Spotlight Friday: running

A few weeks ago one of my kids joined the Track Team. She loves it, running every day for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Running has never been my favorite part of Track and Field, I loved long jump and high jump and all the throwing. I was a good sprinter though.

My kid got placed in the long distance running team. I remember when she was around 4 she and her Dad went to the Track on the Navy Base while living in California. And when they came back my hubby told me that she ran the track twice without stopping and wanted to run more. The older couple that had watched them was impressed with her skills. That little girl with the big feet.

So here we are quite a few years later, buying running shoes, pants, duffle bag, extra water bottles, team shirt, jacket and pants….etc.

I searched on youtube for some running videos. I found this one and thought it was funny.

So now to my Running search

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Eat Sleep Run – Marathon Running – Car Truck Laptop Vinyl Decal by alohastickers

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half marathon pendant
by PurplePelicanDesigns

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Track Running Girl Olympics Silhouette Green and White 8 x 10 Print by TheShopSisters

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RUN Pendant
by WarbleswithBella

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Runner Necklace Pendant by DaliaShamirJewelry

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Skeleton Zombie Running and Skankin’ Ska
by zedszombieranch

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Just Keep Running Painted Sports Medal Holder by AmazeingSigns

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Ladies Running T Shirt
by SunAndAsphalt

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Jogging, Cartoon, Fitness, Running, Female, Track, Metal Art by BKcreations1

There was some interesting running items that I found besides all those.

And then I also wanted to add this video

So what is, or was your favorite Sport?


Spotlight Friday: Hospital

Originally there wasn’t going to be a Spotlight this week. I was scheduled for a surgery today.

But I am coming down with something and didn’t feel it would be good to get on the table with something brewing already. So had to make the call and reschedule. Even though I am really bummed that I have to wait longer and deal with the pain.

So for that reason I am looking on what I can find that was tagged with hospital.

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The Get Well Good Luck Good Voodoo Doll…The Ultimate “Speedy Recovery” Protectress
by waldosluggoandme

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Nurses Call The Shots-Desk Sign
by ekud1946

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Heartbeat Stud Earings
by IrisJane

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Doctor’s Kit – Printable Paper Toy Craft PDF by Paperholic
by Paperholic

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Stethoscope, Crochet
by AnOptimisticCynic

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Doctor Hand Painted Wine Glasses Physician PA Glasses
by imglassyeyed

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I Care Retractable ID badge Holder (male)
by TornEdgesEmporium

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50’s Nurse Hat Stud Earrings
by IrisJane

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My Hero Wears Scrubs, I Call Her Mommy, Cuustom Machine Embroidered Career Themed Shirt
by Soapbubblesboutique

so, now it’s time for me to get back to bed, drink lot’s of fluids and get better.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

Spotlight Friday: meow

While I am sitting here and thinking what theme I could come up with my kitty got a hold of my rice pudding bowl that I just finished. To funny how he is trying to get into the bowl and get the last bits and pieces.

Here Tygra is doing his favorite thing drinking of the running faucet. He always follows everybody in the bathroom too, because he knows you will be washing your hands and will be turning the water on. He then jumps on the counter and hopes you will leave the water running for him. ( sorry it wouldn’t show on here)

But here is a picture of our Tygra with his favorite frog toy, that was an item for my shop, that he snuck out of my pile.


So by now I am pretty sure you know what I was going to be looking for on Zibbet, right?

But before we go to the Spotlight I wanted to share something else with you. A friend of mine on Zibbet does some amazing bead work. You can find her shop here  . And right now she has a Giveaway going on, that you might want to check out, because the prize is a HeatherCat. You don’t know what that is?  Go take a look and see for yourself, some wonderful work!

I love seeing those kitties in action.

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Your Baby Kitten Custom Ragamuffin
by FibreHeart

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Kitty Artist – Hand Sculpted
by CarensClayfulCreations

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Chesire Cat Coin Bank (Blue, Standing)
by LisaFrasierPottery

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Hand cut cats with love card by Chomelle

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Steampunk Art Print Clockwork Kitty
by collageorama

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Gray Cat All Occasion Card – Custom -Hand Stamped Greeting Card
by catscrappin

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Country Crafts 709CBB Blue Calico Girl Shelf Sitter Cat
by nannieandbcrafts

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Cat Earrings SET – All five Pairs – Black Cat Studs
by SmallGreyCat

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Steampunk Cat Pocket Mirro by SunnysGiftShop

It was hard to only pick 9 items. There a so many more. Have  a peak for yourself.

Which one was your favorite?

Spotlight Friday: Mushrooms

I must confess, I don’t like eating mushrooms. I don’t like the texture of mushrooms when they are cooked. When my mom cooked anything with them I always fished them out.

