FourEleven, Woodwork

I Finally Made Something

24 May 2016

I FINALLY got a couple of finished useable pieces!  And it only took me 14 solid hours 😀 When I am learning (aka, teaching myself by trial and error) something new, it tend to take me about 28 times longer that it ‘should’.  My mission for the day was to finish the Mandela plaque.  However, while I like it enough to be too lazy to change it, the piece didnt come out exactly how I wanted it to – but it’s a start.  Having ‘failed’ to produce something I loved, instead of FIXing the piece, I naturally started 8 other project simultaneously.  There was something with a massive wooden post, which I re-scrapped after 8 random cuts.  There was a smaller post, which I temporarily scrapped cause I couldn’t get the hole-blade to do what I wanted it to (aka, I refused to measure and mark my spots like a normal person and was unsatisfied with the terrible result of my ‘eyeballing it’).  There was the sconce-esque thing that I hadn’t finished from a couple days ago (note, I still havent finished it).  There were a lot of things. So, having taken over an entire, massive work table (plus a smaller table, a hacksaw…

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Musings

Look Mommy, I DID Stuff :D

20 May 2016

I feel like I got a lot of things done today…. Woke up before 1pm (no, seriously, this is a big deal) Left the house (this is also a big deal) Went to my studio for 5 or 6 hours Made the beginnings of what will eventually be sconces of some sort Made a wall plaque thingi Let a friend tour the space Made new friends Only broke One thing (and lost one thing) Didnt die Got to read over dinner Did a small photo shoot (those are her feet) Ate a popsicle (out of order, but nonetheless important to mention) EDITED AND RELEASED photos from shoot (same day – im telling you, this is a big deal This is where I actually ate the popsicle Decided not to pedicab because reading is more fun (as are popsicles… there’s still one left) Like I said, it was a big day.  I mean, just Look at how many bullet points there are!  I’m proud of myself. Thank you.

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Musings

Putzing Away

5 January 2016
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Shucks. Time flies hey. Let’s see, where are we now. These last few months I have spent quite a bit of time pouring out business ideas and making contacts. It has been really exciting and incredibly frustrating all at the same time. But I can feel that I am getting closer to something moving in a big way. If nothing else, I have made some new buddies – entrepreneurial dreamers, travelers and get-things-doners. So… I’ll be doing my best to rub elbows til we can start this fire. Anyhoo, short post. But yea. Better run. Cheers.

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Blessing Jar

BossBabes Interview!!

1 July 2015
BBabes DDD Interview

Pursuing your passions gives others permission to pursue their own. Can you just imagine a world full of things created in passion? I mean, think about it! Kids are created in passion and they’re AWEsome! What other awesomeness could we be making?

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There IS a Horizon

25 June 2015
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I have so much to be thankful for right now. Where do I begin. I am SO incredibly grateful for having discovered YouNeedABudget.com.  This program is a total game changer.  Frankly, I think that a lot of my not feeling like a big girl stems from my mishandling of money.  I know how to make it – now I’m learning how to make it work for me 😉  There is no limit to my ability to gush over this system.  Just… go check it out.  It is, legitimately, Fun. New friends – super cool new friends!  Papa has set some pretty stellar people in my path lately and Im really loving it.  It’s nice to feel like a community is growing around me again.  It’s nice to dig in.  I can’t wait to see what we create in this next year!! Finally I have a decent, and functional facade for this site!  I feel WAY more relaxed now that I have something that seems to fit.  Hopefully I will pour more into it now that it exists.  I just discovered this super rad app by Vimeo called Cameo and I’m kind of in love with the idea of it.  So hopefully I…

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Been a Minute

4 February 2015
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Oops, skipped a few days. Let’s see…. Pa helped me surpass my crazy financial goals over the weekend…. My pastor sent a recommendation for me to attend this course I’m really interested in…. I’ve been getting phenomenal feedback on my music and especially on an arrangement I wrote…. Today my rolfer noted that my structural alignment has improved – and suggested some awesome things to research to further my personal development. These are all great blessings and great encouragements that may or may not seem of value to you, dear reader, but which each mean the world to me. Oh man oh man. Also, there was a cool thing I noticed myself doing over the weekend. There was a night that was particularly terrible, psychologically (work can get pretty stressful), and I caught myself listing out blessings from days gone by as I rode my bike home. Like, ‘okay, today kind of sucked, but I SAW Your hand here, here and here. AND I remember last week when You did This thing, and last month and last quarter and last year when You did this, this and this…. Therefore I AM blessed. Because You HAVE blessed me in the Past,…

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Thanks Mommy ^_^

30 January 2015
Jewelry Cards

Yesterday and today were both great. Let’s see… Yesterday I got to cut really awesome looking jewelry cards for when my stuff goes into stores. Im so proud of them!! Afterward my new fwends invited me to do yoga with them!! It’s just… Im still so excited about the cool people who have been stepping into my life lately!! I then came home to an amazingly delicious carob cherry banana smoothie and a few hours of designing blueprints from my dream the other day (and a few BuzzFeed videos). Overall, it was a blessedly chill evening.   Today, ha. I slept in and then met an awesome and encouraging friend for breakfast (his lunch/snack I would assume). He is such a great guy to talk, both he and his wife. They help me to dream when I forget to. I feel so blessed to be friends with them ^_^ Once we parted ways, I went back to my lasers and the person before me had not shown up so I got an extra 45 minutes to play with!! I made some awesome new jewelry: a few Piccasso pieces, some dragon fruits, watermelon slices, peaches, some more Watashi Wa earrings, even…

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