Showing posts from February, 2010

The Fresh Air Fund needs host families for the Summer!

Visit the site! Note to my readers! I am making this post because I believe in The Fresh Air Fund value. This is not a paid ad or anything like that. Please take some time to know this agency and its work with children. Thank you! THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. In 2008, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund’s year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year. In 2009, The Fresh Air Fund 's Volunteer Host Family program , called Friendly Town , gave close to 5,000 New York City boys and girls, ages six to 18, f

Buy Valentine Greeting Cards online and learn about the legend!

In the III century AD, the Roman Emperor Claudius II decreed null and void and prohibited marriages, because without family men would be easier to recruit for the fronts of the war. Valentinus violates the unjust imperial decree by performing marriages in secret. Discovering its audacity, he is arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death for violating the law. In prison, he gets messages of encouragement and flowers from people who believed in love. The daughter of his jailer, blind from birth, visited him frequently during his captivity, bringing him food. Valentine describes the world to her and speaks of God. One daylight illuminates the jail. She bursts into tears because a miracle had happened - she regained vision! With the miracle, her entire family converted to Christianity. On the eve of death, Valentinus wrote a last letter to the girl, with whom he had fallen in love, asking her not to part from God, and signed "From your Valentine". From this legend, and over ti

A great surprise for Papelustro!

ADOPT A RESCUED DOG! by papelustro View more Dogs Postcards Besides A Portuguese love store, I have another store at Zazzle. It's called Papelustro. Last week I got an email about it. A Zazzler made a feature about Papelustro in his blog called  Surreality Watch.  He was too kind, really. He wrote these amazing words about my postcard SOFA DOG: "What a postcard! This design amazes me. It manages to be surreal, humorous, tender and gorgeous at the same time. Seems based on the finest tradition of graphic design (some '40s and '50s styles come to mind) and I do wish you have friends who will appreciate receiving such a work of art. The artist is Belinha Fernandes from Portugal, her store is named Papelustro and everyone crazy enough to follow this blog will be more than happy to go there and take a look!" Thank you so much!:)) Visit his store, here!

Moving to another city soon!

It has been a while since my last blog update. In fact, it has been a while now since I updated my Zazzle store. I made several products for the Christmas season and New Year and then I took a little break to re-think the store and my new year's direction. Time went by quickly as several projects needed my full attention. So the store remained abandoned and all my new ideas were in the drawer! Then I got the flu and for the past two weeks, I did almost nothing. Now another project is coming my way and soon it will make me move to another city. This is going to be quite a dream come true and I could not be happier. So I guess it will be difficult to go back to my early Zazzle start days when I kept updating several times per week and keeping in touch with great artists! But I will not give up as I found it truly rewarding. Every sale makes me quite happy. It's quite a joyful feeling to know that my designs are there in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, or the USA. I w