Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Thrilling Ride

Wow. I can't believe the week I'm having. It has me all in a flutter. To tell you about it I have to back up a few months:

Last spring my friend, Kelly, helped me set up my etsy shop. I go the name I wanted and then set about getting things ready to put in it; feeling a little scared and worried the whole time. Nothing was good enough but Finally on Sunday I took the big step and listed a Remains of the Day style journal. I have three more in the construction phase. I want to do other things and have a big variety of things but the first BIG step has been taken. Please take a look at my etsy shop. I still have a lot to do for the "storefront" and such but it's there. Thank you Kelly. Thank you Sketchbook group for your support, too.

Monday I learned I won a goodie bag from Briana for being the first one to post a comment. When I wrote to thank her I mentioned my etsy shop and later she posted a blog post titled: Rita A. is an Artist.
Woohoo. Can you imagine how that confirmation makes me feel. Big hugs for Briana.

I'm becoming more and more interested in fiber arts along with my mixed-media. So imagine my amazement a special workshop from Shelagh Folgate. She has an upcoming course, The Smashees-An Eight Month Textile Course, that I hope I can sign up for eventually. Thank you Shelagh.

Yesterday I arrived early at the Writers Inspiration Group meeting. As my friends and fellow writers arrived they commented on the portrait I posted a few days ago. One of them had even drawn a face based on my lady. Isn't it said that imitation is the greatest form of flattery?

It is so wonderful and heart-filling to be receiving so much recognition and affirmation from my friends both here and through BlogLand. I am nearly speechless.

Thank You Everyone.


  1. Hello Rita and congrats on your Etsy shop. I've had one and really need to add more thing but you know how that goes...only so many hours in the day ;) I see on your sidebar that you participte in Story Tellers and my niece Cortney, from Living & Loving in LA also does these posts and just wanted to know if you've see her latest giveaway? Hop on over if not it's open until November 10th and be sure to tell her that Roberta sent ya! Have a great week! http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

  2. I loved the "nearly" speechless :-) ..

  3. Hehhe... nearly... now that is a play on words for expression. Too funny. Best of luck with your ETSY store!!

    I am having a GIVEAWAY starting tonight if you would like to come by for a visit. Hugs. Tammy

  4. congrats and good luck with your shop! once you have it up and running, it's a lot of fun!

  5. I'll be sure to check out your etsy shop! I have started one as well but have the same fears and haven't listed a thing :) Your art is amazing!!


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