January 2010

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Five great DIY finds this week...

If my world was perfect, I would spend just as much time making these DIY projects as I do staring at them on the internets.

It's personal...

Unfortunately I can't upload any images at the moment (doing some MT fixes server side) so I'm doomed to use one of my flickr shots and...duh duh duuuuuh...write.

Etsy Wednesday - Lurve is in the air...V-day's a comin!

Valentine's day is coming! Did you get your sweetheart something sweet yet?

Kick Starter of the Week - Shaker Love

This week's Kick Starter may appear kind of silly at first glance but I assure you, it's much more than that.

Gourmet, er....designer desktop wallpaper from PixelGirl Presents

You must check out this excellent collection of designer desktop wallpapers. I think it's time you got a new one...

Make background patterns with a couple clicks - BgPatterns

I love it when sites make the obnoxious little things so much easier with a couple of clicks.

Kick Starter - Fund ideas and endeavors! Seriously..do it!

A must see for the creative and those who love to give.

Gotta See It - Artists Who Blog

Artist Stephanie Levy runs a wonderful blog called Artists Who Blog where she interviews artsits...with blogs.

Really easy DIY recycling project - Hurricane Cover

Check out these super simple DIY projects from A Little Hut!

Gotta See It - Helen Musselwhite's cut out creations...

The work of Helen Musselwhite is truly inspiring. I not only want to own one of these pieces, I want to run out to the store and get some construction paper to play with!

My Photography 'Bucket List' - What's yours?

I love this idea! Thanks to Darren Rowse over at Digital Photography School for coming up with a photography bucket list and encouraging us to make our own.

Diesel ads for the Spring line...Be stupid? You decide.

My first thought when I saw this collection of Diesel's new ads for the spring was "Wow those must have been fun to shoot."

Tying your shoes is an art...who knew?

Ok, maybe not art, but I honestly had no idea there was a better way to tie my shoes.

Etsy Wednesday - Art Prints from 2nd Coming

It's always a treat for me when I can not only showcase some art I truly love, but give props to a local NYC gal.

And the winner is...

Congratulaions and thanks so much to everyone who entered the Etsy Giveaway

Craft Hope for Haiti - You can help!

I know this post is rather late in the day, but I think it's important to get the word out immediately about this amazing group of crafters.

Hilarious (and smart!) photoblog... Running From Camera

This has got to be one of the coolest photoblogs I've ever seen.

Make a toy a day...with your printer!

I have NO idea how Toy a Day slipped passed my radar for so long.

Etsy Wednesday - A Giveaway!

Lauren of Lapis Beach has graciously agreed to be my guinea pig and donate these gorgeous pieces for my first Etsy giveaway!

Etsy Wednesday - Lapis Beach is Open for Business

Check out the Lapis Beach Etsy shop offering truly unique hand knit beaded jewelry!

Appreciate a Photographer Week... Discount on prints!

Appreciate a photographer this week! In celebration, I'm offering up at 10% discount to the next 20 people who buy a print!

A must see photoblog....MUTE

Do yourself a favor and take a break with the MUTE photoblog.

Still standing

A lone, melting snowman is left on the lawn at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

Gotta See It - Extraordinary paper art....

If that doesn't inspire you to go check out the Paper Cut Project, I don't know what will.

Gotta See It...John Divola Photography

Some really excellent photography from John Divola.

Etsy Wednesday - Gorgeous handmade hats by Janine Basil

How can you resist these? I mean seriously...how?

And the winner is....

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who made this, my very first giveaway, a really big success.

Early to rise...

Maybe I was just excited because today is my first day off for a couple weeks, but for some reason I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning. This shot was taken out my window as the sun began to rise.

Arists unite on Indie Junction - A new social networking site

Hey artists, have you heard? There's a new social network in town just for you! It's Indie Junction and it's fantastic. Just a few days old too and getting a big response already!

Happy 2 Year Blogaversary - Win a free print!

Hooray! I am so excited! Arts & Dafts has made it to the 2 year mark and I'm going to celebrate by giving away a print to one lucky winner! My first giveaway ever!

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