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The awesomeness that is the Hive 23 September 2010

Filed under: jewelry — Rana Wilson @ 10:29 pm
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So, a few weeks ago, I joined this new online crafting community called Creating the Hive. It’s a wonderful site, and I’ve met many really wonderful people.  It’s such a positive influence, and it’s bringing together crafters of vastly different experience and genre, to trade ideas, pump each other’s egos, challenge ourselves, and just generally have fun. So far, I’ve had one of my projects featured (the table I redid a few weeks ago), I’ve won a contest and received an awesome mystery art grab bag (see the adventures of Boxie) and I’ve been inspired to try to craft something (even if it’s just a blog post) everyday. Admittedly, with 8 classes, that’s been a bit hard.  But I’m working it out.

Anyways, I just found another very cool benefit to having joined the Hive–seeing someone’s work that I may not have ever run across any other way, and scoring a BEAUTIFUL piece of jewelry out of it for a very good price!  It’s a brooch, made of copper, with beads in fall colours and some gorgeous leaves, and the minute I saw it in Faye’s post, I knew it had to be mine.  Now, had I not become acquainted with Faye through the Hive, I doubt I would have thought to ask about the shipping.  ‘Cause, see, Faye lives in Britain, while I live in Florida… But I did!  And so now, it is mine…. muwahhhahhhhahhhahhhh!!!!!!!! 😀  I can’t wait till it gets here!!!!

I have to go buy a hat….

RLW

 

What a week!! 11 September 2010

Filed under: Ponderings — Rana Wilson @ 3:12 pm
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My, my, my, what a week it has been!  And you know, this week started out all sluggishly and stuff, what with the holiday and days off and really havin’ trouble getting back into the swing of things.  Some of my students really had a bit of a hard time; and I honestly can’t blame them… Long weekends are nice. But, that all worked out in the end.  And now, it is Saturday, September 11th, and we all have to remember the horrible events of 9 years ago. Not that we could forget.  I mean, come on–the first major attack on US soil in how many years?  Yeah, we’re not gonna forget that.  So, if you haven’t yet, take a few minutes today and think back. What were you doing that day?  Yeah, for my generation, this is like Kennedy’s assassination or the moon-landing for our parents’ generation–we all know where we were and exactly what we were doing when we heard the news.  And we’ll never forget.

Now, on to happier thoughts! And back to my week!  So, this was the last week of Beads-n-Blessings Art with Heart Viewer’s Choice contest, and I have awesome friends who helped me win that!!!  And I have to say, I am in some gorgeous (!!!!) company!  I mean look at those pieces!!!  I want the Twister necklace (well, really, I’d rather know how to make the Twister necklace myself…)  So hey, I have bragging rights now!  And as a friend pointed out to me yesterday, I am now an Award-Winning Artist (yeah, I have trouble really taking that seriously… LOL! after all, I’m still working on considering myself an artist!)

And, I managed to complete 3 projects this week!  The new phone case, the patchwork table, and another piece that I’m still waiting on it drying fully.  I’ll post pics and the story on that as soon as I get it all done.

And, I woke up today to learn that my little table has been featured on Creating the Hive!  How cool is that!!!!! And people like it !

Okay, yeah, I’m having a “They like me! They really like me!” drama moment here…

And I think I’ll just leave you with that.  Have a great day!

RLW

 

 
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