Hello - welcome back to my blog. My goals this week are to take it finish up pending orders, post the cat bookmarks I designed, work on my website, Etsy and Pinterest sites, create a proposal for a local animal hospital to offer the heart with paw print ceramic tile for a memory placque, publish new designs - gotta work on that! Whew! I'm tired just typing it! Attempting to install another program for correcting photos, making them website ready, so to speak. I used Picasa before which allows me to put my business name on each design, to prevent folks making a print of my original design. Picked up my business cards last week from Velia - she reversed the hummingbird, made 200 for me - looks wonderful. Now to get the photo from her so i can order more from Vista Print in time for the 2 big shows coming up in October and November. We had to buy a new printer after all. This HP Photosmart 2006 model finally bit the dust. Now I have a new one which copies, scans, prints double sided - yay! Just gotta install it and get rid of the old printer. Found a place who takes old electronics - hopefully will get to drop them off before we leave on vacation in 2 weeks. Have hubby's old Dell, the printer, a kindle, and a couple of cameras, plus cables and everything else. Nice to get them out of the house/closets.
This week it's hot hot hot here in Texas! 100 degrees isn't fun plus the ozone is doing it's thing as well. It's a yellow day today & has been since last Thursday. I have breathing issues when the ozone is Orange, unhealthful for everyone one. Last year, the Yellow warning which is for sensitive people started to affect me. Long as I don't exert myself, do manual labor like walking in the cool morning air, work in the yard, clean the house, I'm ok. As you have probably figured out, I have difficulity sitting still. After my walk Saturday, I was feeling alarmingly tired, yawning, and couldn't get my breath. Gues what!?! It was a Yellow day and I walked = bad news! Breathing treatments are devine!
Ok - now for the artwork I'm doing. I designed a cat bookmark - kinda cartoon like - cats with attitudes. Posted it on Facebook and promptly got 3 orders! Wow! So now I'm working on designing a series of cat bookmarks. Already got a request for a doxie dog bookmark. Yay!
As I told you quite a while ago, part of my earnings go to a local mission that helps the homeless. Last week i was proud to make a large monetary donation, earmarked for winter coats for the homeless. It should purchase about 70-80 coats (assistant director was able to find a site last year where the coats were about $10 each and VERY good coats!) I was short about 20% but felt I could give that later in the form of backpacks which are like gold to a homeless person. Garage sales this time of year are a great way to get gently used backpacks for a homeless person to have some dignity missing when using a plastic trashbag for belongings.
Off to install picmonkey photoshop program! Later!
Remember, a smile costs nothing. Giving one to a stranger will make them smile back and lift up your heart!