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When we visited my parents for Christmas, I saw this “email from God” on the fridge.
I should have a copy on my fridge, so I got a quick shot of it. Then I thought, God helps those who help themselves, a value instilled in me early on. My path toward understanding how to put things in God’s hands is always evolving at my home, and in relationships at work. On an emotional level, this year, I hope to gain more emotional intelligence.
I saw this quote today, and it immediately resonated with me.
“I have not always chosen the safest path. I’ve made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I’ve learned something important along the way: I’ve learned to heed the call of my heart. I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I’ve learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted.”
― Steve Goodier
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~~~A FUN thank you card is inspired by my garden.
We’ve been really busy lately, so a quiet morning with time to write my thoughts down and do a 30 minute cardio is good. We’ve been working on selling our house, fixing another, helping my parents, and enjoying boating on Lake Michigan. The busier we are, the more I organize my time to meet my goals. I’m always learning and challenging my creative skills. I’m designing a logo for my dad and a bridal shower invite for my step daughter. Volunteering to help with floral design and setup for local event planning companies has been a blessing this Summer in providing me with new friends and contacts. All of this I am very grateful for, and thank God for my skills every day. When I have time to just sit and think about everything, a hand written note would be perfect to send to those who I appreciate. It would be easy to just send a text, but to do the unexpected is more fun, even though it may seem old-fashioned. I made this card with flowers from my backyard and created the handcrafted note. To make the letter “R” look good was fun, with a little patience and time management! I really liked the yellow and red colors on the wood table. I’ll write a note on the back to Rupali from Utsav Planners and share more about my Summer in an up coming post.
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Being optimistic is not always easy.
Staying positive is not always a matter of focus. Training my brain as an artist to see things in a different light, rearranged, contrast from dark to light, and opposites, can have a healing effect. Immersing myself into my garden around the bees and weeds is important to me, and can be very therapeutic as well.
While planting mint for tea drinking, I was surprised to find three rose quartz stones in my garden on two separate occasions! I’m sure whoever planted them was an optimist about finding love!
I’m certain it helped me too.
Challenging my design skills keeps me positive.
Recently, Pantone, the global authority on color, announced the colors for 2016; Rose Quartz and Serene Blue. Inspired by this color combination and our Michigan sunsets, I gathered up my beads and coordinated rose quartz with blue gemstones. This necklace is a new listing in my Etsy shop. According to common gemstone lore, rose quartz crystals can provide help in keeping a positive outlook, help with insomnia, and has a balancing effect on emotions. It is also the alternative to the garnet for January birthstones.
Being optimistic can be life-changing.
Positive thinking keeps you motivated and energetic, pursuing what you want with ambition, confidence and happiness. According to successconsciousness.com —how-to-be-optimistic—It helps you focus on your vision, and makes everyday a happy day.
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Today’s journal was in response to The Daily Post’s photo-challenge, Optimistic.
Stretching my comfort zone is not always easy for me. I’m experimenting with a new color scheme that represents a vintage feel and still has a unique combination of gemstones and beads. I’m not giving up shades of turquoise, as I’ve always been drawn to it since I was very young. This is a new piece I recently added to my Etsy Jewelry shop.
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Until next time,
Meyer Clark Studio 2015
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge:
“From Every Angle.”
The tiny single flower caught my eye along side of the dock.
I’m glad I took the time to photograph this. Looking forward to seeing how it’s changing, or if there are more, later in September.
After further research, I decided to reference, Artfire.com. where I found the definition of the flower, and its medicinal uses by Bonnie Klisiewicz Bartley.
“The Jewel weed grows up to five feet tall and likes a cool shady environment,
often along a river bank. There is a clear, liquid inside the stems and along the
nodes. This sappy liquid is often applied to the skin as a relief for various irritations
like poison ivy and insect bites. The morning dew sparkles on the leaves like little jewels because they are water-repellent, thus giving it the name, Jewel Weed.”
iPhone Photography by Tresa Meyer Clark.
Meyer Clark Studio 2015
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge:
“Today Was a Good Day.”
We are always happy to visit Traverse City, Michigan. Traveling by boat is the only way in my opinion, because the water and the scenery in Grand Traverse Bay is gorgeous.
It takes us almost three hours to travel from Lake Charlevoix to Clinch Marina where we were docked. In this mini “mesh” photo gallery is a pic of a sail boat, and my husband on our power boat. Also, at Clinch Park, I quickly grabbed my camera to capture the cutie patootie toddler, who at first, seemed to be walking all alone. I love taking pictures, and there are lots of opportunities to capture beautiful sunrises and sunsets too.
Look forward to posting more soon.
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It just seems fitting that July is the most celebrated gemstone in history, and it’s mentioned more in the Bible than any other stone. The ruby is known as the “King of Gemstones” because it the hardest level of 9.0 on Moh’s scale, second in line to a diamond. Its mineral properties are corundum which make it red. All rubies have inclusions unless they are heat-treated or synthetic. Only true red corundum can be called a ruby, if it is pink, it’s called a sapphire.
Auf wiedersehen July, it was great!
Looking forward to August.
Photo by Tresa Meyer-Clark
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”
Color is important to me. Before designing a jewelry piece, I combine shades and textures that I’m drawn to. The Swarovski Crystal beads have amazing light reflecting qualities, and this color, Antique Rose, it very close tho the Pantone color, Marsala. The bands of color on the agate slice that I hand-picked for this piece, blend well with the crystal beads. This is an amazing close up! The finished piece can be viewed here in my Etsy shop where I added fancy caps to warm, golden jasper beads.
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