Sunday, January 31, 2016


Today my day was perfect from the minute I got up --- I got to eat again (had been on a treatment regimen for weeks and had an extremely limited diet to prepare for it) .... AND woke up to Margaret's beautiful treasury with my feline picture in it!  THANK YOU Margaret. Hope everyone will go visit Margaret's shop after they enjoy her treasury ... and let her know you've been there by "liking" (clicking on the heart) her shop too!!!  Her shop, click on the title to get there is: fireflygirl777

"He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason."

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero An artist does what any reasonable person would not: persist, many times without recompense from life nor any accolades from others. His soul simply HAS to express his message...fireflygirl777
Jungle Art Print, Tiger Laying on Sofa, Jungle Scene, Jungle Animals, Flowers in Jungle, Animal Prints, k Madison Moore
Fine Art Photography, Desert Art, Arizona, Cactus Art, Tucson, Sunsets, Ironwood Forest, Wall Print, Saguaro Art, Wall Picture, Unique Art
Surreal Black and White Photography, Pomegranate Art, Still Life Art, Fine Art Photography, Murray Bolesta
3 CROW WITH A caws Raven Cards -  pack of three
The Warmth of the Barn, Mamma Cat and Babies, Restored Antique Print
Beach Lovers 12X16 Original Oil Painting, beach paintings, ocean, loving couple, at beach, original beach painting, Vickie Wade paintings
LICENSE PLATE EARRINGS - "Goddess" "Live Free" - Make a Statement - Lightweight earrings - Great Gift! (L-34)
Shirley Temple Doll Miniature Art Character Old Hollywood Fan Art
It's a Bugs Life , Greetings Card, Hand made Card, Illustrated Card, Artists Card, InsectsCard
Handbound book, Chaucer's 'Truth', artists book, illustrated,coptic stitch, Medieval,
Hansel & Gretal Recycled Record Album Cover Book
adrift in a sea of lollipops & fire - giclee print - outsider art - mixed media - expressionist - contemporary - primitive -  folk art
The Rex, vintage movie marquee art photo, retro movie theater with art deco design, old neon
Cat, nature photography, orange cat, tabby cat, funny, silly, note cards, Blank Inside Greeting Card, SET OF 4
French Cafe Original Oil Painting, cafe paintings, coffee shop painting, French paintings, pastry shop, bistro wall art, Vickie Wade art
Rome, Italy Landscape, Colosseum, Vittorio Emanuele Angel Rainy Night street scene; print in 3 sizes, painting by Ray Sokolowski.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Thanks to Vickie, It Feels Like SPRING! THANKS for the Treasury!

This is gorgeous Vickie -- as always.  Thanks so much for curating it and promoting other sellers!  I hope everyone, after enjoying this, will go visit Vickie's shop and enjoy her wonderful art there as well.  Just click on the name here: Vickie Wade Fine Art .... and you're there


xo Vickie
Natural Turquoise Nuggets Tibetan Silver Tube Beads Large Beads Southwest Green/Blue Gift Trending Colors
Sugar Cookies Iced Custom Baby Shower Cookie Favor
Vintage figurine,Royal Doulton England,collectible,candle holder,bone china figurine,victorian figurine,Secret thoughts,green,garden,1970,
out door decor  Little decorative sign bird sign that says Bye
Little Victorian Girl Tags Set of 5 Personally Designed, Hand Made for Scrapbooking, Gift Tags, Paper Crafting, Tuck Ins #568
Mint Drop Earrings Mint Swarovski Crystal Gold Earrings Mint Ab Drop Earring Mint Wedding Mint Gold Set Pacific Opal Halo earring,Gold,GE102
Vintage Lancaster Debbra Green Depression Glass Vaseline Glass Etched Double Handles Fruit Bowl
Shop Window - Fine Art Photography, Print, Double Exposure
Girls Smocked Dress, Size 4/ Hand Smocked, Hand Embroidered / A Few Of My Favorite Things
ROSE FLOWER SOAP, Elegant Green and Cream Rose Gift Soap Set, Handmade, Vegetable Based, Custom Scent
Fairy Bracelet, Multi Strand Bracelet, Apple Green Glass Beads with a Pewter Fairy and pink accent
Birthday Card, handmade card, Happy Birthday, unisex card, MADE TO ORDER
Forest Path, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, hiking trail decor, hiking path decor, wooded trail decor, forest decor, trees decor, fine art photography
Clear Lime Green Funky Vintage Bangle Bracelet
Green Heart Necklace Sterling Silver RARE Swarovski Green Crystal Heart Pendant Necklace Olive Green Crystal Necklace Valentines Day Jewelry
Set of Two Chicken Wire Star Baskets With Large White Bows and Red Bling Flowers - For Hanging or Sitting

