Sunday, April 26, 2009

This is going to be a great Mother's Day!

I know, many of you are thinking "GREAT.... yet another excuse for the card and candy industry to sink their fangs in." Seems like there is a day for everything under the sun now. Administrative Assistants Day, Human Resources Professional Day, Health Information Management Professionals Day... I could go on, but you get the idea.

I will be the first to agree that things have gotten out of hand with regards to days for "special" people. That being said, I think that Mother's Day is, and should be a special event. How many days did your mom turn into "I'm so proud of my son" Day, or "My daughter means the world to me" Day? Most of you can easily say that your Mom put you first everyday of your life. Even if you are not at home anymore, there is a good chance that not a day goes by when your mom doesn't think about you as if it were YOUR special day. Kinda puts another spin to things huh?

Well, I'll step down from my soap box, but I'm not quite done with the subject of Mother's day yet. This Mother's Day is a very special one for me. It is my oldest daughter's 3rd birthday. That right folks, my baby is about to be 3!!! (Run for the hills!!) Her birthday is the reason that I can participate in Mother's Day. I am a mother because of her! **tear** I think that I am able to understand how important this day is better because of her. I am so lucky to be able to make everyday my punkins special day. I am doubly blessed to be able to celebrate the fact that I am a mother of two beautiful girls on the anniversary of the day I became a mother. I am really teary, and I am sure that my husband wouldn't be too happy if I shorted the PC out so I'll move on.

On to the jewelry!!!! The Eclectic Artisans Team on Etsy is having a group challenge right now. I will be working on it as soon as I figure out what to do. The theme this time is Carnival, as in Carribean Carnival. Think bright, happy, vibrant colors. In the next few days I will post "inspiration" pictures to give you an idea of where I am heading with it.

Speaking of jewelry, I have added some new items to the shop since last post. Check em out! Tell me what you think! I love to get feedback, constuctive critisim, really any comments that help me refine my art! I am all ears!

Well, I have talked your ear off tonight. I hope I didn't ramble too much, but I do hope that you will take a few moments before Mother's Day actually gets here to think about what role your mom played in your life. And if you are a mom, think about what role your children play in yours too.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Out here for the world to see!

Hello out there!

This is the flagship post for Indigo Orchid Designs new blog. We are really excited to be out on the web and showing off our stuff! (And by stuff, we mean original, handmade jewelry).

Please visit our shop and check out the good for yourself. New items will be added periodicaly, so please make it a frequent stop during your trips out in cyberspace!