Sunday, July 31, 2011

Beatnheart is beating harder.

Time for my yearly trip back home and it is
going to be filled with so much sadness and pain.
My mother fell and broke her hip and at 91 years old
you know that that is not a good thing.  I am so
full of dread at seeing her... this time in not very
good shape both physically and mentally, lying
in a hospital bed and not walking on her own. I
am praying for strength and courage so I don't
break down and that I am strong enough to give
her some light and love.  I always say to myself
that this will be the last time that I see her but the
old gal just keeps on keeping on.   a miracle really.

There will be fun times too.  I’ll make sure of that.
I have some good friends to see, some music to hear
and play and a chance to have some quality time to
spend with my brother.   I have a flea  market in
Elkhorn, Wisconsin that I plan on going to and
old pals in Milwaukee to visit.

So hold down the bloggy fort and I’ll be back on August 18th.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Fabulous Bettye LaVette

Had a chance to see Bettye LaVette Saturday in Pasadena
for a free outdoor concert. 

She has been around and has been at it for a few years now.
Her list of credits and accomplishments could cover this
whole page and then some.   She is kind of under the
radar but it just goes to show if you stick it out things do
happen and this has been one heck of a year for her.

I took a lot of photos of her but she is like a hurricane
and so many pics turned out blurry cause this
gal never slows down.

On keys, our friend and excellent singer in his own right Al Hill.

A beautiful evening in Pasadena on the lawn in this 
great park, not to shabby sound system and free.
My kind of night...

Check her out HERE!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Libby from libbysvintage.

You are the giveaway winner.   Please contact
me with your address so I can mail your earrings 
out to you.   

Thanks to everyone who participated.  And
to all of you who found etsy for the
first time...welcome.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Giveaway in my Etsy Shop

How many of you shop at Etsy?   For those of you who
do not, you are missing out on one of the coolest
shopping sites on the internet.  You can find
so many beautiful handmade things. Also great vintage things, clothing,
beads, jewelry findings, jam, homemade candy, hand crafted perfumes,
soaps, hand knitted sweaters..... Whatever you need
you can find it there.   I can spend endless hours looking and
putting things in my cart.

Some of the shop keepers set up a beautiful site.  Fabulous
photography...careful props.  Just like
a real brick and mortar store.

So in the interest of getting you to stop by, I am
giving away these earrings  that I am now selling in my store.

  What do you need to do???
If you are not already registered you have to do that first.
It’s easy, only about 4 simple steps and it’s free.    And hey,
once you are registered you are then able to open a shop of
your own if you are so inclinded..

   Go to my shop by clicking  on the word
‘beatnheart' over on the right hand side.  Look
around at my shop and then when you find these earrings
 click on "add them to your favorites”...

That’s’re entered.   I will randomly pick a winner next Sunday night
and post the winner here on Monday morning July 25th.
EVERYONE CAN ENTER. That means all  my wonderful foreign friends. 
 I’ll ship these to any part of the world.  

Alot of  people don’t know about ETSY and they should.
It’s a wonderful way to support artists that make some
of the most beautiful and unique things that you’ll ever see.
And they come from all over the world.   If you haven’t
been, I promise you that you will love it and be inspired.
Some of the handcrafted jewelry is especially amazing.
And because you are buying directly from the maker,
you can save a bunch of money in the process. 

 Many of the sellers are willing to ship your purchase as a gift
and will wrap it up pretty and send it off for you.
And all you have to do is click”buy it now”
getting in the car, looking for parking...pain free. Suppose
your sister has a birthday...Find some homemade fudge on etsy
one click and the item is selected, payed for and shipped
all in one go.  And your sister gets an awesome homemade
delight that you can’t get anywhere else...

Let’s keep the love your local shopkeeper...
buy something handmade.  Stimulate our economy!
It feels good.  And you make some lovely friends in the process.

  So thank you everyone for making my shop a success
I am enjoying it very much.  Now go on and win these earrings!

Cheers,  Cynthia  xx

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Ukettes at The Rancho

The Rancho Los Cerritoes

The Fabulous Ukettes!

Every band needs a sex symbol...pretty Laura is ours.

adorable, talented, new mommy Hannah.

our adoring fans.

A great gig at a wholesome family event..

This amazing Banyan Tree over a hundred years old.

Album Cover Potential.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What would the world be like without free spirts?

Imagine the world without free spirits...
those among us who do as they please...
without caring what others think.

colorful, inventive people.
Marching to the beat of their own drums
or no drums at all.

This dude is still looking for Haight Asbury.
No one told him it’s not 1969.

Who said tie dyeing was out of style.  Nobody told
these folks.

yo...modern day father.

California Cops.

And of course, everyone’s favorite Free Spirit...Tom
from Wisconsin.

Hope you’re all keeping cool.   way too hot here...
I’m in hibernation.


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