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!
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  • Reply Jenny

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

    January 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply inmyhansonshirt

    I always find it so interesting when dreams inspire people!

    January 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm
  • Reply Ashesela

    Wow, those are so cool!!! 😀

    January 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Ashesela

    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

    January 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie)

    I would sing a duet with Judy Garland…She is so magical!

    January 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Jen

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

    January 2, 2012 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply Szappanbubi

    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

    January 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Bee W Bedard

    My mother

    January 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Enara Girl

    I would sing a duet with my boyfriend. 🙂

    January 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Damla (Sweepstake Lover)

    Floor Jansen from Revamp 🙂

    January 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply chachamisu

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

    January 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply Berendina Dykema

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

    FB:Berendina dykema

    January 2, 2012 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Kat of EmKatCreations

    I would sing with Chere, such a vivacious person.

    January 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm
  • Reply Annie1

    Annie Lennox, Elton John or Prince!

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Anne Taylor

    January 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply DESPINA

    I think I’d pick Nick Cave <3 <3


    January 3, 2012 at 12:53 am
  • Reply Hil'Lesha

    Suzi Quatro

    January 3, 2012 at 1:10 am
  • Reply Nina Gonzalez

    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!! 🙂

    January 3, 2012 at 1:29 am
  • Reply WEFA

    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.

    January 3, 2012 at 3:08 am
  • Reply Roni

    I would love to sing with Elton John!

    January 3, 2012 at 7:18 am
  • Reply All Wired Up TOO

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

    January 3, 2012 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Maegan Morin

    I would love to sing a duet with Selena. She has always been my hero 😀

    megnate at telus dot net

    January 3, 2012 at 7:47 am
  • Reply v_tina

    I would like to sing with Nicole Sherzinger

    January 3, 2012 at 9:36 am
  • Reply lilahshea

    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.

    January 3, 2012 at 10:05 am
  • Reply xirah quero

    it would be the mighty micheal jackson

    January 3, 2012 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Glo

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

    January 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply CHA0Sgirl

    I would sing a duet with my friend 🙂

    January 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Kimberly W

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

    January 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Glutenfreesongbird

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

    January 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Aik

    I’d love to sing a duet with Josh Groban!

    January 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Samantha

    I would sing with Dave Matthews!

    January 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply jenny viveros

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

    January 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply bcbeaveratheart

    I would sing Amazing Graze with my sister for my Mom, it is her dream.

    January 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Julia W.

    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 🙂

    January 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply BlackAsphodel

    I’d like to sing with this lovely lady (Yoko Takahashi):

    January 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Alicia Crenshaw

    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 ☮

    January 3, 2012 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply TGIF Malaysia

    Tina Turner. Is it too much? 😛

    January 4, 2012 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Crystal

    Joan Jett..i love rock and roll!

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

    January 4, 2012 at 8:57 am
  • Reply Lyudmila

    with Freddie Mercury
    lusizova at

    January 4, 2012 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Nina Gonzalez

    yeah! thanks everyone for the awesome answers! i am making a playlist with all of the artists’ mentioned 😀

    January 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Kitty Cat

    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!

    January 5, 2012 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply TopHat

    I would sing with James Earl Jones! Beautiful deep voice!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

    January 6, 2012 at 12:59 am
  • Reply CYBELLE

    I’d love to sing with Marilyn Monroe

    January 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Eliise

    I would sing duet with Cher Lloyd 🙂

    January 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply aquariann

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

    January 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply kiddo

    I would sing a duet with Johnny Cash.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    January 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    I would want to sing a duet with Stevie Nicks! 😀

    femellapacalis @

    January 8, 2012 at 7:11 am
  • Reply Minta's Creations

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

    January 8, 2012 at 11:48 pm
  • Reply Desiree @ Mano y Metal

    I’d sing and DANCE with Madonna! 😀


    January 9, 2012 at 1:34 am
  • Reply MissStarr

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

    January 9, 2012 at 6:27 am
  • Reply TEH DOLL

    scott wyland

    January 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Shannon

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

    Shannon F.

    January 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply Heather B

    Doris Day!

    Sandberg.heather at gmail dot com

    January 10, 2012 at 4:37 am
  • Reply Tabitha Lynn

    I’m a terrible singer but it would totally be Adele!!


    January 11, 2012 at 12:17 am
  • Reply McMasters Family

    I would sing with Adele.
    Jessica McMasters

    January 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply 11gHiEsZeLLe07

    I would sing with Adele…

    January 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply vianney

    very cool giveaway…hmmm I would have to say Jim him!

    January 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Sujeiry

    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!

    January 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Pattie Cordova

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

    January 17, 2012 at 12:40 am
  • Reply M.j.

    Huey Lewis………I still love him…

    January 17, 2012 at 1:49 am
  • Reply NGS

    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!

    January 18, 2012 at 2:09 am
  • Reply Terry Avila

    Would sing a duet with Brandon Flower!

    January 18, 2012 at 3:37 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Uhm, I would sing with Florence Welch… or Bon Jovi… or okay I chose two…

    January 19, 2012 at 2:44 am
  • Reply Digital Misfit

    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!

    January 19, 2012 at 4:48 am
  • Reply S. Yissele Gallo

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

    January 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Jillie Duncan-Jack

    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!!!

    January 20, 2012 at 1:01 am
  • Reply levell davenport

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

    January 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Mercedes

    I’d sing “Midnight Blue” with Melissa Manchester. Love that song!

    January 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Whitney

    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

    January 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Whitney

    Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows. I love his passion, songwriting abilities, and hair! 🙂

    January 23, 2012 at 3:07 am
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