Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Caty Ann's Creations

I found Caty Ann's Creations though the team I am on through Etsy On Fire for Handmade. Her shop has all kinds of jewelry in it and even some things that are not jewelry. She is so creative. And she uses all kinds of color. Her imagination seems to know no bounds. You can find her on Artfire.
You can read her blog. You can catch her on Facebook. Caty seems to be one awesome lady filled with a heart of creativity. Go explore who she is. You just might find someone you can connect.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christopher Williams

There is an awesome artist named Christopher Williams that my husband first met in Sacramento, California. He does magnificent portraits. And is truly talented and blessed with amazing ability. The talented that flows through his tools when he uses them is just...I am without words he is so wonderful. You can see his work at his about me page while you read about him. My husband wrote about him here. You can see all of his amazing work from there. He just leaves me speachless. KRS-One recognized his talent when he saw the portrait he did of him. This man is so talented and I want him to find immense success. Go take a look at his about me page and then you can see the rest of his webpage.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Etsy Blogger Style File

I am so excited. The new and first Etsy Blogger Style File included one of my watches in it's collections. Right out of the blue my watch was included! That's right! You can see and read about it here. It is a cute collection and you really should swing by and take a look. I just finished...or almost finished a watch today. Very pretty, it is! My husband is gonna have to start taking pictures again.

Anyway, go take a look

Friday, October 21, 2011

Today is an Odd Day

I have been wanting to make more watches for my shop. I made my sister a watch and customized a customer a watch that I sold to her. So now I am feeling the creativity flowing. As you all know I have Bipolar that is kept in check with meds. I am extremely fortunate that it is very sensitive to the chemicals in medication. When I feel swings happening I can tell my doctor and she can adjust my meds in the smallest of ways and it helps. I told her about 3 weeks ago that I was feeling swingy and she adjusted the meds and I evened out. I started sleeping better yet I am still missing whole sleeping night and waking early as I did this morning. And today I feel myself in a downward spiral. It just feels like the darkness is coming in. I am irritable too. I am feeling the need to meditate. I am still feeling the need to create. That's good. I would like to make some watches for the holidays. Not holiday watches but, I would like to add some new watches to my shop for the holidays.

Anyway, I have also been doing readings and there may be some not so good energy hanging onto me if I have not shielded myself as well as I should. So I have a friend working on me long distance and I will be doing Reiki on me this morning and meditating. I am sure this will help. Clearing any murky energy will also help my creativity.

Thanks for reading...I know this was a bit of a different entry. But I like to share my personal stuff as well as the other stuff as you all know. Any comments are always welcome. Do you go through something similar? Do you have a mental health issue? I truly would love to read about it. Until next well and happy and have fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What are We Doing for Halloween

What are my plans for Halloween?

This is a simple question with a simple answer. I plan to stay home with my husband and 2 dogs and 1 cat. Our outside light will be out and our blinds will be down. No candy will be given out. Why? Because each time the door is knocked upon my dog, Chopper, wants to tear the door down and eat the person dressed in the odd costume. He does not understand that it is a human dressed in the costume. He only sees the odd costume. He reacts before he smells. This is a stress my husband nor I need and so we take the easy way out by eating chocolate and watching scary movies on Halloween night. We put a sign that lies, “All out of candy.” A small white lie? Yes. Are we going to Hell? Probably. Is Chopper calmer and happier? Yes and so am I.


I have a shop that I want to share with you. It is called Splendid Little Stars. This scarf is one of the treasures that is in her shop. She has all kinds of fun things in her store. She has things like hats, scrunchies and tie-dyed shirts. I am partial to this scarf and I am hoping that since I am highlighting it one of you will snap it up. If it were square I would get it myself to cover one of my crystal balls. I really love this scarf. This is a really cute shop and hope you go visit Splendid Little Stars.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

We're open!

It's into September and all of my shops are open. I have a new watch shop at Zibbet and I invite you to go there and visit and buy if you wish. I closed my watch shop at ArtFire. I still have Helen's Light Readings at ArtFire. I also still have my Etsy shop of watches. And I have my Helen's Light Readings on Etsy. I invite you to any of my shops. Make yourself at home.

Speaking of home. We are in a rental home and making it our own. Still lots to unpack but, unlike the last one, this one feels like home. I have all my beading things out so I can customize any watch anyone chooses now. I am excited to be settling. I hope all of you are doing well. As always comments are welcome.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Update on this Soap Opera

Well, we moved out of our rental home and we are living in a motel with our dogs and cat. We are still actively looking for a place to live. I am finding peace the best way I can. This is a time when I want to follow my thoughts more than my feelings because my feelings are fear and anxiety. I closed my watch shops down because I have no place to customize watches as I promise my customers that I will do for them. When we find a place to live and get settled I will open back up. I apologize for any inconvenience. So that is the latest in this soap opera.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Chaos on the Homefront

My watch and earring making has been halted lately. The house where my husband and my animal family have rented for the past 3 years has foreclosed and we are desperately looking for a place to live while packing. Actually the animals are fine. It's just the humans that are in a state. But my tarot cards tell me to trust and rest like the High Priestess would. And she is the epitome of intuition. So I am trying to do that. Plus I know that I am taken care of and that I am not going to be left out in the cold. There are lessons to be learned here and so on and so forth. LOL!! I just wanna make sure my animals have a good back yard and that I have room for my beading table and two pieces of exercise equipment. Is that too much to ask? Last time we moved we had 3 dogs, this time we only have 2. So that is easier...sadder but easier.

