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  1. <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?><?xml-stylesheet href="http://www.blogger.com/styles/atom.css" type="text/css"?><feed xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom' xmlns:openSearch='http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearchrss/1.0/' xmlns:blogger='http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008' xmlns:georss='http://www.georss.org/georss' xmlns:gd="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005" xmlns:thr='http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0'><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7796112599793891353</id><updated>2014-10-04T20:21:30.145-04:00</updated><title type='text'>KarenLuccheseDesigns</title><subtitle type='html'>Art for licensing</subtitle><link rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#feed' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/'/><link rel='hub' href='http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/'/><author><name>Karen L.</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03466776180446414404</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DaMbN_RVmAM/TSJaK4Ce0hI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/IhFx-m6QFeQ/S220/karen%2Bin%2Bstudio%2B2010.jpg'/></author><generator version='7.00' uri='http://www.blogger.com'>Blogger</generator><openSearch:totalResults>9</openSearch:totalResults><openSearch:startIndex>1</openSearch:startIndex><openSearch:itemsPerPage>25</openSearch:itemsPerPage><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7796112599793891353.post-474746481147351469</id><published>2011-04-08T10:10:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2011-04-08T10:10:21.238-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Delightful Dunedin</title><content type='html'>Have you ever heard of Dunedin, Florida? Maybe not if you are not familiar with Florida or Tampa Bay. For those of you that have suffered in the cold and miserable winter season (I know, I&#39;m&amp;nbsp;from Cleveland), this place is a little slice of paradise! &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It has a bit of everything and I&#39;m so happy to have discovered it. Ok, well actually, I had been there before. Once I think for a little lunch and quick shopping (which it has lots of) but never really investigated it. So I set out&amp;nbsp;on a little sales mission to hopefully sell some of my greeting cards to a few of the shops.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;A little background on Dunedin; picture a quaint little village with awesome shops and cafes. It is located just north of Clearwater Beach on the Gulf side of the state. Yes, by &quot;gulf&quot; I mean as in Gulf of Mexico. So its this little bustling town on the Gulf of Mexico. Complete with marinas, beaches, antique shops, and a bike trail going straight through the middle of it. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It is home to Caladesi Island, that looks like something out of the Caribbean, and The Toronto Blue Jays spring training! &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I mean this place is hopping! Lots of locals, some tourists, kids, pets, farmers markets, etc! Its awesome! &lt;br /&gt;I did end up meeting a lot of the shop owners that day and they were delightful. Each taking the time to look at my cards and two shops in particular placed orders. So let me give a shout out to Ellen from DRAGONFLY GARDENS who has an adorable garden shop. And to Marsha and Patti from the ENCHANTED BRANCH (oh and they also own the candy shop across the street)! Great folks and a great day! Thanks Dunedin!!!!!!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;So go check out this little treasure of a town. If you&amp;nbsp;like bead shops, paint your own pottery, art galleries, consignment stores, antique malls, ice cream shops, unique gift shops, pet stores, wine stores or just great food, you will LOVE Dunedin Florida!</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/feeds/474746481147351469/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/delightful-dunedin.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/474746481147351469'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/474746481147351469'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/delightful-dunedin.html' title='Delightful Dunedin'/><author><name>Karen L.</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03466776180446414404</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DaMbN_RVmAM/TSJaK4Ce0hI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/IhFx-m6QFeQ/S220/karen%2Bin%2Bstudio%2B2010.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7796112599793891353.post-5410522830394246518</id><published>2011-03-13T15:03:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2011-03-13T15:11:39.884-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Finally!</title><content type='html'>So, after calling, emailing, and researching online greeting card rack companies from all over the U.S. I located a local shop&amp;nbsp; in St. Pete where I was able to purchase racks at a reasonable rate. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Although this probably sounds mundane and boring, its super exciting to me because it will now free me up to be able to sell larger quantities of cards because I can offer retailers a way to display them. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I now look at racking as a prized possession. Funny how your priorities change in life. First its diamonds you covet then greeting card racks! Just kidding about the diamonds thing!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;So all is well in the quest for sellings cards. Oh and also I am starting to get sales of my cards on ETSY! Yay!! For those who havent been on ETSY the address is &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.karenlucchesedesigns.etsy.com/&quot;&gt;http://www.karenlucchesedesigns.etsy.com/&lt;/a&gt; it is a site that sells all handmade items online with a group of wonderful artists! Love the site and love looking at all of the talented folks on there. Lots of fun!!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;So the next time you are looking for a unique gift ( a term way over used but still true) go on ETSY and support someone&#39;s dream. It sounds a little corny but trust me it is TRUE!!!