Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Useless information....

ok.. they don't call me the queen of useless information for nothing... here are some odd but interesting facts:

  • 40% of McDonald's profits come from Happy Meals.
  • The "spot" on 7Up comes from it's inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
  • Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to consume a stalk of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
  • Pearls melt in vinegar.
  • A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
  • Ants always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  • The average human eats eight spiders in the lifetime at night.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
  • Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

Friday, November 23, 2007

New Studio Opening in Cleveland

A friend of mine, Jenn Szalkowski, is opening her own Interactive Art / Glass Studio! YAY!
Fusion Studios, located inside the Lake Erie Artists Gallery in Tower City Center, will host an Open House on Friday, November 30, 2007 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Wine and Appetizers will be served. A Raffle will be held for original Cleveland Artwork, created by local artists! All proceeds will help support Fusion Studios. For more information, call (330) 221-5165.

I've donated a surprise for the raffle and so have these other wonderful artists!

Fusion Studios is home to the personal studios of local glass artists: Jennifer Szalkowski and Kerri Frech. In partnership with the Lake Erie Artists, classes will be offered in a variety of artistic techniques, including:

  • Mosaics
  • Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
  • Stained Glass
  • Drawing Fusing & Slumping
  • Painting
  • Jewelry Design
  • Photography

Come check it out over the holiday season!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Monaco Designs in a New Gallery

Hi all! Just thought I'd let you know that kimberlymonacodesigns can now be found at another gallery in Cleveland! I'm excited! Artefino Gallery (originally created by Hector Vega and other local artists) is now carrying my work. Here's the link! Artefino Art Gallery Check it out!

Friday, November 9, 2007

The Law of Abundance

Well tonight is a new moon and I just heard from a fellow Etsian, artgirlx, (who has FABULOUS work by-the-way).... about the Law of Abundance. I've looked it up and the way I understand it is that it's a 2000 year old ancient Chinese tradition to guarantee prosperity - adapted to modern methodology.
Here's what you do.....

  • We are to take a blank check.
  • Date it with the current date.
  • Make the check out to you - using your full legal name.
  • Leave the amount box & the amount line blank.
  • On the memo line write, "paid in full."
  • Sign the check, "Law of Abundance."
Then, keep the check in your purse or wallet at all times. This check will then bring you prosperity.
What the heck?? Can't hurt right? I just made out my check... I'll keep you posted on what happens... :)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

FOOD FACTS More Useless Information

Ok.. so now you're beginning to see that I'm the queen (or at least the princess) of totally useless information... but I find it so interesting!!
It seems that everyone I talk to (ok.. I don't really talk to that many people) but I read about how many people are obsessed with dieting, with food, etc... So, here are some interesting FOOD FACTS I thought I'd share...

  • During an average person's life, they will consume about 60,000 pounds of food.
  • Broccoli is a vegetable with a nervous system. Primitive though it may be, it CAN feel pain. (ok.. that's just creepy!)
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  • The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
  • Coca-cola was originally green.
  • They have square watermelons in Japan. They stack better.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Memory Markers

Lately I've been working on a series of bookmarks I lovingly refer to as Memory Markers - because not only do they mark you place in your favorite book but they have little lockets on them to keep your treasured photos!

I think they make great stocking stuffers or gifts for proud grandparents, parents, or teachers!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

New freebies!

Just in case you haven't looked in awhile... I've added a bunch of new free samples for you to try! Who doesn't like getting free stuff? Scroll down the right hand side of my blog for all the goodies!!