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My Leather Bag Project Last weekend I attended an art festival in Palm Beach Gardens and I fell in love with the handcrafted leather handbags and totes form Sulay Rodriquez. I wanted them all, but alas, my budget did not lend itself to such a purchase. Since I had some 'scrap' leather in my fabric stash - I got several pieces of leather (about 10 lbs) for $20.00 a few years ago when a local leather furniture store was going out of business. [caption id="attachment_1010" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="My leather bag"][/caption] Here is my attempt - not as elegant as the...

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I was reading a blog post last week entitled The Top 10 WORST Corporate Gifts! Item # 4 on the list was the mouse pad. "The average person is never in the market for a mouse pad. And with laptop sales on the rise, they won’t need one in the future either." When I saw this post I had to give my mouse pad project a second thought. But then it occurred to me that I am not your average user. Not only am I old school - I prefer to use a mouse as opposed to a track pad, I...

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[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignright" width="254" caption="She smiles"][/caption] Over the summer, my nephew, his wife and their 5 kids stopped by my home/office to rescue this workaholic for a day. Since the beach is only 2 blocks from my home - and it's one of my favorite places to work - I decided to oblige - plus I could not say no to those cute kids. While my nephew manned the grill, his wife took the kids for a swim splash. I sent a few e-mails, tweeted, updated my Facebook status, then walked down to the beach to join them. As I...

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I am passionate about modern art. I try to support independent artist whenever possible. But these days my budget is a little tight, so I satisfy my art desire by attending local art shows and museums. Last Saturday I  met artist Sandy Meyer at the Village Art Studios in Tequesta, Florida. She had a great way of exposing he are to the financially challenged. She offered hand painted, signed postcards for only $5.00. Yes, original art work for $5.00 - score! I know that it is a common practice for artist to sell prints of their work as post cards,...

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Working form home can be very isolating. And for those of us in the creative realm, sitting at home with only your computer for company can cripple our creativity. To remedy that situation, I try to work outside the home at least 2 times per week. Last week I set up my office on a bridge overlooking the Loxahatchee river. [caption id="attachment_931" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The view from my office"][/caption] I was joined by a few out other lovers of the great outdoors.(Note to self. Add paddle board to bucket list) [caption id="attachment_932" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="I need to try this..."][/caption] While...

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