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"The Days You Work Are The Best Days." Georgia O'Keefe

I would have to agree with Georgia O'Keefe on that! The days that I'm working in my studio at home or at the pottery studio are indeed delightful. Although, I have to
say that my husband and I ran errands and went shrub shopping on Saturday, not accomplishing much at all and it was also a perfectly wonderful day! I'm so easily satisfied. And so easily entertained.
Today I've been busy with my camera taking photos of a saddle to sell on ebay
and items to list on my etsy.
I have finally decided to start parting with some of my tags that I started making in
2007! My collection is overtaking my studio and I thought it was time to send them off to a new home. I also have some ceramic pieces that I will be listing later.
Below is yesterday's tag, today's is still unfinished for posting tomorrow.
The title of the tag is- 'She dreamed of Buffalo Bill'.
All my tags have a title written on the back along with the date stamped.

Life your life creatively~

P.S. I decided that trying to run 2 etsy stores was a bit too much, so I have closed down the flamingostudio store with my ceramic pieces and will add those to my pinkbirdgirl store later in the week.

Comments

Terri Kahrs said…
Sometimes the best day is a day spent doing ordinary things with an extraordinary companion! You're not easily entertained -- You're content!!! How wonderful!

Looks like you're up and running and getting all organized. Love the tag, especially the fibers. Hugs & Love, Terri xoxo
Cathy said…
thanks so much Terri. I'm going to have to send you a little extra something when I send you your giveaway prize because you are almost ALWAYS the first to leave me a comment.
Thanks my friend!
xoxo right back to you.

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