Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Southern Lady Magazine - January/February Issue 2009

What a blessing! I am so honored to be featured in their Southern Spotlight...pg. 26!
I still can't believe it. I just received my magazine yesterday. It is a beautiful magazine, you've just got to see it!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Fall again...

Well, it's fall again...time for all the boys to head back to school. It's tough...but making pieces just for them is how I deal with it. I can't believe it...two in college & one left at home that's a sophomore...time travels too fast!

Andrew's at ULM.
Nicholas is at OCS.
Christopher is at LSU.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Some days time just seems to go on forever...the endless job of folding & hanging up clean clothes. As I stood folding, I glanced out my back window and caught a glimpse of our pond. The lawn chairs seemed to be calling my name. A storm just swept through. The air had cooled. I could see the fish swirling...the grass seemed greener....so, I left the laundry, the endless reruns of King of Queens & my computer screen...outside I went...out of my usual daily world & into another...wow, it was refreshing...now I'm ready to tackle the clothes once again..but from a different perspective.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Joys of being Mom

It's been a full week. Between laundry, cooking, cleaning, painting, clean-up, shopping, running to the post office, working out...life seems like it's a marathon...sometimes I think I can't do anymore....but then, comes my favorite part of the day ..it's often after the dinner dishes are cleaned up...it's my favorite, not because the day is over, but because it's then my husband & I slip out onto the front porch...he on his swing & I in my rocker (he swings to big & often for me!)..we sip on fresh hot coffee...& just be...most nights the boys step out to be with us...it's those times I treasure, when life is worth it all... No craziness...just peace, just laughter, just love & it's just wonderful. That's what keeps me motivated to take on a new day.
What time is it? 3:42pm...just a few more hours till...


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What a day! I'm now on Design Style Guide...their motto: With our help make yourself known to Interior Designers

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Wow, it's been forever since I've jotted down what's happening. Having 3 boys home this summer is crazy! But completely fun!

Friday, May 23, 2008

I am such a geek. Well, I'm working hard at becoming a geek! So much of the internet is so new to me. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyoungstudio/

Just wanted you to know...I was featured in a blog (can you believe it?)...by a wonderful artist from Brooklyn.

She has a wonderfully magical shop at http://www.izile.etsy.com/. She creates imaginative vials using earth elements. Wonderful! Because she was so kind to include me...I have deemed her the very first artist I wish to showcase....bows to you izile! & thanks.

Wow...time goes by fast!

It's been so long since I've taken the opportunity to chat. Etsy sales have been a little slow lately. I made 7 sales in basically one week...& now....it's been so quiet! I'm still at work each day. I add new items, relist, create, visit on threads.....but I can get a little down. I am still pleased with Etsy. Didn't get alot from the main showcase, still I purchased a Father's Day Showcase for Sunday before Fathers Day! I don't know why exactly...guess I had a moment of thought..."I can at least get one sale!"...I hope so. More later. I'm going to start featuring artists from Etsy. So much talent! Okay...I'm off to find an amazing talent as I type......l

Saturday, April 26, 2008

I believe in Impossible Things

"There is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."~ from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Well, so far no sales. I have had some lookers! And that's a positive! Those fellow etsians that have been so kind to include me as a "favorite"! That's encouraging!

I still believe a sale can happen! I believe. Dreams can come true.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Today's my first Etsy Main Showcase! Nervous? Yeah...

I hope others see what I see in my work. Putting it out there for all to see can make one feel very vulnerable.


I need a quote:

"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. "

eleanor roosevelt
The jitters are subsiding. Okay...ready, set, go!

Everyone Deserves to be Queen for a Day

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I'm back! I just had to let you see my phone pic of Mike the Tiger, the LSU mascot. The beauty of the season is everywhere! In Mississippi, the red clover is in full bloom. Everywhere you look is a red blanket of color. It's so great to see the fresh green of Spring! Here in Louisiana, the blackberry bushes are blooming, the azaleas have just about completed their cycle & I can smell the honeysuckle about to bloom in the woods. Birds, Butterflies & Bees are hard at work. Hummingbirds visit every day. Nothing compares to nature. Even though I strive to show the beauty of it in my work, I still can not match it's natural God-given beauty. I guess that is what's inspiring me to get some new pieces, reflective of the season, in the works. Here's a few butterflies. I'll be adding them to etsy this Friday & Saturday.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Headin' to Baton Rouge

Road Trip! It's time to hit the road and see the beauty of Spring in Louisiana & Mississippi! Two of my favorite Southern States! Having fun with two of my favorite sons! My youngest son, Nic & I are heading down to see #2 son, Chur at LSU! It's the perfect time of year! Everything is in full bloom...crawfish is in season...Aiyee...Mike, the tiger, will probably be taking in some rays ....I just can't wait to take it all in! I'll catch ya on Thursday. I'll be absorbing some new inspiration!


Well, I have a new shop! It's on Etsy! That's right, http://www.etsy.com/. The shop is (not too hard to figure out!) lyoungstudio!
It is the coolest site! Thousands of artists! So creative! I love the opportunity to view so many talented people! There's so much to appreciate!
Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know...check out http://www.etsy.com/! and check out my stuff,too.