Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall Jewellery Contest


THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Here is my new original piece for the Fall contest. It is a silver tone, one of a kind, asymmetrical necklace. It has some white, purple, green, and even black. This is a pretty long necklace at 29 inches. It's really kind of funky.

As usual I will only accept one entry per participant and worldwide submissions are accepted.

To enter your name for a chance to win just send an email to joanniel.contest@gmail.com - Please include your first name, city/country, and contact email.

I have set up my account so that it sends an automated message, so you know your entry has been received. If this is your first time entering in one of my contests, please let me know if you would like to be added to the mailing list. This way you can stay up to date on sales, contests, and more. You do not need to request to be added every time you enter in my contests. If you have asked to be informed of future contests and/or sales previously, you can be certain that you are already on the mailing list.

Contest ends November 15, 2010. Good luck!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Now I Can't Wait To Be An 'Older Woman'

Beautiful words about the women we will all become someday by Frank Kaiser.

One of the perks of dufferdom is an increased capacity to appreciate people. Friends. Spouses. And, for me, women. All women. When I was 20, I had eyes only for girls my age. Any woman over 30 was ancient, over 40 invisible. Today, at 70, I still appreciate the 20-year-old for her youthful looks, vigor, and (occasional) sweet innocence. But I equally enjoy women of my own age and beyond, and every age in between. I've learned that each has its own special wonders, attractions, magic and beauty.

As I grow in age, I value mature ladies most of all. Here are just a few of the reasons senior men sing the praises of older women: An older woman knows how to smile with such brightness and truth, old men stagger. An older woman will never ask out of the blue, "What are you thinking?" An older woman doesn't care what you think. An older woman's been around long enough to know who she is, what she wants, and from whom. By the age of 50, few women are wishy-washy. About anything. Thank God! And yes, once you get past a wrinkle or two, an older woman is far sexier than her younger counterpart! Her libido's stronger. Her fear of pregnancy's gone. Her appreciation of experienced lovemaking is honed and reciprocal.

Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off that you are a jerk if you're acting like one. A young woman will say nothing, fearing that you might think worse of her. An older woman doesn't give a damn. An older, single woman usually has had her fill of "meaningful relationships" and "long-term commitments." Can't relate? Can't commit? She could care less. The last thing she needs in her life is another whiny, dependent lover! Older women are sublime. They seldom contemplate having a shouting match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive dinner. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.

Most older women cook well. They care about cleanliness. They're generous with praise, often undeserved. An older woman has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to an older woman. Like your mother, they always know. Yes, we geezers praise older women for a multitude of reasons. These are but a few. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed babe of 75 there's a bald, paunchy relic with his yellow pants belted at his armpits making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress. Ladies, I apologize for my fellow geezers. That men are genetically inferior is no secret. Count your blessings that we die off at a far younger age, leaving you the best part of your lives to enjoy and appreciate the exquisite woman you've become. Without the distraction of some demanding old fart clinging and whining his way into your serenity.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Coral Earrings Contest Winner


The winner of the Coral earrings contest is Jennifer Barr from New Providence, PA. Congratulations Jennifer! Thanks for participating.

My next contest will be announced shortly so keep an eye out for it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back To Work



Well, my summer was a good one. Slightly hotter than I had expected, but a good one none the less. I had 3 to 4 months away from jewellery, crafting, and any kind of business oriented paper work. Now I'm recharged and ready to go.

I've enjoyed updating the "face" of joanniel creations and am happy to have a fresh look for my website, joanniel.com. I've updated my blog background and I'm gearing up for a new collection to add to my online store.

I think this could become a habit for me. Taking the summer off from my art to enjoy myself with family is right up my alley. I used to think back on the days of being in school and having the whole summer off. I have missed that greatly and from now on I'll be making it a must to take part of the summer off, if not the whole summer entirely.