Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Share the Love ~ Bloggers Unite ~ Artisans of the Month

Every two weeks there is a new Featured Artisan
Because of Illness I'm a little behind on my wonderful group
I apologize and Hope you all have many sales.

Featured Artisan This week is:
Mary Catherine Lunsford
I truly think this is such an amazing lady
and what a treasure she is just like her hearts.
I got to know her from being in another group together for Networking.
Mary Catherine is always so nice and helpful and supportive.
I couldn't ask for a nicer lovely lady.
So I was very excited to see that she was the Featured Artist.

Hide a Heart

This weeks Featured Artist is Mary Catherine Lunsford
 Hide a Heart!
Little Hearts that say so much! 
Keep the language of love alive
 with one of our glass hearts
 to create an enduring, positive, sentimental,
 romantic, fun and charming expression of affection
 for a lover, family member or friend.

To find her amazing hearts.
Above are her glass hearts all with a special saying for a loved one or a friend.
Here is what she has to say about her wonderful hearts.

Hide A Heart on Etsy

Keep the language of love alive
with one of our glass hearts to create
 an enduring, positive, sentimental, romantic, fun
 and charming expression of affection for a lover, family member or friend.
Twenty-eight years ago my husband hid a little glass heart to surprise me
 and the simple gesture grew into a cherished ‘love note’.
Little Hearts Say A Lot- Given with love….Hidden for fun!
Made of quality, durable glass imprinted with words or symbols in gold ink and smooth to touch–
Our hearts measure 1.5 x 1.5 x .5″ and weigh 1.6 oz. and-
Promote non-verbal positive communication between couples and family members

Make a memorable bridal and anniversary gift

Make a charming Hostess and House Warming gift

Are hidden for guests at Bed and Breakfast Inns

Offer hospital patients a special message of encouragement and comfort

Offer a sustained message of support and sympathy

Are a sentimental and appreciated gift of remembrance
Some of you may remember Mary as a Singing Artist
Mary Catherine Lunsford
Originally recorded during the summer of 1970 and released in 1971,
this Polydor recording of 'Mary Catherine Lunsford' has recently been re-packaged as a CD.

The vinyl recording has been seen for sale on Ebay and other rare record sites for extraordinary sums.

I began my performing career in 1965 at the age of 17
 in a small club called The Paradox in Tustin, CA.
where muscians would gather to sign-up on a list to perform 3 songs or for 15 minutes
 in the Thursday night Hootenanny.
This led to playing what might be referred to as a circuit of 'Hoot' nights in coffee houses
 such as The Golden Bear in Huntington Beach,
 The 5 Muses in San Clemente,
 Doug Weston’s Troubadour on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood
 and The Whole in Glendale + others.

Known as the 'California Folkies' we honed our skills
 during a rich and inspired decade of music.
I had the privilege of knowing, learning from and/or performing with
 Jackson Brown, Mary McCaslin, Penny Nichols, Steve Noonan,
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Hoyt Axton, Linda Ronstadt,
 Tim Buckley, Steve Gillette, Pat Paulsen, Jose Feliciano,
The Sunshine Company, Steve Martin,
 John Denver, Brewer and Shipley, just to list a few.

I wrote and perform the eleven songs on the album.
'Mary Catherine Lunsford' was released in 1971
 during the same week as Carol King's 'Tapestry' album.
 My claim to fame that week was a billboard on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, CA.
 Alas, as youth is apt to be rather an egotistic time in ones life,
 I thought that billboard would be only the first of many and never took a photo!


I love this photo of her,
She reminds me of my Mom and Aunts.
She is a beautiful lady from the Heart


Wait there is more :)
There is so much more to learn about her and her work and art.
I hope you check out Mary Catherine's Facebook

See her smiling face and Follow Mary Catherine's Tweets on Twitter

I hope you stop by any of these sites to tell a very lovely lady Hello
For the holidays keep her in mind.
The Holidays are the best time to give someone your heart.

Thank you to all for stopping by
Please leave a comment to say Hello to me Or Catherine
We all love comments and to hear from you.
To leave a comment there is a area that says comments and a number before it
click there it will open up the comment box.
Hugs and Blessings,


Awarness Is Not Black and White

Hello my wonderful Blog Members.
So sorry I have been absent lately.
I have been working on new things for my holiday Art show.
There is a local show at the casino in Petoskey Michigan
Sunday November 18th from 11am to 6pm
If your near by stop and say Hello.
I would love to see my friends and family.
The last week I have been working with so many bright colors.
I'm excited to share all of them with you but that will be another day.
I will need alot more time to show you my new collection of Jewelry.
Plus alot of new creations that I added my beloved polymer clay too.
Between me being sore and my dogs getting sick its been a slow creating week.
I find myself looking for inspiration.
Today I scrolled through Facebook.
It seemed everything I saw was black and white.
Animals, photos, kids, you name it. So I'm inspired.
But first before I go off and hide in my clay den I wanted to share the fun photos.
You don't need color to be beautiful.
This truly shows that beauty is not just on the outside.

This hit home for me.
I finally after many years can say this with pride.
I love me again and I'm proud of who I am.

These are just beautiful.
I see these and I can close my eyes and see them on my guardian angel
My beautiful Angel in heaven my sister Lori.
This week I have made many things for My Art show.
Here are a few that are on Etsy and Artfire but will be new versions at my show.
I will also have bracelets, earrings, necklaces all to match.
I have been working hard and want to have alot of new creations for the show
Also looking forward to opening my second Etsy shop for Higher End Jewelry Designs by Me.




The last month I have talked to several people
and have been asked to make Cancer Awareness designs
 for cancers other than Breast Cancer Awareness.
Not that Breast Cancer is not important
but all Cancer Awareness Ribbons, Support and Awareness are important.
 As is the Global Genes foundation for genetic disorders in children.
 I support all cancer groups. 
 I created this one tonight for a clay friend,
she was looking to create a awareness bead
for a friend of hers that just recently lost her mom to Ovarian Cancer.
So this is for you Amanda.
I hope you and your loved one enjoy them. I will mail them to you soon.
For anyone else.
After the craft show Sunday I will work on ribbon beads for every cancer.
So that all Cancers are honored.
If you or anyone would like something made please just ask.
 I am always happy to help or help with a fund raiser.
Blessings to all and may God and Science find us a cure.



Thank you to all my Family, Friends, Blogger Supporters.
I wish you all a happy and Safe holiday.
Blessings and Love,