Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Cheer...

Holiday Cheer
Originally uploaded by chuha.
to all! Off to finish up my last minute shopping and shipping. I haven't forgot you, I've just had some rough hits these past weeks, but I'll still survive. Enjoy your holiday!!! I 'll be back at the first of the year!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Still here and busy!!!

If Iowe you something, please forgive the tardness. The past few weeks have just been awful. But as you can see my hands are full. Working on the holiday for family and getting my etsy shop where I really want it to be. Well catch you later, and prayerfully sooner than later.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

And the winners are.......

Congrats to Flassie and Joyceann!! Ladies, when you get a chance shoot me an email with your info.

Hope you all have enjoyed your weekend.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I did it!!!! My Etsy shop is now open!!!!!!

Well I've finally taken the plunge. My etsy shop is now up and running. I don't have a lot of items listed, but it's a start. I will more than likely be adding a few more pieces over the next few days. In celebration of my grand opening I am having a drawing!!!!! I will give away 2 pair of earrrings. Just leave a comment below, and your entered. The drawing will be held on Sunday (11/9). So leave a comment and check out my shop!!! Grace and Peace Candace

Monday, November 3, 2008

Concentrate on this Sentence

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.'  When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.  Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'  Something good will happen to you today; something that you have been waiting to hear.

This is not a joke; someone will call you by phone or will speak to you about something that you were waiting to hear.  Do not break!

Believe in the power of GOD without question or hesitation and great things can happen.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Looking for some comfort....

Originally uploaded by with his gifts.
!!!!!VENT Warning!!!!!

You know sometimes there come a point when you are just so overwhelmed with life all you can do is see change. There is some much going on physically (I mean just right out in the open, in my face), emotionally, and spiritually. I feel like I’m being pulled in a million different directions in so many different ways. I’m just not sure how to react. There’s so much I want to do creatively, but for some reason I just can’t let it out. I’t like I look at where I once was with my art, my craft and I was so much more willing and eager to create. I can name a few reason for holding back but I feel like it’s deeper, and there’s a naggin tug in my heart that is saying you know why you can’t do this. It’s because part of you is still telling you that you just can’t do it. There’s so much more of me saying I want this, I want to make this or that. But the nagging is draing my energy to create, my willingness, my excitement. And it’s so aggravating to work a steadt job, and watch full time artist create pieces that you know you’ve thought of. I’m not saying they are stolen ideas, what I’m saying is if I go with my original idea and this artist come across me, will they think I’ve copied them. When really it’s just that I haven’t had the time to sit down like I want and create that piece. It happened to day I wanted to cry!!!!

I want to write more. I want to do more opinion pieces, short stories. But I don’t know where to start. I wanted to start another blog for this, but I got stuck on a name, I was hesitant to write, and now…. I just don’t know where to pick up the pieces. Do I just write here, I mean this is my creative blog. This is an extension of my creativity. Or do I start something else. Will people find me interesting, will they find me funny? Will they find me at all? I mean I just have things to say that I truly believe people will benefit from. How do I get it to them? Am I putting way to much pressure on myself or thought into what I’m trying to do?

I think I’m nagging me!!!! I’m my own problem. How do I stop that?

Well more sleep can’t be it, because I’m in the no sleep club for at least a few more months, babies days and nights are horribly turned around. I’m trying to read more. Encouraging words and thought, hoping to kick start something. I fall asleep. Every time I start this conversation with Ak we get so far off of the subject that we never really deal with any of my issues.

I just don’t know what do. I mean I know it’s me. I’ve been holding on the pictures of my new piece and not put them on etsy for fear that they just aren’t good enough to get the money that I’m asking. Iwas the same way at my first few festivals. As a matter of fact I have opted to not work shows because my friends weren’t setting up. Crazy, I know.

I think I’m nagging me!!!! I’m my own problem. How do I stop that? HAhAHAHAHa!!!

Well I’m off to try and figure something out. I have really been trying to visualize my current pics on etsy and everything is working out. I just have to get over my initial fear. Right!!! Well I’m off to pic up a few books on coaching and a book on personal behavior. Prayerfully this will help me get over my blocks.