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;On a final note... It is a beautiful day in sunny Florida so I will get out and enjoy a little gardening today. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Lastly, if you have been watching coverage of the disaster in Japan, please think about making&amp;nbsp; a contribution to the RED CROSS or any other charity that is assisting those beautiful and proud people who are so desperate for help. The scenes of the devastation are very humbling to watch. I can&#39;t even begin to imagine what their lives will be like and we are so fortunate here to have all that we have...</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/feeds/5410522830394246518/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/03/finally.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/5410522830394246518'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/5410522830394246518'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/03/finally.html' title='Finally!'/><author><name>Karen L.</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03466776180446414404</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DaMbN_RVmAM/TSJaK4Ce0hI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/IhFx-m6QFeQ/S220/karen%2Bin%2Bstudio%2B2010.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7796112599793891353.post-2303446770764424519</id><published>2011-02-26T08:45:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2011-02-26T08:45:55.095-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Thank you!</title><content type='html'>I&#39;ve been having great success with selling my &quot;Chicks of a Feather&quot; cardline! I wanted to take time to say a big thank you to my latest stores to sign on selling my cards! They are: &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Annie&#39;s Garden-wonderful garden shop with live plants and gifts&lt;br /&gt;Chatenbury Place- great spa and hair and nails&lt;br /&gt;DeJaVu-A cozy womens retail shop&lt;br /&gt;Laughin Ladies-A wonderful gift shop featuring&amp;nbsp;artist works and also a studio for learning a new craft.&lt;br /&gt;PJ&#39;s Gifts-Wonderful artists works&lt;br /&gt;Rooms and Relics-Furniture, antiques and Treasures&lt;br /&gt;Salon Paz-A trendy salon and boutique &lt;br /&gt;Scraporium-A very extensive shop and studio of all things scrapbook &lt;br /&gt;Robyn Story Designs-One of the most beautiful shops in Tampa Fl. filled with lots of goodies &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Thanks so much to all. And I will be back out hitting the streets soon! This is fun! I have met some wonderful folks who have shared much priceless advice and information. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Oh and I have gotten some interest from some shops outside of the bay area lately so hopefully that will pan out. Currently looking for display racks. Have to search out sources. Let me know if you have good racking sources for greeting cards! &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Hope this weekend finds you all healthy. Get out and enjoy!!! &lt;br /&gt;C</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/feeds/2303446770764424519/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/02/thank-you.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/2303446770764424519'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/2303446770764424519'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/02/thank-you.html' title='Thank you!'/><author><name>Karen L.</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03466776180446414404</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DaMbN_RVmAM/TSJaK4Ce0hI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/IhFx-m6QFeQ/S220/karen%2Bin%2Bstudio%2B2010.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7796112599793891353.post-2443269474507926123</id><published>2011-01-11T16:49:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2011-01-11T16:49:21.706-05:00</updated><title type='text'>MY LIFE IN ART!!!</title><content type='html'>&lt;pre&gt;To say I am passionate about my art career is an understatement. I have&lt;br /&gt;every reason not to be though and here&#39;s why: I spent the first 20 or so &lt;br /&gt;years of my life, out of high school, as a dental assistant. It was a&lt;br /&gt;means to an end, however boring it may have been.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I grew up in an artsy family and spent my entire childhood crafting,&lt;br /&gt;mostly because it was my mother&#39;s passion! At age 25 I married and shortly&lt;br /&gt;after, began having children. I was a Mom, wife and dental assistant.&lt;br /&gt;Everything in my life was great. I was and am very blessed.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;However, one day a friend talked me into taking a painting class. Although&lt;br /&gt;I felt I didnt have time for it, I joined the beginner class anyway. I&lt;br /&gt;carved out time for myself. And then it happened. As I spent time learning&lt;br /&gt;how to paint, the use of color and texture and design, something very&lt;br /&gt;serious happened. I fell in love. Not the love that you have for your&lt;br /&gt;children or husband, but a constant feeling of desire. Desire to seek more&lt;br /&gt;information, more knowledge. I would spend every free moment painting and&lt;br /&gt;learning and reading about painting. I took every class I could afford. I&lt;br /&gt;met every artist that was willing to share information with me. I joined&lt;br /&gt;art groups and associations. I began to design my own work. I spent months&lt;br /&gt;on perfecting my passion, painting collections. Collections of artwork&lt;br /&gt;that worked together.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;For every birthday, mothers day and Christmas I asked for anything related&lt;br /&gt;to painting. And I continued to study and practice. I turned my dining&lt;br /&gt;room into an eclectic art studio full of paint goodies! And then it dawned&lt;br /&gt;on me. I had to quit dental assisting and begin to use my skills somehow.