Friday, April 26, 2013

Light, Love & A $50 Gift Certificate!!!

Hello hello!!!  Hope everybody is enjoying this gorgeous Spring weather!  I know I am.  Every chance I get, I'm out there with my camera.  People ask me, "so what do you do"...I just laugh and say, it depends on what day it is.  I'm a jewelry designer on days when it's raining or cold.  I'm a photographer on days when it's sunny and warm and I'm a scribbler at night, while I'm watching t.v.   This was my little drawing last night, while watching American Idol..I still love that show.  So many talented young people out there...makes my heart hopeful.  And who doesn't love Alice Cooper and Elephants!
So I just decided I'll be whatever I am...as long as my light is still shining bright.  Hope you can do the same!
And how cute are these!  "Fried Egg Earrings" ~ I'll have them for sale at the "Transylvania Farmer's Market", along with this adorable little "Bacon & Egg" necklace:
Of course, both are for sale in my Etsy shop...in case you don't live close by.
I'm so excited!  One of my wonderful customers and now facebook friends, Nichole, is giving away a $50 gift certificate to my Etsy Shop.  All you have to do is comment on her blog post for a chance to win!  And, I'll be sneaking in a cute little surprise in the package, as well!  Good Luck!  Tell her I sent you! ~ Life is Good!!!
 My sweet little Broc and a couple of his friends came to visit over the weekend!  Even though they didn't stay long, I got to hug his neck and tell him how much I love him.  And, as luck would have it, we found an adorable salamander in the herb garden...so cute!   But the cutest is this precious little donkey that Broc insisted was a unicorn in disguise...you never know!
 I hope this blog post finds you well!  Seize the day!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Opportunity seems to have an uncanny habit of favoring those who have paid the price of years of preparation." ~ Anonymous

Friday, April 12, 2013

Birds, Frogs, Flowers & Free Earrings!

Hey ya'll!!!  Hope you have been enjoying this beautiful Spring weather!  We have been suffering from allergies big time around here.  Even Ozzy's been sneezing his head off!  Wayne put up the "Bluebird House" and after two days, a little pair of Chickadees decided they would move in.  So cute!  I can't wait to see the babies!  
 Of course, my drawing last night had to have something to do with that!  You can check out all of my drawings on "Flickr", if you are so inclined.  I promise they will make you smile...
 
We also have a pair of Piliated Woodpeckers that built a nest way up in the top of a tree by our driveway.  Not sure if they have babies yet, or not.  We'll see.
But, of course, the most exciting thing for me right now are the tadpoles in my frog pond!  They are finally starting to swim around and eat from the top of the water...there are actually way more in there, than I thought.  So cute!  They have a little over a month left, before they will be leaving the pond and heading to wherever they go.  No worries, I'll keep you updated on their progress.
Spring gives me so much inspiration...I made these today, while I was drinking my coffee and listening to the birds singing in the trees outside my window.  I just adore them!  So much so, I'm giving a pair away to one of my lucky blog readers!!  All you have to do is comment on this post [or the link to it on my facebook page] for a chance to win!  Tell me what your favorite thing about Spring is...I would love to hear!  Ozzy will be picking a winner Wednesday [April 17th] ~ Good luck!!  Before I head outside with my camera, I have to share this beautiful clump of Bloodroot Flowers that are blooming in the forest:
They are everywhere!  I've never seen them blooming like this around here...maybe it's a sign of what's to come!  I love scouting for wildflowers...one of my favorite things about Spring.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

 "Signs of Spring"
My eyelids opened with the breeze...
blowing gently through the trees.
Birds sing softly, as not to awake...
thankful for each breath I take.
Flowers peeking from the ground...
moving leaves without a sound
Flying insects fill the sky...
the flutter of a butterfly
Green and yellow, red and pink
Spring is finally here...I think
~ Kathy Hardy 04.12.13
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