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9 years deviant!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 3, 2015, 3:14 AM
Wow!  Today is my 9th anniversary of joining DeviantART!  Wooohooo!

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Orchid Group

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 13, 2015, 3:58 PM
Hey there, everybody!  I was a member of several orchid groups that have went inactive, so I decided to start my own.  If you enjoy orchids, please feel free to join and share your photos/drawings/poetry/painting/other orchid related artwork.  Group name is Everything-Orchids. :iconeverything-orchids:

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I missed it!

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 14, 2014, 4:57 AM
I can't believe I missed my 8th anniversary of joining deviantART!  I've been so crazy busy... it passed me right by! 

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Updating my CafePress Store

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 8, 2013, 3:41 AM
Hi All!

I'm thinking about adding some new images to my cafepress store.  What would you like to see me add?  Any suggestions?  Please feel free to share your opinions with me.

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My first listings on Etsy!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 3, 2013, 9:25 AM
I have had an Etsy shop forever, but never listed anything.

Over the holidays, I began making keyrings from upcycled wine corks and other repurposed materials.  I finally got the nerve up to list two of them on Etsy.  You can view my shop (and my keyrings) here:  www.etsy.com/shop/foozma73

If these sell, I might just list more, but I'm not very good at marketing.  :)

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Happy New Year!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 1, 2013, 8:32 AM
Happy New Year, deviants!  Here's to the best for all of you and yours in 2013!

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Holiday Shopping?

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 4, 2012, 3:34 AM
Hi!

If you have holiday shopping to do, please feel free to check out the prints I have available for purchase here on :devart:

Also, I have a cafepress store as well:  www.cafepress.com/tortoisetown…

If custom postage is what you need, please visit my Zazzle custom postage store:  www.zazzle.com/foozma73*

Hope your holidays are bright!

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Finally inspired!

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 3, 2012, 12:04 PM
Hi there, everybody out there in :devart: land!  

I thought I'd check in, and say hi!  :wave:

I was finally feeling a bit inspired, so I submitted a few deviations.  I hope you enjoy them.  :)

Take care!

***EDIT:  Okay.... I submitted a bit more than a few.  I had some catching up to do!  ;)

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All I want... is a couple days off!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 23, 2012, 5:07 AM
Hey there everybody!

Coming up this Thursday, the 27th of September, my Hubby and I will be celebrating our 15 year wedding anniversary!  I'm taking vacation time for Thursday and Friday so we can celebrate and spend some time together.  We are planning on doing at least one whole day at ArtPrize.  I'm so thrilled that I live in the city that came up with this idea to showcase creativity.  While it's going on, I can barely keep myself on track -- all I want to do is go downtown and experience the 3 square miles of art!

Hope all is well with all of you!

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Apologies and complications...

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 25, 2012, 4:44 AM
Hi everybody!  

I'm still alive!  Had a little bit of technical difficulties... but I'm back now.  My motherboard puked out on me, so I had to order a replacement board, and processor, and RAM to match.  Got them, installed them, and, as my luck often goes, the board was defective from the factory.  I then set about the return process, which took a little longer than anticipated due to what the UPS status update called a "Transportation Accident".  I got the new parts yesterday, installed them, and came about a driver conflict, so I had to wipe my hard drive and do a clean operating system installation.  I am now back up and running again, but I've got the tedious task of replacing programs and files on my hard drive.  Fun stuff!


Due to my technological funk that lasted an entire month, I apologize for not being right on top of the groups that I manage.  I think I've gotten everything back up to date as far as submissions and correspondence go.  If I've missed anything, please note me.  

It feels so good to be back!  I've missed you!

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Six years deviant + feature!

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 3, 2012, 4:09 AM
Hi!  Today is my 6th :devart: anniversary!  I made a new ID to celebrate.

Foozy DeviantID 2012 by Foozma73

Let's kick off my anniversary with a feature!

