Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween... carnelian style :)

The leaves are vibrant with color and the temperature outside is dropping quickly! Stay safe and have a terrific Halloween...

Friday, October 29, 2010

We're a CHAIN! :)

I might be dating myself... but remember that great line in "Steel Magnolias" when Dolly Parton's character realizes her beauty shop is now a chain?  That is how I felt tonight :)

It's been two and a half years since we opened our first cyber shop on Etsy and now... drumroll please... we opened our second cyber shop on ArtFire!  We have really enjoyed sending our creations all over the world!  The wonderful feedback we've received has always brightened our days... thanks to all of you!

In honor of "Steel Magnolias" and our newest shop on ArtFire... I searched for these pictures from way back when.

Harbor Playhouse (Corpus Christi, TX) production of "Steel Magnolias"... I was Shelby... what fun :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

new shop on Artfire :)

Welcome! We're glad you found us and we hope you enjoy browsing our shop!

We design, create and guarantee all of our work! Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! Check back often as we are constantly making new items! Designing jewelry is our passion and hopefully one of our pieces will find it's way into your heart and soul!

Each purchase will arrive beautifully packaged and ready to "gift" to that special someone or even better... for the most important person in the world... YOU!

Thanks for shopping with us!

Belinda & David

new location for our wearable art...

we are always creating new designs...
check out our newest storefront on Artfire :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

do animals have souls?

have to share this because it is so beautifully worded... :)

Do Animals Have Souls?
by Stacy Mantle

I was talking with a coworker the other day and he informed me that animals do not have emotions. This is just after he told me (the day that I put my dog of 17yrs down) that animals do not have souls and therefore will never enjoy the concept of heaven. Now, this coworker has the disadvantage of being, what I refer to, as a "bible-thumper." He is, in fact, a born-again Christian. Please bear in mind that I have nothing against Christians, nor do I have anything against religion in general. I do, however, have a problem with this coworker passing along faulty information.

Animals do have emotions and they also have souls, and I'll tell you how I know that. In over twenty years of working with animals, I have never seen a kitten duct-tape a live human baby to a freeway. I also have never seen a cat find enjoyment from setting a human on fire. I've never gone hiking in the desert to find a child that dogs have left tied to a stake, without food and water, subjecting it to a painful death in the desert heat. I have never seen a chicken force two unwilling humans to fight in a ring with razor blades attached to their feet while the chickens place bets on who will be the first to die. I haven't seen a puppy place eight children in a gunnysack and drown them in a river. Neither have I seen an eagle aim a shotgun at an unarmed human. I have yet to see a bear kill a human simply to place a head on the wall of their cave. And to this day, I have not seen a pigeon drive a car down the road and aim for humans who were walking around the park.

Let me tell you what I have seen. I have seen my own cats sleep next to me so they may keep me a little warmer while I was ill. I've seen my dogs play games with me just to force a smile to my face. I have seen a cat rush into a burning home not once, not twice, but six times to save her kittens, nearly losing her own life in the process. I have seen a ferret pull a frightened kitten out of a deep hole in the ground. I have seen a coyote fetch another dog so that it may get the proper medical care that it needs. I've seen a dog, who loves to jump on people, avoid jumping on me when I injured my back. I've seen elephants cry. I've seen monkeys scream in empathy when one of their own were injured. I've seen puppies whine all night long when they were separated from their mothers. I've seen a dog pull a child away from a fire.

These are only a few of the things that I've seen. To list them all would take a lifetime, and I think you get my point. As for the soul thing? Well, it is my humble opinion that if you have emotions, any kind of emotions, then you have a soul. Ironically, the pope of the Roman Catholic Church recently stated that he feels the same way.

Now, I can't prove that animals have souls. But then, I can't prove that you or I have one either. And for all those people who firmly believe that animals don't have souls - well, I suppose if there really is a heaven, you'll probably have the job of cleaning out all the litter boxes...

free spirit...

It took many years to get here... but praise God... I am a "free spirit" :)

May you find your true self and live according to your own wishes and beliefs...