talentdatabase and colourlovers and ego, oh my!

TalentDatabase FeatureHappy Halloween, dear Internets!

It’s been a happy day, indeed, because I was featured not once, not twice, but three times on TalentDatabase.com! Three times! Why? Because I’m addictive, like crack. Being that I’m so irresistible, I can’t blame you for you clicking that big ol’ banner to your right and getting your fix. Nor would I blame you for, say, buying out my entire shop. But I digress.

If you’re not familiar with it, TalentDatabase is a great resource for artists and designers who are looking to network with other like-minded indie folks, and it’s a good place to get your work out there. So humor me, indulge my narcissism and be my friend!

And if that wasn’t enough to make my head swell to the size of a small city, I also spied a photo of my very own on the front page of Etsy this morning. It also happens that I am rapidly approaching 900 hearts there. 900! That’s a very big number! I’m thinking I should do something special for my 1,000th heart. Maybe a signed photo of yours truly. Hey, what do you mean, “conceited?” ๐Ÿ˜‰

Even ThisNext honored me with a 2007 Maven award this week. What does it mean? That I know how to spend money, and that I spend far too much time on the Internet – two of my most enviable talents. They’re so good to me!

I’ve also been hanging out more at ColourLovers lately. This site has been in my top 10 for a long time, but I hadn’t worked up the nerve to start creating my own palettes until recently. I’m not as terrible at the whole color thing as I’d originally thought. If you have an eye for color or you’re in need of some inspiration, please come join me!

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.orgAside from all that excitement, the hubs and I stepped out last night (past 7 p.m., even! Amazing! We’re such old farts) to do some impromptu Christmas shopping. Normally we’re not on the ball with these things this early in the season (as far as I’m concerned, “Christmas” doesn’t qualify as a word in the human vocabulary until at least December), but Tim got an idea in his head and I think it’s a good one.

It also has something to do with this pledge you’ve been hearing a lot about these days – namely, to avoid Wal-Mart (and others of their ilk) like the plague this holiday season. Except we’re not really buying handmade, we’re making things, which I think is just as good, right? I’d tell you what we’re making, but there are people reading this blog who will eventually benefit from our scheming, so I have to keep it secret.

OK, time to pass out treats to the local ghoulies and ghosties, lest our house be egged and covered with toilet paper!

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