Friday, June 3, 2011

Attempting to connect blog with Twitter…

I’ve been having trouble connecting my blog with Twitter. I thought I did it correctly, but it’s not working right.

I deleted the connection and tried again.

So – I’m posting this to see if it will work.

Here’s a photo of one of my enamel pieces.
It can be found at Sisters We Three in Newburyport, MA on Pleasant Street.
This is an awesome store with tons of beautiful handcrafted items. 

Hope you like my necklace -


Camera experiments -

Experimenting with a few settings on my point and shoot camera on Wed.  Looks like I need to play around with these settings a lot more.  I was happier with the black and white than the Sepia.  Even the black and white didn't turn out as well as I had hoped.  I'll keep trying . . .


Black and White

 I like the tree the best.

Painting at the Beach

Painted at the beach with a few artists from the Danvers Art Association. This was on Wednesday, the day of those terrible tornado touch downs in Springfield, MA.  It was hot and humid all day.  For us, the day started out with thunder and rain, but turned to a gray, humid and very windy afternoon. 

At the beach house I walked around experimenting with my camera.  I discovered a setting called “vivid” on my camera.  It works pretty well on a gray days. Might be too colorful on a sunny day.  I also tried the sepia setting and the black and white settings with disappointing results…I’ll have to do some more experimenting.

Here are a few of my photos from the day -

I ended up painting inside because of the wind.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Twitter! and Me!

I just signed up for a Twitter account.  It’s exciting.  I hope I did it right – I'm attempting to link my blog to my new account. This is a test post to see if I did everything right.  I am a bit technically challenged at times. 

I keep plugging away at it.  Is it my creative brain that gets in the way? 
Hope it worked!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Less humidity! And...I'm running a SALE!

I love blogging!  It's so much fun.  I wish I had more time for writing...but what I enjoy most is sharing photos of places I visit and some of my creations.  Also, I have a secret addiction!!! - I love pressing "Next Blog" to see where blogger takes me.  Wonderful world of blogs out there, and don't you feel more connected because of blogs?  I do.

What have I been up to this week?  I've been in de-cluttering mode.  I'm attempting to get my art supplies, beads and fabric under control.  HELP!  I have more items than room for them.  It's quite a dilemma.  I keep spreading out through my home, and I'm attempting to get it all under control.  And, there is always the temptation to purchase more supplies.  What's crazy creator to do???

All this thinking about blogs and bloggers - It dawned on me to run a sale for my blog followers, other bloggers and those who check my blog from time to time.  I'm offering 20% off on both my Etsy sites.  Just use the coupon code at time of purchse - Coupon code: Blogger53011

Next, I'm going to get busy and list more items.  I have much to do since I have a lot of unlisted items. 
Gotta get busy.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Newburyport, MA walk

Late Saturday afternoon I took a walk in Newburyport, MA with my Daughter. It was partly sunny at my house but the closer I got to Newburyport the foggier the landscape. When we started walking it was really chilly and damp.  I was warm enough, but I was wishing I had a hat on my head. 

We walked down by the sea wall.  You could hardly see the water.  It was impossible to see Plum Island from where we were because of the fog.  Still, I enjoyed our walk.  We found a new path which took us closer to the water and behind some homes and then back out near the Coast Guard and downtown Newburyport.

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People in Newburyport love to decorate with an ocean theme.  That’s part of the fun of walking around this area.











This was the path we discovered.