Promise NOT kept….BUT ~

This was posted 2012

It is now 2013

faith is still hopeful

 

ZaZzLe

Zazzle, the leading innovator in product customization and co-creator of the world’s first 100% customizable shoe is changing the shoe game again.  Coming in 2012, we’re launching the next generation of completely custom shoe styles with new silhouettes, features, and styles.  Want to be the first to know about how to create your very own shoe brand on Zazzle?  Add your email below!

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And of course I entered the email – but I already have an account with Zazzle making products

one which was Shoes (ourchased a pair for my MOM) and yet I cannot access My Own MADE ZAZZLE – Keds Shoes….  For MEN ~ For WOMEN ~ For KIDS (Children) ~~~ forget that they were going to re-vamp …. I wanted My shoes!

and still have not hear fromn them after email contact – no response!

I just want my shoes back … I love the designs I made making the shoes and I’m sure I am NOT the only one.

This is MY  Voice! ~ W#hich I have a right to express being they plainly stated.

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Now to prove what I say – Here are just a ~ FEW ~ of my designs at Zazzle!

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touch_of_gold_lace_up_keds_shoe_shoes-p16760464111019424580o93_525

movement_mens_hi_keds_shoe_shoes-p167476114522515709v5fkz_525

#1 abstract_hi_top_mens_keds_shoe_shoes-p167169718048352325vsynp_380

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Untitled (4)

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snap_it_travel_mug-p1687731533084744972l9gi_525

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Visit my ZazzleStore & Keep Looking for the S*H*O*E*S to reutrn!

Creations by MothersHeart

Digital Art ~ Fractal Explorer

2012-11-23-002

Digital Art which I made with Fractal Program ~ Fractal Explorer !

Milwaukee Goodwill

artwork bought

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE |
Associated Press

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Associated Press/Morry Gash – In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 photo, Karen
Mallet stands in front of her Alexander Calder print in her Shorewood, Wis.,
home. Mallet bought the print for $12.34 at a Goodwill …more thrift store in Milwaukee. It
turned out to be a lithograph by the American artist Alexander Calder worth
$9,000. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — “Red Nose” just meant a reindeer named Rudolph to Karen Mallet until she bought a print by that name for $12.34 at a Goodwill store in Milwaukee. It turned out to be a lithograph by American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000.

Mallet’s good fortune is at least the fourth time in six months that valuable art has turned up at Goodwill, where bargain-hunters search for hidden treasure among the coffee cups, jewelry, lamps and other household cast-offs.

Last month, a Salvador Dali sketch found at a Goodwill shop in Tacoma, Wash., sold for $21,000. Last summer, a North Carolina woman pocketed more than $27,000 for a painting she bought for $9.99 at Goodwill. And last spring, a dusty jug donated in Buffalo, N.Y., was discovered to be a thousands-of-years-old American Indian artifact — it was returned to its tribe instead of being offered for sale.

When told of the Milwaukee woman’s find, a Goodwill spokeswoman said workers at its 2,700 stores try to spot valuables and auction them on the organization’s online auction site to net more money for the charitable group. But things slip through the cracks and the workers aren’t art experts.

“That’s kind of part of shopping at Goodwill — the thrill of the hunt,” said Cheryl Lightholder, communications manager for Goodwill in southeastern Wisconsin. “You never know what you’re going to find.”

Mallet, a media relations specialist for Georgetown University and others, didn’t even like “Red Nose” when she first spotted it during one of her frequent Goodwill shopping trips in May.

“The big find that day was this great set of steel knives, in a block, for $18.99″ by Wolfgang Puck, she said.

But the graphic black-and-white picture was striking. In low-browed terms, it might be described as an abstract image of an ape with a hangover, with spiral swirls for eyes like the ones in cartoons when someone gets punched. A large red nose is the only color.

Then she saw the Calder signature.

“I thought, I don’t know if it’s real or not but it’s $12.99. I’ve wasted more on worse things,” she said. A discount for using her Goodwill loyalty card brought the price down to $12.34.

Once home, she searched the Internet and found similar lithographs by Calder, who died in 1976 and is widely known for his mobiles and abstract sculptures at airports, office towers and other public places. Mallet’s piece was No. 55 of 75 lithographs and was made in 1969.

