Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My husband - the author :D

3 am! How can it be 3 am? I promised myself I would get to bed at a decent time tonight (or would that be last night?) so that I could get some work done tomorrow...(or today?). At least I was doing something productive, though...publishing my husband's latest short story on Smashwords and Amazon!

Yep, after writing aimlessly all these years, he has some stories out there. They're ebooks - free ebooks - mind you, and there's only 2, but it's such a huge start! I'm so proud of him (as I'm sure you could tell)! If you like to read, take a moment and check out his stories. Feel free to review them on or Amazon (or both). I'd promise you cookies if you did, but that seems a little to much like bribery ;)

You can find Jon (and his books) online at:

Facebook, his Blog, Smashwords, and Goodreads

Click on the links to go to the download page for the ebooks (they're available in every e-reader form, along with pdf and other computer forms).

Firebug and
The Snow Owl

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The results of the contest are...

...not posted yet. So, as we wait for the results, I've been reading and creating (with some help from the baby penguins).

I started doing some caps with charms/beads on them, and I LOVE the look. Here's one of my favorites so far...the Cheshire cat smile with the words "We're all mad here." For those that know my family, you know it's true :) You can find these new listings on my facebook fan page, and soon in my etsy shop.

Speaking of family, we found a new favorite place in the area! I can't believe I grew up here and have never been to the art center at the Green Lake Conference Center (ABA). We had a women's group get together there last night where we got to paint ceramics. It was great! I'll be the first to tell you that I'm not a painter, but it was a lot of fun, and the prices were really reasonable! Since Jon had to work, the kids came with me, and we paid $18.99 for 4 pieces. We had to go back today since none of us finished last night. Jon came with and painted a turtle sculpture for $3.68. He finished it in the hour we had today, and Billy finished up his Dalmatian and alligator sculptures. Claudia and I still have to finish our pieces before they can be fired. Claudia is working on a little bowl shaped like a lotus flower, and I'm doing a strawberry coffee mug. The art center also has an area for painting china, and a jewelry making area - both of which we're going to have to check out as the summer goes on. I'll post pictures of the finished products when I get them so you can all laugh at my painting ability ;) Until then, enjoy your week!