I started reading for a brand new phone service called Psychic Reader Network. I go by Mataya on that website.
Mataya is the name of one of my guides. I still have Helen's Light Readings on Etsy but one of my friends started this phone in website and wanted me to read for it. It is still just a baby site as we have just had one call on it and the reader called was unavailable at the time.

What are you dealing with? Leave comments and tell me cause I'd like to know.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Father's Day...Better Late than Never

I am writing this for on of Etsy Blogger's Carnivals. It was this or my fav recipes. Anyone that knows me knows that I don't cook and I barely prepare food. So Father's Day was the choice. But this was a hard choice since my father died when I was 23. That was MANY years ago. Father's Day between me and my father is a blur as our relationship was never very fact it was abusive. The end years were a little less abusive. We just saw the world differently. And let's face it, he was a weird individual.

But my husband has a wonderful daughter and she is my wonderful step-daughter. I have known her since the age of 2 and she is about 33 now. I love her a lot. She gave him a $50 gift card for He loves so this was a perfect gift. I no longer grieve over the loss of my father or even my mother since it has been a long time since they have passed. But, the relationship between my daughter and her father is what is important now. They have a good relationship and that matters. I am grateful for that and I depend on her remembering her father every Father's Day. And she does. Bless that woman. She holds a special place in my heart. So that is what Father's Day means to me.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Tamdoll is run by Tammy. Tammy makes fabric jewelry. The image you see above is a necklace. She has made each of the beads herself. That is awesome to me. When I think of making beads for my watches whether from fabric or paper or polymer clay it is overwhelming. She makes earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. She makes other things but go visit her shop and discover it for yourself.

Tammy also has a fun blog. Right now there is a delicious pie recipe waiting for you to print it out.

Her twitter is: Message her and tell her you read about her on my blog. Say I am from Etsy Bloggers.

I hope you go and visit Tammy's shop. She has some unique items. Thanks for reading my blog.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The above photo show a beautiful lavender scarf made by Arlene of Arlene Boutique . I am highlighting her shop here because she does wonderful work and because she was nice enough to include one of my watches in her treasuries. This, of course, made me look at her shop which made me want to promote her shop in my blog. She has really cool scarves in her shop. By now you all know I LOVE LOVE LOVE scarves. I am goiig to have plenty if we move to Vancouver, BC. Arlene has all colors in her shops. I hope you go visit it. Oh and this is the link to her treasury .

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Possible New Adventure

My family and I may be going on a new adventure. For the past month, my husband has been interviewing with two companies in Vancouver, British Columbia. That's right Canada! And I live in California! We may be going on a huge adventure! I am so excited and nervous and I have all kinds of feelings all jumbled together. I just had to blog about it. I will keep you posted. He is suppose to have a face to face interview by the end of we shall see what we shall see.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Watch is in a Treasury

I just love this little heart watch that is in a treasury. It is a watch with black hearts. I just love it. You can see the whole treasury here . I am so grateful when people include me in their treasuries because I know how hard it is to do them. I have done only one and that was enough for me. I may try again but they are not easy to do! Any way go take a look! Thanks!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I just listed a watch!

I know it's been a while and I just listed a watch on my Etsy. You can see it here. It is a gold watch with black and gold beads. Very elegant and sophisticated. It is a bit different then I usually make. I hope you like it.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

An Etsy Treasury!

I am in another of Shelly's treasuries. She was kind enough to include one of my purple and shell watches in one of her treasuries here . I always feel special when someone includes one of my pieces in their collection. It doesn't happen very often so when it does, I take notice. It's a huge compliment.

Her shop is filled with all kinds of knitted items. The blue scarf you see is one of my favorites in her store. I love scarves and I love blue. She is always working hard on treasuries to promote other people and their artistry while she does fine work herself. Thanks Shelly for including my items in your treasuries. I have made ONE and know they are not easy.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I'm on You Tube!

