Sheila Miller

Sheila was one of the kindest, most caring, and loving people that I know. She was at the top of her game as a crafter and was inspiring. She would give without thought to whoever asked. Her spirit and what she gave to this world should be instilled in everyone.

Sheila loved a clean house. She loved Scubby Doo as her best friend and he loved her back. Sheila cleaned her house on binges. She would spend 2-3 days non-stop cleaning until she couldn’t clean anymore. Then she would rest for a few days. She loved to cook for others, and we enjoyed some of her Menudo and tamales. She had that neighborhood mother mentality. If she was cooking, creating, or whatever, you were going to be a part of it.

Scubby was her protector. Although he loved women of all shapes and sizes, he would get mad and bark at you, if you even looked like you were taking her away. If possible he would smell you from head to toe. He was an awesome companion for her and they belonged together.

As a friend, we would talk on messenger for hours at a time. She befriended my family, especially my mom, site unseen. My mom grabbed a shelf to keep all the wonderful things that Sheila made for her and welcomed more. I was inspired to boost my craft skills to be almost as good as her but I don’t think that will happen. I was blessed to receive gifts from her and be someone that she loved. I will miss her kindness and her love as my friend and sister.

May she rest in peace.

Juneteenth Festival

Here are a couple of the things I sold at the festival. Most of them are under my products page.

Ella Blast

This is an 8×11 print of an actual art piece that was collage, acrylic, and stitched. This is a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. I think of her voice being strong enough to blast into space for everyone to enjoy.

$15.00

Leaf Hat Lady Card

This is a digital sketch printed on a card. The card is 4×6. It comes with an envelope.

$5.00

I learned a lot from this event. You need to keep cash whether you want it or not. Always carry business cards. Also, set up a clear inventory sheet to keep track of sales. Get a better organizing way to display your items. Have a separate storage container for your items. A co-artist suggestion, “freeze a bottle of water the night before”, I thought that was helpful too. Then remember that everyone has their own selling style.

Facilitating for the First Time

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Hello. I co-facilitated a Sip n Paint provided through Reach Studio by Redline Contemporary Art Center. It was located at Spangalang Brewery. The was an event from the 48 Hours of Socially-Engaged Art & Conversation Summit. I was so proud to participate. I did not post my work but it is soon to come. Down below are some pictures I took.

I am doing things different in my life. I am actually an artist, among some of my many pursuits of happiness. I sew, write, and create. I actually consider myself a creator. This is a post to explain where I am in my life. Feel free to stop by for more.

Artists

I am trying to support my daughter and other artists of the world.

Xnithi support pages:

https://Ko-fi.com/home/coffeeshop?txid=a07336a1-24e4-4262-ac73-8c17b34ebdb4&mode=public&img=ogiboughtsomeone

https://www.deviantart.com/facadepapergirl/

https://www.patreon.com/xnithi

I know more but I am trying to post here to get some of their work seen.

Finding Magic

I have been watching this wonderful show called, “The Librarians” on TNT. It is about three runner-up candidates for the librarian position who work with a kernel from the military on quests.  This is the current Librarian and a caretaker also. The three librarians work with the guardian to form a group seeking out artifacts with magic to lock away in the library.

This is mostly about four experts in mathematics/science, thievery/technology, hi IQ/loves art, and military/leader. The caretaker has the long life issue so he is helpful in a jam. Basically, nerds and geeks unite to find magic in the world the lock up to prevent world destruction. I love this show.

Savind the World One Story at a Time

Season one the library disappeared  so the Librarian needed to find it. Meanwhile, the guardian (who protects the librarian) had to get the librarian candidates that were dead to come help with the search for magic. This was a great season.

I am a nerd/geek, so the magic, art history, technology, and the karate fights leave me in awe. There is a bit of comedy included too. This is like a video game gone wrong. There is always some history thing that is in a book they have to research, which can be brought from the library. This is a show that makes my dreams come true.

There is a scene where their enemy cuts the fabric of time and there are alternate realities, which all nerds like. Everyone in the alternate realities become the Librarian but is failing because the guardian had already died. In reality, she was dying in the original scene where the fabric was cut and therefore, cause her to be dead in all the other realities. This was so intense.

There is science, mathematics, history, and technology. With all of those together geeks are proud too. I am a lover of libraries, but I don’t read. This show makes me want to pick up one of the books in this story and start reading to learn the difference in the stories I know and the written versions. I can expand on my science, mathematics, and history knowledge. I already focus on technology daily, it just makes me notice details they are putting in the show.

This show can teach students about things they have not experienced yet because they were afraid of being called a nerd or geek. It’s okay to expand your mind in science, to learn more about history, and use technology to do so. I have gotten a great experience from this show and it isn’t over. I can keep watching for more artifacts from the past to find out where there really came from and what books to read.