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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Show and Tell

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!

Guess what?? TODAY I GOT MY BAG AND NOTEBOOK! Can you tell I'm excited! LOL! I'm smiling, I'm laughing, I'm crying. I never thought I would be doing something like this and it's all because of you!!!!! Thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart, for pushing me and loving my art!!

I'm going to be writing about all my findings, so you know everything! Get a drink, long post!

First off, the "bag". In one of the pictures I saw, they showed it being worn cross body. I tried that. I can do it, but it's a little short and snug for me. I'm a larger girl, so maybe on somebody smaller it will be fine. The material is amazing! It's smooth, but thick. It feels good and it is stretchy. It looks a lot bigger in person. The printing for the colours, compared to my painting, is pretty good. The only thing I can say is, the "grey" colour, has a blue hue. This is the front of the bag, which is the same as the back.

Inside of the Bag

Stitching
label
There was 3 different straps to choose from. The regular one, a cotton one and what they call the seat belt, because it is wider. When I phoned and questioned what was the difference between the regular one and the cotton one, I was told the regular one is synthetic and the guy was honest, he said it felt almost like plastic. So, I went more expensive and took the cotton strap. I like it. It feels durable!
The strap is adjustable and has metal hardware.


"Notebook". I got the larger one and I'm sure glad I did. It doesn't seem to large for me. You can get it lined or unlined. I got it unlined, because I felt you can write or draw. The colours are the same as the bag. The grey is a little more blue. The outside cover has a good weight and thickness and it's smooth, almost a waxy finish to it?
The front of the book.
Back of book.
Spine
The inside page, I love! It has a bit of a sheen to it. I was thinking, you could actually cut it out and frame it! My MLC got cut off in the printing, but I'm not going to worry about that, it's on the cover of the book.
The pages are acid free and have a yellow colour to them. In my opinion, when you were finished writing/drawing on the page and flip it, I don't think I would use the other side? Unless you flatten the book before. I don't know if what I'm trying to tell you makes sense, but I hope it does!
Overall, I am very, very pleased! I will be getting Shine Your Light and The Breath Of Life for my first order. These two were the top, when I asked you to pick your favs.
I'm just trying to decide, if I should add a 3rd design for the first order as well. I have to sleep on that. I want to get the order in by this coming monday. For the bags, I will be getting the cotton strap. The cost will be a little more for it and for the notebooks, I will be getting blank pages.

Just to let you know, you can order from Art Of Where (if you want something different from what I am ordering), but the main reason, I'm getting the merchandise in myself, is because if there is a "flaw", I would rather deal with it. This way, I can inspect everything, before it's sent out. Not saying there ever would be a problem, but you never know.

Please, you know I respect you all, so tell me your thoughts!

Big Hugs!!! 😀

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all doing well!
I just finished the last can of spray for my paintings, but got a phone call from the art store today, and the cans I ordered, have just came in! Happy Dance! They are being mailed to me!
And, I got an e-mail from Art Of Where today, my bag and notebook are in the mail! Double Happy Dance!  So excited!

Now speaking of mail. Last year, I won a Halloween giveaway from Laura's Favorite Things. I didn't receive anything last year and I never thought anything about it. I know life happens. We all go through things! Well, this year, I was surprised by a box full of goodies in the mail! In Laura's letter she apologized for her lateness. No need for apologies Laura! I feel so blessed! Third happy dance! LOL! Thank you Laura!!
I got some cool towels and some other funky stuff!


I did finish a painting and I took some progress pictures! I wanted to do a full moon painting.
"The Start"

Then I took this photo, (which I already shared with you), and everything changed for the painting!


The finished piece.
"Energy" (11" x 14")
Big Hugs! 😃

Friday, October 6, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
This is just a short little post. I had to show the picture I got of the full moon last night. She was glorious! I love all the colours and shapes in this picture! Enjoy!
Big Hugs and Have a Great weekend! 😁