turtle in the front yard – one of those with a shell like a metal helmet. As we got closer, the ‘helmet’ moved. I saw it was a large field rat. UGH. I steered Molly away from the area to do her business while our ‘Hunter Cat Smoke’ decided a delightful game of ‘Cat & Mouse’ would be fun. I just hope she leaves him and his parts out in the woods, rather than bringing assorted parts to the welcome mat in our garage.
I hope that YOU have all YOUR ducks in a row today. If not, we’ll just punt…
I’ve had a great time creating flat wooden Christmas ornaments painted with Unicorn Spit Stain/Glaze. These are some samples. There is a total of 16 different ornaments right now. I will add a name and the year on the ornaments at no extra charge. You can order multiples, but please understand that, though I will use the same colors, the blend will turn out differently on each ornament. Even the two sides of each ornament are different! :0)
In addition to the Unicorn Spit, I’m using black webbing paint. The finished ornaments are then sprayed with polyurethane to set the colors.
The ornaments are different sizes, as well. I’ve drilled a hole in the ornament, if needed, to attach a shiny silver cord for hanging.
If you are interested in looking at the other designs, please click on this link for my ArtFire shop.
I’m offering free shipping to the contiguous United States. If you live elsewhere, please contact me at email@example.com and we can figure out shipping.
Thanks for looking!
“Flower Basket” – XLG tote on ArtFire
Lucky Shamrocks are hand painted on this one-of-a-kind journal by Linda Lewis. The outside cover is linen type off white with nice texture. The inside has 100 blank pages for your thoughts, dreams, lists, memories – Dimensions of the journal are 3-3/4″ wide x 5-3/4″ long x 3/8″ thick. A great size to put in your purse, tote, glove compartment, school bag. Make this YOUR lucky year with a “Luck of the Irish” hand painted journal!
St. Patrick’s Day – Hand Painted Basket
“St. Patrick’s Day” is a one-of-a-kind hand-painted wooden basket by Linda Lewis. The oval basket is 11″ long x 9.5″ wide x 7 ” tall. (The basket is about 13.5″ tall with the handle extended straight up.) The dimensions of the inner basket at the base are approximately 8″ x 6″. The “squares” created by the weaving are painted a deep green and then have a layer of clear glitter paint on top. The picture shows the front and back of the basket, with a different Irish saying on each. There are silver and gold shamrocks on both sides of the sayings. If you’re not Irish, try to be adopted by someone who IS!
St. Pat’s Memory Box
One-of-a-kind heavy paper memory boxes. Please indicate your choice of “3 Shamrocks” or “Multi” when you order. May the luck of the Irish be with you! “Painted Shamrocks” is 9.5″ in diameter and 5″ high. It has shamrocks ribbon around the lid plus feathers as accents. “Foam Shamrocks” is 8″ in diameter and 4″ high. It has several different sizes of foam shamrocks, plus gold paint as accent. The boxes and lids are painted with varnish for extra protection. Initialed and dated. Please indicate your choice when you order.
St. Pat’s Day Tote Bag
12.5″ wide x 13.5″ tall x 4″ deep, with open gusset in the bottom. Each tote bag is hand-painted with fabric paint, signed and dated, then sprayed with several layers of Scotchgard to prevent stains. Hand wash. Please indicate your choice of “Luck of the Irish,” “Irish Rainbow,” or “Kiss me!” when you order.
I love hand painted stationery, note cards, and greeting cards. I love receiving real letters and notes from people, and the people I write seem to enjoy it, too. I also love giving sets to my good friends and relatives for their use.
My newest theme is, “Thumbelina,” where I’ve used my thumb print to create happy characters running all over colorful stationery sheets and note cards. I also include a correspondingly hand painted envelope to go with each of the 5 different designs in a set. The stationery also includes 5 blank sheets for longer letters.
As you can see there are also Thank You note cards.
Thank you notes and note cards.
One sample of a stationery design.
Examples of corresponding envelopes.
I woke up this morning to a sale on Etsy!
I sold this one-of-a-kind hand-painted basket. I was especially pleased because the person who bought it was giving it to a lady who just passed the bar. From the gift message to be enclosed, I learned that purchaser is her boss at the law firm. Isn’t that she a wonderful boss? I’m happy to have a small part in wishing the ‘official’ lawyer well. I smiled the whole time I was packing it for shipment. :0)
I’m listing the new “Thumbelina” stationery in my Etsy and ArtFire stores this morning.
Included in the package are 5 hand painted sheets with different designs, 5 blank sheets for longer letters, and 5 correspondingly painted envelopes.
If you like, each painted sheet and envelope may be personalized at no extra charge.
Fun for reaching out to friends, family, and co-workers, bringing smiles to their faces. Nice for a gift, too!
Also available in note cards, thank you notes, “Thumbys” (Thank you notes for boys) and “Thinking of You” Cards very soon!
This is a sample of one of the envelopes.
This is a sample of the back of the cards.
There are five cards and envelopes in the package. Each card has a different design.
The designs are enhanced with a bit of pastel.
A happy way to say, “Thank You!”
The cards are blank on the inside for your message.
These will be available later today in my shops on ArtFire and Etsy.
I’ve had great fun working on these “Thumbelina” note cards. They come in a set of 5 cards with corresponding envelopes. This is the front of one. The inside, of course, is blank for your message.
Here is the back of the card.
Here is the envelope.
Each card is different, and the colors of the note cards will be different for each set.
These can be used for special occasions, holidays, or ‘just because.’
They make me smile when I look at them.
These will be listed on LindaLewis on ArtFire
and CreativeArtwks on Etsy
These will also be available as stationery and thank you notes. Pics to follow.
I have a shop on ArtFire where I sell most of my work. I’ve just finished lowering prices and would like to invite you to take a look. :0)
Example of what you’ll find –
Hand-crocheted scarves with long fringe will help you keep out the cold right now. Stylish and FUN to wear!
Hand-Crocheted Scarf – Sassy
Each scarf is one-of-a-kind. I’ve slashed the prices to $12.99 + $3.50 shipping. If you purchase more than one at the same time sent to the same address, additional shipping is just $1.00 per additional scarf. There are 6 different scarves available in my ArtFire shop HERE
Make bundling up to go outside more fun. Shop today!!