Are you in North Carolina and want to see Shore Debris in person? My jewelry is available at this Sanford location:

Divine Designs by Nancy, 92 Amarillo Ln

You can also find my jewelry in this Southwest Florida gallery:

Elizabet Bryant Art Gallery, 200 West Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223

Monday, October 25, 2010

School, School, School...

This past August, I decided it might be a nice idea to go back to school. Researching local schools, I discovered I needed a GRE score to qualify for financial aid. I thought, it's been a long time since I've been in school, I ought to take the prep course.picture of GRE study Book I, being my normal self, signed up for both the GRE Prep I and II courses at the same time, and noticed that there were grant writing and web design classes that also looked interesting. So here I've been taking 4 classes at one time for the past 2 months.

I really like the beginning web design class - I'm using it to work on my business website. One of my goals this year was to get a site up an running, but I'd never seemed to find the time. The class lets us develop pages on any topic as long as we include all of the required elements for those assignments.

So last night's work was some colored stacking tables with images and links... and now one of the pages from my website is complete!

Picture of Vicky's new web design product I'm very excited because, I will actually have my website up and running by the end of the year... It won't be the best website ever created, but I'll finally be able to say, "I did it!"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

When you really should measure first...

There are some things in my life that my dad always mentioned I should do... one of them was measure first. From the amount of scrap wood shoved in the loft of my garage, you'd notice that I've never listened well... and here is good photographic proof: In 2008, I bought the epoxy floor covering for my garage. I have a 2-car garage and the box read something like... covers some number of square feet approximately equal to a 1-car garage...

Buying 2 boxes and planning on painting right away - 2 years later, I've given time for that epoxy manufacturer to no longer be carried in my local home improvement store.

I scrubbed all of the oil spots off of the floors, get the right temperature, dry it out... and begin my epoxying. Oops, I never measured and the home improvement store says there's no way to match my old color.

So I tried something totally different and made my own mini-masterpiece:

Now it looks like I'm just a slightly eccentric homeowner who has a flair for the creative. You should have seen the eyes of the guy at Lowe's - he thought I was nuts when I told him what I was doing :)

The only thing I wonder in retrospection is why I prefer to have people think I am eccentric than that I make mistakes?