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;At first I began faux finishing walls and painting murals. I became&lt;br /&gt;somewhat well known in my area and began working with homeowners,&lt;br /&gt;designers and contractors. I was successful! Making $500.00 a day. I did&lt;br /&gt;it for five years, often booked 6 months in advance. Then I burned out&lt;br /&gt;physically. I switched to painting on small canvases. I designed different&lt;br /&gt;pieces and painted them meticulously, all the while still studying and&lt;br /&gt;learning more! I designed one particular piece and sent it to a national&lt;br /&gt;how-to-paint magazine and on my first attempt was published. I was&lt;br /&gt;thrilled to say the least. That was the first time I truly felt like a&lt;br /&gt;real artist.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;And yet that was only the start. I began refining my art collections and&lt;br /&gt;sending them to manufacturers of paper products, tableware and christmas&lt;br /&gt;decorations. I was starting to get noticed. I found an art agent who&lt;br /&gt;secured a contract for me with a major manufacturer. I worked hard on my&lt;br /&gt;designs for a year to fulfil my art licensing contract. About one month&lt;br /&gt;before the home decor line was to debut in Atlanta, my agent told me that&lt;br /&gt;the manufacturer decided not to go forward with my work. I was devastated.&lt;br /&gt;Devastated.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I closed the door to my studio and didnt paint for a year. It was a&lt;br /&gt;terrible blow. It was a crushing of my spirit and soul. Something died in&lt;br /&gt;me then. Gone for good.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;But as passions do, my desire to create bubbled up from my inner being.&lt;br /&gt;Slowly my passion caught fire again. I tried to deny it, but it was&lt;br /&gt;impossible to do. I started to paint again. I got really serious again. I&lt;br /&gt;couldnt squash it. It is my passion, my life, my sense of well being. It&lt;br /&gt;is me. My inner self. My confidence. And so once again I began to&lt;br /&gt;pursue my dream of becoming a licensed artist. I started to contact&lt;br /&gt;companies again in hopes of landing another art licensing deal.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Lots of moments, days, weeks, months and years later I am finally on the&lt;br /&gt;eve of a new art licensing deal with a collection I call &quot;Inspired Ink&quot;. I&lt;br /&gt;also self publish a greeting card line for women called &quot;Chicks of a&lt;br /&gt;Feather&quot; that embraces women&#39;s passions, hobbies and interests. And I have&lt;br /&gt;recently been approached by a rubber stamp company to license my designs&lt;br /&gt;on rubber stamps.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I feel the ball rolling now. Downhill. Gaining momentum. At last. Finally,&lt;br /&gt;on the verge. The verge of real success with my passion...creating art!&lt;/pre&gt;&lt;br /&gt;So that&#39;s my story and I&#39;m sticking to it!!!</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/feeds/2443269474507926123/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-life-in-art.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/2443269474507926123'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/2443269474507926123'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-life-in-art.html' title='MY LIFE IN ART!!!'/><author><name>Karen L.</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03466776180446414404</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DaMbN_RVmAM/TSJaK4Ce0hI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/IhFx-m6QFeQ/S220/karen%2Bin%2Bstudio%2B2010.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7796112599793891353.post-1789668923226803078</id><published>2011-01-10T07:44:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2011-01-10T07:44:32.536-05:00</updated><title type='text'>ITS A WHOLE NEW WEEK!</title><content type='html'>&lt;strong&gt;What will you do this week? &lt;/strong&gt;I would like to sell 3 more orders of my Chicks of&amp;nbsp;a Feather card line this week. I have a little roadblock though. Starting Wednesday is a little thing called MARKET in Atlanta. Market or the Atlanta Gift Mart is a destination for retail buyers to go and see existing and new product available for purchase wholesale to the trade only..&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The &quot;Mart&quot; is three 30 story buildings in downtown Atlanta. These buildings house showrooms that pretty much every gift, jewelry and clothing manufacturers use to show and sell their wares. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;So it opens on Wednesday and goes for about 10 days. And if you&#39;ve never been in a word, it is FUN! &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Anyway, my dilemma is that I do not have a showroom. I&#39;m just a little guy out selling door to door. Lets see if I can get anyone&#39;s attention this week...</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/feeds/1789668923226803078/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/its-whole-new-week.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/1789668923226803078'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/1789668923226803078'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/its-whole-new-week.html' title='ITS A WHOLE NEW WEEK!'/><author><name>Karen L.</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03466776180446414404</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DaMbN_RVmAM/TSJaK4Ce0hI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/IhFx-m6QFeQ/S220/karen%2Bin%2Bstudio%2B2010.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7796112599793891353.post-8870283141931011464</id><published>2011-01-04T21:32:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2011-01-04T21:32:27.746-05:00</updated><title type='text'></title><content type='html'>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.blogger.com/www.karenlucchesedeisgns.com&quot;&gt;http:www.karenlucchesedeisgns.com&lt;/a&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/feeds/8870283141931011464/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/httpwww.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/8870283141931011464'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/8870283141931011464'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/httpwww.html' title=''/><author><name>Karen L.</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03466776180446414404</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DaMbN_RVmAM/TSJaK4Ce0hI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/IhFx-m6QFeQ/S220/karen%2Bin%2Bstudio%2B2010.