Friday, February 18, 2011

I am a Blog Star!!

Yesterday I became a blog star!!!

Craft Month: A Blog is a Journey Towards Inspiration, Movitation, Connection, and Me

Deirdra DoanI’m delighted that WordCast has invited me to participate in their Craft Blogging Month. I hope my story will find hope and inspiration in you and help you take the first step towards building your own art blog.

My friend Lorrelle is a blogging and social network QUEEN.  She works for big companies helping them with their social networking plans. She also has written books on social networking, she has a hugely popular blog for blogger's and she is the Key note speaker at conferences.
The Beautiful and Talented Lorrelle and her sweet & brilliant Brent VanFossen

I am a star...Click here to see the Blog Article by me..with editing help big time by Lorrell. It is really worth seeing it is a big article with lots of info and links to favorite blogs that have influenced me.

Here is the first comment about what others thought of it. I also was thanked by bloggers I mentioned personally!
Lin Wilson says:
I’ve just read Deirdra Doan’s blogging story and am so inspired. I can feel the emotion that this form of networking has created in Deirdra. It makes me want to create a blog straight away! Thanks so much for your beautiful story Deirdra, Lin, Sydney, Australia.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Giving Love and Valentines

Happy Valentines Day! We had an old friend over for dinner...with his new sweetheart.  They just meet for the first time in person after 4 years of emails...that is a Valentines story. We played Men are from Mars and Women from Venus board is always good for a laugh. 

 I found this beautiful hand glazed pottery piece at the Goodwill. I just love how the tulips grow and move each day in the vase.

I found some small little heart boxes of chocolates to use as gifts and decor...
I made a delicious Greek lemon garlic chicken dish with potatoes roasted in the same dish.

I am still on the radical diet I posted about in I found a little heart shaped cookie cutter to decorate my plate...I am going to use it as a handle for my little piece of art below. I will screw it into the candle cute.
Don't feel sorry for me! I just lost 10 lbs from my set weight..that was over weight at that from all the cheese and gelato in Europe! And I lost the Holiday weight! (10 lbs from old set weight and 17.5 lbs from my after Christmas weight) And now I am lighter then I have been since college!!!! Yeah...This morning I woke up feeling so is amazing..that is the Valentines gift for me..I feel better in every way.


On my birthday Lulu came over to visit and do art with me.
She helped me paint on this little lamp. It was for a auction fund raiser...

To inspire people to make items for Mid Valley Mentors' Brilliant Rubbish fundraiser, planned for 5 to 8 p.m. April 8 at Mission Mill Museum
 Look how cute she painted the side..

 and this side...

 and this is what I painted on my side..It is still not done. I have to screw in the heart handle and hang a key off the tray.
It is the key to my heart..and that turns on my!
Hope you have a lovely Valentines too....

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy St. Brigid Day!

This is a drawing I did for our Celtic Video I filmed of my husband music. It is a DVD called "A Celtic Pilgrimage"
You can see a little clip on the post before this. I made myself a pilgrim which I was while filming in Ireland.

Today is St. Brigid's Day and I wanted to share a great book written by my friend Cindy Thompson who has helped me with my children's book. The book is called "Brigid of Ireland"

Please go to her post to learn about her by clicking here. You can also to read about the origins of St. Brigid Day. It is so interesting.