Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Call To Africa by Robert Foster

As I was scrolling through treasuries today on Etsy I came across this gorgeous print by Robert Foster. Golden King is stunningly painted using opaque watercolors with enhancements.

This led me to check out more work by this talented artist and I came upon these prints as well.

I'm currently trying to decide on the decor for my son's bedroom but if I go with an animal theme I really think a few pieces of Mr. Foster's art will adorn his walls. Please visit his Etsy store Robert Foster's Art for more animal prints. He also has a wide selection of flowers, ladies and romance, kitty cats, landscapes, seascapes and fantasy prints. Also, check out more of his artwork on his website

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And My Top Entrecard Droppers Are...

... drum roll please!


A great big thank you to these ten droppers and to all the people who drop on my blog!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Something For Him/Something For Her

Gini, of Missouri Ocean Design on Etsy, has a fabulous selection of jewelry in her shop.

Just check out this stunning, 14 gauge, sterling silver, bracelet for that special man in your life.

And while I almost don't want to help promote this beautiful necklace (because I want it for myself), these Teardrops would look great on any woman!

Other places to find Missouri Ocean Design

Findings-only Etsy Shop:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I've Been Awarded The Best Blog Award

Thank you so much to Janz Crystalz for awarding my blog this amazing award. I'm really honoured!

The rules of the award state that you must post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted you this award and a link to his/her blog.

Pass the award on to 15 other blogs you have recently discovered and think are great!

Remember to contact the bloggers you’ve awarded to let them know they have been chosen.

Here are my fifteen. Please take a moment to visit them.

1. This, That and The Other Thing
2. A Letter To Xander
3. Red Sox Mommy
4. Duck & Wheel With String
5. The Queen Speaks
6. Small Town Mommy
7. Lucky Girl Trading Company
8. Margie and Edna's Basement
9. Photography By KML
10. The Junk Drawer
11. Rising Phoenix Toys Blog
12. Here And Now ~*~ 4 Angel
13. Blogging Circle
14. The Superficial Gallery
15. Deronda Designs

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Please Forgive The Mess

To All My Blog Readers,

Please bare with me while I reorganize and change the layout of my blog. I hope it won't take me too long to get everything back in some form of cohesive order.

Thank you for reading!

- Joanne

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November 1st... One of My Favorite Days!!!

This is one of the days I most look forward to once fall hits. November 1st. You may be wondering why it's such an exciting day for me. I love Christmas music and finally, today, the day after Halloween, I allow myself to listen to it.

As a child my mother would beg me to turn it off by around June and I'd always complain and say that if Christmas music is about celebrating the birth of Christ then why can't I listen to it whenever I want. I wonder if she's thought of an answer to that yet? Now I start earlier than I did then but by the first of the new year I am ready to turn it off again.

Anyway, today, my son and I danced to a great selection of Christmas songs by various artists like Celine Dion, Collin Raye, Gloria Estefan and especially one of my all time favorites, Old Toy Trains by Nana Mouskouri.

Happy Listening!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Belated Canada Day!!!

And a present for me!

Have you heard of the ecommerce site Bonanzle?

It's my new place to hang out online. I'm really liking a lot of the features of the site like the live chat in my booth (store), the forums where most people are so helpful, and especially the Handpicked Lists. For those of you on Etsy, these lists work very much like treasuries except there is no waiting to grab a spot, you can make as many as you want, whenever you want.

A word of warning though, Handpicked Lists are seriously addictive to make. And the best part is the powers that be on the site choose a selection of these lists to feature on the home page. (Clicking on the Bonanzle logo at the top of the page will rotate through them.)

So, a few days ago I created two lists to celebrate Canada Day, "O Canada! My Home And Native Land" and "Happy Canada Day!!!". Last night, as I was shutting down, I stopped in to check if my lists had had any visitors and/or comments. To my great surprise, I saw many comments on one of them saying things like, "Congratulations on the home page."

Of course, I rushed right over, clicked the Bonanzle logo a few times and ran smack into this:

That's my list, in case you hadn't guessed.

I am really, really, liking this site!


Bonanzle Booth:
Etsy Shop:

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Focus For My Blog

It's been a while since I've posted anything here but I think it's because I've gotten bored of just posting reviews of other artists. Therefore, I am going to start mixing things up a bit.

As some of you may know, I am a Canadian, who about six years ago picked up and moved to Belize.

Where is that? It's in Central America, just south of Mexico and east of Guatemala.

Life here has had it's ups and downs but I've come to the conclusion that the grass is NOT greener on the other side, it's just a different shade of green. Belize has taught me to live a simpler life in many ways. I share 32 acres of land with my family which is nice but for the first four months we lived without running water or electricity. That was a great adventure but one I have no desire to repeat, ever.

Some days I miss my life in Canada, the shopping malls, fast food, movie theatres, skyscrapers, and general ease of things. Other days I look around at my four dogs, two rabbits, two doves, one cat and my newest baby, this beautiful colt, and things look pretty good.

Most of all, though, no matter what happens in my life or where I may go next, or if I stay here for the rest of my life, I will always be grateful to Belize for the gift of my son. I adopted Matthew the day he was born, 16 months ago. He is of Mayan Indian decent and the light and joy of my life.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Please Vote!

My personalized name sign has been entered into a contest and I need all the votes I can get. Please go to the following link and vote. This is for the grand prize, a 30 second ad spot on the radio and a banner ad that will link to my store.

Please scroll to the bottom, choose Personalized Name Sign by Joanne/CoconutPalmDesigns and press vote.

I really appreciate everyone's efforts!

Thanks in advance,

This is a picture of the sign I am asking for votes on.