Well Grace, Peace and Light to you all in you task for the day.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Well, it's been a little while since I checked in, just wanted to let you know that things are well. kamara did return to the hospital for about two weeks, but has since come back home. I on the other hand returned to work and did not sleep a wink. Creativity has come and gone and I too have waned. So of course all of the creative plans I have made to open shop has slowly taking shape. I have 15 or so earrings that need to be photographed and two new paintings that I can not get a good picture of. Other than that life of good. I have also been giving thought to in NANOWRIMO for this year. I'm not sure where to start. I haven't been the best of taking notes. But, I did go by one of these wonderful headsets so that I could dictate my book in hopes that only if a reader along than I did last year. Three pages is not much to beat. I've also consider what I was going to do about my writing blog. I figure since I have a hard time writing what I'm thinking the place than it be easier to talk it out. Thus, the headset. So far programming the darn thing is I had a headache. But we shall see! I dictated this entry! Thanks to everyone who stopped to buy enough wonderful peaceful calming joyful words. They are very very much appreciated. Now off to contemplate. Good happy thoughts. Joy. Grace and peace. Candace

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fwd: On Your Comfort Zone - Words of Wisdom - September 29, 2008

This a past edition, but when I read it today it still struck a chord. Enjoy the rest of your day.:-*
Monday, September 29, 2008
Good morning. So you want a promotion? A new house? Lose weight? New relationship???? Sometimes in order to get to the next level you have to reach beyond your comfort zone... Never be afraid of change... Big Progress ALWAYS challenges you to take risks! (Remember this!) In order to emerge in life sometimes you have to throw yourself into an emergency!!!!
God is Love Rev Run

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Long, long road......

well it's been a long road. But baby is finnally ready to come home!!!!!Yea!! However, we have no electricity due to a wind storm 5 days ago. Soooo we're just hanging out where we are welcomed. The power company says lights should be on tommorow. Which means baby can come home right away. other than that not much else is going on. i had an earring marathon the other week. about 15 pairs to be posted to etsy here soon. not done taking pictures yet. feel free to email me. i've got nothing but time now..... oh here's sneak peak of the etsy goods.
grace & peace

Monday, August 18, 2008

My girls

Such a joy, the 2 of them in their own unique ways...... Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gremlins????? or Stress????

Is it possible to be so stressed that you can't create. I know that I could just be too overwhelmed with life right now to create. But why is it nagging me so. On Saturday AK gave me the lovely opportunity of being at home alone to paint and that I did. But I didn't feel like I had done enough. As if 3 pieces were not enogh. It was like I wanted more. I know that the pieces are pieces are not complete until I say so. And as of right now I'm looking at one going, this is not what I was going for. And yes I would love to "fix it", but I feel like I don't know what to do. I know if I took it over to the Cultural Arts Center (where I would normal take classes and paint)the instructor would tell me to just keep painting until it looks like what I want. But for some reason knowing that just doesn't feel convincing enough. It's like I want more. Does any one understand me? What do you do when you feel like this? Since Saturday I've put the painting away, so that it does not stare at me all week. Darn gremlins, I'm trying to just think positive thought here...... HELLO!!!! So I normally don't give too many baby updates. But this last visit has become a gremlin. While I have steadily packed on the pounds in lovong care of my incubating child. She is not. Now while I delivered Aneysa at 4 lbs. 10oz. full term I was ok. But the Dr. measured her at 6 lbs 2 weeks before she was born. Now I know the Dr. isn't always right. But I'm really starting to feel as though I should have stuck with the more holistic turn my life had taken since my first pregnancy and went to a midwife, no ultra sounds, don't tell me what it is, and just smiled all along. Also since becoming pregnant I have looked for other creative outlets. I used to write on the regular bases. And just kind of pen things as they come to mnid. I took a shot at NANWRIMO last year. However since the first of the year I have really been yearning to write and still penned what came to heart. But I'm looking for more. I have decided to start another blog, just for my writing. HOwever I want a tie in into the Life Coaching I am looking to begin. I've been reading and studying a lot in this area,and have decided that since I was going to have to sit out of school a few more quarters I would have the money to earn a certification in coaching and wet my feet in my new major, Social Work. So this has left me with .......Forgot where I was going withthis. it's taken 3 days to complete this post. See what I mean Jelly Bean?!!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Shop Etsy!!!

