This was posted 2012
It is now 2013
faith is still hopeful
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!
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.
Now to prove what I say – Here are just a ~ FEW ~ of my designs at Zazzle!
Visit my ZazzleStore & Keep Looking for the S*H*O*E*S to reutrn!
Dec. 26, 2012: This blue heron had been looking for food in a quiet marsh when it bit off more than it could chew with a feisty snake. The snake tightly wrapped its body around the heron’s beak before the bird had the chance to bite. After 15 minutes, the heron changed technique & started to bang the snake on the ground. The reptile’s grip began to wane & the heron gulped it down. (© Peter Brannon/Caters)
Digital Art which I made with Fractal Program ~ Fractal Explorer !
Susan Luckey dies:
Cause of death revealed, ashes to be in ‘decorative box’
Actress, singer, and dancer, Susan Luckey, died at the age of 74 last Thursday, Huffington Post reports Dec. 5. Luckey’s daughter, Shayna Reynolds, confirmed that her cause of death was from “old age.” Her mother didn’t suffer an illness or anything life-threatening.
Susan Luckey was best known for her role in the 1962 musical, “The Music Man.” She portrayed Mayor Shin’s daughter, Zaneeta.
There won’t be a funeral held for Luckey. She wished to be cremated and have her ashes placed in a “decorative box” and laid to rest next to other deceased family members.
Luckey was a talent many remember and was also in the hit 1956 “Carousel.” She also performed extensively in theater.
By: Heather Tooley
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE |
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)
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.
Mallet has no immediate plans to sell her “Red Nose.”
“It grew on me,” she said. “Now I love it.”
Goodwill auction site: http://www.shopgoodwill.com
Marilynn Marchione can be followed at http://twitter.com/MMarchioneAP