“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?” – Mr Bennet When I published my Question of Ethics last …
This year, my luck has officially run out, folks. I’m beginning to feel like the old cat trying to learn new tricks… Okay, more like trying to jump through a …
TaraFly shares some of the crazy search terms people use to find her blog: “secret zombie outbreaks” and “vacuum cleaning nude”. Really, Google?!
And the Top 20 Posts to her Facebook Status: “TaraFly ate the blasted Bunny, but the candy came just the same.”
Black Friday madness is a disease that retail associates encounter with dread each year. Knowing what bloodthirsty monsters lurk outside my door – the rabid and frothing crowds of shoppers, with sleepless glazed eyes and desperate frenzy reacting with high levels of caffeine – makes me grateful to be alive and well in my home.
The sales are tolerable, I suppose, but not handsome enough to tempt me (to risk life and limb).
After Jane B and the Mystery Piece are finished, work on patient Mr. Bingley will begin in earnest. Joe and I also discussed adding more photomanipulations to my Regency series, in addition to “Gazing On Pemberley” and “The Letter”… as they are always well received. Perhaps something with an autumn or winter flavor.
And I’m also planning to create another Mr. Darcy Limited Edition print for the yuletide season.
“What motivates you?” is not a simple question after all.. but I can appreciate the exercise which causes us to dig deeper and put a human face to the formidable obstacle on our calendars, and in our own minds. In my case, it has four distinct faces… keeping in mind that my family will benefit the most from a successful holiday season.
I sweated this virtual phone call… Actually, 10 minutes before the call, I was taking pepto-bismol to settle my nervous stomach, because I suffer from “telephobia” or whatever it’s called… in addition to my fear of holidays.
But after a series of “technical problems”, we wound up using the instant messaging system afterall.
All that bile-swallowing and nausea for naught.
Because many of my pieces represent historical or literary characters in feline fersona, I want my listing images to reflect a cozy bookshelf or reading nook, so I use worn novels, curtain fabric, and greenery (real or artificial) in my staging.
I don’t mean to knock Etsy; they have created a fabulous site, and the more time I spend creating this little corner shop of mine, the more I appreciate the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes. They have provided 216,586 sellers (oops, I think it’s 216,587 sellers now) with the opportunity to be seen by bazillions of potential customers, provided they list their products at the magical time of day/night when everyone gets “the most views”.