Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday Wish... Be Confident!


Have you complimented yourself lately? Given yourself props for a job well done? I tend to fall short giving myself credit and shy away from compliments. But that's all changing... life it too short not to enjoy your achievements. Here today, gone tomorrow. So I am embracing self-confidence everyday! I'm worth it and so are you!

Share a compliment with someone who deserves it and definitely give yourself a much deserved pat on the back!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Please vote for this great idea! - Creature! Plushie Line by Crow and Chair Designs


YesPleaseMore is a platform that supports innovation and creativity in Colorado. They believe in big ideas. Better yet, they believe in helping to fund those ideas through our YesPleaseMore Starter Grants.

Please vote for this great idea submitted by Wendy York!
Crow and Chair Designs is a small Denver-based art and design company. Recently, I acquired a sewing machine and started a line of plushies based on children's drawings. After speaking to a very good friend of mine who is an art teacher at a local school, I decided to do a specific line targeted at giving back to art programs in schools around Denver and surrounding areas.

The Creature! Plushie line is based on the art students' drawings which remain one-of-a-kind. Currently, there is one line started and I would like to continue it beyond this single school as it has been fun having the kids see their artwork come to life and at the same time, help further the art program and create awareness.

All proceeds go to each school I work with and no matter the percentage of commission involved with vendors, galleries, etc. I only seek to recoup material costs so I can continue making them.

With the grant, I would be able to maintain a website, allowing a central place for educators to get information, communicate about getting involved and also maintain a gallery and online store; continue to locate and maintain spaces for the Creature! line to be available to the public to be sold; promote the Creature! line more effectively; and purchase a chair for my sewing table so I don't have to sit on my couch while I sew (yuck.)

Thank You,
Wendy York
Crow And Chair Designs
http://www.facebook.com/yorktot

Click here to vote!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Inspired by Nature! - The Grand Canyon




Grand Canyon - If you haven't been, it's a must!
It will truly take your breathe away. I took a week off to unplug and recharge. Hiking down the canyon sure gives you a new perspective... I admit though, a scary new perspective. But I am so glad I conquered my fear of heights and completed two day hikes down. This will definitely be a vacation to remember!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Favorite - World Cup South Africa 2010


Let the 2010 World Cup games begin! I played soccer all my life and I am a fan heart and soul! It is so exciting to share this tournament with my daughter who has been playing soccer now for two years. Maybe one lucky year I can be a crazed fan in the stadium cheering on my favorite team, USA! How fun would that be?

Don't forget to watch, it will be over before you know it!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday Wish - Create with paint...


"I have a reverence for living and the brief time we have on earth, so keep in mind that every day is a beautiful gift - be an active participant in it...." - Quote by NAY

Today, I started my day with a cup of coffee and some internet inspiration. What better place than Etsy. So I typed in my search "happy" and discovered this great artist NAY! I immediately fell in love with his work. So simple yet so powerful and very creative. I love when a message is to the point! Take a tour of all his amazing work... I'm sure you will leave inspired!

NayArts - Word Art Paintings by NAY

Monday, June 7, 2010

I Heart Sparklers - It's almost time for fun and fireworks!

What's not to love about the 4th of July? So much to do and so entertaining. A day full of fun! Our community has a neighborhood parade for the kids. Those kids go above and beyond decorating their bikes, scooters and wagons. Then it's off to the pool for a fun filled afternoon. The celebration continues with a smokin' BBQ. Finally... the sun sets and sparks start to fly... literally! With fireworks, the bigger the better! I can't wait!

Don't be a dud! Start planning your fun filled holiday now. Give your family and friends something to remember! 4th of July Party Invitations

Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Favorite - Santa Fe " the city different"


I just took a quick trip down to Santa Fe, New Mexico, my hometown. Summer in Santa Fe is the best. The weather is fantastic and the town is so beautiful. I feel so inspired! I took in every flower, quirky corner, plaza bench and of course patio margaritas. If you've never been, it's a must see destination. Not only is the food amazing but the art overflows. I walked around the plaza for six hours... in and out of small boutiques and galleries. I was only there for two days and feel completely recharged. Feed your soul, visit Santa Fe.
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