Thursday, April 5, 2007

Talent and Goodness

There is not much danger that real talent
or goodness will be overlooked long.

-Louisa May Alcott

Not long ago my mother was over. I was explaining the concept of Etsy to her, and she immediately pulled up a chair, grabbed the mouse, and began clicking furiously. Soon enough she came upon Dudadaze. "Ooooh... look at this," she breathed. And two Dudadaze fans were born.

After my mom left, I sneaked back online and shopped around the site myself. Amazing things. And when I saw this little pretty - drinking tea with a bird! - it was mine. "Happy birthday to me," I sang, clicking pay. I'm now planning to turn a small, awkward wall in the study into a Dudadaze gallery.

You know the most wonderful thing about shopping with some of these extraordinarily talented artists? They are so nice. They are so approachable. They are so humble for people who possess such a magnitude of talent.

Same thing for Ellen at BlueButterfly Designs. She's making these "trading cards" in an effort to help her friend Glenna who's battling cancer. Ellen took the Cancer Is So Limited poem, broke it down, and made cards of each phrase. (Mine says It Does Not Suppress Memories... meaning, of course, that of all the things cancer can take, it can't take our memories.) Ellen gives nearly all the money she makes from her art to Glenna and her family to help defray the cost of medical bills.

Surely these girls' talent and goodness won't go overlooked for long. Not on my watch, anyway!

So... I leave you with that little bit of shopping fun and a wish for a wonderful Easter weekend. I'm signing off a little earlier than usual this week. The yard sale was postponed until tomorrow, so I have that bit of crazy fun looming ahead. My birthday is also this weekend... here comes the big 28!... so I'm off for a little birthday/Easter fun. Should be great!

Have a blessed Easter, friends. - Brin


Anonymous said...

happy birthday dear! you deserve a really great one, hope its all you dream it will be. connie

Diane Duda said...

Thank you so much, Brin, for all these sweet words. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
Now I'm off to check out Ellen's shop. Thanks for the link. :)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for a new those pictures! I am going to purchase may take me a while to decide....I will let you know which one I chose when I finally make a decision! ha!

My hubby says, "OMG, not another crafty addiction!" ha! JK

Beemoosie said...

Happy Birthday, you youngin'!!! And have a blessed Easter!

Sue said...

Brin, just wanted to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a BLESSED EASTER!! Don't fret 28, wait till 40 hits!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the links, I'm new to Etsy but will be a fan in no time!! Hugs!!

Deb said...

Wishing you a blessed Easter & Happy Birthday!

Sue said...

It's me again, go to my blog, I've chosen you to win the thinking blogger award, and thanks for being you!!