After WebConf Latino 08


I´m convinced that going to the WebConf Latino 08 was a huge hit...and also it brings lots of problems...

Well, one problem... that will, most definitively, unravel in many many more...

The desperate need to do things! I want to do everything!! I´m not a designer, but I do have my teeny tiny blog with its teeny tiny shop in some, nearly, undisclosed location.

And I have millions of ideas for possible blogs that, I think, might actually be more interesting or attractive than The Purple Blug(TPB)... And now I want to develop them all at the same time! :-p

Also, TPB has to change... The sidebar is a major mess! And no matter what I remove it still looks cluttered... And come on! I know the color isn´t the most pleasant to watch for a long time... It worked eight months ago when I was just playing with blogger and photoshop...
I still am, but even I know it needs some freshen up...

Most of the things I´ve done have been a huge trial-and-error thing, as it tends to be with most things I do and I´m pleased with the results so far, but I want to make it in a bigger scale... Probably moving the blog to its own hosting(Or Luis' in this case), and blogging in a less messy way... actually getting traffic because of relevant things, not just the sponsored post about Virtual Closet, that keeps bringing me lots of visits...

Changes are afoot... Big ones, little ones and new roads will be finally taken... (Uhhhh, I know... deep... :-p)

Playing with Clay...

I got a lovely package from a RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) from Ravelry with a bunch of Polymer Clay packs, and I quickly got to play with it...

I love polymer clay, it's like going back to those days when I made food with mud (oh, come on, we all did it at least once!) or playing with play-doh... but you can actually keep your masterpieces by just baking it for a little while... the possibilities are endless...

Soooooo, since a friend asked me to make her a figure for her brother I immediately started analizing the one she wanted and hoped I could actually make it... I made it, and it came out looking amazingly similar! And from then on I haven't been able to stop!




Most of them are copies of really pretty ones my friend showed me... but the tiny Harry is completely mine... I think it kinda shows :-p But I love him even more...




Damn, it´s mid-november already!

I know, I know... I´m a liar! :-p
I was supposed to blog more this week and just didn´t... the truth is that his week has been long, boring, and plain weird... Hopefully this new week will be better... Although I did manage to do a few things that I really wanted...

I took photos that I´ve been meaning to take for ages... and I finished reading a book (Born On A Blue Day by Daniel Tammet) and started another one (ArrĂ¡ncame la vida by Angeles Masttreta) :D... and made some polymer clay figures that I had been dying to make...

I´ll upload the photos soon, I still have to sort them and pick the ones I like... And I also have some photos from the Bienal de Artes Visuales... Well, from some activities they did at my school Justify Full:D But also need to sort those ones...

And the polyclay figurines, I still need to take pretty photos of it... and I will... once I make a couple more and bake them all... they are great! :D I´m totally amazed about how they came out...

Yes, I know... promises and more promises... but I´m determined to come out of this really crappy mood I´ve been lately... Also, I think the blog needs a makeover... or something like that... I want to get rid of a lot of junk that I have on the sidebar... and fix the comment system...

For those reading this, thanks for being patient... Must go... Need to watch Desperate Housewives :-p

Post #50!

I gotta be honest, I should be ashamed of myself... 50?! I could have many more... and not silly posts but decent ones, with interesting things... But I'm so lazy... I don't even have a good excuse... ok, maybe I do have an excuse for a week when I was feeling like crap... but that's only one week...
The rest is laziness at its best...
And what brings me here today, you may be asking yourself... Well, I was sitting in front of the computer just pushing F5 every couple of minutes at Facebook and Ravelry and thought "Don't you have more interesting things to do that refresh a page just to see if something ever happens?"
So, here I am!
I think it's hard not to go through these dry spots when you don't have the will to write on your blog... is not that you don't like it, or that you got tired of it... it's just that you forget why you started blogging in the first place...
I started because I wanted to have somewhere to vent from time to time, practice my english, or talk about stuff that I cared about... and, why not? Make some money...
Venting? Yes, there's been some of that.... (Here)
English? Oh, come on!
Stuff I care about? All over the place!
Money? I've done quite well actually... I've earned over $100 in 8 months and 49 posts! That's good for me! And quite a way of proving me that you CAN make money blogging...

I think the whole store business exhausted me a little... All the photo taking and the setting the store up was far more difficult that the blog was when I started... specially when I made my first sale... everything seemed to be going out of hand... The whole getting paid and having to deal with revised invoices on remote control was awful... but I haven't made any more sales soooo everything is at peace at the moment... and, thanks God, my customer was extremely patient and never complained...

ETA. I had to leave for school when I was first writing this... and now when I´m finally publishing this, I checked if it was really post 50 and guess what? It isn´t!!! It´s #48... But since I´m determined to blog more I will not erase it... Even if it´s not quite accurate...
By the way, the giveaway is a bit on hold as it needs to be made more seriously... and not in a rush like the last one... (Sorry Marito... I´ll buy u a Donut to make it up and let you know when I finally do it for real)

Obama or McCain?

I'm just patiently waiting to find out who'll win...
I have the feeling that Obama will be the winner (like many people feel too) but it's only a matter of waiting...
I hope that a new government will make a positive difference not only for Americans, but also for the rest of us...

Now, if you are just bored with all this, head here or here to learn little about the democrats and the republicans and just have a good laugh... I don't necesarely agree with anything you may find on those links... and they are just added here because I was bored...