I'm in the process of designing a few pieces of stationery for my Etsy shop, and the image above (that's Mary Pickford, by the way) will be one of the designs. I have a stash of vintage images, collected over nearly 20 years, and love doing this kind of art more than anything! No mess to clean up!
I will hopefully get my designs listed on Etsy before Christmas, but I'm in the process of packing and moving. I have only 2 weeks to pack my whole house (yikes), but at least I don't have to drive that big ol' truck across 2 1/2 states (Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Eastern Illinois)!
I will have to continue working until I'm 80, 'cause after paying off my minor debts, paying the moving company, putting my household in storage and paying bills out of thin air, I have very little left in my "nest egg"; however, the way things are going with the "world economy", I could be losing the whole egg tomorrow without getting any "goodie" out of it! At least this way, I'm accomplishing something I really, truly need to do—be with my family where I belong. My adventure to a new planet was an interesting one, but it's time to go home and enjoy the rest of my life!
And this is one of the reasons I'm so anxious to get back to Illinois—E himself!