Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Coming down from the high!

Well, talking about exposure {that I never saw coming!} I had well over 7,000 hits yesterday! And most everyone that commented was soooo nice! How in the heck they picked me - the world may never find out - but I'm soooo glad they did!

So much to tell you - first let's start with this "anon" commenting - I did block that mess from this blog. After my "to the point" post yesterday to "anon", some moron left a tacky comment on the finally home post. It actually went like this . . . .

WHAT A SSTUPID THING TO WRITE ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHO CARES ABOUT THAT NONSENSE

MY KID WAS SICK WAA WAA

WHO THE F*** CARES !
***edited

I saw it immediately and deleted it- obviously! But then decided to put it in my post today. You may wonder why. I'll tell you why . . . . to prove there are some really lame {and illiterate!} people out there! At first, I was really shocked. Why on earth would someone put that on my blog about my kid coming home from the hospital?? Of course this was after I did the post "to Anonymous" - so obviously they did it because they could. And I actually found myself later laughing at it!

Just a little note to this anonymous, "Hey Moron, I bet your parents are PROUD! Go to church - we'll be praying for you." This is the person {I'm sure} has no friends, has never been on a date, was ridiculed immensely growing up by the way he dressed{pure assumption Mr Moran is male,} tortures small animals, lives on the computer {since it's the only way he can work up enough courage to talk to anyone} and blog hops in hopes to find someone he can be mean to without the threat of being beat up {like I'm sure he did in school!} What a Wanker!!

Anyhoodle, this brings me into another point - I want to clarify about another comment. I don't want anyone to think I was being mean about this one! I did have someone make a comment about a color I used for a painting - and No, I didn't take it personally. That is the beauty of it being hand-made and MY design! If a color is an issue - we can tweak it a small bit and make it work. I appreciate opinions such as hers. Without them, I would really limit myself. So, my new {and local} friend - "Thanks!"


On to other stuff - I literally boxed up 11 paintings {that should have went out last week!} But I did get side-tracked a little and I'm just getting back in the groove {only 1 week+} behind! I see some long nights and early mornings for me!! But I will get them done - I swear! For all those who have said January is fine to receive your order - Thank-you-so-very-much because I'm pretty sure that is when I will get to them! I've said it so much lately, but let me say it again . . . . I can't believe how many people want my art! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Currently, I'm working on 9 of the "fa la la"s {because that is the payments I've received!} As soon as you pay, I will work yours into the mix! By the way, I'm only taking about 5 more orders - and then it is "retired"! I'm also working on - Sofia, Bagley, Parker & Gracie - Or atleast that is who is next in line! So, if you are one of these 4 and have not heard from me, be expecting an email from me any day now to talk! Sofia {should have been done by now - but with the past 2 weeks, uhmmm . . . well, . . . just didn't happen!} is almost complete! I hope to "sneaky peeky" it in the next day or so!

I normally hate to tell my schedule - but I need the heat turned up! And if you know where you are on the list, well, . . . . let's just say that I have to get you done in a timely manner {if you know what I mean!}

But for those who will be getting art this week . . . .


Are one of these yours?


Or this one?


Maybe one of these??


"H" is seemingly popular!

There are a few more - I just didn't take any pictures! Remember I have the duct tape battery door on the camera and I'm not sure how long it's going to make it!!!!!! So, I'm limiting pictures!

Which leads me into another something . . . . A faithful follower of this blog has sent me a wonderful monetary gift to purchase a camera! Oh, you read that right! And to be quite honest, I felt weird accepting it! I offered her paintings, but "no" she wouldn't accept it! I would go clean her house or cook her family dinner {although they might die with my cooking skills - they rank with those picture taking skills!} - but she lives in Hawaii! My kids barely last on a 1 hour car ride! And the fact that Hawaii is much more than a "1 hour CAR ride!?" So, I've thought and thought about what to do {in honor of my new friend} - and I will pay it forward! I've got a few more post {3 or 4} to be exact before I hit the 300 marker. That will give me a few days to think about the specifics of this one - but I'm going to do a give-a-way - and we all love some give-a-ways! But there is a catch - WHOever WINS, has to pay it forward. We have to keep it going and what a better time of the year for it!!!!!

