Thursday, January 31, 2008
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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Friday, January 18, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
~ Nikki Workman
Owner and Wand Maker @ Ribbon Wands
Friday, January 11, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I've started linking to my etsy shop on my photos. This is a system I recommend to anyone using etsy or any other online shop to sell your wares. Image searches on google have lead me to my wands on some blogs but there is no mention of me or how to purchase. This takes care of those folks that like to save images to their computer and ensures the photo can be linked to it's original source. I realize it can be undone, but it's a timely process and hopefully not worth it in the end.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Have you chosen creativity? Are you personally struggling with indifference or are those around you indifferent to your creative journey? Sometimes I think we put too much stock in the opinion of others. Especially when the opinion of others is often coming from individuals who mock creativity or have given up on their own dreams and have unknowingly become dream killers. Choose creativity and don't let go...it IS significant and it does matter.
We do not chose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, or the country of our birth , or the immediate circumstances of our upbringings. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time or conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we so choose how we shall live: with purpose or adrift, with joy or with joylessness, with hope or with despair, with humor or with sadness, with a positive outlook or a negative outlook, with pride or with shame, with inspiration or with defeat, and with honor or with dishonor. We decide what makes us significant or insignificant. We decide to be creative or to be indifferent. No matter how indifferent the universe may be to our choices and decisions, these choices and decisions are ours to make. We decide. We choose. In the end, our own creativity is decided by what we choose to do or what we refuse to do. And as we decide to choose, so are our destinies formed. - taken from the preface of the 2nd Edition of Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko.
Friday, January 4, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
My standard ribbon is 1 1/2" double faced satin, made in the Unitied States. It exceeds federal standards as flame retardant and has been produced using the finest materials and colorants available. It is washable and can be tumble dried.
I save a special ribbon for weddings. It is a double faced Swiss Satin made in Switzerland. Machine Washable to 140'F Colorfast. Cool Iron, only up to 230'F. Worldwide highest quality and finest materials used.
Ribbon Wands is committed to finding the best materials that will last the test of time and play of your wand. I originally tried ribbon made in China and Asia and the results were just not good enough. My current supplier of ribbon makes the best ribbon I've found on the market and I'm proud to pass this great product onto my customers.