Sunday, April 13, 2014

Welcome Back, Kotter!

Hi! Two years ago (or thereabouts) I moved this blog over to Wordpress, and my website to a new host. Well guess what?

  Ooops, I Did It Again - I only made a couple of posts there, and have since moved my domain & hosts again (and lost my email in the process! whatta dope I am!) and am in the process of rebuilding the site, and am thinking I may just pick up where I left off on good ol' "Blogger", and keep my blog here - WHERE IT BELONGS! ;-)

 Since then I completed my 365 self portrait project (which, you cannot view, as it was all on Flickr - see next) - I quit Flickr (and deleted my entire account) - I reopened my Etsy shop, started Society6 and RedBubble shops - have started a couple new painting series - got a supershort pixie haircut (then immediately started growing it out! hah!) - became an AiC Art-O-Mat artist - participated in this year's (2014) Twitter Art Exhibit hosted right here in Orlando Florida - became the luckiest lil art gal when Mr Gem started a new job with a major arts & crafts retailer (HOLLA!)  and mostly just became all DIYsy and much more focused on art than photography. I still love it, just - since the "Fall of the House of Flickr" I kinda felt a little lost, photography-wise and didn't feel I had a good place to both show & share, so I kinda stopped taking as many pics.

But now I realize that place is gonna hafta be here and on my OWN website - where I make the rules, and where changes are only to be foisted upon me by - ME ;-D

So, welcome back. It's gonna be fun. Promise!
xoxo gem

Friday, March 16, 2012


Just popping by to leave a note: I am currently in the middle of getting my shite together to (hopefully!) migrate this blog over to my brand spanky new Wordpress blog on my recently REclaimed gemgirlart domain. Closed down for good the old gemographics website, and completely switched webhosts. Lotsa changes coming - all good and all in good time!

Til I get my head wrapped around the next step - check ya's later!

~ gem ~

ps - 5 months between updates / posts?!? THAT will not be happening anymore!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I Say: MOO to You!

Hey now 3 posts in 2 days, nothing like making up for lost blogtime ;-)
Anyway, today's 365 picture is showcasing a few of my recent MOO rectangular stickers (labels) made from some of my ATC cards.

I was contacted a few weeks ago by a Moopresentative that had seen my new label size stickers on Flickr and asked if I had any interest in a little spot in the ideas section of the Moo website. I said sure! and sent them back the requested bio-type info and some explanations of how I use current and intend to use any future Moo printed products. I've long been a fan of the Moo Mini Card, and have also used them to do postcard prints of some of my work, as well as a set of standard size business cards. I love the quality and the uniqueness of their product designs as well as their online designer interface (with Printfinity you can have every single card be a different photo design which I love! Variety is the spice and all that ...) I'm in the planning stages of some new (Rounded Edge!) business cards and more postcard sets, plus possibly some more labels and stickers. That's what I was doing in fact - on the Moo website ordering a sample paper pack before I decide on what I want for this batch, when I saw the link to my page there :))

Anyway, I think it turned out pretty cool, and wanted to share if you are at all interested :)

*and of course now I really feel some pressure to redouble my efforts at getting some new stuff into the Etsy shop! In fact, I just had an Etsy message commenting on the Moo stickers and asking if I sell them, eek! And I really have been working on some new collages, just not getting them to the completed stage as fast as I'd thought or hoped to ... Need to step it up and not blow an opportunity, here!

ta for now, then! xox gem