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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I've got a prize for whoever can identify the most candy wrappers used here (or whoever names them all first)
Leave your entries in the comments!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trick or Treat

So, my favorite Spooktacular Holiday is coming up!

An entire night devoted to silly costumes and eating candy?  Sign me up!

It seems like a good time to ask for wrapper donations.  I can't do what I do without all of you kind folks who save up wrappers for me (I can only eat so much by myself).  I can't use foil wrappers or anything with chocolate or caramel or something stuck to it, but other then that I will happily accept any and all types of candy wrappers.  If you also manage to save the outside bag that the little fun size pieces come in, that would be awesome!  Those are really great to work with.

Thank you in advance if you think of me and collect up some wrappers.  I have a special candy themed holiday background I'll be sharing here on the blog this weekend, so stay tuned!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Tree Huggers

Last July we were lucky enough to get two tree hugger statues installed at the 'entrance' to the neighborhood.

 Designed by artists/creators, Wiktor Szostalo and Agnieszka Gradzik, they are a tribute to sustainability efforts in the area.  Formed from tree branches and other organic materials, they give our trees a gentle squeeze.

I totally meant to take pictures to post here back when they were new, since I walk past them all the time on the way to the donut store, but I'm glad I waited.  Autumn leaves suit them.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Illustration Friday - spooky

10/15/10 Spooky

Actual conversation:
Me: "I'm supposed to draw something spooky this week, what's really spooky?"
The Hubs: "I dunno.... me, getting up in the morning?"

Craft 365 - day 300

Yeah ..... it would be spooky if I woke up one day to find that my husband had become a decomposing, brain-eating zombie overnight.

and as a bonus:  Last weeks prompt 'transportation' which I drew but then because of a camera failure did not get a chance to post.
Craft 365 - day 294

Sunday, October 10, 2010

One Year Ago Today

I wanted to publish this at 10:10 pm on 10/10/10, but I missed my deadline by a little bit.

One year ago today, Candy Calamity was gearing up for it's second holiday season much better prepared then I was the year before.  I wrote this blog post about my 8 craft show rules, and I'm still using those 'rules' today - they're keepers!

I had just invented the octagonal prism shaped recycled christmas card ornaments and was making those full steam ahead (they will be making a reappearance in my etsy store soon - I can't believe it's already that time of year)

I discovered Illustration Friday.  It took me a few weeks to get my feet wet and I posted my first drawing 'blur' on November 6th (Can't believe I drew it on an envelope back - I'm such a dork sometimes)

Two years ago today, I was getting ready to have a craft show table to myself for the first time.  Those were the days that six feet seemed like a lot of space to fill, now I can never get everything to fit!

Around the same time I was interviewing for a new day job and got it, I've been a clinical dietitian at my current hospital ever since.

Three years ago today, I was just starting to hear about a great shopping site called 'Etsy' and Candy Calamity was just a twinkle in my eye.

So what were you doing one year ago today?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dandy Giveaway

Congrats to Sarah A. the winner of these fabulous earrings on the Dandy Giveaway:

I'm not sure when I'll be doing a giveaway again, maybe if I get really into the Christmas spirit....
stay tuned