Sunday, December 28, 2008

Studio Disaster

Well, I keep getting sidetracked on organizing my studio. Each time I go up there, it is to finish something that I am working on. Then, I bought more shelves and have not put them together. So, in general, I keep making excuses. As you can see, it is an absolute disaster! I am hoping that before the new year I get motivated enough to organize the damn place! This is why I am posting this here. I hope to post before and after pics. Maybe by making my mess public, it will help me want to organize it! We'll see!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Army Arts and Crafts Contest 2008

Back in May, I saw a flyer for the 2008 All Army Arts and Crafts Contest. It is a juried contest that is open to all MWR patrons (active duty, retired, reserve, civilian employees and their family members). I decided at the last minute to finish a piece that I was working on and enter it. Low and behold, I ended up winning 1st place in the 3-D mixed media category along with a $300 check.

1 Day Left for Blog Promo on Etsy

Check out my blog only promo for my etsy shop, undefinedvillage. Scroll down to the post dated Dec. 6 for details and instructions on my blog only promotion. Only one day left!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Winter Rain

So, it has rained here for the past 2 days. It snowed to the north and to the south of where I live. But, rain is beautiful! And I prove it here in this wonderful treasury that I feature on Etsy. I happen to see optimism when others see pessimism. Check out this great group of handcrafted items!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Check out this interesting and smart Treasury on Etsy!
Can you pick which item is mine?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Variety of Items Which are Definite Unique

Featuring some items in my shop. Collage, photography, and ACEO (a miniature collage). If you order from my shop and write 'still lives' in the message to seller, you will receive free shipping on you items(s). This is only available through my website! This promo ends Dec. 20.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I just posted this photo for sale in my Etsy shop.
All of my photos are printed on the highest quality fine art paper by Legion with epson archival inks. Much more to come over this weekend, and not just photographs!
Stop by and take a look!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I know this is such a crazy time of year, but it seems like trying to balance life in general around this time of year is hard! It looks like there is not much relaxing for me in the next few weeks. I have never looked so forward to January!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Etsy Sale

Starting tonight through Monday, my shop is offering buy one 8x10 print, get one 1/2 off! Check it out!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

M-A-L-L is a Four Letter Word

The Capital Region Etsy Street Team (CREST) is holding a Black Friday/Cyber Monday CREST promotion. The following stores have contributed items for a Gift Box, which will be given away through a random drawing. Several stores are also offering discounts.To enter, post a comment on the CREST blog ( along with your name and email address. The winner will be announced on the afternoon of Friday, December 5th.

Athena's Olive Tree
Gift Box Contribution: Layered Candy Cane Soap Bar
Discount Offer: I've placed 42 items on sale and will be giving away a free item to a random person who purchased from my shop in the month of November... and i'll be giving 5% off any order placed ON black friday! Ends Midnight EST.

Gift Box Contribution: I am offering up one of my wet-felted wool scrap yarn balls. Multicolored ball about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
Discount Offer: I am offering free shipping on all items.

Bella Tote
Gift Box Contribution: an attractive reusable tote!

Bette's Bags
Gift Box Contribution: Small fabric wallet or credit card holder.
Discount Offer: Free Shipping

Gift Box Contribution: I am offering up a pair of new jade and sterling silver earrings. Valued at $8.
Discount Offer: free gift wrapping on all items, free shipping on orders over $30.
Early bird special: Make it a gift set! Limited number of free earrings with the purchase of a necklace.

Designs by Erin
Gift Box Contribution: 2 knitted bangle bracelets: 1 light green & white cotton yarn, and 1 baby blue acrylic and blue Lion's Brand Homespun yarn

Elizabethan Creations
Gift Box Contribution: Set of 4 yo-yo coasters in blue
Discount Offer: 20% of everything in shop

French Roast
Gift Box Contribution: a pendant (value $15)
Discount Offer: free shipping to the US (discounts overseas)

Generations Tie Dye
Gift Box Contribution: A 12"x60" hand-dyed blue and gray silk scarf

herban lifestyle™
Gift Box Contribution: organic holiday cookie sugar scrub
Discount Offer: 20% off all items in my store

Jellybug Artworks
Gift Box Contribution: a fused glass pendant.
Discount Offer: $5 off on every $25 spent at my shop with free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Gift Box Contribution: a small redecorated spice tin ("Warm Fuzzies") that the recipient can fill with glitter, bath salts, powder, or tea, spices, etc.

Katie's Kritters
Sale: Free shipping!!
Gift Box Contribution: a duo of Christmas pins, Santa and Mrs. Claus

Mishutka Design Studio
Gift Box Contribution: Victorian Pink Rose Tags (Set of 6) Delicate roses and lovely pink ribbons are perfect together in these Victorian style gift tags. Delightful vintage tags to decorate your gifts! Or use them for scrapbooking and as bookmarks.

Gift Box Contribution: Original upcycled bookmark and an original watercolor Christmas theme card
Discount Offer: Free shipping

Gift Box Contribution: On The Go Pouch - A cute little japanese fabric pouch to stash you stuff!
Discount Offer: 15% all items in my shop

Silver Dot Jewelry Designs
Gift Box Contribution: Crystal Rose Necklace A faceted rock crystal quartz briolette is accented with a lovely rose gold vermeil charm and suspended from sterling silver chain. Necklace length will be made to customer specifications. Necklace retails for $33.50
Discount Offer: BOGO Sale - Buy One item and get lower priced or equal value item at 50% off.

Shelby B's Designs
Sale: 10% off all sales, and a free stitch marker to match your yarn purchase!
Gift box: Skein of sock yarn.

Sale: a set of two notemarkers with every purchase and free gift wrapping with all orders over $45.
Gift box: baby blanket.

Undefined Village
Sale: Buy one get one 1/2 off all prints 8x10 or larger.
Gift Box: 5x7 photographic print, matted and signed

Wild Honeysuckle Creations
Gift Box Contribution: A pendant or ornament.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


So, I would like to briefly introduce my Etsy shop... undefinedvillage. My shop consists mainly of my original photographs. There are other items as well. Stop by and check it out.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Let's Begin

Ah... well, I must not delay anymore! I have been meaning to start this blog ages ago. I just wasn't sure how I wanted to start. Was trying to think up something grand to write for my first post. Well, here you go. This is it. Welcome to my life. It is still and quiet. It is still my life and this is your window to it. Check back later, check in often, because stillness is beautiful.