Friday, May 31, 2013

How to Make a Simple Wire Wrapped Bead Ring

Not too long ago, I showed how to make a simple wire rose ring. In the vid, I showed an example of a similar ring with a bead in it. Some viewers were curious how to make one of those. So, here's the vid showing how to do it!
Enjoy! (^.^)v

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Goings On

All sorts of plans have been made to do stuff.  Sometimes, a well-placed virus or some such item of yuck slams the brakes en route to plan completion.  As it were.

So, to keep my YouTube subscribers up to date, and to thank them for sticking with me, I made a video.  

Yep, I'm still here and recently recovering from a variety of illnesses.  Again.  Haha!  I laugh, when not coughing my face off,  because it's completely ridiculous how frequently ill I've been.  But, it could be worse.

Here is said video...  

Monday, May 20, 2013

Upcoming Review! Influenster VoxBox: Palmolive Soft Touch

I've got a new Influenster VoxBox review coming up!

First of all, I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes!

I'm going to be trying out Palmolive Soft Touch dish liquid. I've already tested the pink Vitamin E one a bit. I must say, I'm impressed with the soft feel of the product and that you don't need much to get loads of suds! Also, it did a great job removing oily residue from my skillets. I'll test it further to find out how well my hands hold up, because the product is supposed to keep hands soft. This product may be perfect for use in a hand soap dispenser. We'll see!

In the coming days, I'll post my final review of both versions of the Palmolive Soft Touch I received.

Stay tuned!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Spring Cleaning, As It Were

Moon Flowers image  copyright Shauna Chan 2013
MoonFlowers ©shaunachan2013
Springtime is naturally energizing.

The chatter of the birds in the morning wakes me early, making me feel a bit lazy, if I don't get a move on and do something... anything!  And so, I've begun to rethink and re-imagine the plans I've made before.  Haha!  That's how it goes.  Lots of thinking, little action~~~

There are loads of clutter about the house.  Sometimes it overwhelms.  It happens because the entire family is full of creative energy.  Leaving bits of art and unfinished projects on shelves and desks to collect dust, whilst new projects are in the works.  Camera gear gets shifted from one desk to another.  Lenses, battery chargers.  Sometimes even a tripod, or light and background stands line the floorboards waiting for the next impromptu photoshoot.  Then, there are the laptops jam-packed full of unfinished digital works of art.  Mostly mine, I admit.  And the toys, some created out of old boxes and packages with faces drawn on them.  What a mess! some might think. 

If this house seems cluttered, I can only imagine how the thoughts in my mind would be perceived.  Perhaps it would be as if there are dark corners with electrical cables running this way and that, resembling something out of the Matrix.  Snapping, buzzing, humming electrical sounds.  The ozone-plasma smell.  After tripping over the technical stuff, expanses of vegetation with amazing varieties of plant and animal life might be stumbled upon.  And surely there is a sky full of galaxies, space craft containing  creatures of unknown origin.  The air would be filled with a cacophony of sounds, music, animals, nature.  Probably thunderstorms and rain, too.  Ideas about photos I'd like to take, videos I want to shoot and edit, jewelry I wish I could make.  Costume plans and thoughts of starting to sew again.  That dress form I want to get.  What about the environment?  How can I   help others?  I know there must be thoughts about awesome biking trails and mountains with the big trees I hope to someday see.  Near those, there must be an ocean, a beach with interesting things found amongst the grains of sand and pebbles.  Little and big footprints.  Toes of the children sifting the sand.  The kiddos' laughter echoing with the waves.  Mechanical pieces of this and that fit somewhere into this multidimensional landscape.  Broken bits I've thought to either fix or transform.  Magical things I wonder or daydream about.  All of this, even more,  and the numbers, too!  How much things cost.  Budget, budget... the budget!


So what I've done is a little spring cleaning, as it were.  Just a start.  Though I know there is no need to straighten much of the physical clutter, until maybe summer ( ends up un-straight on a daily basis anyhow).  Instead a little digital maintenance is the order of the day.  I managed to delete some videos from my original YouTube channel, shifting many of them to another YouTube channel.  This, because I've other plans for StarCat70 --family videos and school concerts don't seem to fit there.  This adjustment has been on the back-burner for quite some time now, as I couldn't decide in which direction I wanted to go with the videos I've been making.  It was a little painful losing all those video views after the deletion.  Still, I think it's best I make the sacrifice now.  

It is difficult, I've noticed, to fit all the living that can be done into such a short time.  This may be the cause of my ADD, both technical and otherwise. 

Glancing around the room, mentally sorting through the clutter, I'm drawn to a plastic container of clear and frosted glass pebble-looking "gems".  A hatching of new ideas begins~~~
Glass Pebbles copyright Shauna Chan 2013
The Glass Pebbles ©shaunachan2013
Keep the wonder about you, no matter your years~~~