First and Foremost, I should have...

About Me...

Hi all, I guess I should have done this first, so here goes. My name is Jewels, I live in a small upstate NY town, called Scotia. It's a nice little town, but I'm getting tired of living here. I've been living here for 30 years now, and I've hoped and skipped all over this little. What I mean is that I've lived in so many different parts of this town it's not even funny. I think next year, my husband and I will be moving to the country. I LOVE THE COUNTRY! Although I'm basically a city girl. I grew up in New York City. That's about as city as you can get. I just want the quiet life now, in my old age. NOT! I really feel like I'm 30 instead of 50. I just want to do some gardening (something I haven't done in 15 years, or so). I really miss being able to garden. I also want a couple of pets, I haven't had any in about 6 years. My last dog died of old age. He was a sweet, but crazy thing, sort of like his mistress. I loved him to death, he was a special pup. Anyway, I'd like to live out in the middle of nowhere, with loads of land around me. I want to be able to go outside naked if that's what I choose to do. If I did that where I am living right now, then would either put me in jail, or cart me off to the nearest Loony Bin. Then they would all be able to say "See I told you she was a Nut Job". Back to my life. I just got married for the second time, two years ago. That's why I feel like I'm 30 instead of 50. LOL Love sure does make everything different, especially at my age. If any of you get the chance to do it again, I recommend that you go fo it. Me and my hubby have been together for 6 years, and married a little over 2. My first husband died in a car crash when he was 27, I was 26. We had a 4 year old daughter. It was a very hard time, to say the least. I never thought I would fall in love again, and I never wanted to fall in love again. I guess I was too afraid of losing. I was alone for 16 years. I didn't date or anything, that whole time. I think looking back on it now, that I needed that time to heal, and to improve myself, and learn, and grow. All of those great things. I got married when I was 18, what did I know about life. My daughter is now 28, and I have a beautiful, sweet angel of a grandson who just turned 5. He is, literally, the apple of his grandmas eye. Of course I have to show some pictures of my little man.

My little fisher man.
My little fisher man.
ah he caught one
ah he caught one
a BIG one!
a BIG one!
He made me very nervous with this one. I thought he was going to fall in the drink.
He made me very nervous with this one. I thought he was going to fall in the drink.
My daughter and my grandson, he's trying to teach her how to fish.
My daughter and my grandson, he's trying to teach her how to fish.
Always smiling. I give anything to see him smile.
Always smiling. I give anything to see him smile.

Well...

Well that's my little man, beautiful isn't he. I know I'm bias. Where was I? I guess I should tell you about my passion (one of them anyway), my absolute devotion to my creativity. I live, breath, and sleep (literally), CRAFTS and ART! I even have dreams about what I'm going to make next (I hear that this is not a new phenomena, lot of creative people do this), I've gotten up in the middle of the night just to write ideas down. After awhile I realized I didn't have to do that. I realized that I remember all of the ideas so I didn't have to write them now. I've gotten a lot of great ideas from The Powers That Be. That's what I call my Angel's and my Spirit Guide. Don't get me wrong I'm NOT a Religious person, actually I'm an agnostic, but I do believe in Angel's and Spirit Guide's. Sometime I get so many new ideas it's like my brain is flooded with them. So in order to alleviate the pressure, I make some of them, and I feel better. Not overloaded. Anyway, I've been making things since I could hold a crayon. My idea of a spectacular present, was a coloring book and a box of crayons. I absolutely loved that type of gift. You can bet none of my 6 brothers and sister, never got their hands on my prized possessions. That's where it began. The point that I realized I could make money from my creations, was when my father brought a paint-by-numbers, painting from me. Granted he was my father, and it was only $5. (back then $5. went a long way), but the thing was, he had it framed and hung it on the wall for everyone to see. It was a special time. Since then I've been making and selling my creations. People have asked me how I could sell my stuff (I guess they think I'm selling out or something)? I tell them that if I didn't sell my stuff i would need to rent a warehouse to store everything (literally). I have so much, that I can't store it all. Yes, I have given lots of stuff away, and I have given lots as gifts to family and friends, and I've given HUGE discount on stuff too. But, I still have loads of stuff, and I keep on making more. I just can't stop making things. I guess you could call it an obsession. I just LOVE to create and I'm not happy, if I can't. I'm also really into online shops. I have 4 Etsy Shops. For those who don't know what Etsy is, it's a site where artists and crafters sell their wares. It's a wonderful site. I also just finished setting up my new website. It's something I wanted to do since I learned how to use a computer, which by the way was in February of this year. I wouldn't touch a computer before that, I thought I would break it. I must have been insane. The computer is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I LOVE IT!!!! I struggled for many years, trying to get as many people as I could to see my stuff (and to buy it), I did lots of craft fairs and shows, I had a little booth in a Mall, and nothing could ever compare to the vast about of people, online, who see and buy my things, every day. It is truely an amazing thing. So I'm off an running, so to speak. Back to my website. My website is a Magazine, Social Site, a place to Advertise, Gift Catalog (I still need to add much more to this page), Art Supplies, and it's all for Artists and Crafters and all those wonderful folks who support us. It's for anyone who is interested in art. I'm also starting a new group (my first on my new site), it's call The Zodiac Group. It includes everything that has to do with Astrology (another passion of mine). I'm sure many people are going to be interested in this group. Yesterday, I opened this group up to the public and I'm now excepting memberships (memberships are FREE), so if anyone is interested go to my group page and submit your contact info. http://www.JewelsDesigns.org/the_zodiac_contact_page.html If you have any trouble getting in this way (I'm not sure if the search engines have picked up my group yet), then just go to http://www.JewelsDesigns.organd click on the menue link at the top of the page and it will take you directly to the group page. If you have any question, just ask. I also have many blogs (there is a blog on my site aswell) and many groups on different site. I call myself a Computer Ho, now. LOL I just can't get enough of it. LOL I'm retired from my first profession, Child Day Care Admin. so now I can do whatever I want. I try not to be online when my husband is home. We deserve that quality time together. Speaking of my husband I have some pictures I wanted to add to this hub.

My husband and myself
My husband and myself
My sweet man
My sweet man
Me and my man
Me and my man
Me and my man
Me and my man
Me and my brother James
Me and my brother James
My wedding ceremony
My wedding ceremony
me
me
My maid-of-honor and bestman
My maid-of-honor and bestman
My reception
My reception
My wedding cake. I made it and yes it was chocolate inside too.
My wedding cake. I made it and yes it was chocolate inside too.

That's it, for now.....

Well, that's it for now. It feels like I've been typing forever. I guess you never know how much you have to say until you start typing. Sorry if I bored anybody, I just got carried away. Now I'm off to do some work. HUGS to everyone. Jewels 

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