Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sweetness Abound

My girl makes her mark outside The Candy Kitchen in MN

Hi everyone, hope your week is off to a good start! ! ! I know I've been slacking on the blog front lately and hope you aren't disappointed. I have so many things to share, good and exciting things.

Today! An Update from the Land of Thrift:

Seriously. You will not believe what I found at the thrift store this past week. Let me first say - this is no ordinary thrift store. No sir-ee, this is Thee Magical Thrift where in time, if i'm patient, manifests everything I ever wish for! This time - a practically brand new Epson printer, that works, and just needs a refill of inks!!! Are you kidding me? I couldn't believe my eyes. But it's true, it was there, and it was cheap. It was a major goal of mine to have one by years end. I had already put aside a chunk of mula from my Etsy sales, plotting and planning my move. Then when I least expected it, Magical Thrift struck again. As soon as I got home I tested a print (then the ink ran out,) but it printed lovely w/ perfect matching colors!! The cashola I saved will go to other creative biz needs! Its motivating to let my creativity circle around and fund things like art supplies, or retreats, or classes, or eventually - my livelihood. Hooray for that.

I leave you w/ a badass quote I found by George Herbert: "Chase brave employment with a naked sword throughout the world."

.... until next time!



  1. i never knew
    i loved
    a naked sword
    badass to be sure!
    how your girl
    makes her mark..
    she certainly has
    on my heart
    in minnesota.
    so happy for you
    about your magical thrift gift!
    print awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
    looooooove to youuuuuuuuu!

  2. I love, LOVE when some unexpected goodness makes our days a little sweeter! :)

  3. OMG THAT is SO fabulous Carissa!!!!!! Yay for printers! The universe wants your work out there. How about how much I am loving the chalk drawing of your girl? You rock.

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE your treasures!!!

    AND YOU!!!

    oh i know you know how much i love this chalk drawing....such a special memory you and i have together....left behind to draw and walk and talk.

    i love you....your spirit, your words, your art....ALL OF IT!!


  5. thank you all! i do believe it's little invisible hands or wings nudging me along! sometimes i'm stubborn, but i'm hearing it loud and clear this time!

    kol, you are SO right! i adore our special moment. i am always energized by your spirit whether in person or across the airwaves! <3

    love u all ((so much))


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