I do like looking at them though, when walking through the woods. As a kid we sometimes went mushroom picking, but I was never sure which one you could eat and which one was not so good for you to eat. So I left the picking to the others and just enjoyed the sight. Inspected who lived in and around the mushrooms and how they grew. I love the smell in the German Woods right after some rain, the moss smell and the different smells of mushrooms and other plants. I have not ventured out into the South Carolinian Woods like that, I have a lot of respect for all those snakes and  spiders out there, and other 4+ legged creatures.

But back to the mushrooms. As I am finishing up my custom order, a wreath, that also has mushrooms on it. To be exact, they are toad stools. The picture was taken last night, not the best lighting, because I was excited that the wreath was almost finished. IMG_1493

So I thought, that might be a idea to search for on : mushrooms

let’s see what I found:

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Pop Surrealism Wonderland Art Fairytale – This Place is Changing Us by Jaime Best
by BestArtStudios

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Pumpkin Fae House
by CharAng12

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Crochet Mushroom by MilenaCrochet

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Mushroom, set of 5 cards with envelopes
by ChavahsGarden

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Brown mushrooms wall hanging – air dry clay
by claygaloreandmore

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Needle Felted Felt Mushroom by iguanamakeit

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Mushroom Stamped Small Journal
by glassmap

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Nature Necklace with Moss and Mushroom by Hieropice

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Chartreuse Green Toadstool Terrarium Decoration by PumpkinTreeLane

I found many more wonderful mushroom items, you might want to go search for yourself and see if you can find more.

I love how differently artist create their vision.

Which one is your favorite? For me it is hard to pick one this week.

A Lady with many talents

Are you ready for some ArtsyCraftery?

Visit Sandi’s Shop and get inspired, I am pretty sure there is something for you in her wonderful shop.


Now grab your favorite cup of liquid and let’s see what Sandi is up to during her day and discover what she creates.

Where is your center of craft life? Where is your business?

My studio is in my home. I hope to move and have a room dedicated to my work.

How did your store come to life?
Around the year 2000, I became aware of the potential for me to sell online. I had been creating for much longer than that.
What is the story behind your Shop name, how did it get it and why?
I chose Artsy Craftery because I am not just an artist or just a crafter. Since I had difficulty pigeonholing myself, I chose a name that reflects that I am an artsy crafter and a crafty artist. In additional to creating crafted items, I am a mixed media artist. I also paint watercolors and acrylics, as a self-taught artist, using traditional art techniques.
What kind of material do you work with and why?
I use a variety of media and techniques. My first love is papercrafting and watercolor painting, but I also use beads, wire, fiber, glass,  clay and acrylics. Some of my fav techniques include altered art, mosaic, papier mache and stamping. I like image editing and provide graphic and other creative services.  I also enjoy desktop publishing and bookmaking.
 What/ who got you into creating?
I fell in love with art supplies in kindergarten. It was through 2 years of art classes in jr high where I first learned traditional art techniques. Since then I’ve been self-studying art and crafting techniques.
where do you find your inspiration?
Everywhere and through everything. I’m blessed with a nice library of craft and art books that I’ve gleaned from supermarket book bins, library sales, thrift stores, Edward R. Hamilton overstock/liquidation bookseller, Barnes & Noble bargain racks, etc. I love looking through my books. I like looking at Pinterest boards and Interweave and Stampington magazines like Cloth, Paper, Scissors and Somerset Studio.
what do you do when you get a crafting block?
I never have them. I have a continuous stream of ideas. The only problem that I encounter is when I try to rush myself to complete a project rather than allowing the project to move at its own speed. I also feel anxiety when I am beginning a project. I see the finished project already, in my minds eye, so I feel overwhelmed at the beginning. I don’t know how I’m going to get to the finished piece. When I calm down and focus on baby steps, the process just happens through me. My work creates itself. I just have to let go and let it happen, and not be aghast along the way. A work in progress can look terrible, but it almost always comes out right. It creates itself when I take a deep breath, have faith and put my hands to it. It rarely looks exactly like the original vision. It’s better.
how do you get the word out about your business?
I use regular social media, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin and Google+. I participate in forums at my venues and occasionally may enter a contest. I also promote the work of others and I blog. I look for unusual or under-used places to promote myself, like Craigslist and online classifieds.
drescribe yourself with 5 words
Creative. Joyful. Adaptive. Communicative. Faith-filled.
where do you see your shop/ items in the future?
I see myself settled into a handful of online venues, selling specific lines of products and services that I’ve finally developed, and selling at the occasional artist market/street fair.

Wow that is a lot of different talents. Why don’t you check out all the places where Sandi can be found: