Tuesday, April 22, 2014


I am having my first giveaway!

Since it is my first, it's a DOUBLE WHAMMY:

the winner will receive TWO items -----  a sterling silver and aquamarine handcrafted necklace AND one item of choice from one of my three Etsy shops.

To win, simply browse through my shops and leave a comment here on my blog to tell me which is YOUR FAVORITE item in EACH shop.  So your comment will have 3 items in it (since I have 3 shops).

If you win, you will receive the necklace (which comes in a gift box so you can either keep it for yourself or give as a gift) AND one of the favorite items you picked (whichever one you want), completely free, including free shipping.

Just click on the links below to visit my shops:




Here is the necklace:

the aquamarine stone is a VERY pale blue, almost white in appearance

The sterling silver chain is 19-1/4" long, including fastener.

Here are MY favorites:

sunflower "my heart rejoices in the LORD" wood block print from TheSeeingEye shop,

"Edwardian Girl" print from JoyceAliceSTUDIO shop,

and Pinkie Cat office humor wood block from JoyceAlice2 shop.

What are YOUR favorites?

The Giveaway is open through Tuesday, May 13th.  The following day I will pull a name out of a hat and announce the winner.


3 new woodblocks (to be)

Here is what I'm working on now.  Still need to mount onto wood... hopefully they will be ready later this week to go into my Seeing Eye shop.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bunny and Moon

Just listed a new wood block print in my JoyceAlice2 etsy shop.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Grayton Beach -- Camping Trip #2

N likes to leave early.  We are on the road at quarter to 7; not bad, I think.

N's family brings a picnic meal & cooks hamburgers on the grill at our campsite.  Yum!

We set off to watch the sunset at the beach.

The dunes are protected with lots of "keep off" signs.

There are very few people.  Just fine white "sugar sand" and the gulf.

The waves and I play footsie.

I think these might be seagull tracks.

I thought these kids made a nice splash of color.

Heading back for the campground.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Shop Is Growing!

Finally,  put some new wood blocks in my Seeing Eye shop

Bible quote above is from Matthew 19:6 --- context is the teaching of Jesus on marriage and divorce:
"The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?" And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female' and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"?

"So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."

They said to Him, "Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?"
He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.
"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery."

There is a good article on this subject I have posted on my Scripture blog, here