The Torn Edges of Life Are Beautiful
Mixing the bits and pieces of art and life
When people start practicing gratitude I have noticed their lives become calmer. We tend to take inventory on what is important in life and really recognize the beauty in the little things. For example, showering. I happen to work out a lot so I also shower a lot. In many countries this isn't an option. Water is scarce so there is not going to be a long hot shower when you can barely find enough water to survive. Knowing and appreciating this concept makes you appreciate that long hot shower but also makes you not want to have as long a shower so that you don't waste water. We become grateful for water and more importantly hot water so we can have that long hot shower especially when it's cold. Gratitude puts things into perspective and provides clarity. With that clarity our lives become more calm.
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It's always so difficult when one of our pets die. They aren't just animals, they are our family members. We tell them our inner most secrets and they represent periods of time. They are vital members of our family that always contribute unconditional love. When you are sad, they snuggle up close and when you just want to be left alone, they don't listen and snuggle up close. They are funny that way.
Knowing how difficult it is when one of our pet's die I created this card to provide comfort to those who have lost their pets. Sometimes finding the right words is hard. This pet sympathy card says it all.
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Society6 is now offering my art on backpacks which is perfect timing for back to school!!
I haven't put a ton of my art on the backpacks yet. I am being a bit picky to see which designs will look best.
Check out what I have available by clicking here.
There are two new notebook designs now available in my shop. "guarded by angels" and "with faith, hope that is lost will be found" are available and part of the back to school sale on notebooks I am running.
Both of these notebook designs are available with either 100 pages or 200 pages.
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Don't forget to use coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL to save 10% at checkout!
With all that is going on in the news these days it can get a tad depressing. Regardless of what side of the political spectrum you may be on, I think most people would agree we need more love in this world. We need to be kinder to each other and kinder to ourselves. We need to support each other and see the positives vs the negatives.
We can learn so much from the negative moments in life. These moments will contribute to having more positive moments than negative in the future. This is my hope for the world....
This art print is available through my Society6 site and it's a little reminder that hope stems from love.
I am trying a little test to see what site gets more exposure, for original art; my Etsy shop or my personal site. I have had my Etsy shop since 2009 and it gets a lot of traffic. My main site doesn't get as much traffic but I find my original art gets overlooked at times. I am considering moving all of my original art over to my Etsy shop.
This original will be my test subject. Eight Times the Love is a playful piece created using a lot of different colourful papers all collaged on a single sheet. I created a template of an octopus on blank piece of paper and traced out the octopus. Eight Times the Love will brighten and add a playful loving tone to any room.
We live in online times. When was the last time you received a greeting card or letter in the mail? We seems to send thing via email or text so often that the art of writing out a card seems lost. We have become a society too busy to send a card and yet, that card carries so much meaning and thought. Thought and time seem to be lacking in our society and I think it's time we claim it back. We all receive amazon parcels within seconds it seems; but, to receive an "old fashioned" greeting card in the mail is so rare these days especially outside of a Hallmark occasion.
Let someone you are thinking about know you are thinking of them by sending a card. Yes, in the mail with a stamp...the old fashioned way. It's fun..... try it!
Grab a card here.
coilWith over 40 different covers to choose from there is a notebook that will appeal to everyone, I hope! With school starting up soon it's always nice to have a brand new notebook; somewhere fresh to jot down new ideas, instructions from teachers, homework, important dates and things you don't want to forget.
My notebooks are now available in two different sizes. One with 100 pages or one with 200 pages. The only difference in these notebooks is the amount of pages. The quality of the covers and coil binding remains the same.
From now until the end of the month I am offering 10% off all notebooks. Use coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL and enjoy the 10% savings.
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