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I am working,playing or riding.I enjoy working on my etsy www.TamsJewelry.etsy.com or my artfire www.TamsJewelry.artfire.com and my newest zibbet shop.www.TamsJewelry.zibbet.com or My Handmade Artist Shop http://handmadeartistsshop.com/shop/TamsJewelry I love my work,my life, I am so Blessed. If I could use only one word to describe myself it would be kindhearted.(To a fault)L.O.L.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fridays Featured Artist Is Nan Henke Creator Of Texas Hill Country Art on Etsy

Turkeys in the Hill Country greeting card by Nan Henke 4 1/4 x 51/2 inch (1) Blank

The Neighbor's Longhorn Bull small 5x7 original painting by Nan Henke in gouache

Bluebonnet Bud with Indian Paintbrush Greeting Cards by Nan Henke 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch (a set of 4) Blank

Fawn in the Hill Country Woods of Texas by Nan Henke Watercolor painting 11x15 original

Bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush no. 3 Wildflower greeting cards by Nan Henke 4 1/4 x5 1/2 inch (a set of 4) Blank


Hello my friends,Friday already? I have been waiting all week to introduce you to someone who I first met  when I started my Etsy shop.Nan Henke creator of Hill Country Art on Etsy.She is not only a talented Artist but she is a kind soul that goes out of her way to help others.She shared lots of great tips with me when I first started.She is a gifted Artist as you can see from these Photo's.Check out her Etsy shop!It's full of beautiful Watercolor paintings and gorgeous Greeting Cards.It's obvious she finds inspiration from her beautiful home in the Texas Hill Country.I hope you enjoy visiting her shop as much as I do.You can easily learn more about Nan and Hill Country Art by following her beautiful blog.Of course she has a Facebook also.She also has a second Etsy shop called Dramatic Licence, let me tell ya you will love this!This shop will make you smile!Get out your Christmas list and start shopping!Have a great weekend 8)


  1. Tam,
    I am honored to be your Featured Artist today. It is always fun to see which paintings other artistic people choose as their favorites. And thanks for all of your kind words, too - you are an encourager!
    PS It looks like my Dramatic License etsy shop is no longer a deep, dark secret... I hope that the ballerinas of the world can take a joke or two...


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This is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40: 60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS) As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage! Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!

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You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself. ~ Seneca

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?'

'It was great, Dad.'

'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.

'Oh yeah,' said the son.

'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?' asked the father.

The son answered:

'I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.

'Life is too short and friends are too few.'

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