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7796112599793891353.post-4928836655289094446</id><published>2011-01-04T20:06:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2011-01-04T20:06:29.435-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Thanks for the suggestions</title><content type='html'>My experimental blog has lots of people messaging me and texting me with great ideas. One idea that I am kicking around in my head is to settle&amp;nbsp;on the charities that I want to donate to. Obviously anything that involves children is of utmost&amp;nbsp;importance to me. My dear friend Susie reminded me about the importance of childrens&amp;nbsp;autism causes and I also like the childrens cancer research and juvenile diabetes efforts. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I may divide up whatever money I raise and donate to all three. They all really touch my heart. I think when you know people whos lives have been touched by these challenges you really want to help in any way possible. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Please ask your friends to join my blog! I would be honored! Thanks everyone!!</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/feeds/4928836655289094446/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/thanks-for-suggestions.html#comment-form' title='4 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/4928836655289094446'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/4928836655289094446'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/thanks-for-suggestions.html' title='Thanks for the suggestions'/><author><name>Karen L.</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03466776180446414404</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DaMbN_RVmAM/TSJaK4Ce0hI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/IhFx-m6QFeQ/S220/karen%2Bin%2Bstudio%2B2010.jpg'/></author><thr:total>4</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7796112599793891353.post-7364838385462380876</id><published>2011-01-03T07:04:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2011-01-03T07:04:55.559-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Good Morning</title><content type='html'>Remember in my opening blog that I said I would be making lots of mistakes here as I learn more about the blogging process. Well I didnt want to disappoint so here it is: Mistake #1. I should have stated in my initial writing that the cards that I am selling are available to the trade only. That means that you have to be a business to purchase them. Why?? &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The chain goes as follows: I sell wholesale to stores. They sell retail to their customers. If I sell directly to their potential customers I am competing directly with my customers, the stores I sell to. That would make my stores very unhappy.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;So for those sweeethearts that have contacted me about buying my cards, I will soon be putting up a list of stores selling my cards so that you will have an outlet to buy them. And thank you, you all make my heart very HAPPY! I am so blessed to have such great friends!</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/feeds/7364838385462380876/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/good-morning.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/7364838385462380876'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/7364838385462380876'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/good-morning.html' title='Good Morning'/><author><name>Karen L.</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03466776180446414404</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DaMbN_RVmAM/TSJaK4Ce0hI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/IhFx-m6QFeQ/S220/karen%2Bin%2Bstudio%2B2010.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7796112599793891353.post-7387732190691473346</id><published>2011-01-02T16:56:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2011-01-02T16:56:29.167-05:00</updated><title type='text'>HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!</title><content type='html'>&lt;strong&gt;Well happy new year everyone. Today I am starting this blog for my artwork. On this blog I will share my progress on meeting my 2011 artistic goals! &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;strong&gt;My #1 goal: Sell 10,000 greeting cards from my Chicks of a Feather greeting card line. &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;strong&gt;My #2 goal: donate a portion of the proceeds to childrens charitable foundations to help ill and needy children. I will be researching such charities at the early part of January.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;strong&gt;So, please follow my blog to check my progress. I promise to be painfully honest in an attempt to hopefully inspire other artists breaking into the market of selling their art. And since I am a newbie at this, expect mistakes. But also expect that when I discover something new in the art world or in the tech world, I will share it!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Happy New Year. Have a blessed year and stay tuned for more...&lt;/strong&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.karenlucchesedesigns.com/&quot;&gt;http://www.karenlucchesedesigns.com/&lt;/a&gt;&amp;nbsp;thats my website!</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/feeds/7387732190691473346/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/happy-new-year.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/7387732190691473346'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/7796112599793891353/posts/default/7387732190691473346'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://karenlucchesedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/happy-new-year.html' title='HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!'/><author><name>Karen L.</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/03466776180446414404</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DaMbN_RVmAM/TSJaK4Ce0hI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/IhFx-m6QFeQ/S220/karen%2Bin%2Bstudio%2B2010.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry></feed>

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