Jacob Fine Art Inc., in suburban Chicago, recently set its replacement value at $9,000.

“This happens very frequently — you can’t imagine,” the company’s owner, Jane Jacob, said of treasures found at thrift stores. “They don’t know what they have. They’re just not set up to understand art history.”

Lauren Lawson-Zilai, a spokeswoman for Goodwill Industries International Inc. in Rockville, Md., gave these examples of art that Goodwill staff spotted and sold through the auction site:

— In 2009, a painting by Utah artist Maynard Dixon donated in Santa Rosa, Calif., sold for $70,001.

— In 2008, a Baltimore-area Goodwill store netted $40,600 from a Parisian street scene painted by Impressionist Edouard-Leon Cortes.

— In 2006, a Frank Weston Benson oil painting donated anonymously in Portland, Ore., brought in $165,002 — Goodwill’s top haul so far.

Mallet has no immediate plans to sell her “Red Nose.”

“It grew on me,” she said. “Now I love it.”

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Online:

Goodwill auction site: http://www.shopgoodwill.com

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Marilynn Marchione can be followed at http://twitter.com/MMarchioneAP

NEVER ~ Talk about Rude…

12:35 pm +/-

ALTER HOME
Fine Furniture Consignment
14185 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL

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Happened September 25, 2012

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Never have I been talked to so rudely. Because
I was taking pictures !!! Of things I was interested in along with tag that
shows $ & sometimes maker & size … was told they were uncomfortable
with me taking pics of PRICE!  Told him that I always did with any other shop /
consignment I went to. (my memory is bad ) especially when one is looking for
several pieces & to see pics when get home one can visualize if it will work
. RIGHT!  I TOLD him that I always did …he then said it was a first time for
everything. & it was HIS store & wanted me out … did mot want me to
continue looking …. wanted ~ pointing his finger ~ to get out!
I asked
please for a restroom … he said there was none (i knew there was) asked again
~again he said No!’ Get out.  (Before I forget .. see I told you my memory was
bad .. also told Jim I had taken many pics there before & showed him.a pic I
had_) ..so now back to the bathroom…. I asked PLEASE SIR …I’ve just S#^% in
my pants.  I have cancer, & sometimes this happens … especially over the
last few MONTHS that my cancer is back. So I left the store telling him &
showing him there were two pictures I wanted … said no ….so you BET his
loss.  I had to make the drive back home without making any other stops
necessary.  That was a Very Long 30 minute drive to get back home.
Go there
NO WAY!
Before I had & would have recommended ~ but after that MaN did
that to me NeVeR will again.

What a Make-Over

I’m seldom impressed with progams that enhance way beyond the normal – because Understanding them, I do not.  But for those who do, creations are amazing as to what and how they do what they do.  The creative art of imagination and smoothing skin, reducing the size of ones waist, or the other end to become outrageous.  Some of those programs involved are Photoshop – which I do not understand but admire.

 

So when I came across something while visiting a site that was brought to my attention awhile back,  Give Away Of The Day, which I visit every once in awhile and saw something that sounded ‘interesting’ on Wednesday – (Yesterday) December 14, 2011 – downloaded it and gave it a try.

 

Love the program.  When one is down and out and feeling bad – looks bad … this is a lift that boost the inner feeling in me.  Battling cancer – (amongst other things) .. This was of curosity …. and did not make me feel as old (and older some days) than I am … it made me feel and look better.  And it can even show what shades may look better on me. Who knew!

 

While the ‘giveawayoftheday’ for this item is over – you just might find something equally as exciting for you there.

(and the price to purchase seems ok)

The Link for GiveAwayOfTheDay

The Program is ArcSoft Perfect365 and their Link

Price is $29.99

 

Just ONE of My Makeovers TODAY

December 15.2011

My Makeover

 

So This does show how a little bit of Foundation, Lip Gloss, Rosy Cheeks & dash of Eye Color can Help the Inner Self as well as the Outer Self.  This was a Camera Cell Phone Photo After I had had my Hair Snipped Getting Ready for Surgical Procedure Tomorrow (nothing bad).

I feel as though I look a bit like I did in

MY HEADER PHOTO!

