Monday, January 2, 2012

StinkyMonkey4Eva + Giveaway

Around here, there's no better way to welcome the NEW YEAR...A brief, yet INSPIRING introduction to one of my friends, Judyanne Ibargaray!

What's your motto for life?
Philipians 4:13 - Holy Bible 

How did you stat sewing/crafting?

My Mami (mah-me=mom) is a professional seamstress by trade.  I have memories as a child sitting next to her sewing on my child's Singer sewing machine creating clothes for my dolls and for my beloved pet Chihuaha at the time.  My Nana also taught me how to embroider, knit, crochet, and quilt at a very young age as well.  I was the child in elementary school selling my creations on the school yard.  My desire to create, as well as my entrepreneur spirit, began sometime in the early 1970's.

Who inspires you?
Dreams. I will actually dream that I designed and created something.  The dreams are crystal clear and the vision of a new creation or design lasts for weeks long after I've awaken.  

How do you motivate yourself to not give-up
As the old cliche goes, "Haters are my motivators".  Determination and my rebellious "in your face" attitude toward local kooks have done wonders for my art and my business endeavors.

5 things on your to do list for life!
Ironically, as an individual who functions daily by crossing off her "to do" list, I have never taken the time to consider a life's "to do" or "bucket list", so to speak. The request of 5 desires is a challenge.  I want to one day move back home to the ocean.  I truly desire to sell our home and purchase some land out in the country where the nearest neighbor would be miles away.  I'd convert an old barn,  ideally nestled amongst haystacks and behind a modest weathered house, into a huge studio where I would escape to create.  I'd also adopt many strays and rescue many black cats and black dogs from shelters and allow them to roam free throughout our property.  
Move back to the ocean, sell our house, own a farm, convert a barn into my mega studio, adopt strays and spoil them rotten:  That's 5.

Any word words of advice/tips for people who want to express their creativity, but don't know how?
To those who want to create but don't know how, I would suggest that they simply dive in.  Practice makes for perfection.  Look to others for inspiration and ideas but NEVER reproduce a carbon copy of another person creation.  Add to it, alter it, make it your own and ultimately make it much better with your signature twist stamped all over it.  That's what I do.

Judyanne, is going to gift the apron and pendant, pictured below, to one Nina on the Moon reader!

69 comments :

  1. if I could sing a duet with someone that would be George Michael :) I just love his voice :))

    ReplyDelete
  2. I always find it so interesting when dreams inspire people!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Whoops: if I could sing a duet with someone, it would be...wow, that is an awesome question!! I have so many answers for that! Bing Crosby, Andrea Bocelli, David Tennant (aw yeah!! XD), Josh Groban, Disney male voices... XD

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would sing a duet with Judy Garland...She is so magical!

    ReplyDelete
  5. If I could sing a duet with someone it would of been amy winehouse, or perhaps Cat Power. :)

    IAdoreyouu@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. If I could sing a duet with someone it would beeee Florence Welch :) or Lykke Li or Feist and Bjork *_*
    LOVE their styles and personalities :)

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would sing a duet with my boyfriend. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I will sing duet with Michael Bubble or Bono U2:) (dreaming)

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's so hard to choose, it be either Elvis Presley or Micheal Jackson.Both my favorites.

    FB:Berendina dykema
    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I would sing with Chere, such a vivacious person.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Annie Lennox, Elton John or Prince!

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    RAFFLECOPTER
    NAME
    is
    Anne Taylor

    ReplyDelete
  12. I think I'd pick Nick Cave <3 <3

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

    ReplyDelete
  13. so interesting to read the vast array of people you would each like to duet with! some I have heard of, and others are new to me! I am to youtube the ones that I don't know!! THank you!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would want to sing a duet with someone not famous, because I can't sing well. I would probably want to have it be my grandfather I never met so that I could actually talk with him some. I do love singing badly with my husband though! He laughs but we both love it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I would love to sing with Elton John!

    ReplyDelete
  16. If I could sing a duet with anyone it would be Stevie Ray Vaughn ..

    ReplyDelete
  17. I would love to sing a duet with Selena. She has always been my hero :D

    megnate at telus dot net

    ReplyDelete
  18. I would like to sing with Nicole Sherzinger

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm not a good singer... so, if we would HAVE to have plenty of computer/voice help in there. But, I think it would be Michael W. Smith. Absolutely love his music.

