Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I will edit my pictures tomorrow, I think. No sales from the JET sale. Some think that etsy should have featured our group more prominently in the storque.

I'm reading an article about HR now. Being a one person company has its perks, I think.
Hey, I'm in a virtual craft show. I wasn't able to participate in the million festivals of September, so I'm glad to do things online.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

wine dark cheetah print

This post is just an excuse to show off this design. Even though it's been difficult getting back into the groove of picture taking, I'm sure you can at least tell what it looks like.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I guess I should start gearing up for that Jet Sale on the 25th. Finally, I got some sunshine, so I got some photos done. I've been derailed this whole year, since I was extremely focused on my internship, and then on the grind of job hunting, but I'm going to commit to carve out some time for jewelry making and promoting. I get too focused and need to have a wider horizon.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Communities organize against food deserts. And of course, creating the market is a good way to promote community.

Of course, just providing health food isn't enough- the time and effort spent cooking it is also a problem as this post illustrates. And knowing how to make things from your new healthy food stash, and not putting hamhocks in your purplehull peas is also an effort, which will probably be a burden on women especially.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pussdaddy continues to troll on the nets. It continues to rain, so pictures of new items are not forthcoming.
Philadelphia libraries close. I just finished reading the book Free which I borrowed from the library. Borrowing the book seemed free to me, but it is paid for by taxes, corporate donations,fines, fees[if you borrow a DVD, it's $2], and the fact that the library serves as a book recycling center- give them your old books, and they will sell them to others for prices from 25 cents to maybe a dollar.

The library returns a lot of value to the community- people can access the internet, do research for school or pleasure, children can gain reading skills through storytime and the fact they can have as many books as they can carry for 3 weeks, and there are also small business talks given as well, and tax help for the elderly.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Etsy Weddings talks about African weddings. While committing the common 'africa' as one sin, and not talking much about specific cultures, the taste found in this collection is very good.

So in tribute to the attempt, I will show a fun and interesting wedding tradition. Jumping the broom. Slaves weren't allowed to be formally married, but often jumped over brooms in ceremonies that made them husband and wife in the eyes of the community. Thus today, we have wedding brooms

Friday, September 11, 2009

People are worried about proana etsians. BTW: If you take random unregulated herbs from people on the internet, you risk injury.

Waste not, want not. Maybe using our yards for gardens, native plants, etc, will become more popular than unsustainable lawns. Or then again maybe not. The tomatoes are still delicious.

Pop Tunes, a Memphis business icon, is remembered fondly by its fans.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Memphis coffee shop closes amid the recession. Another problem with small business is that they can't afford to be everywhere. I won't lie; I would go to Starbucks because while I enjoy coffee flavored milkshakes, I'm not going to drive 30 minutes for one. I'm glad that high point will continue to sell it's beans online, as that was a major part of its business.