Thursday, February 16, 2012
I may, perhaps, be one of those people that "likes to be different. . . like everybody else" lol. But honestly, there is this part of me that craves to be unique, to own things and wear things that create conversation or that have meaning, or that challenge the go-with-the-flow train of thought. I think that part of myself is what ultimately led me to become an artist and, in a round-about way, describes this movement, this phenomenon "Handmade in the USA".
I have never been the cookie-cutter type, or the follower and over time that has gotten me into a few binds. . . hence the name of our brand "CaughtREDhanded." In fact, CaughtREDhanded was started on that very premise: Don't be afraid to be unique. Don't be afraid to take a chance or to stand for what you believe in. . . and don't be afraid when you are "CAUGHT" making that stand.
|Every studio needs a good luck charm! My little artist in the making:)|
Because of CaughtREDhanded, and you, and maybe my slightly flawed desire for the unique, we also buy handmade every way we possibly can. I want to be a part of another mom's, wife's, best friend's, made-by-hand, handout-free, handmade dream. . .
I want to inspire you to dream while supporting someone else's. Our blog is often going to highlight some other amazing and talented artists here in Cleveland, or across the US. Hopefully CaughtREDhanded, my story, and the stories I will be featuring here of handmade artists to come, will inspire you to add a little American culture back into your life and to support a handout-free, handmade dream of your own or that of a another.
One of my favorite artists once said:
"Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination, do not become the slave of your model."
And I have a feeling if Van Gogh was around today, he might finish that statement with "support handmade". . . right before he cut off his other ear in protest;)
Posted by Caught RED Handed at Thursday, February 16, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Spread the news about CaughtREDhanded and win free fabulous jewelry in the process!
Here's how to enter:
1. Pin one of your favorite from www.caughtredhanded.etsy.com on Pinterest or on FB
2. Share the link on our FB WALL or here on our blog
3. You're entered! Happy Valentine's Day!
Posted by Caught RED Handed at Thursday, February 09, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
|Handmade Leather Cuffs|
Sometimes I catch a glimpse of my once little baby boy and almost gasp, realizing that it has been two whole amazing years of being his mama. . . .
Some days I find myself laughing so hard, with my college sweetheart, when I realize--I married him. Six years ago. . .
And every once in a while I have a day like today.
The full circle days. . . .
|Handmade Beaded Art and Glass Necklace|
Those butterflies are what started CaughtREDhanded
And those butterflies are what brought me full circle today. . .
|Handmade Peacock Hoop Earring|
I remember being a child and wishing I could just go to school (that was a short lived wish;), or a teenager and wishing to just drive, or a college grad and looking forward to moving out on my own. . . but today I find myself just wishing for time to stand still for a moment.
And since I last wrote, a year ago, we have moved back to our hometown Cleveland, Ohio. . .
It's those full circle days that make you thankful for all the days in between.
I know I have been a very absent blogger lately but I hope to fix that. . . I am planning on being around at least once a week (fingers crossed). I have a lot up my sleeve this year so stay tuned!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A Review of 177 Ludlow Street NY, NY: A Vacation from the Twilight Zone.
I preface this blog article by saying "please learn from my mistake, and don't let this happen to you"!
So as many of you know, we had been planning a vacation to NYC this year with the hubby, little monster, and the Grandma until our plans were abruptly, let's say, altered. All of you who know us, or follow us on Facebook, know this has been a very long year for our little family and we were so desperately looking forward to this getaway before Christmas jewelry season started. We spent a year saving up and weeks trying to find the right 2 bedroom apartment to rent on vrbo.com. (We love VRBO, use them all the time and this was the only time we have ever had an issue.)
A couple weeks before we were supposed to leave, Grandma had heard on the news that NYC was having an outbreak of bed bugs. If you know Grandma, you know she is always up on her news:) She had asked me to check with the apartment rental to make sure they were not having any issues. So I, a little reluctantly, contacted Chris Fogwell, the real estate agent for the property, about the bed bug issue along with a few other questions I had.
Several days went by with no response and then I received this email:
Hmmmm. No response about the bed bugs or anything else for that matter so I wrote again and asked if he could answer the other questions I sent as well. His reply was:
Posted by Caught RED Handed at Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
For a long time you all have been requesting earrings from us and we have finally delivered. We launched them a few weeks ago though I have yet to write about them here. Sorry to all my blog readers! We do, however, have daily updates on our Facebook fan page so "like" us to stay in the loop. I have added a link below for easy access.
We have added a matching pendant to all of our earrings and we are soon to be introducing a bracelet line. To see all of our earrings check them out here!
Here is our Facebook Fan page for giveaways, new designs, secret sales, and much much more!
Posted by Caught RED Handed at Thursday, July 08, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Well Mother's day has come and gone but I wanted to wrap up the festivities with a giveaway!
Entering is simple:
- Become a fan (or like us) on Facebook
- Post how you spent your Mother's Day on our wall
You do not need to be a mom to participate--you just need to share a quick story:) Contest will end on Sunday, May 16th.
To find our fan site just look on the left side bar. Happy Tuesday everyone!
Posted by Caught RED Handed at Tuesday, May 11, 2010