Friday, January 22, 2016


OK a heads up for everyone out there.  Whenever our news carries a story about "the IRS calls" and threats being made to the person who answers, I think "How STUPID ... don't these people listen to the news about scams?"  WELL today I fell into one that any one of us at a computer could fall for. I had been getting the message that my Norton virus was going to expire ... every day for the last five days.  SO today I thought "might as well get it done" so I went in and put in my credit card number AND the three digit number from the back of the card. Fortunately it was page after page of instructions -- one of which I DID fill out -- name, address and PHONE NUMBER ... but I kept having problems finding the download. Fortunately the fools who came up with this little plan copied the real Norton page WITH the real Norton phone number. I called them and they told me my Norton did not expire until 2018 --- and to get in touch with my credit card company.

Sure enough ... the charge was already on my account. I said to the gentleman helping me "oh GREAT, it's probably floating all over China" and he said "no, that would probably be India". :+) They say it happens all the time but I had called them within two minutes of talking to Norton.  SO the charge was taken off my card and our account was closed. Our new cards will be here in a couple of days. He also told me to have my computer professional check my computer ... luckily my computer was built, not bought in a store, and I called 'my guy' who said there is absolutely nothing to worry about unless you allowed them to access it -- which I hadn't.

SO just a heads up to everyone. IF you get a notice from  Norton popping up on your screen, the first thing to do is to check the address of the page you are on -- Norton's addres is  NOT anything else (the one on mine was about 30 characters long).   Ann

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Cindy just told me her shop is open ... and I love it.  SOOOO why don't we all go see it.  Here's a couple of pictures to get you started.  The name of the shop is Ark Southern Belle --- just click on the name of the shop in the above line and you're there! GOOD LUCK, CINDY!  (and as usual as is the case with blogger, the pictures may show up together or may show up on different lines, who knows?)


And here's another from Margaret (fireflygirl777).  I love the choice of subject and colors!  AND thanks for including my Charlie's angel!  Everyone can visit Margaret's shop by clicking on the name in the first line of this paragraph!

"The more I think it over the more I feel that there is nothing more..

..truly artistic than to love people."~ Vincent van Gogh
Custom Cat Portraits Cats in Clothes Oil Paintings Original Cat Art Vinnie van Cat by k Madison Moore
Ocean Picture, Beach Photograph, Seaside, France Beach Art, Ocean Photography, France, Atlantic Ocean Art, Arcachon, Wall Picture, Wall Art
Art Print Sunflowers Interior Blue Table  Landscape Tea Pot Cookies Floral from Original Oil Painting by k Madison Moore
Soccer Art, Boston Photography, Sports, People Art, Futbol, Boston Commons, Soccer Pictures, Wall Picture, MurrayBolesta, Wall Art
Playing With Dad Art Print, dad son and daughter wall art, kids art, father, brother sister, spinning, wall decor, Vickie Wade art
CHAMPAGNE CELEBRATION - Wedding, Anniversary, Engagement, Congratulations - Greeting Card or Print - Customize This Card (CMEM2013013)
Liza Minnelli Doll Miniature Fan Art Famous Singer Broadway
Lynyrd Skynyrd Recycled Record Album Cover Book
Charlie's Angels - Charlie's Sexiest Angel Tanya Roberts 1981 People Magazine - Gift for 1981 Babies!  #13
Beaded Leather Cuff Bracelet, Blue Green Cuff Bracelet , Handmade Cuff Bracelet, Chrysocolla Czech Glass Bracelet, Boho Beaded Cuff
5 ct RAREST 4 Color Unheated Sapphire & Diamond Designer Ring
Peacock Feather Bag - Peacock tote bag - Peacock Feather Photograph - Feather Tote Bag - blue and green tote bag - Peacock bag - 15x15 tote
A Still Life With Violin by Kuzma Petrov Vodkin - Counted Cross Stitch KIT
Artists book, handmade book, handbound book, coptic stitch book,art gift
Tin Roof Bottle Fence - Fine Art Photograph - Southwest - New Mexico - Southwest Photo - Adobe House - Home Decor - Office Decor
Vincent van Gogh Print, Typographical Print, Inspirational Quote, Art Print