First off, :iconavancna:
Bruntonichthys multidens by avancna Catalogue of the Bizarre 034 by avancna Librum Archaeus 129 by avancna

Next, :icontricia-danby:
Abundance by Tricia-Danby As Love Is On My Tongue by Tricia-Danby Artist by Tricia-Danby

Now, :icona-kid-at-heart:
Emote Seasons by a-kid-at-heart Autumn Path by a-kid-at-heart Grasshopper by a-kid-at-heart

Heeeeere's :iconfriendfrog:
Coiled by FriendFrog Animal Calendar by FriendFrog Dreamer by FriendFrog

Last, but not least, :iconbrazendahlia:



Here are a few of my old shots from way, way back:
fall scene I by Foozma73 not a dry eye by Foozma73 end of season by Foozma73


Also, to celebrate my 6 year anniversary, I've created a new group devoted to bugs & butterflies.  :iconbugs-n-butterflies:  (:icona-kid-at-heart: made us a nifty avatar!)
Please feel free to join and tell others!  Let's see your creepy crawlies and your winged warriors!

Have a great day, everybody out there in :devart: land!

Stay deviant!

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dA anniversary +Call For Participants - extended

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 23, 2012, 7:09 AM
Hi everybody!  I'm extending the call for participants to June 3, because that will be my 6 year dA anniversary!  

Sooooooooooooooooooooo............ I think a feature will commemorate it nicely!

Is there someone you'd like to suggest for the feature?  

Just give me names, and let me know whether or not you want a particular deviation featured, or if you'd like me to choose.

Comment on this journal and you're in! (or a deviant of your choosing is in.  Your choice.)

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Now Featuring...

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 10, 2012, 4:14 AM
As promised, here's the inspiration feature I mentioned in my last journal entry.  Thanks so much to those of you who responded.  It's comforting to know there are still a few of you out there that still watch me, and what I do.

:iconexactually:
3100 by Exactually JA by Exactually


:iconpirkleations:
Necronomicon Books by Pirkleations   Fred the Deadite by Pirkleations


:iconbrazendahlia:
  


:iconmorumoto:
Big Yellow + White Guinea Pig by Morumoto   Grapes are Fun by Morumoto


:iconohno-moment:
A short and unoriginal story
A very short and unoriginal story.
Every day, she goes through a hallway, passing a closed door, only opened to let an elite few in.  They come out from the wherever that portal lead with countenances of total peace.  Every day, as she passes the closed door, she wonders what would happen if she should try and go through.  Would the door be locked, impossible to open?
One day, she summons the courage to try.  With trembling spine, she tries the handle and finds it easy to turn.  The door opens with a fluid slide as she steps across the threshold, carefully closing the door behind her.  When she looks about, she is amazed to see that she is back in the hallway.
   Sentinel by Ohno-moment


:icondragon-fly-to-me:
Suggestive by dragon-fly-to-me   Interruption by dragon-fly-to-me


:icona-kid-at-heart:
Grasshopper by a-kid-at-heart   Emote Seasons by a-kid-at-heart


:iconrjonesdesign:
Alodia Fairy Detail by rjonesdesign   Two Tone Chelsea by rjonesdesign


:icon12monthsofwinter:
Rose Collection by 12monthsOFwinter   COLDNESS by 12monthsOFwinter



Thank you again to all of you who take the time to read my journals and view my artwork.  I appreciate it more than I can properly put into words.  :hug:

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No Mojo

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 19, 2012, 5:42 AM
Hi there, to whomever may be reading this.

My apologies for not adding new works very often... I'm not very inspired lately.

In an effort to kick-start my motivation, I'd like to feature anyone who comments on this journal.

Maybe seeing your work will inspire and/or motivate me to spend more time with my creativity.




Also, who out there has a Tumblr?  I'm looking for more people to follow.  Here's the link to mine, though I've not been doing much with it.  foozma73.tumblr.com/



I've also started a recipe blog, and I'm looking for contributors.  If you're interested, send me a note with your email address.  Here's the link to the recipe blog:  attention-starved.posterous.co…



In addition to all this, I've also had a little bit of success with my newly renovated cafepress store.
If you'd like to shop or just check it out, there's a sale happening there thru Feb. 22nd.  www.cafepress.com/tortoisetown…

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Happy New Year!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 31, 2011, 6:05 AM
Happy New Year, Everybody!  :)

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a busy/slow summer?!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 20, 2011, 5:24 AM
Hey there!