And before I forget - Sunday, Lonnie and I celebrated 6 years of marriage! Yeah, I know - amazing! Funny, I read last years post - and I swear if the same thing didn't happen this year! Lonnie said sometime late afternoon, "Hey, happy anniversary!" We totally forgot! Late that night we played the game "if I had a hundred dollars, I'd buy you a ------." But we started at a dollar, then $10, $100, $1,000, till we got to $100,000. We got to laughing so hard! For a buck - know my husband would buy me a root beer!!! But I would buy him a big honey bun from the gas station!!!

So, give-a-way in few days! Just want to get that out there now - so you all have plans to meet me here - on my blog!!!!

91 comments:

The Faerykin said...

Hello, beautiful creations you have here. Congrats on being picked by Blogger :)

ruzzlan2312 said...

Simple and Beautiful, Art is almost anything and everything.

M said...

As I found you on Bloggers "Blogs of Note" I thought I would stick around for the read. I was so glad I did.

~ Your blog is so colourful and creative.
~ Your art is amazing.
~ You are hilarious in your writing style (even when the topic is no laughing matter)
~ And you deal with idiots in such a polite manner ;)

I wish you the very best for your business, and I hope your son goes into remission and is forever after on the healthy list.

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

Wow! Tons of hits since they put you up there! That is awesome! As always, your paintings are absolutely beautiful! The Fa La La's are gorgeous!

Happy Anniversary!

Joanne said...

Hey there! Found your blog on blogger, and I must say I love your writing style and the way you "keep things real". It sort of reminds me of the way I think sometimes =)

As for the anonymous comments left by the uninformed coward, I love that you didn't let it get to you and instead turned it into a very notable blog entry. Way to stick it to em! =)

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The villager: said...

Delightful blog. Well done.

Sheila said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary, and I love your blog.

D. said...

nice work. keep it up.. please.

Jay Queue said...

WHAT A SSTUPID THING TO WRITE ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHO CARES ABOUT THAT NONSENSE

SOMEONE MADE AN UNNONYMOUS POST ON MY BLOG ! WAA WAA WAAA !

WHO THE F*** CARES !

(Okay, just kidding. Although I am loathe to "kid" about such and incredibly sick, insensitive response to a really SCARY story about your hospital ordeal. Jeez, what a CREEP! I disabled completely anonymous posting on my blog too, but for a whole other, more mundane reason: spam prevention.

So on the broader context of your post and your blog -- Whaaaap! What was that I just felt upside my head? The nasty flu/cold/pneumonia thing I've had for six months? Or the the amazing SLAP of this stream of bait-and-switch consciousness you are calling your blog? Wow. Thanks for the wake-up SLAP! Really fun!!

We had a similar experience, by the way, with our "Library Underground" site, (which has been down, incidentally, for the last several weeks, ever since Chris said he was moving it to his own server -- whoops -- ) anyway we got picked as a "Yahoo Pick of the Week" shortly after we first set it up in 1998, and thank God we picked a provider with a cheap, Unlimited Bandwidth plan, because we had hundreds of thousands of hits daily for several weeks on end, got quoted in a New York Times article about young, hip librarians, and suddenly had to deal with comments like the ones you deleted from your site, along the lines of "Who the f*** are you and why the f*** is my f***ing bandwidth swamped by people bouncing from a f***ing link on your f***ing site!?" (Although we wouldn't delete such comments, since LU encourages liberal use of the "F" word.) But anyway -- Ha! Suckers! Should have gone with the Cheap, Unlimited Bandwidth Plan after all!

O.K. so anyway, thanks for a fun -- and frenetic -- read!

Sincerely,

James Quinn
The Weird Circle of Life
http://weirdcircle.blogspot.com (almost as un-updated as the Library Underground, http://libraryunderground.org, but

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE MY POST WAS NOMYNOUS ! ! ! )

(That would be the opposite of anonymous, wouldn't it?)

-- Oh and that reminds me, this entire comment was supposed to be parenthetical, having begun with an open parentheses, so, in closing, let me say,

")."

