I’m trying to sell some of the signed books I’ve collected to defray some unexpectedly high car repair bills, do me a favor and pass this on if you know any book collectors? Thanks!
Thus far I’ve put up:
That Is NOT a Good Idea by Mo Willems, signed first edition hardcover, with a sketch inside (and this is a man whose drawings sell in art galleries) and a promotional hand fan/stick puppet: www.ebay.com/itm/291166235692 (quirky picture book)
So ideas for chain alternates? I can't do my viking knit there anymore since again the links aren't soldered, ditto for finishing with ribbons. Most sites don't give enough of an image to see if the links are soldered and I've already bought several dozen chains I now can't use.
I really want to totally tell them where to shove it, but since I'm out of one other place and a third still has my pieces but isn't responding to emails I really can't. So looking for affordable ideas to get together in time for the August jury.
Hey, I was playing with making ribbon flowers again and really wanted to try pansies, but I can't find variegated ribbon at any of the local craft stores. Well, I found one spool of 1 1/2" pale yellow to white in clearance. Which I bought out of principle despite wanting deeper yellow or purple and 3/4" width... Any affordable sources you guys would suggest?
My other, more costly search. I really need to learn office2010 properly to have something to give my resume some edge. But the program is really freaking expensive. (And I'm always a bit suspicious of the download only that you can get online, for that much money I'd like a guarantee that program will download/be backed up.) So I get the home edition comes with less programs, but are the word, excel and access the same program as the professional? Where do you guys normally purchase your software?
I just needed to rant, my debit card got 'compromised', who the hell knows how since I use my business debit like three times a year, and someone stole almost all of my account in Macy's purchases, and the bank cancelled my card, never told me why, I was just finally able to see these purchases and apparently the bank isn't doing SHIT about it.
Thanks for letting me blow off steam
Okay, so I'm having a terrible time trying to find tall pants in the style I want. I was hoping to find black cargo pants since they'd be great for antiquing and hiking as well as work for a half assed UNIT costume for dragon*con. The only ones I could find were white. So I'm thinking of dying them. Anyone have any tips for dying a cotton/spandex blend fabric?
(Or heck, know where a tall girl can get affordable pants?!)
Do you guys find more on the photo side of the spectrum or word side of the spectrum helpful? My last class wasn't doing so well with the way I'd written up my tree tutorial, so I was wondering if an almost wordless photoset might be easier.
Has anyone used quickbooks? I had a coworker suggest that it could be useful for the jewelry business bit as well as the resume bit, but the reviews I've read about it have been pretty bipolar and the cost of the program plus classes seems a bit steep.
You guys know I'm a sucker for gold and moonstone. I don't post many earrings on here, but I make them for myself and have a few goldfill and moonstone pairs. I've noticed a strange thing. They're tarnishing, and not the dull of regular gold or goldfill, but an almost clumpy green. A bit at the edges of the links, but mostly where the wire goes through the moonstone. I can see a hint of green through the stones. I did a dunk in tarnex and a bit of a scrub with an old toothbrush, but that doesn't clear out what I can see through the stone.
Anyone run across this before? Ideas?
By Scott Edward Anderson
"Healing, not saving." ~ Gary Snyder
"Healing, not saving," for healing
indicates corrective, reclaiming
restoring the earth to its bounty,
to right placement and meaning--
Forward thinking, making things new
or better or, at least, bringing back
from the edge. The way
bulbs are nestled in earth,
starting to heal again--
the way a wound heals.
Keep warm. Sun following
rain; rain following drought.
Perhaps we have come far enough
along in this world to start
healing, protecting from harm,
from our disjunctive lives.
The way the skin repairs with a scab,
injury mediated by mindfulness.
The bark of the "tree of blood"
heals wounds we cannot see.
Deliver us from the time of trial
and save us from ourselves.
Well, she just brought the news that the author, Peter S Beagle, is now on dA. petersbeagle.deviantart.com/ How awesome is that?
Apparently he's having a raffle for a signed book and personalized poem for linking to the info for a big screen showing in San Francisco. petersbeagle.deviantart.com/jo… That's waaay too far away for me, but let's spread the work and make it a success and maybe they'll be more closer to us!
So, a former work friend who is now a teen librarian wants me to do a project with teens over the summer. Ideas for a jewelry project that is easy, satisfying, fast, and cheap?! We're talking like a dollar a kid, because I'll help for free but I really can't spring to pay for supplies for 50 teenagers.
Mostly wanted to share a link to an article that was passed to me. Scientific American: The Problem When Sexism Just Sounds So Darn Friendly: blogs.scientificamerican.com/p… I'm obviously familiar with benevolent sexism, and being female was well before I knew the term. But this has the best explanation and phrasing I've run across.
Does anyone have an idea why my wifi is randomly not working? It'll be fine for ages, then suddenly one tab won't load properly, then the next, and suddenly all three are unavailable and my laptop can't connect to the wifi signal that still is showing as available on the bottom. And I'm watching netflix on my tv, so it doesn't seem to be the signal itself.
(Mind, I did get online long enough to find the bells of st john, the search for wifi was rather timely to me...)
Oh, and another oddity. Tumblr apparently hates me. It was one of the sites I was on (as well as here and etsy) when I lost my connection the other night. When it didn't come back I borrowed someone else's computer to check my sites last night. Now I'm online again with my laptop, and I managed to re-sign in here and everywhere else okay, but tumblr is refusing to see my computer. I have the email and password and hit login, and it just never moves. Doesn't say wrong password or email not associated with account. Just doesn't do *anything* That happened this fall and I gave up until randomly trying it a month ago and it finally decided to let me back in. Any ideas besides waiting several months?
1: My favorite tea mugs are a vanishing tardis and a paddington bear one, my favorite hot chocolate one is Shakespearean insults. Anglophile much?
2: Tearing lettuce makes me crinkle my nose. Every damn time I make a salad.
3: I've pretty much no coordination.
5: Color combinations can send me on tangents for hours.
6: I'm failing at that whole social networking thing.
1: What is your favorite kind of art? Seriously? That's pretty much impossible.
2: Cake or ice cream? Depends on the type of each Since it's been in the single digits I'd go with cake right now.
3: If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Probably invisibility.
4: Pen and paper or typing? Pen and paper.
5: If you could only have either friend or family, which would it be? Friends I think.
6: Would you rather have an extra foot or an extra nose? Foot, I've enough sinus trouble as is.