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I Love Dogs

Anyone who knows me knows that I adore animals, but most especially dogs.  Dogs have been an integral part of my life from some of my earliest memories.  Dogs have always been around as best buddies, as playmates, as teachers of life lessons and as guardians.  All of our dogs were adopted from local shelters - except for the various and assundry strays who came to stay.  I cannot imagine a life without dogs sharing it with my husband and me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother's Day Countdown - Handmade and Vintage Gifts, Week 5

 

The fifth week of the "Mother's Day Countdown 2016" certainly blew past quickly!  Hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions on their BluPrint blog, handmade and vintage gift ideas are shared by artisans to make Mother's Day shopping extra easy.  Mother's Day will be here before you know it - there is no time like now to start thinking about searcjing for, and even purchasing, your Mom's gift(s).  Browse the handmade shares for this week and visit the shops of the 16 artists featured here for even more lovelies, many of which are one of a kind designs, that will be perfect for even the most discerning of Moms!  

Unique New Handmade Jewelry Designs by Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

Another two weeks have come and gone since my last new handmade jewelry post in my Shadow Dog Designs shop.  Between photographing, photo editing and listing new jewelry, I have also been getting ready for the Kermezaar Arts Festival that takes place this Saturday and Sunday.  It is a juried show for strictly handmade items and is taking place at the El Paso International Museum.  My first time!  Am excited to have been accepted!  

A Bounty of Blues - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

The history of blue is very interesting. If you stop and think about it, there is not a lot of natural blue in nature. Most people worldwide do not have blue eyes, blue flowers do not occur without human tinkering, and blue animals are rare -- birds that are blue only live in certain areas. The sky is blue . . . or is it? One interesting theory suggests that before humans had words for the color blue, they actually saw the sky as another color! This theory is supported by the fact that if you never name the color of the sky to a child, and then ask what color it is, he/she will struggle to describe it.  Some describe the sky as colorless and some describe it as white. It seems that only after being told that the sky is blue, and after seeing other blue objects over a period of time, does the sky look blue in their eyes. I wonder now, when I was very young, if I saw the sky as "blue" before or after it was given a color name.  Something to ponder over!

Mother's Day Countdown - Handmade Gifts, Week 4

 

 

The fourth week of the "Mother's Day Countdown 2016" has come and gone.  Hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions on their BluPrint blog, handmade gift ideas are shared by artisans to make Mother's Day shopping extra easy.  Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it, now is the perfect time to start thinking about, and even purchasing, your Mom's gift(s).  Browse the handmade shares for this week and visit the shops of the artists featured for even more lovelies, many of which are one of a kind designs, that will be perfect for even the pickiest Moms!  

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