Monday, May 30, 2011

No Need

You get what you do not need. What you need, you do not have.
So long as you focus on need, you push away the object of your need. As soon as you can truly let go of the need for something, you can begin to experience more and more of it in your life.
Desperation builds a wall around you that lets nothing good come in. Thus, desperation leads to nothing but more desperation.
Every reality you create in your life begins with what you imagine. So use the power of your imagination to imagine abundance, instead of focusing your thoughts on need.
See yourself not as lacking, but as fulfilling. Let your thankfulness for what is possible crowd out any limiting thoughts of need or apprehension.
What you need, does you no good. With a grateful heart get beyond the need, and open yourself to all life’s abundance.
— Ralph Marston

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Have a great day!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Polymer Clay Smooshers' Artist Guild at Art Fire

I have two shops over at Art Fire.  One shop is Life Art Designs, where I sell my jewelry.  The other shop is My Polymer Clay Canes. In this shop, as the name tells, I sell the polymer clay canes that I make and use to create beads and pendants for my jewelry.  Anyway, we have a polymer clay artist's guild there called the Smooshers.   I made a collection of some of the guild member's work. If you click on the photo below, it will take you to Art Fire where the collection is actually posted.  Once you get there, you can click on each individual photo and it will take you to that person's shop.

Have a great day!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Art Fire's Front Page

I was happy to see Art Fire's front page this morning, because my round swirley necklace was there! I captured a screenshot.  It's on the top row, third from the left.  Big thanks to CraftsNThings, another Art Fire shop owner who made the collection.

Have a great day!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Dr. John is coming to Dauphin Island this weekend!

It's a Spring musical festival on the Island this weekend!
Dr. John Makes House Call to Spring Music Fest

It's going to be a full weekend on Dauphin Island this weekend.  We're having a Spring musical festival.  There will be bands at all the business' on the Island Friday afternoon and through the evening.  Even the bakery will have a band! Here's the rundown for Friday:


Bruce Jones:
Front porch of ACP Real Estate, 2 to 6 p.m.
Justin Fobes:
Lighthouse Bakery, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fat Man Squeeze:
Dauphin Island Country Club’s Gulf View Grill 4 to 8 p.m.
Steve Varnes and Flatrock:West End Beach, 2 to 4 p.m
Ryan Balthrop and friends:
Tripletails Bar, 7 to 11 p.m.
Steve Varnes and Flatrock:
Island Rainbow, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
C.C. & the Midnight Groovers:
The Pelican Pub, 7 to 11 p.m.

And then Saturday, New Orleans keyboard great, Dr. John and the Lower 911 and world famous music machine The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will play at the Deepsea Fishing Rodeo site.  The gates will open at 3:00.  Read all about it here:

And then next the annual crawfish boil by the Island Mystics!  Summer time is here and the Island is rebounding from the oil spill!  No thanks to BP!

Have a great weekend!
I plan to!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

You Matter

You matter

The fear you have about being insignificant is a deception. As long as you have the courage to act, you will matter.
Your actions may very well fall short of the goal. You may pick yourself up and make another attempt, giving the entirety of your focus and energy to it, and fall short again.
Even so, you matter very much. You are unique and beautiful in your very own way and always able to take the next step, to make some kind of a difference, and to have an influence.
If you’re even the slightest bit ambitious, it will take many attempts and will demand much of you. Don’t punish or disrespect yourself for that.
Just keep going. You have something important and meaningful to do, so keep going until you get it done.
Then set your sights on an even more ambitious goal and quickly begin moving confidently toward it. You do indeed matter, you can always make a difference, and doing so is what will bring the fulfillment you seek.
— Ralph Marston

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