I had hoped to heve my shop up and running my now but, my life has basically become about my health , my family and the anticipated birth of the little one. Do me a favor by supporting the very talented Etsy shop keepers.
Buy Handmade

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Window Shopping

Etsy Window Shopping 7/2
Originally uploaded by with his gifts.
So things are just a little slow today so i thought I'd share my latest finds on etsy. I'm not able to make all of these purchases, but I am inspired to create. Long vacation weekend, brings a lot of things to mind........ Enjoy!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fwd: Be thankful for help - Words of Wisdom - June 19, 2008

 In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell
English essayist, novelist, & satirist (1903 - 1950)

-----Original Message-----
From: Daily Word <>
Subject: Be thankful for help - Words of Wisdom - June 19, 2008


Thursday, June 19, 2008
Good morning. Who has God used the most during your lifetime to bring provision, encouragement or protection to you? (Remember) Anything unrecognized becomes unrewarded... And ultimately exit your life. Uncommon favor will cease when not received with thankfulness. -Mike Murdoch
God is Love
Rev Run
Read more at Run's Words of Wisdom at


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Summer Living

So, in lue of art today. I wanted to list the books I've been reading lately. Also I'm a little short for time. Will share more tommorow!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008


Originally uploaded by Tambas.
Well I couldn't say it better. I can't think of another word. I don't know if it's life oor this pregnancy. But there has definitely been a shift.I have so much I want to say but I can't. I liken it to a comment a friend of mine made during NANOWRIMO. I told her I was having a hard time getting the words out. She asked was it because I was still living the story. You can't get it out until your done. I just stipped writting. But I no realize that I can't just stop living. So what do I do?

I love life

I love life
Originally uploaded by Saveena (AKA LHDugger).
Monday, June 16, 2008
Good morning I heard Oprah say... "Get the lesson so you can move on." No matter how terrible an experience has been, acknowledge that it has contained a life lesson. Each experience has made you who you are today and who you be tomorrow. I love life!

God is Love
Rev Run

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What's creatively cooking?

Litte Space, Little Art!
So right not I'm feeling a little spacially challenged. I do have more space now in my new apartment than I had in my previous arrangement. But that's not all there is to the problem. AK is a bit of a neat freak, and I don't want to spread out and then have him trying to figure out how and were to move this or that so that it can dry, and everything still stay in it's place. You know I'm the type, I'm painting and I will take over the living rom and you will need to walk around me and my things. Thanks and have a nice day!
I am open to any suggestions, if any of you have some. Please and Thank You.
The only thing he has come up with is I can go and sit in our attic, but at 5months can you really see me climbing attic stairs. I mean the kind that let down from the ceiling, no!! I love this man, and yes he would help me up and down,but no. And he's never seen me paint, I kind of need access to the bathroom and my paint set up
So I've decided that for the time being since I can't up and down the steps. I am going to create piceses no larger than 11x14and that's only until I run out of watercolor paper. I've started on a few 3.5 X5 pieces. I may also give ATCs a shot. This will give me a chance to try some new techniques, and maybe just be bold all together.
Well here's a start, a covered journal and a 3.5 X5 sketch that I'm afraid to apply color to. I can't decied on watercolor pencils or acrylics.
Enjoy your day!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tag!!!! I'm it!!!

I was tagged by Violette with a meme. Now the term meme is new to me, so I had to go do some "research" and for those of you who like me were like " a what?", it's officiall described by Wikipedia as a unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods and terms such as race, culture, and ethnicity. Memes propagate themselves and can move through a "culture" in a manner similar to the behavior of a virus. So here I am spreading a good, good virus ! Here are the rules: 1. Each player answers questions about themselves. 2. At the end of the post, tag 5 people by posting their names. 3.Go to their site/blog and leave a comment telling them they've been tagged. Invite them to your site/blog so they can read the tagged post. 4. Let the person who tagged you know when you've completed your tagged post.
1. What were you doing 10 years ago? Getting ready to go on my last summer vacation. I was a junior in high school, laughing at the fact that I had "made it"!!! What am I going to do now? I only have 1 year left.... 2. What are 5 things on your "To Do" list? - Make salad for baby shower -Prime canvas, 3x5s and 5x7s for new project -Find all of my supplies - Name baby -A little here?..... 3. What are 5 snacks you enjoy? (In no specific order) -Fruit -Smoothies- No banana, double shot of wheatgrass -Jello -Candy- Sprees, Gummie Savers -Chips 4. Name some things you would do if you were a millionaire. I'd build a few houses for my family. Put money away so that my kids and niece could go to school. Oh did I mention i want a little studio of my own. 4. Name some places where you've lived. Just Columbus, and some suburbs. 5. Name some bad habit you have. I'm messy, I get shy at the wrong times. I'm not good at following rules : ) 6. Name some jobs you've had. Nurses Aide, Receptionist, Manicurist, Secretary, Buisness Analyst, Art Director. Here are the people I’m tagging: Flassie Redheaded Stepchild Miss KoolAid

