Sunday, February 22, 2009

Switching Gears and Creating Joy!

I've made progress with the transition to my "Create Joy Studios" and will be posting to that blog from here on. Just trying to make everything work together! You can follow me at: Hope to see you there!

Blessings to you all!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Create Joy Studios

I am working on switching my brand from "Shamrock 3.17" to "Create Joy Studios". I am building my brand around my life mantra of : "Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly, Create Joy". These 4 statements pretty much describe me - or at least how I strive to live.

I am in the midst of designing the logo for C.J.S. I need to get it in gear! I have a show in May that I want to have time to print new biz cards and brochures. Between new logo's, writing and designing new collateral pieces, helping to promote Reel Recovery and needing to beef up my jewelry inventory, I have been very, very busy! I love it!

The Valentine Weekend Sale ends at 11:00 central time tonight. I hope you've had a chance to take a look at the items I had marked down for this weekend only.

Until next time ~ Blessings to you all!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Cancer Survivor Retreat

The push to bring a Reel Recovery Retreat to Arkansas has been steady for nearly a year now. The owners of Cedarwoods Lodge on the White River have stepped up to provide an amazing location for our first retreat! Yea!

Now we have to raise the money. To keep the retreat free for the participants we need to raise about $850 per person -- that's about $8,500 for 10 to 12 men surviving life-threatening cancer. Daunting in today's wicked economy. But then again, I believe in miracles!

More info to come ... Blessings to you all ~ Create Joy!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Creative Urges

I have spent the last 2 days in class trying to cramming as much Photoshop tips and tricks that I could possibly fit into my brain. Can I just say here that I love, love, love Photshop! The creative urges are bubbling up from the depths of my soul now that I have some new tools to use. I have a clear calendar this weekend and I hope to get into the studio and crank out some really cool jewelry.

Along with my photoshop classes, I have been exploring the world of healing Chakras - a new world for me. I have always love rocks, stones, crytals, etc. Now I am tying together the stones and their meaning as it relates to the 7 Healing Chakras. Additionally, I am working on learning more about the folklore and legends about stones and their healing properties.

Tiger's Eye is one of those stones that speaks to me. I love the mingling of the colors and the depth of the colors when the stones are polished. There are many legends about Tiger's Eye (which is a form of quartz) for benefitting health and spiritual well being. Legends say Tiger's Eye is a pychic protector, great for business and an aid to achieving clarity. Until next time ~ Blessings to you all

P.S. I just opened a new shop with Check it out!