March 30, 2010


The following inspires me and makes me happy.

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. ~Palmer Sondreal

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. ~Edith Wharton

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Openheim

My Youngest son - Chester-Woo and I.

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called. ~A.A. Milne

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~Abraham Lincoln

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. ~Anne Frank

My oldest son, Leroy-Grey. He fell asleep on my book, it was adorable.

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Keonig

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. ~Author Unknown

A happy thought is like a seed that sows positivity for all to reap. ~Miriam Muhammad

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

This is me and my husband about 6 years ago. We truly were happy right at that moment. The sky was beautiful and check out the rainbow behind us!

Be Happy. Right now. For the future is unknown.

March 22, 2010

Sunshine Award!

I'm amazed how artists are coming together these days and finding new and unique ways to show their support for each other. Today I noticed that I had been nominated for the Sunshine Award by a fabulous Jewelry Designer, Dream Belle Designs. Don't forget to see her Etsy shop too! Thank you so much for nominating me, its such an honor!

The Sunshine Award rules are:
1. Place the logo within your blog or post
2. Pass the award on to 12 other bloggers
3. Link the nominees within the post
4. Let the nominees know they have won by commenting on their blog
5. Share the love by linking to the person from whom you received the award

I'm nominating the following people for The Sunshine Award:
1. Design By Raven Muse
2. Ditsy Bird Designs
3. Late Night Design
4. She's Batty Designs
5. Tolduso
6. Black Cat Crafts
7. Sally Lee by the Sea
8. Crafty as Hell
9. LoChristine
10. Lorelei
11. Silent Lotus Blog - Lotus Out Loud
12. VegKat

March 17, 2010


I am happy to say that I have 400+ fans on Facebook! AMAZING. To celebrate I am having a contest. A simple one this time.... see my facebook fan page for details!!

March 3, 2010


I am having a sale right now in my shop! Buy any item and you can get a second item at 40% off!!! Thats a great deal!!!
Go over there to Lean Dog Pottery & Jewelry and take advantage!!! Ends Sunday, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.

March 2, 2010

Lots going on....

There is a lot going on in Lean Dog Land.... as you can see I haven't posted in a while!! OOPS! Sorry about that.
If you didn't know already, I have been having kiln issues for the past 6 months!! I cannot believe its been that long, but it has! (I was gone out of town for 2 of those months, so I don't like to count them.) Finally I decided to get my other kiln that has been at my parents house (3 hours away!). It's coming to me on Wednesday! YIPEE! Lets just hope its not an electrical issue and it ruins this kiln too! Its a big fear of mine. I really don't know what I would do!

Then I have some big shows coming up. One every month starting in May until November. Art in the Park, Dinosaur Caves in Shell Beach, California. I did it last year and it was so much fun. Met lots of neat people, got to hang out by the beach all day, and share my art with everyone. Couldn't get any better than that. And I am very much looking forward to it. BUT, since my kiln has been down for 6 months, I have been basically dwindling down my stock - so I need to pump out tons of stuff. I do have stuff dried out on the shelves just waiting to be fired, so thats great. But more pottery is what is needed!!! And I haven't thrown in probably 6 months!! Oh my!

I am also slightly involved in a local San Luis Obispo group called UpcycleSLO. We are having an event on April 17th, 2010 called Swap-O-Rama-Rama. It's really cool, basically you can go through a series of workshops, that will be given throughout the day, to turn an old and unwanted piece of clothing into something else entirely. If you're local and are interested, feel free to send me a message and I'll point you in the right direction!

Then I am involved in a private project with my husband creating mobile phone applications... I am just a data collector/researcher, but it still takes up a lot of my time!!

Lastly, I have tons of house projects going on: painting my kitchen, organizing my studio, starting a compost pile, planning on starting a garden, etc... its never ending!!!

And also I have to remember my business and marketing. Oh my, is that a chore!! But it has to be done. I recently discovered Link Love - well, I had noticed it about a month ago on Facebook, but didn't realize the size of it, and how wonderful it is until just this past weekend. Its where you share your links on others fan pages and then you follow/fan others links. It's an amazing way to find new awesome people and their art! It's a great way to network and share and explore. An Etsy seller by the name of Runway Crochet wrote up a good blog post about Link Love with advice and quotes from what fellow artists say about Link Love. Runway Crochet has also started a blog called Link Love Success! - which tells success stories with Link Love. If you have one you can let her know and she'll write up a blog post about you, and your success!!

Well, I'm off to take care of some of my tasks for the day!! Thanks for reading!