Sunday, June 29, 2008

Poster of the Day on eSMArts Team Blog

Tonight you will just have to read my post on the eSMArts Blog, since I was the featured blog poster for this weekend. It was just my turn.

Why did I not want to post a new one for my own site? A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

I'm doing the same thing for all of my sites. So don't even bother looking.


Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Beaded Affair: Larimar - Stone from the Dominican Republic

A Beaded Affair: Larimar - Stone from the Dominican Republic
One of my absolute favorite stones. I have a bag full of lovely Larimar myself and need to create some pieces with it. I actually have a few ideas, but I prefer to gaze at it and imagine diving into it's cool blue depths for a swim in the peace of it's calming color.

Please go check out my friend and eSMArts teammate Lois' blog at the above link to get a bit of an idea about this stone, and I will post a bit about it on my main blog, Carlotta Creates .


Thursday, June 26, 2008

And another blog- this time someone elses

Taking time out from all of the artist stuff and the jewelry and stuff selling stuff and job hunting stuff and life in the crazy house my family calls home is a necessity. So I felt compelled to check out the blog of a friend of a friend of a friend. I needed the 10 minute vacation.

I originally went to Mindy's blogsite because she was having a contest/drawing for a little assortment of stuff from her trip to Hawaii. It included chocolate, of course. But, I stayed because she has some really great music playing on her site. And then because she has some really funny stuff on her site too.

Stuff like the sistahs at the Gap loving their ample bodies in not so ample clothes. And how we all should be like that. I am like that- until my brick you know what house daughter reminds me that I am fat. (I still look in the mirror and see a good size 16 body, it's my hair I hate. Besides I still dream skinny and I get they guy.) Go Sistahs!

Stuff like pics of Courtney Love and how she needs to have a sandwich or five. I think we can all agree on that.

The cowbell thing with Will Farrell and the dancing scene from Napoleon Dynamite? Well, they can grow on you, I guess. There is something for everyone. And it is G-rated.

I give this site five gems and a few snaps. And maybe some chocolate. Yum.

You can visit her site at


Monday, June 23, 2008

Another day, another Blog

Although this one is pretty, as blogs go.

As part of my marketing assignment for my Jewelry Design and Sales business, we are supposed to increase our web presence through blogging.

Although I have a perfectly good blog on Ning (and I will add the link here sometime tomorrow), it has become somewhat of a social gathering site. Then when I started to create a blog here I had a power surge and had to start over, losing the first attempt. After creating Blog v2 (this one), Blog v1 shows up on my profile page. So this one is going to be my other assignment- to relieve stress by blogging it out.

So watch out world. Because lately most of my stress seems to be setting up these darned blogs. As well as taking pretty photograph of jewelry with impossible to capture color, adjust the white balance on the computer with the help of a cat that thinks she knows more about the keys on the keyboard than I do (and who is to say that she doesn't?), crop out the tail of said cat from the one perfect photo in 40, write up a witty, concise, and non litigous description to post on the site for sale, find a perfect price point by taking time to detail every last item used in creating the piece in the inventory program and then picking myself up off of the floor when the computer tells me that I am way underpricing my work, posting the item for $30 under that price and then waiting for someone to buy that item. Or maybe write and tell me that they like the item. Or even just click a button to post a stupid little heart and validate my feelings, damnit! Grrr.

Maybe I'll just go scrub the kitchen floor to relieve some stress.

I hope that you have a nice day.