Thursday, September 30, 2010

Passion's Picks~ For men and boys!

From the very little to the very old, what would the world be without the men who love us?

Here's a gift for the very little; to watch him grow and gain and make his way.
And one for the very old! or maybe for the outdoorsy type, or one who collects canes and sticks!

If you think you'd like to gift your favorite man or boy, you can see these and other items like them at my Etsy shop;

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blank Note Cards for sale

Each of these sets of blank note cards are availble for purchase;


or, if you are a shop owner, you can purchase them for $6.00, with a minimum purchase of $18.00

If you'd like to purchase any of these pre packaged card sets, please go to my Esty shop;

Monday, September 27, 2010

That Was Uncalled For!

Here is this week's Inspiration Avenue Challenge Entry.

My dear friend, Ryan used this as his facebook profile pic and I thought it was soooooo funny! I guess partly because I know Ryan but mostly because I know myself! 80

(I'm giggling now, just looking at it!)

Judy Goddard

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

To be..... Inspiration Avenue Challenge: Decide! All Ready!!

Sheesh! Get over yourself!! Whine, whine, whine!

HAMLET: To be, or not to be--that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

Or to take arms against a sea of troubles

And by opposing end them.

To die, to sleep--

No more--and by a sleep to say we end

The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks

That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--

To sleep--perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub,

For in that sleep of death what dreams may come

When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,

Must give us pause. There's the respect

That makes calamity of so long life.

For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,

Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely

The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,

The insolence of office, and the spurns

That patient merit of th' unworthy takes,

When he himself might his quietus make

With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,

To grunt and sweat under a weary life,

But that the dread of something after death,

The undiscovered country, from whose bourn

No traveller returns, puzzles the will,

And makes us rather bear those ills we have

Than fly to others that we know not of?

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,

And thus the native hue of resolution

Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,

And enterprise of great pitch and moment

With this regard their currents turn awry

And lose the name of action. -- Soft you now,

The fair Ophelia! -- Nymph, in thy orisons

Be all my sins remembered.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Inspiration Avenue weekly challenge" Metamorphosis"

This is a post from last fall. Having just read through it again, it occurs to me how similar it seems (or sounds) to last week's challenge post. Hmmmm.... Maybe my next incarnation will be as a children's book writer.
Double hmmmmm..... Is an incarnation akin to a metamorphosis?


My World is Spinning!

(photo courtesy Google Images)
This is a Samoyed dog. They are very fluffy and they shed alot!

Here is a bag of Samoyed dog fur. It's been compressed
so that it's easier to put in a box and mail to me.

This is a drum carder. It's used to fluff up the dog
fur and cause the fibers to run
in the same direction.

When the fur has been run through the drum carder it looks like this

This is called a bat. It's what's lifted off the drum carder. Now the fur is fluffy and straightened out so that it will be easier to spin.

Here's what a pile of fluffy Samoyed dog fur
bats looks like.
Looks yummy, huh?

Now I take the fluffy fur and spin it into yarn on my trusty
Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel.

Here's a little bit of Samoyed yarn, still on the bobbin.

And here, at last, are some skeins of Samoyed yarn!
Soft and lofty.

That gallon sized ziplock bag will produce enough yarn for a small crocheted blanket that will be soft and warm.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Samples of my drawing and painting skills

Here are some examples of drawing and painting.

the young man is my son. (Shhh! It's his Christmas present!)

The basket is a tile I painted using special enamals for painting on glass or tiles.

The cat is my kitten, Angela.
The tree was a sketch for an Alchemy customer I just finished for.

The bare back rider was for a blog challenge.

The motorcycle was a wedding card.

The wolf was for my hiking sticks, that I sell.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Here's a story I wrote about Clay. Clay is simple. You start out with nothing and when you are done, TA DA! You have something! It's that simple!

This is my husband.
His name is Tom.
He is a mason.
He digs footings.
Sometimes he finds clay.
He carries it home in spackle buckets.

Now I have spackle buckets of clay.
I have many, many spackle buckets of clay.
Many, many, many.
The clay is full of stones.
I cannot make things with stones in the clay.

This is how I get the stones out.
I use a spackle knife to push wet clay.
I push it through the old window screen.
That way all the nice clay goes through.
The stones do not fit.
I throw them away.

This is how I scrape the nice clay off the window screen
I put it in a plastic bag.
That way it stays moist.

When I am ready, I take the clay to the potter's wheel.
The potter's wheel spins around when I kick the big wheel at the bottom.
I like to kick the wheel.
I can make round things out of clay.
After the clay dries I put it in the kiln.
A kiln is a special oven that bakes clay.

Here are some mugs that I made.

Some day I will sell clay things that I make.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Passion for Beads Weekly Challenge "Flowers"

Color! Vivid, natural, vibrant, popping, joyful color! How can a person go through their day and not notice the roses along the way? (Hmmm.....that's sounds like a song!)

Roses and daisies! What could be prettier? Brighten your winter with this happy cane. You can take your roses with you if you own one of my hand painted puzzle canes!

If you need just a little help getting around, or if you are a collector of canes and walking sticks, this cane will add beauty to your life.

And boy! Will you get compliments! I know! I get them when I step out with one!

Hopeful, inspirational words, wreath the cane, as well.
You can purchase this cane at my Etsy shop.


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Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States
My nane is Judy and I've been a christian for more than 3/4 of my life. I believe in redemption through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, that God, the Spirit lives in me and gives me the power to do His will and to live a joyful life. I have a Godly husband, a grown son and daughter. I live on a farm with 3 goats, 2 chickens, 2 horses, a cat, a dog and a python. I am an artist and a singer. I was a full time stay at home mom, the hardest job you'll ever love! I have two handmade shops on Etsy. Leaning on the Promises (Hand Painted Walking Canes) and Beaver Creek Pottery and an Etsy shop for selling Vintage and Antiques. Jersey Pine Pickers I post about my relationship with God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, about the things He teaches me, delights me with and how He uses me.