Saturday, 28 February 2009

Artists block

Turkmen jewellery
Originally uploaded by Mernas
Well I have been having a complete block for the past few weeks now. Bought mags and books and nothing has inspired me. A suggestion was made to check out Flickr.

Do you think there is enough here for inspiration??

Friday, 20 February 2009

Cute Koalas

Since living in Australia these cute little teddy bears have become my favourite of all. I just want to sit and cuddle and pet them.

There has been so much attention to cute 'Sam' and the firey who gave her water and gently putting her burnt paw on his hand. The first video of her can be seen here and an up date of her reunion with her rescuer is here A picture of her can be purchased with the funds going to charities.

Anyway this made me think about some pictures that have been floating around my office, of these cute creatures looking for water in these hot times. Venturing closer to civilisation.

Aren't they just adorable?

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Breathtaking Pictures

Here are a few pictures which have been circling around on email. I wish I knew who took them so that I could mention them here. These photographs show the real picture.
Just look at the size of the fire truck in comparison to the bush fire - unreal.Then you have what is left after the fire has gone. An area of nothingness (if that is a word). Lump in the throat reaction.
Help rebuild these victims' lives and make a donation to the Red Cross, Australia.

If you are a member of Etsy visit this shop - - all items are donated and all monies are going to the Australian Red Cross for the fire victims

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Victoria Bushfires February 2009

It is hard to put in to words the devastation that has ripped through the state of Victoria in Australia.

Many lives have been lost, homes and communities destroyed.

The Red Cross is taking donations to help rebuild these peoples lives. Click here to be linked to the Red Cross site to make a donation.

At the time of writing this 173 people have lost their lives, 750 homes have been destroyed and it is estimated around 5,000 are homeless.

I might add that the fight is not over. Emergency services are still battling to control many blazes.

Not forgetting the wildlife. Injured, burnt and dehydrated animals will require care and assistance. Click Wildlife Victoria to make a donation.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

JET Team Trunk Show!

The Jewelry on Etsy Team will be hosting their first Trunk Show on Thursday, February 5, at 12:00 noon EST in the Etsy Virtual Labs.
Come join us in The Gallery. Twenty of the JET members will showcase a wide variety of fine handcrafted jewelry, from beaded creations to metal work. Be the first to answer a trivia question and win one of the many door prizes we'll be giving away! Below is a sampling of just a
few of the JET creations that you'll see at the show. Come find out what special Valentine sales our JETs are offering. Hope to see you there.