Pieces of Home Mosaics Shop

Sunday, December 29, 2013

This blog is going to be about Peace. Yep, you heard me... Hippie or Not... we all want it!
Peace Baby!

Peace Mosaic Blue Glass Fork Art Pendant
I am not going to talk about Global Peace. Nope. I want to talk about Inner Peace.
I struggle with inner peace. I want it. I really do. I invite it in.. I even offer it a comfy chair. But, I must be a really bad hostess. Peace never decides to stay. I mean, we hang out for about 10 minutes and for some reason Peace thinks that is long enough!
What about you? Does Peace hang out at your place? 
I think, Peace must feel uncomfortable with the other characters that hang out with me. You know, the ones... Self Doubt, Worry and Guilt. Now, those 3 will hang out all day long!
Pin Back Button Badge
Pack Your Bags We're Going On A Guilt Trip Magnet
(I just had to add the above items from Etsy! Click on the photos and the link will take you right to the shops! I personal love these items! They make me laugh!)
I am not much of a New Year Resolution Gal. But, I think this year I am going to provide a better environment for Peace to hang her hat. Now, my old 3 friends will still have their own chairs to sit in for their visits. But, I am thinking about changing the cushions and making it more difficult for them to get so comfy. 
There ya go! That's it! I have the stage set!
Mood music is playing.
Peace Love Music
I have my Yoga Socks on!
Hand Knit Yoga Socks
And my herbal tea!
Pampering Relaxing Herbal Tea Bag Natural
(Click on the photos! You know you want to!)
I am ready!
Watch me Now 2014!
I am going to be so calm, cool and collected... You might just think you are in the wrong mind!
Happy New Year All!!!
Make it want You Need and Want!  
Be Safe!

Monday, December 9, 2013

My New Shop! Fancy That Fusion!

Happy Hello All!
Well, I did it! I opened up a new shop! Call me crazy!
My new shop is
Fancy That Fusion 
Copper Cuff
I love my Shop
 Pieces of Home Mosaics
Flatware Stained Glass Art Ring
I love making mosaics! I love working with tile, broken pottery, and glass to make my one of a kind items. But, I also found out that fusing glass is so much fun! I have been fusing my brains out! I'm melting bottles, mason jars and fusing colored glass into jewelry pendants, bracelet cuffs, home décor items and magnets! Oh, I am having a hoot! My shop Pieces of Home Mosaics was filling up with fused glass items.  And I thought Hmmmmmmmm...................
Long story short. I decided to open a shop with just fused glass items! Why not, right!?! Well, let me tell you... two shops on etsy is hard work! So, if you are reading this pretty please with sugar on top Help me get the word out.
If you see something you love in my shops I have coupon codes just for you!
Yes!!! Savings....wooohoooooo baby!!
Fancy that Fusion
Coupon Code:  HOHOHO30
Spend $10.00 Save 30%   

Green and Red Glass Pendant
Fused Glass Pendant
Pieces of Home Mosaics
Coupon Code: Xmassale40
 Spend $10.00 and Save 40%

Mosaic decor holiday sled

Cameo Mosaic Pill Box
I love to make items that are One of Kind! Each soul you meet is a One of a Kind! Why shouldn't the items you own or give be just that! I love it when people walk into a room and say, "Wow, I have never seen anything like this!" That is what I strive for!  
I love funky and I love different! In both of my shops you will find items that no other shop sells! My style reflects my personality. Yes, I am funky and different!
 I put thought, care and love into each piece I make!
Don't forget the coupon codes. Those codes will save you money on your Christmas Giving. If you are like me... you are on a budget! I know, giving can be hard on the pocket book!
Also, if you know me... I can't just plug my shops! Nope! I need to tell you about a shop that did my Etsy Shop Banners.
Here are my banners
The gal who made my banners, drum roll please...... is Lucinda Myer.
Her Shop is
Luci Makes Cards
Here are a few of her works!
Butterfly greeting card
Buddha greeting card
Lucinda creates stunning cards and outstanding Etsy shop banners!
I tell you, if you are in need of these... this is your lucky day!!!!
Don't you just love Etsy! So many wonderful things to see and buy!
Thank you all for stopping in!!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Featured Artist Karen O'Lone-Hahn

Hello all! Tis' The Season to shop! I have a great shopping experience for you today!
Featured Artist
Karen O'Lone-Hahn
Her Shops

Let's find out more about Karen and her wonderful shops! Remember if you click on the photos of Karen's art, it will take you right to her shop! OK..Get settled in! Here we go!
What do you sell?
Hand thrown cool functional and decorative pottery and original folk art paintings.
How did you get started with Etsy?
I heard about it when it was very young and put my prints of my paintings up on it.
When did you get interested in making your Art/Craft?
I was born with a paint brush in my hands. I have been a painter for over 20 years and took up pottery 2 years ago. Now I am a clay junkie as well...
Where does your inspiration come from?
Seasons, nature, places I visit, people, other artists.
Who taught you or how did you learn your art form?
I am a primarily self taught painter. I am in 2 books about outsider and folk artists and have exhibited my work at some big shows like the Outsider Art Fair in NYC and the Atlanta Folk Festival.
Where do you see your Shop in 5 years from now?
Booming! I see my clay pieces in high demand as I marry more and more of my painting skills in my work and prices for my paintings rising due to demand. I see myself with at least 2 interns to do the niddly things for me so I can create :0)
How do you manage your time between Etsy and the rest of your life?
As an artist, structure is an allusive thing. I can manage other people and events down to the last iota, but for myself it's hard sometimes to keep myself on track. I have had to commit myself to treating my studio time like any other job where I would have to go out the door to do it in the morning. Which means to be showered, dressed, have breakfast and get out to the studio for 8 hours without stopping to put laundry in, or pay bills, or sweep the kitchen floor.

  How did you come up with the name of your shops?
IN a dream, during a very low part in my life, I was told to go to the "house of the falling star" (which was me) my life is so much better now, I see myself as the "rising star"
Do you make or stock items you love, or what will sell?
I can't make anything divorced from myself that I don't love. How can I expect others to love it if I don't?
Where else can we find you online?
Facebook-www.facebook.com/risingstarart, Twitter- www.twitter.com/cowgirl1959,
Did you always want to have your own business?
I just always wanted to make art.
Any other thoughts you want to share with us?
Whenever folks need something, a gift, a thingy for their kitchen, a new outfit, they should always look to handmade and small business first. Keeping your neighbors employed means keeping more money and resources all around you instead of going to some big corporation or foreign country. Thanks and God Bless you all :0)
Thank you Karen for Sharing your Talents!!!
To my readers... Thank you for stopping in and looking at Karen's outstanding shops!