Freya said...

you are so funny and talented! and the blog looks beautiful. i don't much about anon commenters but you dealed the situation very well, i know that guy(or girl) would want to bury his/her somewhere! lol!

boncuman said...

so beatiful...

contrlfreq said...

some people are jerks, and anon just makes it easier to hide whenmaking ignorant comments, nice blog! :)

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Hi Kim
Congratulations on two counts -

1. On being selected for Blogs of Note and

2. Your anniversary. Sounds like you had fun.

Such a pleasure reading your blog and peering at the lovely art on display = you're one creative lady.

Take care.

Corinne
(from India)

Felicia said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now. I love the art you do. Congratulations on the anniversary!

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Monica @ Writer Chic said...

I can't WAIT to get settled in White House and order my classic "G." Hope you have a great week, Kim!

sauchagirl said...

You're so awesome! That's why everyone wants your art and is so interested in reading your blog and is offering you dinero so you can take more pictures. "Everytime God shuts a door, somewhere he opens a window." : )

The Tildy Spot said...

I love your blog and I love your art even more. I hope your son is doing better. People with your spirit conquer difficulties very well.

Carmen said...

I love your art. Beautiful! And the "wanker" comment made me laugh out loud!

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Tina Wishart said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile now and really enjoy it. Don't worry about the odd comments...there will always be "those" out there. Just carry on! You are doing a great job. :)

Shorty said...

You've got a great site! I'm so glad you were featured and I found you. Can't wait to check out more of your work!

joelandbecca said...

OK-I have said this before and I will say it again-I can not believe that people are so crazy. I am sure that the anon guy was abused as a child. Your blog is like your home-I could never go into someone's home and trash them. Anyways-just felt some of that before, so obviously it gets me all riled up. Sorry he is a wanker! (that is the funniest word ever!)

On another note-congrats on being picked by blogger. That is fabulous. And Happy Anniversary. I love that game! If I had $, I would buy you.... Love it all!

chesley said...

so glad you addressed anonymous! My husband said he was going to leave me an anonymous comment last week b/c my last post was about a camisole just to freak me out. Maybe I should disable that joker too!

schmoe said...

Hello,
I have to tell you that you are an inspiration. I also have four small children with a hubby in the service. I commend you on holding down the fort at home and still finding the time to make your beautiful art. :)

schmoe said...

Hello,
I have to tell you that you are an inspiration. I also have four small children with a hubby in the service. I commend you on holding down the fort at home and still finding the time to make your beautiful art. :)

Just Jess said...

I am completely inspired - I absolutely love what you do!

jls. said...

That was really unnecessary of that person to post a comment like that. I found you on Blogs of Note and I'm sure you were there for a reason. There is no reason why someone should use a derogatory comment to feel justified and better about themselves. This is place to spread your emotions and if someone feels like they have something valuable to bring to the table, they are able to. But not to just hate on something that isn't worth getting upset over.

Sabrae said...

I'm still laughing at you calling "anon" a wanker!!! Priceless! Nice job!!!

F.emmes D.ebonnaires said...

Congratulations on having such an alluring blogsite! It's our first time here, and we're excited to meet new people with innovative stores. :) Happy writing.

tmzimmer said...
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tmzimmer said...

oops sorry I deleted my comment above, but I love your work! you have true talent!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I cannot believe someone would have the nerve to write such a thing. You know that all of your boro bloggers have your back ;)!

I am glad that hear that things are slowly getting back to normal. Congrats on 6 years. Funny that you would buy Lonnie a honey bun b/c that is exactly what I would buy Web!

BedsideTalesMan said...

Congrats on Blogs of Note. I love your blog and art.

Don't sweat the anon commenters... they got me all twisted up at one point that I deleted my blog and started a new one.

Love your blog and I will be back

Ashley said...

I came across your blog on Bloggers "Blog of Note". Just thought I'd say hello. I love your work!!! I may just have to place an order in after the holidays!! (quite possibly before, because I am LOVING the Christmas ones!)

Hope you don't mind me reading!
-Ashley

Scumbag Sam said...

Hey there!
its so nice of one of your regs to give you money for a camera! Also glad 'paying it forward' is catching on. I have been trying ruthlessly for year for people to do it! I am sure your attempt to do it will be a hell of a lot better than mine! he he.

Also, I don't get these ANON people who comment on blogs, I have had a couple of 'em and each time I was completly confused!

:)

qnzfinestnyc said...

