The Torn Edges of Life Are Beautiful
Mixing the bits and pieces of art and life
Woo hoo... it's time for a sale and what better time to buy than when you can save a few bucks ~ especially at holiday shopping time!!
Ok.. sooooo I still have an Etsy shop and can offer coupon codes there. Use coupon code: CYBERMONDAY2014 at the check out and you will save 20% on everything in my shop and yes, that includes stuff already on sale AND original art. Since my birthday is on Tuesday I thought I should extend the sale through Tuesday as well. Click HERE to enter my Etsy shop.
Should you see something in this online shop (kathleentennant.com) I will reimburse you the 20% via Paypal as I am not able to offer coupon codes at this time through my website. That said, in the new year there will be some changes to my website that will allow for promotions. Yay!
I have been wanting to change a few things with my agendas for a while but every time I think I am going to discontinue this style someone buys one which makes me hold off. That said, the other day I made a decision that I will discontinue them but I will be bringing something new in to replace it. Something somewhat similar but something that I think is going to be SO MUCH better!
SOOOOOO I decided what better timing to have a blow out sale than at holiday buying time. Here are a few suggestions these agenda style notebooks are good for:
There are 13 different designs and can all be seen by clicking HERE. Scroll right down the page passed the lined notebooks. These agendas use to be $13.50 and they are NOW $9.50
As someone who creates cards and tries to instil in others the value a handwritten card can have, this video speaks volumes. When someone takes the time to write their story ~ what is going on in their lives for someone else to read it is to be cherished. This teacher, Mr. Farrer has given these people a gift they and their families can cherish forever. What amazing dedication he has and it sure shows his love of not only teaching but for the students he taught. Enjoy this video...it totally made me cry.
On Saturday, November 15, 2014 (this Saturday) I will be heading up to Squamish to attend On The Farm's "Meet Your Maker" Event! This shop is packed full of goodness with an amazing garden centre and organic foods combined with awesome gifts and home decor. Many of the suppliers to On the Farm will be there not only so you can see the real person behind the product but we will also be bringing more than what we sell at this fabulous store.
I will be bringing with me my 2015 art calendar, boxed card sets, some prints, my notebooks and a giant variety of cards. I have yet to decide whether I am bringing some smaller originals. I guess that will be a surprise! So.... if you are in the Squamish area or heading to Whistler or coming back from Whistler on Saturday, come say "hi". On the Farm is just off the hwy and it's a great place to stop for a wee snack and shop!
I spent many years wearing a blue headgear that sat on my head like a helmet. The blue part attached itself with clunky metal parts to a white cup that sat on my chin. I can remember the very first day I wore it to school. It was grade one. I was so embarrassed. I remember not wanting to look around the classroom. I could feel eyes staring at me; trying to get a look at what was under my hood, or was it a hat? There really wasn't much I could do about it. I had to wear it. I remember my mom talking to the teacher. There was teasing but I don't remember too much of it. I only remember my brother threatening to punch the lights out of some kid if he didn't stop bugging me. Once he spoke he then ran back out into the field he was playing on with his friends. I don't remember being teased about my head gear ever again, by anyone.
I have spent many years in a dental chair. So many in fact I get a bit of anxiety before even getting my teeth cleaned for fear they will tell me something major will have to be done. I am almost 44 and still have four baby teeth in my mouth. At some point something major will have to be done.
As mentioned in a previous blog post, my friend, Joyelle wrote the book Princess Monsters from A to Z. Once her book was launched she challenged a few of us to draw the monster inside of us. The "monster" is simply be something that makes you feel different from the next person. It's a way to celebrate all the unique parts of us that sometimes make us feel like we stand out when really we just want to fit in.
Our task was to not only create our monster through drawing but we were to name it, describe its hobbies, biggest pet peeve, favourite foods and personality. Soooo, let me introduce to you my monster, Cindy. When I was really young I wished my name was Cindy. I have no clue why given I am no more a Cindy than I am a Kathy. The blue hair represents the helmet I had to wear and the flower the cup on my chin. The Frankenstein bolts are what holds my teeth in place. The two teeth represent many years with hardly any teeth. Throughout it all I learned to laugh. It was only recently that I realized how much I carried with me about that time. It turned out my genes are strong. When my son had to wear the same chin-gear and my daughter had to have a whole ton of teeth pulled I cried when the dentist told them of their plight. I surprised myself with the tears. I never thought I would have that reaction. I did though. I suppose it was fear of them having to look like the outcast I felt I looked like.
To learn more about Princess Monsters from A to Z click here: http://joyellebrandt.blogspot.ca/p/princess-monsters-from-to-z.html
To see Ginger of Red Pear Creative's post click here: http://redpearcreative.blogspot.ca/2014/10/monsters.html
To see Violette's post click here: http://www.violette.ca/crazy-like-a-fox-the-monster-in-me/
Well, Halloween has past and we are now gearing up for the gift buying time of the year. You are in luck, Society6 is offering FREE SHIPPING as well as $5.00 off each item in my shop (offer excludes framed art prints, stretched canvases and rugs).
In order to received this awesome deal you have to click through this link: http://society6.com/kathleentennant/stuff?promo=34Q3V4R8H2KV and then start shopping. I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite products below. My suggestion would be to order now to avoid the busy-ness of the holidays! Here they are:
I LOVE the pillows! The pillows come with inserts or without and you can also get them for indoors or outdoors. So, if you need to add a little something to a room in your home or live something that it doesn't rain 24/7 and they can be outside, here's a great chance to save some money on decorating.
The phone cases are awesome too. I recently upgraded to the iPhone6 and needed a new case. This case is a slightly different style that my last case from Society6 which I had for many years. My previous case saved my phone from damage several times after it slipped out of my hands, jumped out of my purse or fell over my bedside table. The case did crack but my phone was perfect. So perfect in fact when I got my new iPhone 6 I was able to give my old phone to my son! The new iPhone 6 case is awesome. It appears to be a very durable case as well.
The new duvets have also been a big hit. If you know someone who needs some new bedding or if you yourself need a new duvet cover, now is your chance!! These duvets are well made with a hidden zipper, soft material and those little ties in the corner so your duvet doesn't slide down to the bottom or to one side!
Oh and the MUGS!
I LOVE the mugs too!! I have a couple of these and they are my favourites. I seem to neglect my other use to be favourite mugs in favour of these ones. I like a bigger mug so will be the 15oz rather than the 11oz but have seen both and the images are clear and bright and oh so awesome!
The tote bags are another great gift item. They come in three sizes ~ the smaller size is perfect for young kids taking a few snacks and game to an appointment or a friend's house. The medium ones are awesome grocery bags (I have a few) and the large ones are great for packing tons of stuff to the beach or places where you need to cart tons of stuff. They are sooo durable and wash up great too! My only wish is they had a pocket on the inside but, if you sew perhaps you could add one.
If you are looking to change up things in your bathroom a wee bit the shower curtains are a fun way to do it. It's amazing how putting up a new shower curtain can refresh the look of your bathroom without much effort.
Last but not least there is the clocks! These clocks are really nicely made and simply require a AA battery. They add a nice little accent to any room.
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