Sunday, December 31, 2006

Web Site ~ I did it!

Kaleidoscope Beach Glass-inspired Art Wind Chime. For more information, or to buy, Click Here.

After years of putting it off, I resolved to make a web site. Knowing nothing about HTML etc., you probably can understand why I put it off! But, in the end, it was not too hard. It is still rough, in need of tuning, you might say (if your nice), but it only took one day, so far. Easier than I thought it would be. Any comments would be very much appreciated. You can visit my new site here: tsk Design Home & Garden Art

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Thank You Notes

Large natural beach stone wind chime. The stones are smooth and rounded. The chimes are large and musical. For more information, or to buy this wind chime, Click Here.

I had a nice, busy time selling, packing and shipping before Christmas. Now several people who received my work as a gift have actually emailed a thank you note to me ~ How nice is that! My goodness, I have enough trouble getting my thank you notes off to those friends and relatives who were kind enough to give me something, without tracking down the person who made the gift.

That these people take the time, and care enough about the gift, to actually send me a note, now that is thoughtful! Now I find myself writing thank you notes for the thank you notes.... this may never end! Honestly, there are so many nice people. It's really great to know they enjoy my work.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Late Christmas Shopping Tip

Beach glass-inspired wind chimes, suncatchers, deluxe birdfeeders~ something for everyone!

Can't decide what to get for someone special? Sometimes it is really hard to choose. That's why this year I am offering gift certificates. And the code to use in a nice card can be emailed to you, so you never even have to leave home to do your shopping. Even better, you might get a discount. See the details by Clicking Here.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

An Inch Bigger Would Cost $300

Would you guess that an artist might be influenced by the post office? I can assure you, that is the case~ at least for me. Sometimes I do enjoy building big, but must always have a tape measure handy, and the table of maximum sizes for regular mail. This large freestanding driftwood wind chime is a case in point.

The driftwood section lifts right off the cedar plank. It had to be designed like that for ease of shipping. But the main thing is, one single inch longer and it would exceed the maximum for Expedited mail, and need to be ship Perolator; the postage jumps from $60 to $360. So when I get the urge to build big, I keep my tape measure handy.

I always feel great when something like this sells. And then I feel not so great, because I realize I need to pack it. A real challenge! It takes time, a lot of packing materials, and some skill and imagination. No, the jobs not done until it's on its way. Once it's shipped I feel great~ until I start to worry about all three packages arriving in good condition!

Last minute shopping tip: Gift certificate cards now available! Click here.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Got Snow? How about Helping Out the Birds?

Deluxe red cedar art bird feeder wind chime. No~ the birds are not in the least frightened by the chimes. The beach stone clapper produces a sweet sound, either from the wind, or often when birds land or take off. Treated with an exceptional foodsafe tung nut oil finish. For more information, or to buy this wind chime, Click here.

Not into feeders? Not to worry. A huge selection of unique, very well crafted creations for the home, office and garden. Quick shipping. Great gifts! To see an amazing selection, Click here.

But remember~ shipping can take a little longer from Canada, so don't wait.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Holiday Gifts ~ Unique, Well Crafted~ Special!

Wow~ Already December? Time Flies. Well, the good news is that there is still plenty of time to order a really special, unique gift. From small ornament suncatchers to giant freestanding wind chimes~ all unique, all well crafted, all special. From $20 delights to $400 WoWs, all sorts of treats for the home, garden or office. Why not check out my store? Click Here to find that perfect something ~ surprise someone this year!