Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I've Got Six Words

Here's me in a nutshell.

Have you heard that story about Hemmingway? Someone challenged him to write a story only using six words. His reply was, "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn."
Rumor has it many called it his best work.
Recently on Etsy I read a helpful tutorial. The author challenged Etsy Sellers to do the same for their self/business. I was really turned on by this challenge. Thinking about it and working up to it has been tough. It's been almost two weeks since I took the challenge and I'm having difficulties figuring out what I want to say with six words.
What I am about to share with you is the list of ideas I have composed. I'm a bit embarassed about it. But I feel the need to share as a rite of passage. (so to speak) I read the list yesterday to my husband and some of them flat out made me laugh while reading them. He laughed at some too, and tried to make me nix a few immediately. Here is the list though, unedited. I don't mind if you laugh too. (or roll your eyes at me)

Dedicated Artist That Lets People In

Creator In And Of the World
At Work Artist That Won’t Rest
Artist focused on Creating the Unique
Explorer with Art in My Heart
Inventive Artist in Love with Energy
Limitless Girl in Love with Craft
I Spend All Day With Creativity
I Take Action and Color It
I Found Myself in Art Theory
Honest Artist Living in Limitless Possibility
Humorous Tattooed Artist with Traditional Tendencies
A Clever Artist Not Against Fashion
Born to Travel Create and Share
Artist Interested in Variety of Style
Funky Girl at Peace with Individuality
Please Enjoy With or Without Sun
Romantic Traveler Attracted to Creative Outlets
Without sharing creativity I would die
Hopelessly Devoted to Creating and Sharing
Colorful Artist with an Outward Focus
Artist with Personality Still Under Construction
Visual Artist Without Flair for Words

It isn't easy to describe yourself without feeling like your tooting your horn. I read what I've thought up and I'm like, "Oh man, my head is so far up my...."
I'd like to leave this open for you to develope an opinion. Leave a comment on your favorite, and least favorite. If you play this game with yourself I'd like to know too.
Send me an email and I can post the results:
If you have a blog leave a link in the comments to your post.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Painted a Sailboat!

Now that Flo Sca has slowed down a bit I can paint more. I'm pumped. Here's the first painting of 2011.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Meetups

On Etsy I am a member of the Homefront Artistry Team. To find out more about them visit

Every second and last Monday of the month we have an internet social. This weeks interviewer is Mandy of

 Here's how our conversation goes:

Mandy, "Are you a night owl or an early bird?"

Sarah, "I am definitely an early bird. My husband is in flight school now. He leaves the house at 4:00 am. So I leave my comfy, cozy bed at 3:45 am. Someone has to toast his bagel and pack his lunch. But I love it because it's a killer excuse to have extra coffee."

Mandy,"Share one thing on your bucket list."

Sarah, "I guess I'd say that one of the more important things is to finish a series of paintings I started in 2002. I have been painting portraits of chair lifts from ski resorts I've been to. I have two and a half done. I want to have eight to ten. I've really got to get going on it."

Mandy, "What's your favorite thing about yourself."

Sarah, "My ability to change."

Thanks Mandy. That chat was short and sweet.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Year of the Rabbit

The Chinese New Year is coming. It begins on February 3rd to be exact. I love the opportunity to celebrate any holiday. I particularly enjoy ones with awesome decorations and killer food. This holiday definitely falls into that category.

I made some scarves to celebrate. You can find them here: 

One of my peers included me in a treasury. I alway appreciate that.

'Rabbits and the New Year!' by MoMoPics

year of the rabbit

1000 lanterns - A d...

Oriental Asian Drag...

needle felted white...

12 Chinese Zodiac H...

Handstitched felt r...

glasses case - year...

Chinese New Year - ...

4pc JEWELRY or Cali...

Chinese New Year Fo...

Fine Art Print 8x1...

Refashioned Red Swe...

Antique copper cuff...

Pattern-Zodiac Rabb...

Sample Sale- Year o...

Treasury tool is sponsored by

I decided I wanted some homemade decorations. I mailed a few children I know drawings of dragons. I asked them to color them in and mail them back to me. When I receive them I will string them up to make garland.
(Not only is this going to result in a great decoration, but it is also a fun way to keep in touch with my family and friends that are far away.)

Last but not least, I have tried some new recipes:
Broiled Orange Ginger Shrimp - O.k. but not out of this world
Lion’s Head Meatballs in Spicy coconut Sauce – Killer! I will definitely be repeating this one during my celebration

Still on my recipe to-do list:
Longevity noodles – Apparently you serve the longest noodles you can find. The oldest person is supposed to be served first. (funny, both key points in this meal seem a bit unsocial by my standards)
Vegetarian’s Delight
New Year’s Rice Cakes – I’m going to have to go rice flour hunting for this one.

I refuse to make my own fortune cookies. (That’s untraditional)

If I have inspired you to celebrate the Chinese New Year also you can check out this website. They have great resources.