Sunday, October 14, 2012

I (heart) Audio Books

A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans | [W. Bruce Cameron]I started listening to audio books a few years back in order to make my morning commute more interesting. But once my driving routine changed, I stopped listening. Though I still read a good book every now and again...I began missing the guilty pleasure of having someone read  to me.

I realize audio books can be a bit more costly than an actual printed book.  But listening to these stories makes me more productive. Instead of selfishly relaxing with a book, I'm able to carry on with my day to day activities with great enjoyment and anticipation. And as an artist, it's interesting to see my work take on the style or mood of the day's tale.

Which brings me to the wonderful book I just began, "A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron. A sweetly sad and emotional rollercoaster of a dog's love and insight.  My creations today mindlessly gravitated towards blue and green tones. A quick search on google tells me this reflects feelings of love, kindness, devotion and emotional depth. Yep.... today's tale, filled with tears and laughter, can be seen on my workbench.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lots of New Katcando Designs on ETSY!

I've been busy creating lots of new jewelry pieces in my studio lately... Here are a few of the new items recently added to my ETSY store:

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Have you ever built a home, remodeled or even dreamed of doing so one day? Then here's a contest for you! Just send me your favorite tip(s) for what you did, wished you did or hope to do someday. I will then enter every "tipster's" name in a drawing for a free pair of 2012 Spring Katcando earrings. Winner will be notified by end of May and will be given a choice of 4 different earring styles.You can also enter on my Katcando FB page: