Thursday, April 28, 2011

Time and Sand

Today I sent off a big package of art to Time and Sand a new store that's opening in Columbus, IN. The grand opening is this weekend - Sunday, May 1 from 1 to 5 pm. Check it out if you are around central Indiana!

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Gifts for the Teacher in your Life

The school year is rapidly winding down and, if you are like me, you may be looking for good ideas for teacher gifts. You probably would like to find something more original than the same-old-same-old that you can find in the local stores. I've put together a collection of unique and one-of-a-kind gift ideas from the artists on Etsy who belong to the Etsy Treasury Team. Check them out!

Click on any picture to see the item listing in Etsy. If you would like to view this treasury on Etsy you can go to

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Power of Words

I recently saw this video on Connie Hozvicka's blog Dirty Footprints Studio. It's an incredible video which illustrates the power of words and how we can change them to alter our affect on the world. I wanted to share it with you here.

The Story of a Sign by Alonso Alvarez Barreda. Music by: Giles Lamb Filmed by Director: Seth Gardner

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Great Giveaway Opportunity!

Here is a great giveaway opportunity. If you have an Etsy business or if you are thinking of starting one, this would be a great package for you. Handmadeology is giving away all the products from their Etsy shop on their blog!

This package is valued at $105 and includes:
  • Twitter Essentials, Facebook Essentials and Blogging Essentials (along with the trackers for each)
  • Handmade Bookkeeping Spreadsheet
  • Etsy Treasury Tool Bundle
  • Creative Etsy Success Package

This is a a great opportunity for the Etsy seller! You can enter by going to the announcement on the Handmadeology blog! Get over there now!!

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Flavor for Mixed Media. I won!

Just got an email from Mary Beth Shaw. Apparently I won a copy of her new book, Flavor for Mixed Media: A Feast of Techniques for Texture, Color and Layers, in a giveaway on Judy Wise's blog! I'm so excited! I can't wait to sink my teeth into it and see what I can create!!! Woot!

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's the Simple Things . . .

A few weeks ago . . .

DD: "Mom, can we go to Atlanta (Georgia) for vacation this summer??"

Me: "We just got back from Atlanta last month - why do you want to go this summer?"

DD: "I want to go back to that place where we got our picture made. You know, that Japanese place?"

Me: "Benihana???"

DD: "Yeah! That place! I want to go back there and eat!!"

Me: "You know, most bigger towns have a Benihana. Maybe we can go to one in Indy sometime soon. We don't need to go all the way back to Atlanta for that."

DD: "Will the one in Indy have that same kind of ice cream?"

Me: "I don't know but I'll bet it's just as good."

She thinks for awhile.

DD: "Will they have those same kind of little umbrellas? I LOVE those little umbrellas!"

Me: "I'm sure they have those little umbrellas!"

Note: DD holding one umbrella and wearing another in her hair!

Sometimes it doesn't take much to make 'em happy! (Of course, the sushi and hibachi shrimp didn't hurt either!)

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Art Goodies!!

Fun, fun, fun!!! I recently received some artist's supplies that I ordered online. I got some Liquitex Acrylic Inks! and a bottle of Golden Glaze in Fresco Cream from Dick Blick.
Liquitex ink! in quinacrodone magenta, phthalocyanine green, yellow orange azo, vivid lime green, cerulean blue hue, naphthol crimson, cadmium yellow light hue, and deep violet.

I also received an order from
Adirondack Color Wash in Red Pepper, Butterscotch and Denim. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Key Lime Pie, Sun Sisters and Vintage Pink!

I'll be using these in Roben-Marie's, Mixed Media Mayhem online workshop and in the new 21 Secrets online workshop hosted by Dirty Footprints Studio. Woo hoo!!!

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)