Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Painted Shoes...oh my!

A friend of mine from San Diego, Nick Battaglia (owner of Loose Cannon Customs), started a painted shoe line that is amazing. Nick has always been talented. As a teenager, I think he painted anything he could get his hands on, friends and family included. =D
I know he did some amazing work on surfboards at that time. His talent really knows no bounds. His shoes are just another example of his outstanding work. These shoes are definitely going on my wish list. I really have no place to wear them now but I think I'd be happy just wearing them around the house. They are so cool!!! I have heard that his shoes are making their mark on the Pinterest community, I couldn't be happier for Nick. I'm sure his shoes will be on every woman across the globe in no time at all. Check out his line and you will be adding them to your wish list as well. He is currently working on a new website so this link is the only one I have at the moment.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Quote of the Day!

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. -Khalil Gibran

Marketing Design

I am currently looking for a design concept for my new line of jewelry. I'm not selling it on Etsy under my other store. That store is jewelry that has no real genre and that I don't promote. I want my new line to be promoted. It is steampunk and industrial chic. I use bullet casings, as well as unusual found pieces. I have both female and male sets. The name of the store is B.A.D. (Bad A$$ Designs). I would like something edgy and bold but still slightly feminine. ie: sugar skulls, leather & lace....etc.
 RB, I don't know if you have the time but I'd love to see what you come up with. I need a logo, avatar, store banner and possibly business cards. I know I can use an artist from Etsy but I didn't see anything that caught my eye. It all looked very feminine and floral. Etsy designs are about $12.00 but I'm willing to pay a little more for something I want. If you have any ideas, please email me. Thank you.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Quote of the Day!

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C. S. Lewis

Finding myself

Some of you know me, you know that I was a city girl that was always adventurous and liked to try new things, what you didn't know was that I also liked to do things that weren't typically feminine. I grew up with guns, I am an expert marksman and love to shoot. Also, I use to spend my summers at horse camp, I loved horses, but as much as I loved horses I also loved archery. When I couldn't ride, I would spend all time at the archery range. I became quite good at it and started competing against other camps. It doesn't seem like much but it is something I still love today. In San Diego, guns and weapons aren't really acceptable. Since I've moved to Missouri, I've had a bad attitude. I haven't liked living here and have wanted to move back home. But now...I have accumulated quite an arsenal of guns that I enjoy shooting whenever possible. And just recently, a friend that bow hunts has reintroduced me to archery. I feel like I'm finally coming into my own. I'm really enjoying myself and I don't feel any pressure about what I should or shouldn't do as I did in San Diego. I'm still me, just a better version of me. I just turned 36 and just now feel like I finally found myself. I always knew what I liked but felt like my hobbies were unacceptable. I'm still not completely sold on Missouri but it definitely has its perks. I wish everyone could do what they love without being judged or mistreated. It's a horrible feeling and it stunts people's personal growth. I hope that I am always supportive of some one's interests. That's a goal that I can grasp.

F.Y.I. I am currently doing 4 of my bucket list items. (March 22 post) It's a slow process but I am making some headway. Woot!!!