Thursday, May 03, 2007

Clarification, and . . . ETSY!

My apologies for not making this more clear: the drawing in the previous post is not by me, but by Hugh McLeod of gapingvoid. (He's one of my blogging heroes.) If you're not familiar with his "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards," then you're in for a treat--they're great! I have one of my favorites on a t-shirt--with the following caption:

"I can't take this shit any more!" he said, mistakenly.

(Because we can't, can we? And yet we do, don't we?)

In any case, I apologize to my readers, and to Hugh, for not making it clear that the work was his and not mine.

So what creative stuff have I been doing? Well, mostly this: I've opened an Etsy shop! Right now it's just an itty bitty baby Etsy shop, not because I don't have things to sell, but because I'm such a crappy photographer that it takes me forever to get something posted.

I have some jewelry posted (beadwork is my first love), and then some of my mixed-media magnets. But what really got me going was this idea that everyone should have a pocket mirror that says "Child of God" on it.

The idea came to me in work with my therapy clients, especially work on self-esteem. Where spirituality is concerned, I follow the client's lead, and with some the topic of God doesn't even come up. But lately I've been blessed with several clients who have very strong faith, and when they begin to get down on themselves, reminding them that they are a child of God is a powerful tool. It works pretty well when I remind myself, as well!

So I bought a machine that makes these little mirrors. And have I been busy! One of the best things about it: I can do it using just my left hand, so the tendonitis doesn't hold me back! (I'm also enlisting a niece to help make them, so I don't develop a new thing with my left arm.)

Blogging has been more on the back burner than I'd like lately, first because I was in a funk, and more recently because of how busy I've been. I'm hoping to get back on schedule soon.



Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Those cartoons are amazing! And how cool to have a little mirror making machine like that! Where did you get it?

Di Overton said...

I do wish you the very best of luck in your new venture and hope the wrist soon mends.

casapinka said...

This is lovely - I hope that wrist gets better.