So I hope you will enjoy this Picture & the Program with the link of Daily Give-Aways.

(ps… if you’re down this far … I’ll be 60 in February)

 

‘X Factor’ Recap: JOSH

The X Factor (Australia)

Image via Wikipedia

Holy shit. Josh Krajcik just killed it on X-Fa...

Image by Austin Kleon via Flickr

Josh Krajcik’s Performance May Have Won Him The Competition

 

Josh Krajcik

 

Josh Krajcik gave the best performance of the season on ‘The X Factor’ Nov. 22.(well tonight cannot be forgotten 12.14.2011).  He may have just become this year’s winner!

 

Josh Krajcik

 

Full Article Etc HERE

His Tweet Info is …

Twitter

Tweet – @thexfactorusa #DearJosh

Josh krajcik@joshkrajcik

While they are all great performers – may the BEST WIN!

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CONGRATULATIONS

to the Final Four & a Favorite

Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik,  Marcus Canty, Melanie Amaro,

& Rachel Crow

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Hats off to the Judges!

Simon CowellPaula AbdulNicole Scherzinger, & L.A. Reid

 

Stolen ART ? WHY

I’ve had an account with DeviantART for about four years and this has just come to my attention once again about someone thinking it is OK to STEAL ART from ones page and place it on another site without any regard to acknowledge the ownership of the original artist who took the time to create works that are appreciated … let alone ever ASK if it could be placed and SHOWCASED!

This is the site — http://roseric.centerblog.net/rub-fractals-.html — and the artists at Deviantart have verified that some of their own works are there – but have no way to get the attention and credit them with ‘stolen’ goods …. in a language that they do not understand…as I understand what the artists at dA have said.

Read the information here

 If you are the one on the site in question – I would suggest you take care of things!

Lessons TAUGHT A Teacher from a STUDENT

* Worth the Read *

DO NOT DELETE 

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***As you can tell I received this this am in an e-mail and I
must admit I’ve never seen or read it,,,so instead of forwarding
it to my contacts – I’m posting for all who can to read & see
and hopefully they will forward it to.
BELOW is what I received.***
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This has been around before; but, it’s so touching I just had to send it around again.      Anne
 
Subject:  DO NOT DELETE, RETURN IF YOU CAN’T FORWARD!!!!
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This is a true story and it will give you the chills.

This is a beautiful and touching story of love and perseverance. Well
worth the read.

At the prodding of my friends I am writing this story. My name is Mildred Honor and I am a former elementary school music teacher from DesMoines, Iowa .

 

 

I have always supplemented my income by teaching piano lessons – something I have done for over 30 years.

During those years I found that children have many levels of musicalability, and even though I have never had the pleasure of having a prodigy, I have taught some very talented students.

However, I have also had my share of what I call ‘musically challenged’
pupils – one such pupil being Robby.

Robby was 11 years old when his mother (a single mom) dropped him off for his first piano lesson. I prefer that students (especially boys) begin at an earlier age, which I explained to Robby. But Robby said that it had always been his mother’s  dream to hear him play the piano, so I took him as a student.

Well, Robby began his piano lessons and from the beginning I thought itwas a hopeless endeavor. As much as Robby tried, he lacked the sense of tone and basic rhythm needed to excel.  But he dutifully reviewed his scales and some elementary piano pieces that I require all my students
to learn.  Over the months he tried and tried while I listened and cringed and tried to encourage him. 
At the end of each weekly lesson he would always say ‘My mom’s going to hear me play someday’.  But to me, it seemed hopeless, he just did not have any inborn  ability.

I only knew his mother from a distance as she dropped Robby off or waited in her aged car to pick him up. She always waved and smiled, but never dropped in.

Then one day Robby stopped coming for his
lessons. I thought about calling him, but assumed that because of his lack of ability he had decided to pursue something else. I was also glad that he had stopped coming – he was a bad advertisement for my teaching!

Several weeks later I mailed a flyer recital to the students’ homes. To my surprise, Robby (who had received a flyer) asked me if he could be in the recital. I told him that the recital was for current pupils and that because he had dropped out, he really did not qualify. 