I've grown irritated with this summer.  I've been so busy that I haven't had much time at all to go take photos.  For those of you who know me, taking photos is the highlight of my summer.  Now, August is nearly over, and I feel like I am missing out on photographic opportunities at every turn.  Grrrr!

I've also started cleaning up my watch list.  If I take you off, and you still want me to watch you, please drop me a note.  I'm only taking away watchers that seem to no longer be active, so it is possible that I might accidentally remove someone who is still around, but isn't all that active here.

Take care!

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Shopping Spree!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 13, 2011, 8:03 AM


So, I think I've officially freaked out.  I went on a spending spree and purchased a bunch of items that I'd wanted for a while, including the new monitor and the Nikon P500 that I'd mentioned in earlier posts.  I'm extremely happy with my acquisitions, but I found that I'm still quite a bit apprehensive about taking the Nikon everywhere with me.  It's a much bigger camera than I'm used to, and I'm frightened that something might happen to it, considering how much I paid for it... maybe I'm being paranoid.... so be it.  I'm sure that feeling will wear off once the newness fades, but in the meantime, my husband came up with a solution, of sorts.  There was a small, extremely portable Samsung camera in the Best Buy ad, so we picked that up for me so that I'd have a "purse camera" that would be with me no matter what.  I'm now officially a camera collector!  ;)

Now, all I have to do is get out there and take some photos!  Sounds easy enough, right?  Well, apparently it's easier said than done.  I'm finding that my opportunities for photographic adventures keep either falling through or falling flat.  Kind of disheartening, but hopefully now that my obligations for the summer are through, I'll be able to steal a little "me time" and go play with the cameras.

What have you been up to this summer?  I've been so busy, I'm out of the loop!  Drop me a comment and bring me up to speed!  I miss you all!



Also, if you'd like to shoot me some thumb codes, I'd love to do a journal feature.  It's been a while.

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Can you help me?

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 15, 2011, 3:08 AM


I just purchased a new monitor, and I would like to calibrate it for viewing & working with photos.  Can anyone out there in dA land give me any advice for doing so?

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Happy Summer/4th of July/Birthday to me!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 5, 2011, 8:06 AM


Good day to all of you deviants out there that still read my blatherings...

I appreciate all of you very much!

Tomorrow is my birthday and I purchased a "birthday treat" of sorts for myself... a Nikon P500 (yes, *gasp* this Canon girl is checking out the other side...)  I haven't had a lot of time to experiment and get comfortable with it yet, but hopefully very soon.  Here's also to hoping that this new equipment snaps me out of the creative doldrums I've been experiencing as of late. :pray:

Went to Muskegon Summer Celebration for the Fourth of July again this year... the fireworks show was most impressive yet again, and I got some good shots.  (With the Canon XS100IS, not my new toy)

My veggie garden is coming along nicely, and I can't wait to harvest stuff to make my signature homemade fresh salsa.... Yummers!  This is the first time in 15 years that I've planted veggies in the earth -- I've been using the container veggie gardening method for so long, I forgot about things like ground moles.... little buggers....

I'd really like to do a feature in celebration of my birthday, so if you are taking the time to read this.... please.... PLEASE  send me deviants or deviations to feature either via note or via comment on this journal.  I'd really appreciate it!

Also, I know this is going to sound off the wall and somewhat random, but I'd like to have some friends over for a fondue party on the evening of my birthday.  Does anyone out there have any good fondue recipes?  I'd like to do a selection of cheese fondues and desert fondue.  Any and all recipes would be appreciated, loved, and attempted.  :drool:  You can send them to me via note if you like.

We did so much walking at the Summer Celebration yesterday that I think we're just going to chill about the house today and relax.  That way, I can have a birthday adventure tomorrow!  ;)

Okay.... send me feature material.... I hear my new camera calling me...

:thumbsup::)

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Facebook Fan Page Info

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 19, 2011, 5:40 PM


I wanted to share my facebook fan page link with you:  www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…

If you like it, please feel free to, as my friend Roxyguitarz put it, "like it!"  :)

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