Monday, May 28, 2007

Etsy Wonders

As most of you might already know, etsy is a wonderful community of creative, talented and unique people. Not only do they offer a fantastic marketplace for buyers, the sellers themselves are warm, friendly and usually willing to help promote other sellers.
Such is the case with a shop called Q Branch Ltd. They were kind enough to feature me as their artist of the week on their blogspot which you can find here:
So if you're not already tired of my rambles...go on over and check it out!
AND the next time you're on etsy, be sure to check out their creative and diverse shop called
Q Branch Ltd. here
Cheers to generous artists! Happy Day all!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Well, I had company over the weekend and never did get around to doing anything about my new promo idea. But it tis that season, when visitors come a knockin', so I'm not so sure it will come to pass just yet. I'm also at a standstill with my art, feeling the need to slow down and recharge, maybe branch out in a new direction. This comes as no surprise to me as summertime seems to be when I am at my least creative. And perhaps that is the time to just be free and explore at my own pace. It's also sneezin season, with allergies abounding. Soooo...I think I will be recharging for a while.
I will still be a bloggin but not as frequently and I will be checkin in to see what my wonderful, and creative blogging friends are up to.
But the sun is shinin' and theres a light breeze and a beautiful nest of little baby birds outside my kitchen window. So I think I'll inhale the senses of summer, take it all in, fill myself up with the beauty of nature and all it's inspiration and then perhaps I will be able to exhale something wonderful....feeling recharged once again.
It's summertime and the livin' is easy. Or so I Hope everyone is having a beautiful day and enjoying the season.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thank You!

"Summer Rose" by D.Altaville c.2007
Available at Art n Joy on etsy!
THANK YOU all so much for you're input and encouragement on my last post!
I am so lucky to have such wonderful blogging friends.
So yes, I am going ahead with the idea, and hopefully will have it all together by Monday.
I apologize if I have not been frequenting your blogs as much, (or posting here as much for that matter), but I guess like everyone else, I've been doing the outdoor thang!
Which brings me to my brick! lol I got them delivered the other day and though they are not the old, old brick I was hoping for they will do just fine and best of all they were free!
So now you know what I'll be doing next week! lol
As they are calling for rain the next few days here.
AND I have been one lazy artist! Working at a snail's pace. Hey, at least I'm honest. lol
But this Rose is for you all my wonderful, talented and creative friends.
Thanks again and have a happy one!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Good Morning Blogger Friends! I hope everyone had a nice Mom's Day. I know I did. I requested no gifts here, as money is tight, and quite honestly, my kids are the best gift I ever received! Not much to report here, still doing the Spring Cleaning thang and hoping that sometime soon, I will have a pile of old brick in my yard! I've been wanting a little brick patio for years and a friend of ours in landscaping says he just might have some old brick for me this week, from a job he's doing. Won't that be faboo! Of course, it'll be even more faboo, if I manage to do the job right, as I am tackling it myself. But another friend has instructed me on just what to do...down to the last detail. So we'll see.

Anyhooo....I need some HONEST opinions from you all. I had this idea of contacting the local realtors in my area (of which there are many) , offering them Gift Certificates to Art n Joy to give to their clients who have bought a house. Personally, I think it's a great marketing idea. BUT being that my art is not very mainstream, I'm wondering if they'll all just have one big hoot and think I'm some kind of foolish, weirdo! lol But then again, a lot of people buying houses here are from NYC either looking for permanent residence or a summer home. And as you know, anyone from a major metropolis is a little more opened minded, when it comes to art and culture. SO having said all that...what do you all think? Is my art appropo enough for the idea? I need HONESTY so let it rip! Thanks all and Happy Tuesday!

Oh yes, the art above is titled "I Have No Home But Me" (A fave quote of mine by Anne Truitt) and is available at Art n Joy on etsy!

Thursday, May 10, 2007


"Lucky Number 836" & "Lucky Number 613" D.Altaville c.2007
Yes, I have been doing some number abstractions lately. It might have something to do with the little guy's incessant counting and obsession with numbers. This kid can count!!
And he can also add...all day long! lol
AND I have sooooo many unfinished pieces to get to, it's not even funny. I have canvases, journal pages, mixed media collage work, all scattered and stacked....ALL UNFINISHED!!
Is anyone else like that? Starting things and jumping from one thing to the next?
So hopefully, sometime soon I will have a bunch of new stuff in etsy.
In the meantime I've been distracted by Spring Cleaning (yup finally got those windows done-well, most of them!) and spiffin' up the yard and plantin my tomatoes and cukes! YUM!
And we got a brand new picnic table, solid pine that I just stained a lovely shade of green blue the other day. What would bluejude's yard be...without color? Well, it wouldn't be bluejude's yard at all! lol AND I have a nifty painted birdhouse that I have to find a spot for.
Love those birdies! AND I think this year we are going to add a butterfly bush to the yard. I LOVE THEM! I had one at my last house and it was marvelous! Lot's of butterflies fluttering about! A must have for anyone who likes gardens, blloms, and butterflies.
So it's a beautiful day and now I am off to get the little guy from preschool and hopefully get some of those pieces completed!
Happy Thursday All!

Monday, May 07, 2007

7 x Me meme

OK I've been tagged by Kim of Garden Painter Art. Me Times 7 basically...or to be more precise seven habits/things about me.

1. I am prone to anxiety attacks.
2. I have driving neurosis.
3. I recently have this dyslexic thing going on while typing on the puter.
4. I pray every morning and sometimes through out the day and at night.
5. I don't like Summer.
6. I hate cooking.
7. I love getting silly and laughing with my children.
8. I have moved 20 times in my life.
9. I drink my coffee black.
10. I can be very lazy!

Sorry, not very ineresting, but I threw in a few extras for good measure!
OK I tag....Nancy Baumiller, Wasp Goddess, Self Taught Artist, Bad Kitty, Turquoise Cro, Katie Kendrick, Lady of the Tulips
And now I am off to another cup of coffee, and neglected housework as I spent most of the weekend outside, planting and sprucing up the yard. Happy Monday!

Saturday, May 05, 2007


OK I Have just listed two new items at Art n Joy on etsy! Not your usual bluejude stuff. So take a peek and be surprised!!
And by all means take a look at the post below for things that ARE NOT on sale at etsy!
Happy Saturday All!

Friday, May 04, 2007

A Few Of My Favorite Things...

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!
My Life's Teachers, My Jesters, My Hero's, My Sun, Moon And Stars!
And NO,
They Are Not Available On Etsy!! lol
Happy Weekend All!