Wednesday, June 27, 2007


NOW FOR SALE - VERY LIMITED (only 5 will be sold) EDITION framed prints. AVAILABLE at

What a great weekend! Art, great food, old and new friends, chocolate flan, no kids, no husbands, fun swaps.... I'm happily exhausted. Here's a couple of pieces I made in Karyn Gartel's "A colorful Past" workshop. I love how they turned out! Such a fun class. I'll post more later, but for now I must reconnect with the real world:(.

Photos used in the above collages were taken from my SCATTERED MOMENTOS COLLAGE SHEETS - "Cutie Patooties" and " Sugar and Spice".

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Check this website out!

I discovered this great website yesterday. This site supports indie artisans and craftsmen. They get 1800 views per day. One of my pins was featured on their "daily ditties" feature from my Etsy shop. Go to Support the independent artists and craftsmen!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

New items on Etsy

I have a new batch of items listed on Etsy with more to come. My scanner is finally working again!


Saturday, June 16, 2007

See! I TOLD you I'm Funny!

As a SAHM, accolades are few and far between - I feel like a pretty good mom on Mother's Day.
Aside from that, there's always that nagging feeling that I'm not a good enough mom. I should be more fun, cook more nutritious meals, volunteer for more field trips, keep a cleaner home (not to mention van!), plan more educational outings....

However, whenever I get those Mother's Day cards telling me why I'm such a great mom, my kids always say I'm funny. (then again, two of my kids ( the boys) think bodily noise humor is HILARIOUS.)

So, I was really excited when I received the news that I am a finalist in the Columbus Dispatch caption writing contest. FINALLY, something tangible that reinforces my belief that I am indeed the funniest mom in the entire universe. AFTER ALL, a PROFESSIONAL funny guy chose my caption out of over a thousand entries to be one of 11 finalists.

Anyhoo, if you would like to see my entry and decide for yourself, then go to I'm Lennea Truesdell, age 40 for those of you who only know me as Once Upon a Cottage.