This is the during... I should have taken a "Before pic... ooops!
In addition to making jewelry, I also love gardening. I love seeing the flowers bloom all summer long and playing "tag" with the bees... they are always it, and I NEVER want to be stung. We haven't yet developed that balance between gardener & pollinators... LOL
So this post is just a little aside from the jewelery design... but still fun!
About 2 years ago, I was up at my grandma's house, and she was watering all her indoor plants when a sprout of aloe broke off . She gave it to me saying if I went home and put it in a glass of water, it would root and I could plant it.
So I did.... and so it did! My little 2" sprig of Aloe rooted and I planted it in a beautiful piece of pottery. (The 3rd from the right in the photo below.) It sits in a really sunny window in our kitchen. It had grown so much it was overflowing the pot and had "aloe vines" growing down the side, outside the pot.
So it was time to transplant.... my one little 2" sprig of aloe turned into 4 full size plants, 2 small planters and another full size planter that's up in my bedroom (not in the picture.) Crazy, I know, but I wanted to share with you. Aloe is a heaven sent plant... from cuts to burns, it's amazing for chapped lips and dry skin. I've even used it as a moisturizer on my face before bed.
So here's my after picture of most of my plants. I'll be able to share the wealth now. I have a pot for my siblings, so they too can use the aloe to heal.
Have a green day!
Monday, February 23, 2009
What a whirlwind life throws at us all at times. Since Christmas, it's funny, I expected life to be a little slower so I could focus more on my jewelry making. But it's been quite the opposite. Chris & I have taken on a new business venture, arbitraging - it's all internet marketing and advertising. It's quite in depth, but we're learning from the best of the best in the industry. It's a whole different side to advertising on the internet that previously I didn't even know it existed or the income tied to working it! It's great and let's us use our creative business minds.
My e-bay business has been steadily growing. I love helping women get great quality cosmetics for reasonable prices. Especially in this challenging time. Women still need to keep themselves looking great and feeling great because "if Mama isn't happy, nobody's happy!" Isn't that right?
And trying to squeeze in all of the new business, I've had less time for my jewelry design. I've still done some pieces as special orders, but nothing just to put on the internet for sale.
This last week I did take time to focus and create. I love the way it feels to have an image in your mind, sketch it on paper then create it with my bare hands! It's inspiring! Here's some of my creative inspirations most recently. Hope you enjoy!