You can see a video of my watches put on display with some really good music. My friend Carrie did it for me. I think it is so sweet to do it for me. You can see it Here . The video is really beautiful and I am grateful she did it for me. Go take a look and have fun!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I am so excited. I just opened another shop called Helen's Light Readings. I do tarot readings and have done them for many years. I got this idea from someone who bought one of my watches. She is in an online tarot group. I had been thinking about doing something like this but just hadn't done it. She was the catalyst that pushed me over the edge. She has a shop too. I don't know how I will do cause there is some competition. I am putting in quite a few spreads so people can choose and there will be a wide range of prices so people can choose how many cards they want and how much they want to spend. You can find my shop here . It's on Etsy. Each listing explains what you get. So go take a look!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Look at this Treasury and this Curator

My watch was placed in this treasury which I am always grateful. And this curator is a very talented artist in my humble opinion. He goes by Serdomania and you can find his shop here His art is breathtaking and dramatic. Even his treasury has a earthy and sensual feel to it. Go ahead, look at the treasury and his shop. Enjoy!

Friday, March 25, 2011

I made a treasury!

Yes you read that right! I made my first treasury called Passionate Purples and Blues. I took the shops for Handmade Harbor, a team that I am on. This team is great cause we try and promote each other. You can find my treasury Here . I got a lot of positive feedback but the ones that really count are from you all. The people that are not in it. If you can promote it that would be great. I am only the curator. None of my work is in it but being the curator is still a very good thing. I hope you go and look at it and enjoy it and facebook about it and tweet it and blog it and do whatever about it. lol Thanks!

BTW, I never would have been able to do a treasury without the help of Shelly who is very talented at doing them. Thank you, Shelly.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Handmade Harbor Team Treasury

I'm on an Etsy team called Handmade Habor and we promote each other. And Shelly put one of my watches in one of her treasuries. She has a cute shop where she sells all kinds of things included cool knitted scarves. I LOVE scarves and have lots of them and I am always open to buy more. lol

The treasury can be found here. It is filled with blues and is quite beautiful. As you all know I love blues and purples. My kyanite watch is perfect in the treasury. I hope you all go and look at it and check out the items. There are some interesting things in it. If you're reading this Shelly, thanks for including me. :-)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Not Sleeping Tonight

Okay, so I know you all are wondering why I am up so early in the morning posting on my blog. Well it is all because of this darling black and white dog you see before you. He answers to the name of Chopper. The other dear one is Bailey.

You see, hubby and I and Chopper and Bailey and Max the cat (yes, he's the one that looks like he owns the place) all were in bed. Chopper had his in between us place with his head down and his butt close to my face. Yes, I was praying that he would not get gassy. Aren't you amazed that I can read your mind? Bailey was further down on my side being gentle harassed by Max because Max wanted Bailey's attention and the attention I was giving to him was JUST NOT DOING IT. Bailey finally schooched over some and that made Max leave him alone.

Now we were already to fall asleep. Did I ever tell you the Chopper sleeps VERY LOUD? I mean don't get me wrong I love him to pieces and I kiss his big nose every chance I get. But that nose snores! So tonight, he was just breathing loud but I was being OVERLY sensitive and decided I would get up and check on some Etsy and gmail stuff. And come back to bed and the worst would be done... ... ... ... I was WRONG. I came back and he was DREAMING and his body was jerking and his legs (which were by my head) were kicking. Finally, I said to my husband, "Honey,(yes I said honey)can you take the dogs out so we can get Chopper on your other side?" Of course he said yes. I think he saw the beginnings of insanity starting to form.

So they all come back...Chopper is on the right of hubby. Sweet and quiet Bailey is in the low middle of us. And we are ready to go to sleep. Now guess what? I CAN'T SLEEP!!! I have been a bit manic lately, I think, and this set me off for not being able to sleep tonight.

I thought that maybe my readers might find some humor in my ramblings. Hope you enjoyed my experience with a small bout of mania. This won't last long or maybe it will. One never knows. Perhaps I'll make some more watches or earrings. My shop has plenty but could always you a few more.

Comments, suggestions, anything is welcome in my comment section

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I am featuring for Etsy Bloggers an artist that works in the field of jewelry. I love her work and I have just discovered it! I love this brass heart with the blue crystals. The chain is wonderful too. You can tell in the rest of her work that she takes time and effort in what she does. You can tell she puts her heart into her work. I can tell she loves what she does. Her shop

You can read her blog at: Her blog is springy and fun.

Friday, March 4, 2011

An Etsy Treasury

This treasury is very earthy and organic. It has a lot of browns and oranges in it. The curator's shop is NaLa This shop is filled with beautiful jewelry and it makes me feel very creative. The treasury is here . It even has The Doors poster in it. This is a great treasury and you would have fun if you headed over there to take a look.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A New Collection on Art Fire

I am started this post out the same way I did the last one...I am so excited! I do this because that is the way I feel whenever someone includes me in a collection or treasury. Someone added a pair of my earrings to their safari collection on Art Fire. Some of the items are tempting me to buy them. They are very earthy and organic. Here is the collection . Take a look and be tempted too.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Etsy Bloggers Treasury

I am so excited. I belong to Etsy Bloggers and one of my watches was included in one of their treasuries. It is very beautiful and very romantic...all in soft pinks. The link is here: Treasury Go visit it and leave a note.