    ReplyDelete
  20. it would be the mighty micheal jackson

    ReplyDelete
  21. I would sing with.... Tiziano Ferro (it's an italian singer, maybe you don't know him...)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would sing a duet with my friend :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I would love to sing a duet with ELvis!
    halochanel at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I would love to sing with the wonderful Emma Kirkby, but I study Early Music, so that makes me kind of odd. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'd love to sing a duet with Josh Groban!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I would sing with Dave Matthews!
    dmb161@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I would love to sing with Selena ( Como la Flor)

    ReplyDelete
  28. I would sing Amazing Graze with my sister for my Mom, it is her dream.
    bcbeaveratheart@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I would sing a duet with Taylor Hanson. And by sing a duet I mean I would hold the mike up to my mouth but just watch him the whole time :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. I'd like to sing with this lovely lady (Yoko Takahashi): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sltSKTrwWmQ

    blackasphodel@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Good mandatory question! I'm not all that great when it comes to singing, I am always flat(ask my poor kids who have to listen to me!) I love the Beatles, though, and John Lennon especially. I'd have to sin a duet with him. A short one - then spend the rest of the time talking over his ideals.
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

    ReplyDelete
  32. Joan Jett..i love rock and roll!

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  33. with Freddie Mercury
    lusizova at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. yeah! thanks everyone for the awesome answers! i am making a playlist with all of the artists' mentioned :D

    ReplyDelete
  35. I was so excited you were doing a giveaway! :) I would love to do a duet with Old Blue Eyes... Frank Sinatra. I love him!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I would sing with James Earl Jones! Beautiful deep voice!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I'd love to sing with Marilyn Monroe
    cybelle.wicca@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. I would sing duet with Cher Lloyd :)

    plika_18@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Tori Amos! Although she'd probably do all the singing and I'd just hum or stare awestruck at her.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I would sing a duet with Johnny Cash.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I would want to sing a duet with Stevie Nicks! :D

    femellapacalis @ gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. not sure..but this is a great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. I'd sing and DANCE with Madonna! :D

    xoxo.
    Des.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Janis Joplin but she would do the singing and I would dance. thanks for introducing a new artist.

    ReplyDelete
  45. scott wyland
    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  46. Bing Crosby!! Although, I would have to learn to sing first! lol

    Shannon F.
    shannybakes(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Doris Day!

    Sandberg.heather at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I'm a terrible singer but it would totally be Adele!!

    Tab
    My-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I would sing with Adele.
    Jessica McMasters
    mcmasters740@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. I would sing with Adele...

    gizzele_11@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  51. very cool giveaway...hmmm I would have to say Jim Morrison..love him!

    ReplyDelete
  52. If I could sing a duet with someone it would be Rihanna! Love her music and I've been told we have similar singing voices!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Cher! By far. Would love to sing with her.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Huey Lewis.........I still love him....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I totally can't sing, but I think it would be fun to be back up for Jon Bon Jovi because I'm cool like that!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Would sing a duet with Brandon Flower!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Uhm, I would sing with Florence Welch... or Bon Jovi... or okay I chose two...

    ReplyDelete
  58. I would love to sing a duet with P!nk or perhaps Dolly Parton. Actually I think the 3 of us would make a rockin' trio!

    heidig@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. If I could sing a duet with someone it would be Shakira! lol

    mamiholisticaygenial@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. Your blog is beautiful! Love the apron, so I had to enter! Good luck with your jewelry making, I have a lot of great stuff saved for ideas and such if you ever need anything, please ask!

    If I could sing a duet with anyone living or dead it would be Marilyn Monroe, we would sing Happy Birthday to the president!!!

    ReplyDelete
  61. If I could sing a duet with anyone it would be my mom.

    ReplyDelete
  62. I'd sing "Midnight Blue" with Melissa Manchester. Love that song!

    ReplyDelete
  63. If I could sing a duet with anyone...that's so tough! My first thought was Johnny Cash. But I'd love to sing with the Avett Brothers...or Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros...we'll leave it at 3, or I'd just keep listing! Haha

    walindeman@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  64. Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows. I love his passion, songwriting abilities, and hair! :)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving the positive vibes! Many besos,bendiciones and buenas vibras. I will be sure to send them back!xo