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Walk with a cause

Yesterday I participated in WalkNationwide. it is a corporate sposored fitness day. You sign up and walk or run one of their 1, 3,or 5 mile walks or just kind of do your own thing. I collected donations for my mentor group Just Between Us. I decided I do the 3 mile walk. I had walking buddies and my mom on speed dial. I was ready to go. I went out front to meet my team ( 3 other co-workers), when I get a phone call from Tina, they left me!! She forgot I was going to the bank first. We chose the route with the Planet Smoothie!! So I just had to indulge, parking is so bad down there and we were just going to be walking by, so why not indulge? Right?
Even though I started out alone I met up with them about a half mile from the start at Planet Smoothie. They though it was just a few blocks away. It was good, couldn't tell ya what I got, but it was worht the stop!!
So the rest of the walk I entertained them with my cell phone photo skills. I wanted something for my blog. So here you go a few pics of the sights in the Short North area of downtown Columbus!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Busy or Practicing?

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

I couldn't help it. I had to share. Hopefully my sister won't be upset. This is my niece. Ak and I have been babysitting in the evening while my sister works. I told him it's good practice for us. The purple bulge is my 20 week bump!! My oldest is 5 and his niece that he raised for 3 years is now 8!! So I say we're a little out of touch. We have some free time tonight, as my sister is off. I want to paint but I need to do my hair,we have a funeral to go to this weekend and my sisters post-poned shower is Saturday also.

So I guess we have to wait and see what happens when I get home. Other than that not much is going on. I have however found a few new artist that I am just in love with. Below are my recent must reads:

Alisa Burke

Got Art

Jennifer Maestre and her etsy store

Ro Bruhn

Shari Beaubien

Samantha Kira

Hope you enjoy as much as I do!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I'm still here......

That's what most days feel like. I'm just still here. The last few months have been very very trying. Last month I tried motivating my self to at least post a picture and thought's just to clear my head, but I guess I was just too overwhelmed with emotion. Since the first of the year my life has gone through some very rough changes that I figured would be behind me, but everyday is learning experience, and the new year definitly brought lessons to be learned. The new year also bought me new life. But I'll get into that shortly.
Over the last few months I have lost some persons in my life, that I really whole heartedly belived loved me the way that I loved them. But I don't know what makes people do the things they do. I don't know what make me naive when it comes to kindness. I don't know why at 26 I really belive that the people I treat good, are treating me just the same.....
As a dear friend told me the other week, I'm going to have to forgive, and bring closure to this or it's going to eat away at me. I have to leave this and know that it just won't be the same. My struggle is not in vain. And everything that I feel like I'm loosing, even the people...God is going to replace.
Well I know that people are being replaced, and family is definitly takinkg more importance inmy life. Since the first of the year, our family has grown! I'm an Auntie!! Kiaya Janelle came to us on April 3. And Blessing #2 will arrive in October!! AJ going to be a big sister!! AK and I are expecting his first, my second child! I couldn't enjoy it at first due to the stressfulll turn my life had taken, and all the glorious things the first trimester brings!!
We are now in our own home and making preparations. I am really begining to feel more at peace. And pray that I am around more before maternity leave comes and goes. I have been creating, just not posting to here or flickr. I have taken a book making class, the glass class, and the painting class which made me a lot more comfortable with what I was doing. I don't have a digital camera right now, but my crackberry camera seems to be okay, so I may give in and use it to provided some more stimulating updates.
Thanks to those of you who have stopped by, left comments and mailed me things during this time. I really appreciated it. It made those days so much warmer. Well I'm off to babysit and maybe create.... I'll have to see how KJ feels about that. Lord! Does all of my family have the same initials.
Hugs ya'll

