Thursday, November 24, 2011

Imagine shopping small (and handmade)

Happy Holidays, my friends,

Angela Dawn and I are doing well, both working through this day, which ends for her in half an hour, and then we'll pull out the guitar shortly afterwards. WE're grateful for the beautiful gift of life, each other, and the fantastic people we share, in roles great and small.

The gratitude of a homeless man I see most every day warmed my heart, which is glad with friends, hopes, ideas, a modest apartment in a city with the best weather in America, a bed, all the clothes I need, shoes, and a fridge filled with yumminess whenever I pop out to shop. To all who contacted us today, thanks so much; 3,000 miles from our parents and siblings, it's been wonderful to have felt lonely for not half a minute. Thanks especially for the pictures; you know who you are. And what kind I love to see.

I hope you'll think about some of your small business friends, and consider a gift certificate of local services like hair cuts, lawn service, gym memberships and other such American-made efforts. Unless you're reading this overseas, of course. Go ahead and chuckle. I just mean, with all the dollars concentrated on cheap foreign products, you will spend some of your hard-earned holiday dollars with your community.

Look at this wealth of handmade items here:

My Kudzu Mt. Friends in Cave Spring, GA make these! They are among other wonderful items you can find in Imagine Hair Salon/ Gallery in Rome, GA!!!

Here's Holly Moore's shop in Rome, at 334 Broad St.:

she keeps an e-zine, here:

If you are near Columbus, OH, or want to order online, there's our friend Maria's PM Gallery:
"We feature the work of over 300 North American artisans and artists. Blown glass, pottery for daily use or decoration, jewelry, kaleidoscopes, wooden boxes and wooden cutting boards, bell, chimes, outdoor whimsies - all made by hand - all made in the US or Canada.


Here's Gordon Lee's local comics shop in downtown Rome, with toys, comics, posters, and everything for your imagination-crazy people on your list:

My friend Michael makes what I call "Book safes": hollow books with room for concealing valuables.

If you read this and want me to add you, please ask!!!

Sabrina suggested this one: truly unique hand made instruments!!!
Have you EVER seen any instrument like that? Curious?
The TerraTonz team thanks you for purchasing our super sonic sacred steel TerraTonguez, TerraPanz and TapTonz. Our artists create each instrument by hand, so no exact duplicates exist. We then post our creations online as well as send some to galleries and art exhibitions. The online store represents all our creations.
You may know we are a small business, too.

Meanwhile, our remaining t-shirts are available at Convention Special Price, for $12 each plus $3.00 for shipping & handling.


AND!! You can use the button provided; the $15 will cover your postage.

D'n'A t-shirt #1


D'n'A t-shirt Puzzle pieces (girl and boy)

While we prepare demos to go gig-shopping again, we have numerous other ideas in the works.
We offer online home concerts, through Ustream (which is free; please tip through Pay Pal!) and We'd love to play for you, personally, or for your party. If you are NOT on the Pacific coast, adjust for time !! We are three hours behind the East Coast, for example. copy and paste this to see tickets! Welcome to our concert site! It's easier than visiting all four hundred or so houses we invited but it's almost as fun!!!

our welcome video, for new people on, for example

We hope you'll consider buying one of our t-shirts; I look forward to trying to get them into shops. I also hope our ever-delayed website can become a hub for artists and small business links, as well as our own goodies!

Myebook - D'n'A  Comics #1 - click here to open my ebook First: DNA Comics #1 is ONLINE!!!

You can get D'N'A: The Mountain, plus one each of our two promotional t-shirt designs, for just $23.00 plus shipping and handling. Just write us here or at or hit us up through our Facebook Badge on this page. Tell us the size and address; we can take payments by check, money order, or PayPal online, so let us know your preference---and thanks so much!

Our new ideas for D'n'A: Looking For A Sign have given the story a more dramatic tone in keeping with D'n'A: The Mountain's intimate friendships, and Southern Gothic menace. With Amanda's little devil's arc clear to us now, she apparently sifts through numerous confusing states of existence, believing her frenemy the angel's dead and his human charge apparently out of touch with her own motivations. The rest of the story happens in the "real" world, following Dee Cee and Amanda into new phases of their lives in the aftermath of their shocking encounter with...but pick up D'n'A: The Mountain, or download it through MyEbooks! The story's clearly drawn, told with expression and details all too real.

I really hope we can make it available this year; keep your fingers crossed, and let me know what you think of D'n'A: The Mountain!!! The creation process isn't complete without you. Where the story goes for you, what you take with it, is of great interest to all three of us here at Integr8d Soul.

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