I hate to admit it, but when I used to do shows I seemed to always have men hanging out at my booth. Part of it usually was they were interested in coins, part of it was they enjoyed talking to my husband who was helping in the booth, and part of it may have been a way to relax while their significant other was still shopping the show! I suspect that if I had offered money clips back then, a few men would have wanted to buy them.
Actually, I like to use money clips too, sothey aren't only for men! I like to carry a very small purse, and a money clip is perfect to hold some cash and my license and a credit card. All I really need, besides my cell phone, for running errands around town.
This coin has been my best seller since the beginning. Hummingbirds are cherished by many and it really is a beautiful design. You can find this on my store. Click here
Sometimes seeing a video is preferred to see what one of my pendants looks like. Made this short video of this Tabby Cat coins from Isle of Stroma, Scotland. What do you think?
This is an amazing interview by the Radiolab team. The story is about a Deep Water Octopus, a mile down where there is no light, and her journey to guard and tend to her 160 Octopus eggs. Something never observed, until now.
Did you know that there are Designer Coins that feature artist's work? Me neither, but I just painted this Designer coin with a rabbit that I absolutely love. The coin came from the Anonymous Mint, and it features "Moon Gazer," by British artist Lisa Parker. This is what they call a "Bullion" coin, in that it is made of .999 silver, and is not only beautiful but has a value in the silver it is made of.
Also fun is that they are limiting these coins to 750 total, and each one is engraved with a serial number on the side of the coin. Very special. I have purchased 5 of these coins and painted them, and so will be a limited edition. Not sure if I will find others that I want to paint or not, but this is a very fun start!
With Mother's Day right around the corner, I thought you might enjoy knowing a few reasons why elephants are the animal kingdoms best Moms! It might even be fun to share this information with your Mom this Sunday.
Just like most of you during the Pandemic, I have lots of extra time on my hands. In my case, that usually means trouble! So, I am exploring adding some new AnimalCoin products. First up is Money Clips.
As I go through my photos of kittens, I just had to share this one. This is Butter, and as tiny as she is, she is already adorable. If you aren't aware, this young their ears are more to the side of their head, which makes them even cuter.
PS - I have started a website just for my Foster Kitten photos. You can find it at www.BottleFedKittens.com
One of the challenges of fostering bottle fed baby kittens was having to have them with me 24-7. Duffy was actually a pleasure and happy to be along, no matter where I went. Is it universal that kittens and cats love empty drawers??? The office staff just loved his cuteness and everyone was happy, especially me!
Fostering underage kittens is pretty amazing, even if they are very tiny little guys. Duffy is less than 10 days old here, their eyes don't open until about that age. This video shows him trying to walk with his wobbly little legs. So cute I just had to share the beginning of our adventure together.
I have the most adorable litter of foster kittens, and they are now old enough to be adopted. The litter includes Princess, Pumpkin, Baby & Squeakers. I got them at 3 weeks old while they still needed to be bottle fed, and they are now 10 weeks old. It feel so rewarding to see these cute little kittens go on to good homes. My job is done, and I eagerly await my next adventure!
I feel so lucky to foster a litter of four healthly, sweet kittens. They are about 3 weeks old, so will be bottle fed for only a short while. This is "Pumpkin" and he is a real beauty. Pumpkin is the perfect name for the biggest kitten AND is orange AND I started fostering him in October. Oh, did I already mention he is a real beauty?
Yes, it is true! This was the very first coin that I completed to sell. Can't believe I have been painting coins now for 10 years. In honor of that, I just posted it in a second color. The original opalescent turquoise and now a deep translucent blue.
More Trivia - Crocodiles: They can close their ears!
Most of us know crocodiles spend a lot of time in the water with just their heads peeking out. Their eyes are located high on their heads but their ears are a bit lower and so are underwater. They have special flaps that cover their ears and that keeps them dry. On land, they can open the ear flaps to hear better.
I knew right away these were not going to be easy kittens to foster. There would be some sleep lost at the beginning, but I knew it was so worth it. These two arrived at the shelter at only a day old. So tiny and so fragile!
I hate to admit it, but the smaller and fragile they are, the more I seem to love fostering them. I think I have the best volunteer job in the world.
Every kitten I foster has a "superpower," or that is my theory. Of course, sometimes that is just they are cute beyond words. I like to think Jolene's superpower is her ability to roll over on her back, with total trust I will keep her safe, and take a nap. Awww.
By the way, these cute poses come and go, and the biggest challenge for me is to have a camera nearby, and have a hand free to take the shot. I am a one person operation, so I do it all. Even still, I have been able to get these type of shots to share just how adorable and precious these little kittens are.