 
He told me that his mother had been sick and unable to take him to his piano lessons, but that he had been practicing. ‘Please Miss Honor, I’ve just got to play’ he insisted. I don’t know what led me to allow him to play in the recital – perhaps it was his insistence or maybe something inside of me saying that it would be all right.

The night of the recital came and the high school  gymnasium was packed with parents, relatives and friends. I put Robby last in the program, just before I was to come up and thank all the students and play a finishing piece. I thought that any damage he might do would come at the end of the program and I could always salvage his poor performance through my ‘curtain closer’.

Well, the recital went off without a hitch, the students had been practicing and it showed. Then Robby came up on the stage. His clothes were wrinkled and his hair looked as though he had run an egg beaterthrough it.  ‘Why wasn’t he dressed up like the other students?’  I thought. ‘Why didn’t his mother at least make him comb his hair for this special night?’
Robby pulled out the piano bench, and I was surprised when he announced that he had chosen to play Mozart’s Concerto No. 21 in C Major. I was not prepared for what I heard next. His fingers were light on the keys, they even danced nimbly on the ivories. He went from pianissimo to fortissimo, from allegro to virtuoso; his suspended chords that Mozart demands were magnificent!  


Never had I heard Mozart played so well by anyone his age.

After six and a half minutes he ended in a grand crescendo, and everyone was on their feet in wild applause!  Overcome and in tears, I ran up onstage and put my arms around Robby in joy.  ‘I have never heard you playlike that Robby, how did you do it?  
‘  Through the microphone Robbyexplained: ‘Well, Miss Honor …. remember I told you that my mom was sick? Well, she actually had cancer and passed away this morning. And well …… she was born deaf, so tonight was the first time she had ever heard me play, and I wanted to make it special.’

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house that evening. As the people from Social Services led Robby from the stage to be placed into foster care, I noticed that even their eyes were red and puffy. I thought to myself then how much richer my life had been for taking Robby as my pupil.

No, I have never had a prodigy, but that night I became a prodigy ……. of Robby.  He was the teacher and I was the pupil, for he had taught me the meaning of perseverance and love and believing in yourself, and maybe
even taking a chance on someone and you didn’t know why.

Robby was killed years later in the senseless bombing of the Alfred P.Murray Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April, 1995.

 

And now, a footnote to the story. If you are thinking about forwarding this message, you are probably wondering which people on your address list aren’t the ‘appropriate’ ones to receive this type of message.  The person who sent  this to you believes that we can all make a difference!
So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people present us with a choice. Do we act with compassion or do we pass up that opportunity and leave the world a bit colder in the process?

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*** I hope you enjoyed the read and got something from it! ***
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Work of art singing bird pistols – Very Rare

 

Work of art singing bird pistols – Very Rare

This is a short video on a pair of 200+ year-old mechanical singing bird pistols; whether or not you are an antique gun aficionado, you’ll be glad you took a moment to watch. They are like great paintings. .. .. only on a much grander scale.
A little pair of trinkets from times gone bye.

new THEME?

 

JUST came across the ‘new’ theme which we are to be notified via e-mail which I was not- but any way it is way ugly — in my opinion!

Someone really needs to look at what the writers are trying to do with their blogs who they are trying to reach and make it all pleasing to the writer (TO WRITE) and the reader!  And make something that is pleasing to all — some of these ‘themes’ are so old they need to be retired!!!!!!!!!!

These ARE PRETTY-but can we use them?

 

NEW blood is needed – with WordPress – Not just for the WordPress.org! … If it were not for the WordPress.com – how would WordPress.org be doing? (just a question – don’t read anything into this!)  But I would like to know when you announce something that is WordPress do you not make it VERY clear that it is for WordPress.ORG ONLY???

If creative people have gone to the troubleto create a very unique FREE Theme for WordPress why do we have to UPGRADE in order to use those that some wonderful artists have taken a lot of time to create!?  ONLY if we upgrade canwe use what is FREE?!  Is that my correct understanding!?

When you make an announcement for WordPress – make it clear WHICH ONE!

Now I’ve had my say for now!

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN…

 

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN
Here are 7 pictures of European trucks whose trailers are decorated to look like the sides are missing and the products they are hauling are painted on the sides and back. The first one is of a bottle of beer and looks so real, like it is coming out the side of the trailer..