Love the artwork you got here and as for me, i would prefer an A...maybe its cause thats the first letter of my name...so i guess i am forced to like it..lol....

Wayne Tully said...

You must be doing something right to be picked for blogs of note, who cares that the subject matter is not to his liking, maybe he fancied you after seeing your pretty face near the top of your blog, anyway whatever the case, nice blog and I will stick around for awhile.

Nice custom header graphic!

A New England Life said...

Congratulations Kim on being a blog of note! Though I'm not really sure if congrats are in order or not, judging by how mean some people can be.

Glad your son is feeling better and you are able to get some work done before the holidays. Take care and I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sharon

Amy said...

What cool art - you are super talented!

Paulo said...

I like your blog.
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Portugal
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MaryannWilson said...

It is so sad that there are creapy unhappy people out there in the world who would write that kind of stuff. Freaks!!! On a happier note, Happy Anniversary!! I can't believe it has been 6 years. That is so sweet about the rootbeer and honeybun. I can so see ya'll getting that for each other. :)

Blog de Vee said...

Hi!
This is my first time on your beautiful blog.
It's close to midnight here (I'm from France) so I don't really have the time to see a lot tonight, but I'll be back to see your art work.
Bye- Vee

Frankie and Bella said...

Hi, I found you through Blogs of Note. Geez some people can be morons. Why comment?!?!?! Just leave if you don't want to read.

But on to your blog...you have some very beautiful things. Good luck with it all.

Bella.

ajree said...

Great, and good for you on the anon thing...

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Jenna said...

You are my hero. Funny, creative, sharp as a tack, no-nonsense, hilarious, talented, and did I mention funny?

Yep that about sums it up!

MeganSloan said...

I like how you now have 9 Fa la la paintings and those were the ones that anon complained on the pricing. Obviously others don't think the same! Congrats on all the paintings. You do beautiful work.

Matt, Allison and Jade said...

Happy Anniversary!

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Lisa said...

I LOVE IT. People are IDIOTS and I'm glad to know that I am not the only person in the world that reacts and puts them in their place! Listen, I think if my friend Heather does not get her free painting from the give away months ago, I will take it and make her enter again!!! What are friends for....Lisa

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my..don't let someone like that get you down..what a miserable person!
Love what you do!
Happy Thanksgiving!
-sandy toes

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Burcu said...

Hi, i really admired your design. They're more than beautiful,believe me! You are very talented :)

By the way no need to pay attention to those people who sucks writing comments for your post, just send them to the hell ;) As you mentioned "This is the person has no friends"... And has nothing to do exept messing with people who does success something!

Have a nice week without stress ...

Love from Turkey

Burcu

wheatgerm said...

I will just say wow you remind me of beast beasly from the care bears

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Ammaguchi said...

Hi!
I love your blog! I found it on "blogs of note" and decided to check it out. I'm glad I did. The situation you described about "anonymous" was humorous (I don't mean it in a rude way) and the way you handeled it was awesome. I hope to read more of your blog soon.

Christy Jane

Fangus said...

Loving it. Although was a bit shocked at the Wan*er bit! I didn't think non Brits used this term! But lol, anyway.

FUNKYSIREN said...

AWESOME DIVA! Im in total awe of you and your art is wonderful..4 kids and all that beautiful eye candy you certainly dont read like someone who has baby brain lol I felt inspired and motivated and thank you for sharing all your incredible talents the best been your 4 special creations the babes. smiles Michelle

Cary said...

Congratulations on Blog of Note! How exciting! Your blog is beautiful, I can't wait to become a follower!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

I love your art work! Great blog!

Nikki said...

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Succulent said...

Hi..the blog is really good and cute!!! Glad i got a chance to look at your blog !!

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Jo said...

I just found you and I am so glad I did! Love the blog, love the art, you rock!

<3love&cuteness said...

I just started blogging here, and your blog is the first I've read. You're art work is awesome. I love that people can take simple things and turn them into a work of art. Also, congrats on your six years of marriage.

Meredith said...

Your art work is beautiful! I just now found you on Blogs of Note as I don't look there everyday. And I would also never leave a horrid comment like anon. Some people just don't know any better and I feel sorry for them.

Everyday Explorer said...

