Shine On

Hello there and THANK YOU for visiting my new website/blog!

I’ve been wanting to do this for what seems like a million years, but you know how it goes…..LIFE! It’s been a little tricky lately, but I try to not let it get me down. That’s not how I roll. Shit happens, you cry about it and then you put one foot in front of the other and SHINE ON. Right?!!

Anyway, for the last couple of years (maybe more), I’ve been disappointed with the direction Facebook has gone and THEN, they had to go and buy Instagram and mess that up too. Everything on FB seems so divided and polarizing (especially since 2017) and Instagram is a popularity contest where everyone is working so hard to get as many followers as they can. It seems to me to be so desperate and on top of that, one big creativity suck. I mean, when people won’t even do business with you (no matter how great your work is), unless your IG numbers are high, what does that say about where we are as a society?? Put it all together and we have all become a bunch of puppets with Zuckerberg controlling the strings. How sad is that?!!! YUCK!!! We are bots!!! ALSO, everything you tune into anymore is DEPRESSING. I want a change!

So, I’ve decided to venture out on my own. I want to create a happy, fun and creative place to visit. No politics. No hate. Just goodness and art…..and FLOWERS! I will still be on FB and IG, but only for random thoughts and opinions (y’all know I have them! LOL!!!) and to hopefully convince y’all to hang out over here with me if you like what I do.

AND………in order to convince you to follow me here (see follow buttons to the right) (seriously, you should do it) (who doesn’t need a little happy in their inbox?!), I’m offering a give-away!!! That’s right!!! Follow me and you will be entered to win my newest creation, SHINE ON. Drawing to be held on May 15

I got the idea of SHINE ON when I watched Brandi Carlisle at the Grammy’s sing the song, The Joke. OMG!! That song gave me the goosebumps. Have you listened to it?? So GOOD!!! I got out my pad and sketched out the idea that had just plopped into my head. Then later, I came across the following and thought, Yes.

~And perhaps
  what made her beautiful
  was not her appearance
  or what she achieved,
  but in her love
  and in her courage,
  and in her audacity
  to believe:
  no matter 
  the darkness
  around her,
  Light ran wild
  within her,
  and that was the way
  she came alive,
  and it showed up 
  in everything
~Morgan Harper Nichols

Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL??!!!

And here is my newest piece, SHINE ON….. btw, I’m making a BIG one to go over my door in my house.

Wouldn’t that look great hanging in your house?? And wouldn’t it be a great reminder on those less than stellar days?? YES!!! So, go follow me and throw your name into the hat to possibly win it. And even if you don’t win, there will be a lot of good things happening over here to make you happy that you signed up anyway. And probably more give-aways because that’s a pretty damn happy thing to do too! Now, I’ll end my very first post here with this:

When life gets discouraging and doesn’t look like your soul feels, keep going and SHINE ON

I hope to see y’all over here on a regular!!!

p.s. I will have new items coming to my shop VERY SOON!!! Wait until y’all see what I’ve been up to πŸ™‚



24 thoughts on “Shine On

  1. I love this! But you already know that I love, love, love whatever you do. Every time I see my cupcakes, I smile! I would love to have Miss Shine in our new home (once we get there!) I, too, am in the middle of starting a new business and will be making a new web site to go along with it. Slowly, but slowly, but surely, right? Love you!!

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    1. Thank you!!! I’m so happy that you’re doing better and it makes me so happy that you’ve found a good life partner. Yay you!!!


    1. Thank you for the correcting me! I think I knew that as I own her music, but my brain and my fingers decided not to work together lol! I’ve made the correction now. Also, thank you for the compliments! So very appreciated πŸ™‚


  2. So well said! Bravo! And isn’t that what mosaics day… when you are broken to bits.. do some rearranging and put yourself back together… better than ever! You are an inspiration.. and always a delight!


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