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tuesday's Words of Encouragement--Hope for the Future

"I can be changed by what happens to me.  But I refuse to be reduced by it."  Maya Angelou
----- Forwarded by Candace Curry/Nationwide/NWIE on 04/22/2008 11:18 AM -----

"Sis. Pat" < wrote on 04/21/2008 09:05:44 PM:

Good Morning,

 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in
Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in
every place.  2 Corinthians 2:14

 You may be facing situations that are so bad it seems you have no
real reason to hope.  But I say to you boldly,your future is not
determined by your past or your present!

 Believe that with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).  With
man some things may be impossible, but Hebrews 11:3 says that we
serve a God Who created everything we see out of nothing.  Give Him
your nothingness and watch Him go to work.  All He needs is your
faith in Him. He needs for you to believe, and He will do the rest.

Joyce Meyer


"Those Who Disrespect Your Assignments Are Unqualified For Access."
Mike Murdock

"The fool speaks, the wise man listens." Ethiopian Proverb

"The Atmosphere of Expectancy is the Breeding Ground for Miracles! "
Rod Parsley


With Love & Prayers,
Sis. Pat

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Your Blogging Type Is Thoughtful and Considerate
You're a well liked, though underrated, blogger.
You have a heart of gold, and are likely to blog for a cause.
You're a peaceful blogger - no drama for you!
A good listener and friend, you tend to leave thoughtful comments for others.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Friday's Words of Encouragement--Do Your Best

"Sis. Pat" < wrote on 04/11/2008 04:28:48 PM:

Good afternoon,

 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my
strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I
rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

 2 Corinthians 12:9  
 If you are doing the best that you know how to do, that's all God
expects from you.

 Joyce Meyer

 The Atmosphere of Expectancy is the Breeding Ground for Miracles!
Pastor Rod Parsley

"Expect Your Miracle Today!"

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Daily Word- On Hope

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Good morning. Don't give up! Live in the land of hope.. Shun discouragement! When you keep hope alive things around you begin to prosper!! hope!
God is Love
Rev Run

Monday, February 25, 2008

Where should I go? What should I do? - Words of Wisdom - February 25,2008

Good morning. Think about this..... Who has been kind to you? Where have you been favored? Where. has your provision been coming from for the last year or so?. (ALWAYS remember this!!!) Go where you're celebrated not where you're tolerated... :-)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fwd: Nothing is more important than kindness - Words of Wisdom - February 21, 2008


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Good morning. Three things in human life are important: The first is
to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.


God is Love
Rev Run




Wednesday, January 23, 2008


It's wonderful how the universe will give you what you are looking for. Not only did I find this great piece of photographic art to go with my quote on character, but the artist also had some very wonderfull words to say. Not sure is they will post, I will update later if not.

Good morning. Character is a choice. The scripture says reputation is more powerful than money. Proverbs 22:1 says “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” Become known for integrity... What you are... will eventually be exposed and known.. This is one quality that will make you unforgettable!

God is Love
Rev Run

Making Things Happen - Words of Wisdom

Just for Fun
Originally uploaded by seanjohn3342.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Good morning. Don't become a product of your enviornment, make your enviornment become a product of you.

God is Love
Rev Run

Completed Still Life

This is my first completed work in my 8 week painting class. It's acrylic on 16x24 canvas board.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Still life 1/8/08

This is the start of my still life from art class last night.  I'm not done doing my color blocking. Next week I'll probably finish that and then start my second coat of color. This really isn't as bad or as hard as I though it would be.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Fused Glass Class is well.....

Well here's my creations from our first night! These are not the best pictures but bear with me. The top piece is 2 x 4inches. It is 2 layers of window pane with confetti,theads, and copper wire. It's for AK. He'll probably tell me how nice it and leave it right where I gave it to him. It's ok. He's moving to a new place, i'll make it a suncatcher and hang it in his window! The other is a prayer stone. I have some one in mind that I think will like this. It's a matter of how it will be recieved. Well it's almost clean up time. Chat with you later.=


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