Aww, I wouldn't waste another moment on a jerk who would make a comment like that. You obviously have lots of people who like what you're doing and have a sense of decency here. Next time one of those trolls walks through your virtual door, I think you should just delete them with no further thought. They aren't playing by any normal rules of etiquette, so I think you're completely within your rights to ignore them as well. Good luck on your business - from one artist to another.

S

The Hudspeth's said...

Got my "H" in the mail today and it's perfect! A great gift for my hard-to-shop-for mother-in-law! And for the record, I think I got a heck of a deal. :)

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Got my "H" in the mail today and it's perfect! A great gift for my hard-to-shop-for mother-in-law! And for the record, I think I got a heck of a deal on it!

Beckah said...

Wow that one guy was a real jurk!
I mean take a chill pill!!
I loved reading your blog it was very interesting!!
Deff worth reading!! :]

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:)

MeMoe said...

I love your blog! I was wondering if I could follow it. I have a blog called Memoe's Place. Congrats on being picked my blogger! Also, there is a blog called http://karenmoe.blogspot.com/ that I recommend. I wish that my blog had as many comments as yours does! Thank you very much.

Daydreaming said...

Anonymous cowards is more like it. Some individuals are just disgruntled and hateful and "misery always likes company." I applaud you for posting the anonymous poster's message to make the point that you did. Congratulations on your best blog designation! You have earned it. Like you, I blocked the Anonymous category from posting to my blog from day one. No need for us to entertain "comments from the peanut gallery," as my parents often said. You keep right on enjoying your blogging hobby, and wishing you a very blessed Thanksgiving surrounded with loving memories, family and friends. Cheers!

iamaarcher said...

LOLs . .you look and sound special to me . .

and also abit of kinda "sot sot" ..


but, i like it . .

christine said...

Ohhh, some people are stupid. They have no lives and inflict it on other people. Way to toss it right back at them--with class!

masterymistery said...

some people comment anonymously on their own posts to create an illusion of traffic.

Love your art, and congrats on Blog of Note.

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Lorrie said...

What a cute site. I just started blogging my "voted for Alan Keyes" black mom homeschool life.. Blessings to ya
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k said...

Wow, I am glad you were on blogs of note! I love that you plan on paying it forward! Keep up the good work!

~CC (Catherine Cosenza) said...

Kim, Your art is unique, your sense of humor and blog is just as creative! It's refreshing to hear someone that appears to be extremely genuine! Stay in your groove, it's cool!

~CC, www.stayintheday.blogspot.com

Detective Dave said...

Thanks for the read. I agree on the whole anon bullschmik, it seems the web is full of people who use to have to pull the wings off flys to get a jolly; but now can float in blogsville, crap on whoever and not have the courage to place their name on it. Congrats on the blogger fame, good pick.

Ali said...

Hi there, I found your blog when it was the Blog of Note. Every now and then a blog comes along that's really interesting and well worth a read. Well done! And I particularly like your {} brackets (don't know the right name), which I'm thinking of using myself.

My Beautiful Mess! said...

Okay - I just cannot get past the comment thing. That is really winding my clock because that is just.... horrible. Good grief what the heck is wrong with people. I can think of a very "special" sign you could paint for that person!!

Morenci said...

Congrats on all the hits (and deservedly so)!!!

Ignore the creeps that taunt you. This comes with fame :)

Jason
http://www.thedealis.com

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Lucid otherwise known as Hugh Isaacs II the Maître d' said...

(lol, what a lengthy post)
Yea, there's alot of people out there on the internet who only exist to cause problems, I wouldn't say they're the demographic you've depicted (occasionally they're just a child out for a laugh) but my advice don't give them any attention (the spotlight is basically a trophy for their work).

Aside from my advice, I just stumbled upon your blog thanks to Blogs of Note and I love it already, keep up the art ^_^.

Christopher James said...

I suppose that once you become a bit more celebrated on this site, you're a bit more exposed to the morons that read it. The Anonymous blogger was probably some 10 year old that doesn't understand yet the connection between a mother and her child. :P

candiceschenk said...

It's hard to believe that people are that rude. If I go to someone's blog and I don't agree with them or what they post, I just move on. I would never think of post an ugly comment!!

I love your blog and all your paintings! I am going to budget for one in the new year!! Keep up the grwat work!!