Sunday, December 5, 2010

Winter Sabbatical

As some folks know, I recently had to have another surgery.
It was unexpected, and it has caught me at a time of my life where I really need my body to work for me, and I am finding that my body is not so happy at the moment.
So I have made a decision to take a winter Sabbatical.
I will still be creating, but with no deadlines or markers. I am finding trying to get my stock photos processed and ready for the Etsy Shop is very difficult for me right now.

I also have some writing commitments for 2011, and a presentation committment, and I just cant keep up with the networking and crafting, plus write at this time.

I thought long and hard about this, and I feel the best thing to do is to concentrate on the writing at the moment.

I won't be unreachable. This blog will continue, and The Motivated Motion Gallery Facebook Page will continue. I may even get into the studio from time-to-time, and you might see me live and streaming some days. But most of my time will be busy researching a presentation paper, and finishing a manual, and working on a fiction piece. Three things that I have been working on part-time, and now need my full-time attention.

If you need a commissioned piece, or would like to buy a piece of mine you have seen, please contact me and I will open the Etsy shop for the transaction, then close it again.

I can't quite say how long the shop will be closed, but I am hoping that I will get my written work done faster if I don't spread myself too thin....

Thanks for hanging around. Please stick around. I will be back.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells 12 Days Of Christmas Holiday Sale Begins!

As a Member of the Trans Canada Etsy Team I am proud to announce that The Motivated Motion Gallery on Etsy: will be participating in the sale. Please watch each day, as I roll out the new Winter Line. This week will be filled with roll-outs!

Stuff On Sale:
Everything but the charity items and the New Winter line are on sale, 10-25% off. All sale prices are reflected in each item description and there is no need for coupons or codes.

We still have the Sneaky Shopper feature running in the shop. This means there are significant savings for shipping on all items when they are the second item you buy, so pick a low cost or free shipping item as your first choice, and then your higher priced shipping items as your second and you can save huge on shipping! Details are available here:

For The Trans Canada Etsy Team 12 Days of Christmas sale you can also get a ballot for a gift package give away. For every $10.00 you spend before shipping you get a ballot for the prize. You can also get a ballot by writing a letter to Santa. Please see details on the Team Blog:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Silence Does not mean I have not been working Hard!

This summer has been a time for catching up, shaping up and stepping up.

My Son and I took on a huge task of participating in the Toronto Walk For Women's Cancers and a great deal of our time has been spent fundraising and training.

This weekend is the walk and we are going to have a blast.

I will have pictures and stuff later!

I have not been idle in the studio, but I have had to change my working and my vocation for a bit, as I am still plagued by this stupid frozen shoulder! It will soon be a year since the fateful injury.
I have had to hang up my knitting and reduce greatly my needle felting for the most part of 2010. I have done one needle felted piece so far, and I soon will release a new line of cobweb felted (nuno felted, or wet felted) scarves and accessories and shawls)
This hot hot summer was perfect for wet felting and I have taken advantage of the weather to move the studio outdoors and do most of my wet felting in the garden.

I will release the new line for October 1st.
I will give you a taste of the new line now and show you my prize work!
This shawl is called: The Flower Of Hope
It was inspired by all of the folks we got to meet and share our story with through our Cancer Charity fundraising, as I survived two surgeries this winter to overcome a cancer re-occurrence from cancer I had in 1993.

The piece took me 15 hours to make. It is so big I had to piece and tape tons of bubble wrap together and felt the whole works on my driveway!

The huge daisy blossom takes over the piece. It is made of wool and silk fibers. It is extremely lite weight and so so warm! I wore it out in some rain and it kept me dry too! (I had to quality control test it! Plus I wanted everyone to get to see me in it once before some deserving sole buys it up!)

So here is your earlybird preview of the shawl! It will sell for $200.00 and will have free shipping.

If you want to buy it up before everyone gets a chance you will have to contact me quick so I can make it a reserved sale! The funds for this item will be added to my Walk For Women's Cancer fundraising. If someone buys it before this Friday they will get a 2010 tax receipt for it.

This is just a reminder too that everything sold in my Etsy shop except for the Lop-eared Lulu bunny will have its proceeds donated to the Walk For Women's Cancer Charity until the end of September.

October 1st to January 31 the proceeds will go to Motivated Motion to buy supplies for the following year.

The shawl will remain in the Charity section of the shop until it is sold, and it is guaranteed always to have its proceeds go to the charity. And Lop-Eared Lulu bunny proceeds go to an animal rescue, foster and adoption charity in York Region.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Don't Forget About The Sale!

Just to remind everyone that there is a sale on at the TransCanada Etsy Team. I am on this team and I have 10-25% off almost everything in my shop! There is also a scavenger hunt going on. If you click the team sale button below you can see all the details. Find all 13 clues in the scavenger hunt and you can get a chance to win a great prize! Make purchases and get more chances! What a great way to celebrate our Canada Day short week and long weekend!

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Etsy Shop Is Open Again With A SALE!

We are celebrating the thrill of summer here at Motivated Motion!

Enjoy the savings until the End of June!

All Steampunk, Jewelry and Geekery is 10% off the original price.
Everything else is 25% off the original price.

There is an exception of one item. It is Lop-eared Lulu from the charity section.
There is always a way to save big on shipping here! Please see the details about being a Sneaky Shopper to save on shipping:

I am a member of the following ETSY GROUPS OR TEAMS:

Trans Canada Etsy Street Team~
Altruism On Etsy(AOE)~
Needlefelters On Etsy Street Team(NFEST)~

I'm on Twitter. Find me as WitchAmy.
Motivated Motion Has a Facebook Fan Page:

We will also be revamping the Motivated Motion Gallery Site very soon, but in the mean time if you use the Gallery site the sale prices will be reflected when you click on to purchase-when it directs you to the Etsy pages the items are available at. The Etsy listings now have the sale prices up and the previous price and the discount % you got on the item in the description for your references.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Shop Is Still Closed

Life in the Motivated Motion Studio is still quiet at the moment.
It has taken me longer than I expected to recover from the two surgeries I had this winter, and I am still plagued with my frozen shoulder.

Right now it is still a bit boring here as the studio room has not been lit up in quite some time.

I have lots of ideas ready to burst out of me, but my body has not bounced back enough to get to work.

Please be patient, and when I return you will see some very quick changes to the web site and the blog once I get going. The next few weeks I will be working in the background with the web developers to create a new look for the blog and the Gallery!

There will also be a nice sale in the Etsy shop of all the items displayed once I open it again.
I will be reducing all of the old Needle Felting pieces by 25% of their original price and the Steampunk and Geekery Jewelry will be 10% off, plus the stuff that was free shipping will remain free shipping so you need to remember to be a sneaky shopper so you can save on your shipping costs too! If you cannot remember the rules to being a sneaky shopper in The Motivated Motion Gallery then go HERE.

I will post a countdown to the reopening of the shop soon.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My Shop will be closed until April 20th

If you went to my Etsy shop or came here to look at the Etsy Pics, you will see they are missing.
I have the shop closed on vacation mode until April 20th.

I have to have surgery on Wed.
Please read about the details HERE