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Daily Promise: Resilience

Fridays Promise: Resilience

Resilience is the process of adapting graciously in the face of adversity, threats, trauma, tragedy, or stress.

Life can be hard and knock us down in the blink of an eye, no matter how strong we are, no matter how successful we are, or how many friends we have. The truth is we have little to no control over the world around us, but we do have control over how we handle what life throws at us. We must learn to become resilient, this means picking yourself up and making the best of the day, no matter how discouraged you may feel. Resilience is about not letting how you feel stop you from living life to the fullest.

Resilience is about continually striving to be your best self, no matter what life may throw your way. It is remembering who you want to be and who you can be, even when people judge or don’t support you, when you feel as if you are failing, or chaos invites itself into your life. Taking action even when everything may seem hard, but remember that finding the right next thing to do and taking action is very powerful. It may not be the thing that solves a problem, but by creating positive energy through taking action can dissipate feelings of adversity and despair.

We are stronger than we know, and we are able to withstand more than we think we can. A wise person once told me, “life is tough, but so my darling, are you”.

Here is a great video on resilience!
Short video on Resilience

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Interview with shelikesthis on Etsy

Interview with SHELIKESTHIS on Etsy

What made you decide to open a shop on Etsy?
I just loved making ‘stuff’ and I have always wanted a store so when I left work it seemed like a lovely thing to do. I love the hands on approach It also helps to pay for my creative streak:)
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Why do you think it is important to support handmade?
Totally support handmade, items are lovingly designed, created and produced by true artisans rather than mass produced items that just cannot ever compete with unique qualities of true handmade arts and crafts
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What inspires your creations?
Ooooo that’s a hard one! My husband says my head just never stops but I do love colour and fun so maybe that’s my inspiration that and playing with lovely materials.
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How would you describe the creations in your shop?
Describe my creations boy you pick hard questions!! Different Unique Fun and lovingly made
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What projects are you working on now?
New book designs in fabric maybe quilted maybe applique or patchwork maybe all
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Whats the most indispensable item in your studio?
Light! That’s easy, I love a light airy space but also a big bag as I always carry my journal around with me with pencils and pens…
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What one artist living or deceased would you like to hang out with for a day, who would it be?
Only one… gosh maybe Giacometti or Rotho can I have a day with each??? Please that would be fun..
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What are your thoughts about being an Etsy shop owner in this day and age?
Different than before the recent etsy changes but I have made friends across the world swap ideas and thoughts so I love the community of it and the help that I have received from others has been amazing
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What do you think about social networking, do you think its vital for selling your artwork and why?
Vital in this day and age the world has shrunk and we have to embrace a worldwide social network it allows our work to be seen by much wider audience. Of course it has problems like ideas being abused by others but its part of being out there.. il_570xn-909936793_jzog

What is one important piece of advice you could give a new Etsy shop owner?
Ask for help! Great photographs, great descriptions and on etsy join some great teams and don’t be afraid to share your hearts!! il_570xn-1043780215_qd6g

Where else can we find you on the web?
uk.pinterest.com/alijb/
aliblikes.tumblr.com/
http://www.facebook.com/Shelikesthis/
twitter.com/alibshelikes
http://www.instagram.com/alibshelikes/

Wednesday Night Shopping on Etsy

I love unique, handmade items. That is what I love about Etsy, you can find the most amazing and “Must have” items and know that you are supporting an artist and helping make their dream of entrepreneurship come true.

I want to share with you this great Etsy shop that has handmade paper art beads! The Etsy shop is shelikesthis,  check out these gorgeous beads:

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2 cream, black and gold ART tube beads, each one is unique, a little work of art, guaranteed to be a little different for all your art and craft projects.

As each art bead is individually hand rolled with handmade papers, hand painted, with added decorative paper, they do develop a unique character making each bead is a little different. The beads are a little over 1 inch long and approx 1/4 inch thick with a 4 mm hole.

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2 pretty pink and brown ART tube beads, each one is unique, a little work of art, guaranteed to be a little different for all your art and craft projects.

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6 black and white hand rolled tube beads, each one a little work of art, guaranteed to be a little different for all your art and craft projects.
6 patterned beads.

If you get a chance stop by and check out her shop! Here is a little about her shop:

This is my shop, a dream I’ve always had and now able to follow.

I love creating with colour and texture, mixed with a little fun.
Selling on-line means that I am free to create art wherever my heart leads, it also enables me to be involved in the whole process from my studio to you.I love creating with colour and texture, mixed with a little fun.
My usual week normally takes me into town at least one day where I indulge myself in my favourite museums often sketching and looking longingly at my favourite pictures.. maybe a Renoir, Degas or Cezanne not missing the only Modigliani in the collection….dreams are so sweet!
I draw every day, my art materials, papers and paints, are always out ready to use. I do have far too much stuff, loads of quirky things, bits of old wood, odd shaped stones, feathers, bits of curled up papers, fabric threads, odd bits and pieces that are just far too yummy to not pick up and treasure.

 

Interview with Studio Gauthier

I’m LeeAnn Gauthier at Studio Gauthier. LeeAnn is an urban adventuress in beautiful Portland OR. I specialize in vivid eye candy, classic cars, Cuba, pirates and oddities.il_570xn-819197070_4uyd

I am a wedding, portrait and wedding photographer in Portland, OR. Please visit my portfolio at: http://StudioGauthier.Zenfolio.com

and Etsy shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/StudioGauthier?ref=l2-shopheader-name

. An Instamatic 110 camera got me started photographing my adorable mo-hawked baby sister. Etsy drew me in because it’s the world’s greatest market of cool art.

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Pink convertibles in Cuba, waterscapes and rainbow oddities are a few of the fine art photos I create. Pink peonies adorn pillow case covers, and naked ladies in the Caribbean make the perfect shower curtain — so sexy that a printer censored these stone statues as “sexually suggestive.”
I plan to create more original transfers on canvas or bamboo with beeswax.

2016 Hippie Chic Jewelz Model “India”

I am so pleased to announce the reveal of my official Hippie Chic Jewelz model for 2016!  Introducing INDIA, she will be modeling my 2016 line of jewelry designs.

 

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