Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's orders are done! Thanks everyone!

But specifically:

Thanks to Rosie for eating pop tarts and watching Sesame Street happily while I worked.

Thanks to Kris for stepping over the mess Rosie left all over the house. I can clean it up now.

Thanks to Somer for the quality control ;)

Friday, February 5, 2010

It's working!

Here's a message I found in my inbox this morning:

Lissa, wanted to say thanks for the awesome necklace- I LOVE it!! 2 people have already asked me about the "Live Love Breathe" and now 2 more people are schooled about CF. It's getting the word out there and making a fashion statement at the same time, haha
I bought a few more from you for some CF friends, we'll all be rocking them soon!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Come Over!

Sunday, February 7, 2010
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Nobrow Coffee and Tea
315 E 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT

I will be at Nobrow Coffee and Tea this Sunday from 12-4 selling jewelry and paintings. Come by!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Me and My Crackpot Ideas

I have a crazy theory.

My arms bothered me for the whole month of January. I thought wistfully back to December when my arms were peaceful and dare I say, nearly pain free, and wondered what had changed.

I wasn't even making much jewelry, so my hands were getting a nice rest. What happened?! Such is the life of some one with Chronic Pain, am I right? The insanity of searching for the cause of the latest pain flare can even get fairly amusing. So imagine how heartily I laughed when I sat down at my work bench yesterday to do a little carving and discovered an amazing idea. You see, I use a Flex Shaft-- which is a motor with a hand piece that spins various tools like a drill bit, or a bur. After a good session of carving the clay for my jewelry, my whole body is energized, for lack of a better word. I think the vibration encourages blood flow, and acts as a giant tens unit, or chord stimulator. Maybe it overwhelms my nerves with white noise, because after a solid 45 minutes I can't feel much of anything in my upper body.

My arms feel great today. It just goes to show, if you do what you love, unexpected benefits will follow.