Shopping on Etsy and Other Indulgences

Monday, Oct 12

While I have yet to work up the courage to offer one of my own paintings for sale, I have a growing collection of what I would describe as folk art, most of which I find on Etsy, or by clicking to see who is following whoever is following me (sheesh, that was a mouthful) on Twitter. As you know if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, I plan to donate my net profits (after sales tax, shipping, etc.) to various charities–when I put something up on Etsy or eBay and IF anyone buys it. 🙂

There are some VERY talented artists out there in cyberspace, and I think it’s wonderful. Really excellent stuff, and the prices are extremely reasonable. I buy only originals, never prints–and this is hard sometimes because I love the images. My choices are cheerful, brightly colored and usually small–some of my favorites, by an artist called Danita, are just 8×8 inches. I like Jane deRosier (may be misspelled)–Jane is GrittyJane on eBay and I have a lot of her angels and saints.

I’ve been a bit under the weather all weekend–not serious enough for a perscription, get well cards or homemade chicken soup (darn it) but barely enough energy to function. Don’t be worried. 🙂 I’m a tough ole cowgirl. Even though it’s a holiday today, Mary Ann came to take Sadie for her exercise day–thank heaven for Mary Ann. I just don’t feel strong enough to go driving anywhere, and Super Assistant, Jen, Sadie’s normal chauffer, is away on vacation. I’m a little behind on the story though, and that worries me.

Have you ever been sucked into a book? This happened to me as I listened to a new story by Audrey Niffen-something–she’s the author of “The Time Traveler’s Wife”–and the story I heard was “Her Fearful Symmetry”. Strange title for a fascinating piece of work about mildly creepy bunch of characters living next to a cemetery in England. (Go figure.) What drew me in was the ghost–I can’t resist a good ghost story. This wasn’t just a book, it was an experience. If you like mildly creepy ghost stories and good prose, you’ll probably like this. I think it’s much better than the other title, which was hard for me to follow.

And I digress. Again. Always.

I need to get to work.

Be blessed, be safe, and be kind. Kindness has never been more important, methinks, that it is right now.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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