Etsy Love

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I am a big crafter! Though I actually dislike that term. I prefer artist, creator. I appreciate the handmade. No I love handmade products.  So for the longest time I’ve wanted to start a new series which features my best Etsy finds. There is so much great talent on Etsy and as an artist I want to bless and promote the art of others as much as possible.  So here’s a look at my first round of Etsy Love.

 

  1. I love the jewelry made my Jessica. She has great pieces and is such a lover of what she does. These are my favorite rings but her drusy quartz rings are a close second.
  2. I Love this husband and wife team behind Pegandawl. The old weathered look of the bag really works for me. This is great hand work!
  3. I’m a fan of personalized jewelry and WhirlyBirdDesigns does a fab job with this. I especially like this pendant
  4. This company DolceAve has some very cool eclectic pieces. Bright colours but a firm aesthetic if you know what I mean.
  5. Sorry but I have to mentions Iris’ shop too BlueTwinSpur Also very cook druzy pieces if you love druzy check out her stuff.

Ta ta for now.

Some Link-spiration #9

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Happy Monday! I have come across some cool gems across the web. Here’s a look at what was fascinating to me this week!

  1. I have a thing about trains. I absolutely love them, and if I could I would ride in the luxury babies straight away.
  2. There is no harm in working from the bottom up. These women seemed to do it brilliantly.
  3. I don’t need a reason for a tea break. Neither does Sir Richard Branson.
  4. I love to garden and I never thought of growing peonies. Look at the different varieties. Love it.
  5. Advice from Tony award winners & nominees.

 

 

 

ea065-lips-clip-art-16Have a fab weekend!

 

At The Movies – Maleficent

So I am definitely in a mode of change. Doing things I wouldn’t normally do. Getting out of my comfort zone. Needless to say as much as I love Angelina Jolie I was not planning on seeing Maleficent, at all. But some how I found myself in the theater. My friend Lucy invited me  to the late show, I NEVER  go to the late show but I said yes because change and second it was to see this again I said yes to change. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Either I’m changing or maybe I don’t really know myself because first I”m enjoying 22 Jump Street and now Maleficent.

 I have to say I am a Disney fan and Sleeping Beauty was my favorite Disney film, which explains a lot about how I approach life and problems but that’s a whole other post. So I was expecting it to be in the same vein, but it wasn’t it was empowering and I was inspired and I just love how they empowered both women. I love how Maleficent had layers as a woman’s heart does have. It was such a beautiful love story. I don’t want to give it away but true love scene really got me and I wasn’t expecting it to be who it was. I was expecting it to be the other person in the room,  and not the obvious choice. But you’ll have to watch it to see !

At The Movies — 22 Jump Street

I’m not one to see the goofy young adult movies. But in an effort to change, get out of my comfort zone and light the hell up, I went and saw 22 Jump Street.  Let me repeat again this is not the kind of movie I watch. Not at all! And I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I had fun, I laughed out loud, yes right along with the teenagers and I felt no shame. I really enjoyed.

 

I’ve long since been a fan of Jonah Hill even though I haven’t seen his lighter work. But I respect as artist, a young man, and business man. He seems very ground yet fun. So he was the main reason I went to see the film. But I must say I enjoyed Channing Tatum as well. These guys had great chemistry, and they were funny. I love how Jonah has no problem making fun at himself and being the joke. And I love how Channing accepted the “dumb jock” role. These guys have really embraced their casting and have building a good solid career from it.

So if you haven’t seen it, give it a go. You’ll have a good time.

Things that make me go hmmm #8

 

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It has been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts. Mostly because I’ve been quite a busy little bee. But here is a few links I found that made me say hmmm:

  1. What’s not to love about Beyonce. I love the pics she shared of her family, beautiful
  2. How the resilient bounce back. As an actor I can definitely use this!
  3. I was always curious about how Olympic winners earned their millions.
  4. Reminds me of home. Never been to The Bahamas then these will do for now.
  5. I can’t wait to try this water filter.  Have you heard of this?

 

ea065-lips-clip-art-16 Have a good weekend Loves!

 

Full of Grace, Happy Easter

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Hello, Hello, Hello,

And Happy Easter.  I’ve been  super busy as of late. Our show Wild Songs & Naked Souls got extended. I’ve been revamping my business, taking agent meetings since shaking up my representation. Needless to say I am in a time of transition, change, and uncertainty. None of which feels good. But I am trying to do things differently this time. Instead of labeling this as hard, uncomfortable, nerve wrecking. I’m making a choice to go through it differently, I’m choosing to go through this with grace.

I grew up very, very religious and now I consider myself spiritual. As I was laying in bed, meditating and asking for this discomfort to be removed I was told my grace is sufficient for thee.  I got up and looked up the scripture to get the full context.  And it was a conversation between Paul and God, spirit, your higher self, whatever you want to refer to it as. He was asking for the thorn to be removed from his side and God responded

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

What I really love is Paul’s enlightenment as I realizes how he can see this differently,

That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

I agree and this point a view, this slight changing the way I see a situation has really been a saving grace. This has been my mantra,  My grace is sufficient for you. So I accept that and will carry that with me until I am through this. I do my work, send out my pictures, resume, I still get my hustle on, but without the anxiety and worry.  For as A Course in Miracles says,

Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety.

I’ll let you know how my search for new and better suited representation evolves.  Till next time have a great Easter