The second is of canvas tote bag.

The third is of Pepsi cases and they are all stacked on the ceiling, and the bottom of the trailer is empty.

The fourth is of another truck with the windshield facing the back and there has been a driver painted in the driver’s seat looking back over his shoulder to appear like he is driving backwards. (Now this one is just plain scary, even when the German reads ‘On the wrong way?’)

The fifth one is of an aquarium with fish swimming in it.


The sixth one is of a bookshelf with books lined up in it and a post-it-note with an advertisement on it, probably for the company that sells the books.


The last one is for Pringles-Hot & Spicy. The ‘inside’ of the trailer has the appearance of having been through a fire.


Chinese Proverb:
‘When someone shares something of value with you, and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

Toothpick Artist

 

Toothpick Artist Scott Weaver

Scott Weaver Video on You Tube

 

“I love working with toothpicks and hope to do so for years to come.”

Meet Scott…

Waking up with thoughts

Breakfast

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Have you ever been awakening from a night’s sleep to know that you ‘found’ (that Perfect Something) wll mine was the perfect candy  — when you just needed that taste – not toooo sweet – not really candy taste – but candy all the same?  I did this morning – and I was discovering that - that perfect just a bite of candy is butterscotch!

I’ve been having these weird dreams of things since my surgery on the 23rd of March, and could that surgery have something to do with my remembering my dreams? They say everyone dreams (which I used to do a lot) – but not everyone remembers them.

Another dream I had was one talking to two ‘chaps’ about a eatery~!  They were going to do the work & cooking, I was telling them how it was to be laid out – what the menu was going to be … etc…. down to the name of the place! “Artists Nook” …  Only open Breakfast & Lunch Eggs – Fruit – Breads…Fun things to eat – but in a hurry – don’t worry – we’re ready!  with specific things….(Yes I told them what that was to be too)…..

SEE the place would have delightful colorful artful dishes for breakfast – eggs benedict, fresh fruit, special breads, just to name one — then on the go with fruits & salads all fresh – like greens and rasberries, oranges with slice bread!  At least I have the ideas! AND of course ther Artists works in a little ‘nook’ which most certainly would house some of my hand-painted glass. And making the dishes (to be quick) in my head and unique for all that would be coming!

So see these dreams are unusualy – weird & wonderful!

(( and I might add-Very Real )).

Pay Attention! Life is short….

 

Life is short….

I think there is a VERY PROFOUND message here!

How true is this one!!!!!  

 

 THE SITUATION

In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

 

About 4 minutes later:


The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At 10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent – without exception – forced their children to move on quickly.

At 45 minutes:


The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

After 1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:

*In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

*If so, do we stop to appreciate it?

*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . ..

How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?

Enjoy life NOW… it has an expiration date

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Do YOU use the Sign up for E-mail Alerts?

I found that usimg E-Mail alerts are helpful an for the up-to-date when I cannot be on WordPess every day.
If you do not use the subscribe (enable) to the Email Subscription - I wish you would … I find it easy… and never miss anything that comes to my

e-mail Inbox.

I might miss something when so many are posted here on WordPRESS.

I HAVE IT AND HOPE THERE ARE SOME OF YOU WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!

Also when finding the pages I list to folllew…some of you do not have it enabled….Maybe you should!

This is just my opinion….but to me worthwhile as I check my e-mail more often than coming to WP.

With so many others things going on (with me) ((and maybe you too))
I do like to keep up with you … that is why you are on my blogroll list!
and I’ve been so lack in this  — keeping up with you….
With this new year…  <my postings are not as often as yours> … but maybe it will get me going more often….making them readable as I should be doing!.
Hope you will  consider doing this!

One I find interesting is Things we Make!

Just a condsideration and MY Opinion!

Artists transformed me…

I’m on a wonderful site – Deviantart -

( I can be found here As: MothersHeart )

and asked a couple of artists [that I like] what they might
come up with if they used one or two of my photos…

These are the photos they used …

This is what they made …

f3video

More of his work found at the link above………….

digitalhypergfx

HE can also be found here on WordPress … as DigitalHyperGFX

More of his work found at the links above………….

Hope you will take a few moments to view them and thier works!

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