I am thrilled to announce that the Woman as Goddess swap pieces are online! You can find the first of the auction listings as well as one of many Art for Cures banners (more coming) that you can use on your site and/or blog to help spread the word at:


These auctions are powered by word-of-mouth advertising. 100% of the proceeds from each auction goes to charity. Please help us spread the word and get these handmade masterpieces the attention and donations they deserve. We cannot do it without your support!


Thank you for your compassion and your time. If you post this banner or a link back to Art for Cures, please drop me a note and let me know so I can say thank you!


I am in the process of making some fun downloads, like desktops, while I am completing the listings as we speak so keep yours eyes there. Overall there are more than a dozen auctions benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer.

After the pink ones are posted I will start on the Twelve Days of Christmas framed inchie collections benefiting the fight against Lupus.

I’m on Schmap

Schmap? What the heck is a Schmap…

I was asking the same thing when I got an email from Schmap’s editor stating that one of my photos on Flickr was being considered for use on the Schmap site listing for the Cummer Museum and Gallery in Jacksonville.

Cummer Museum & Gardens | Beautiful bells

Schmap is an interactive virtual mapping system and a fabulous idea. To be honest, I had never even heard of Schmap before I got the email.

Exploring a Schmap Guide is a uniquely interactive experience: maps and guide content are dynamically integrated, allowing intuitive, real-time access to reviews and photo slideshows for places of interest.

Schmap allows you to view photos taken by other people who have been there, not just canned stock photography. There is a customizable widget that you can use for events and even an uber desktop for your computer that you can customize for location. Overall it is a good tool for the knowledge-loving traveler.

It’s 4am, do you know where your spleen is?

The house is quiet right now and I am wide awake, having been woken 15 minutes ago by enough stomach acid in my throat to swim in.

I had skipped dinner, something I normally don’t do though I do try to eat early, and I ate later on (read big mistake) when I got hungry. I don’t think the chicken and cheese sandwich is what did me in though, I think it was the few pink M&Ms that I’d decided to have. Either way I am awake now, definitely not by choice, sitting in the living room with a glass of milk (which will cause its own problems) and a slice of dry bread. Might as well put the time to good use…

I am working on the guidelines for the two journals (and a seasonal mail art call) I will be posting later today. Both “journal” projects are for charity; one for Komen for breast cancer, the other for charity:water.

These two projects will not be typical journal projects though, no wonderfully inspiring traveling journals that take months to complete if they make it from point B from point A without get lost, hijacked, or forgotten about through “de-prioritization”. These projects will be creatives making two half sheet pages and mailing them. On this end I will scan and compile them into a book. The book will be published with the proceeds going to charity. The original pages will all be decoratively boxed up and auctioned off on eBay with the proceeds going to the same charity.

Artistamp ATC:  For Hope

Why don’t I bind them? Well, the backs of the pages will be blank but mostly because I am sincerely hoping we get so many people wanting to help raise money for these charities that we have to box them all.

Sleep is over-riding my ability to type, it took me ten minutes to write that last sentence, so I am going to wander back to bed for now. Hoping you all have sweet dreams and wake refreshed and ready to take on the new day. Me, I’ll be sleeping in.

Digging out

We have been totally covered up on this end, good and bad. Old projects are screaming at me to get out as new work comes in. Sadly the paying gigs have to come first, as well as the college homework.

The weather outside has me shut down a lot these days and it is going to be a rough week. Hurricane Fay is not making things convenient so I am spending a lot of time analog despite the websites that need to get done. There is a lot to be done offline too though so I am working and hoping to bombard Flickr and the groups with a ton of photos, auctions, products and other things very soon.

The Lymphedema has made life interesting as of late. You keep moving forward though, trying new things along the way. Despite wanting to give up, you can’t allow yourself to give up. If you did, you would never get up in the morning, never leave the house. I love my life, love the people in it, so I am going to keep living it one day at a time.

Hope all of you are well, not forgotten anyone and hope to be more prolific with my posting soon. Thank you for still being here! Namaste.