Monday, June 30, 2008


We all need a little luck once in a while...I checked out how other artists view luck on etsy today...

1. Lets Stay Together Necklace by Manic Trout
2. Good Luck Pomegranate by Yoola
3. Lucky Koi by mirabel
4. Lady Luck by dadadreams
5. Lucky by photobox


Friday, June 27, 2008


It has been really long since my last digi sketch...I was all distracted by the art from etsy I kept showing. So here is todays digisketch...

Happy Friday!


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Red Rouge Rojo

Photographed by David Bellemère for Marie Claire Italy, October 2006


That's the headboard of my dreams!

I was just over at Desire to Inspire and was so happy to see the headboard concept of my dreams! Although I would leave out the canopy thingy. The shape is even similar...the colors and patterns remind me of the pile of tapestries I still have from my deadhead days and the rest of the bed is white...perfection!

photo courtesy of Sara Gilbane Interiors

Well I was over there I also saw a peony photo that i thought I would share as well...go figure, peonies caught my eye!

photo courtosy of Alison Miksch


Alligator Alley

I have an odd fascination with Alligators, don't get me wrong, they terrify me...but they are still pretty cool. Did you see Lake Placid when Betty White (who is great in that flick) raised the Crocodiles (close enough) to ginormous proportions? Check it out if you haven't...

As I have been having so much fun with etsy recently, I'll give another go of it:

1. Makes Me Wonder Necklace by Manic Trout
2. Garrett Gator by marleyungaro
3. Small Florida Alligator by SugarSnapshots
4. Looker by amberalexander
5. Do Not Feed Alligator by futurowoman

Later Gator...(oh come no, how could I not!)


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Seahorses are the only horses for me

My equestrienne family is very distressed by this, but we feel how we feel and I am not a horse fan. Seahorses however tickle my are some of my current etsy favs:

1. Its Summertime Necklace by Manic Trout
2. Mermaid with Plumerias and Sea Horses Print by karingrow
3. So In Love Note Card Set by turtlepapers
4. Seahorse - Poofy Sleeve Top by stevester
5. Seahorse by papermoth
6. Floating Seahorse Card by DandyLionPress
7. Filly by amberalexander


Monday, June 23, 2008

In Case you missed it last week...

I was interviewed by one of my idols...I know, it was awesome...check it out here. Thanks again Jen!


Christmas in June

I discovered this weekend that even in June when people shop at a craft fair they are buying gifts for the as I already had Santa on my mind I figured I might as well go with it and share these. Ellen Von Unwerth was one of the first photographers who really captured my attention and I have been following her work for years now. There is always an element of sass in her photos that I love.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rhinebeck Craft Fair

If you are going to the Rhinebeck Craft Fair this week end, I will be there! Not as Manic Trout though so don't get all excited...I am assisting an amazing woodworking artist and will be in building A at the end of the middle section. Hope to see you there!


Friday, June 20, 2008

Dear Mom...

Hi Mom,
So guess what, I just ate the last of my twizzlers! See how good I was, they lasted a month! I think I should be rewarded with another tub *wink*
Much Love,

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That dress is taking over my brain!

So I started daydreaming about the dress I blogged about earlier today and I kept thinking of these two photo's I saw that are just like the dress...well lucky for me, they were by an artist whose work I adore and have bought some of , so it was not that hard once I started looking...

Aren't they just luscious?

1. Pink Filigree
2. Whirligig

both by Petuniaz


Some dresses have magic powers

Photo by Lee Gunho

Do you ever have the feeling when you see certain dresses...your breath catches, your heart pounds, you feel lightheaded, your palms start to sweat a bit, your face tingles with pleasure...well this dress did it all for me...and although I know I have no where to wear it, I'm most likely waaaay to short to fit into it and realistically can not afford it, I was still sad that this is from Bazaar Sept '07...meaning I definitely cannot have it.

Now that I think about it, I do however have a wonderful silk embroidered wrap in the same colors, although no black....hmmmm, where is that?


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mr. Crabbys of the world unite!

I love my Mr. Crabby necklace and since his inception I have had crabs on the's a little taste of the Mr.Crabbys you can snag on Etsy!

1. Mr. Crabby Necklace by Manic Trout
2. Mr. Crabby by LaurieRyan
3. F is for Fiddler Crab by maejane
4. 3 Stones and a Crab by KAWsaidTheKrowStudio
5. tiny crab by creativethursday
5. Red Black and Blue by Kai81


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New Etsy Exclusive!

I just listed a new Etsy Exclusive over in my shop. If you're late to that game, I am posting anything thats a bit too crafty looking for the Manic Trout look or button rings that I am offering in one size because I only have one of it is a ring...and a REALLY cool one...its a SQUARE! Go check it out!

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40% off Sale Ends June 22!

There are only a few days left to snag an awesome Manic Trout goodie for 40% off, then they will leave the store for good!
Go to Sale!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Interview on Craft Gossip!

So Jen of Naughty Secretary Club Fame has a new endeavor, man that gal does a lot!...anyway...she is the new Craft Artists editor over at Craft Gossip and she interviewed ME! I know, its pretty freakin' can check it out right here. I love the days when I feel like a rock star of the world I am proud to be a part of...Thank you Jen!


Borrowed Beauty

I have been in a bit of a haze, something I deal with at times. If I would let myself I would prefer to just lie in my bed all day long, but I am up and in my studio...physically as I need all the inspiration I can find right now, I set out to find beauty on the Internet. I have been loving etsy recently with its abundance of amazing photographers, if you remember back to My Favorite Wall of Photographs I love them in my home too. So todays theme is beauty...

1. Start Where You Are by irenesuchocki
2. Pink Dahlia Through the Viewfinder by ScarletBeautiful2
3. Of the blue, blue sea by irenesuchocki
4. We Have Arrived by LightchaserStudios
5. Sprite by ellemoss

All of my favorite colors are in the bottom photo...swoon.

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Night at the movies

I love Adam Sandler. He has been on the top if my list as far back as I can remember...Cajun man started it all when I was a Junior in high school. I make sure I see every single one of his movies in the theatre and last night I saw You Don't Mess With The good. I needed to laugh, it was like two hours of therapy, he never lets me down.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Lookie jewelry!!!

Yay, I just put 27 new pieces on line tonight, woo hoo...check it out! NEW

Necklaces, Earrings and Bracelets...oh my!

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

As I couldn't sit in a car for 11 hours with you and then reorganize your pantry (her idea I swear!) like I did with mom for Mother's Day, I figured I could at least blog about you! We had a long and lovely conversation on the phone and we'll have a nice visit this summer, as I promise I will make it up to NH to see you...but I thought it would be nice to share with the world this photo of me and you, back in the day. Happy Father's Day, I Love You Dad!


Friday, June 13, 2008

Allium on my mind

I have mentioned before that I am lucky enough to live in a house where the gardens are well tended and flourish much of the year and you have seen the photos...well today after taking a lame photo of the awesome Allium blooming outside (see my photo above), I decided to share some pictures of allium that actually look good...all found on Etsy today.

I used to have a big bouquet of dried allium, but they did not survive the last move...maybe I'll have to rescue the ones in thegarden when they go to seed...I almost prefer them dried.

1. ScarletBeautiful2Allium Through The Viewfinder by ScarletBeautiful2
2. Busy Bee by angiemuldowney
3. Purple Spring by JMcGuinness
4. Allie-Oop by ara133photography
5. Globe Allium by creavin
6. Allium Fireworks by peggyhodge
7. Sparkle seedhead by polaroidsandpinholes

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