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Do you sell on Etsy?

Did you know Etsy went public and offered stock options on the NY stock exchange? Fabulous for Etsy but this leaves the shops asking why? Etsy was a new exciting way for artists designers and all creatives of handmade quality product to sell to the world on one easy platform. The brilliant creator of Etsy sold the company and since that day it has never been the same. What made Etsy different exciting and the place for all to shop for fabulous handmade original product vanished. Many of my customers will not shop there anymore. Now it is a place like all the rest, over-run with knock off mass-produced. If you were willing to go the route of what Etsy has pushed as wholesale you might still be able to stay on top of the herd. I doubt it.

Visit Between The Weeds

Etsy is a business but I am a business too. They have the right to do and work the way they see fit. I am also a business that can choose what and where I sell my product. After a considerable time I studied and analysed the cost and time needed to keep my shop on Etsy finding my Etsy shop is running in the red. Bottom line is, Etsy is not working for me anymore.

My new brand for Between The Weeds Studio and Laurie Rohner Studio

What is working is my web site. I have two. First at Laurie Rohner Studio and the second at Between The Weeds. I have integrated the two web sites together and have started branding my image and work. Now when I promote my work only my work is promoted. No check out other work on my site directing a potential customer off to another shop. I cannot say more explicitly, you need your own web site. How much money do you give Etsy a month on listing fees? There are a bunch of web site you can create and you probably wont spend as much. I use weebly but also  have checked into wix and square. I just love weebly and have used them from the beginning.

Images help promote your work.

Stop trying to get your views up on Etsy, that will not help. Stop trying to list something everyday. Stop using any of the other old outdated tricks of days long ago, again not working. Sit down make a list of what you want to showcase on a web site and get one built. Believe me if I can do it, you can do it. Make it a fun project and not a chore. Have inspiration flowing and be creative. Another great plus is you can change it around when you want.

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Nature is a wonderful teacher. Are you a student?

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Here are two great quotes to share. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy nature this summer. Disconnect from all the gadgets and enjoy. It is cheap and easy to do.

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Choices.

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Is the world a reflection of the choices we have made as a people of the Earth? Think how you may change something in your life creating a positive flow and see how the world around you changes.

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Every night our dreams can bring hope.

Your choices of action may be limited—but your choices of thought are not.

—Abraham

Make it a good thought.

What thought do you hold in your heart every day and night? Is it good? Does it make you feel energized? Hold your thoughts safe today and they will blossom tomorrow good or bad so be careful what it is you focus on.

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I choose to be unstoppable.

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As the sun sets this evening I am listening to a news talk show. What a mixed up world. I could feel the air become stagnant. How many others feel the same? Here is a bit of positive energy coming your way. Focus on what it is in your life you want and do not let anything stop you from getting there. No matter where you are in this big beautiful, sometimes scary, world, you are courageous and unstoppable.

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All that a belief is, is a thought that you keep practicing.

The thought that you think, you think, which attracts to it; so you think it some more, which attracts to it; so you think it some more. In other words, when you have an expectation, you’ve got a dominant thought going on, and Law of Attraction is going to deliver that to you again, and again and again. And you say “The reason that I believe this, is because it is true.” And we say, the reason that you believe it, is because you’ve practiced the thought. All that a belief is, is a thought that you keep practicing.

—Abraham

What is the dominant thought you have about your self? your life? your work? your ability to succeed? Think long and answer truthfully and if the answer does not align to what you want/desire change the thought and belief. This is why affirmations are great because with practice you change your belief.

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Finding answers within not outside of your self.

All these questions swirling in my head, looking at my life and being convinced it is all not going my way, not even a bit. Tired of getting up in the morning and by nights end glad to see the day ending. I have felt as if my life was wrong, in limbo, as if I stood just a second off of what reality should be. Caught in a Dr. Who scene or time warp but definitely disconnected from me. Re-connecting has been tricky. Slowly I am answering these questions because the answers are not outside of me, no one can give them to me, but within. Nothing has done this to me, only I have done this to me, which was the first answer. When I discovered all my thinking about my life is wrong than I can switch to all that I can think is right. Things I viewed not working are being illuminated with solutions.

It is horrible to be broken into pieces. The one thing I know, if you stick with it you will discover the answer within you and life will change. All the problems in the world are outside and you can allow them in or not. You can create your world the way you feel, emotionally and logically, your way. That is it. No big message or purpose to discover, think how light you feel now.

Realizing the more I thought my life, closer to the point, me was broken, the greater the strain and guilt I felt because inadvertently I created this life. Just as any habit is hard to break free from this type of thinking may be even more difficult to learn. Implementing daily I find is the only way to correct what has become a lifetime bad habit.

Vermont field of wildflowers and birch trees
Vermont field of wildflowers and birch trees

The turning point was a dream. I talked with my wonderful now passed over Mom and she was standing in a field of wildflowers, the scent in the air was her Windsong perfume and there beside her were the boys, two dogs as they had so many times before, waiting for me to greet them. An intense feeling came over me of warmth and love, and in my head I could hear everything being said, like a computer being downloaded with info. Her eyes were a brilliant blue and her hair was wavy and blew in the breeze. I did not want to leave. There was a pop of light and I was back here and Tucker (my dog) snoring gently on the floor. It took several days to sort everything out.

She, my dogs, all those who have lived before me are here and if I would just stop getting in the way I can feel them around me. Since I have worked on grounding and connecting to the energy flows, angels and spirit guides, my energy is up and my creativity is sky rocketing. The biggest problem now is there is not enough of it, time.

Messages from spirit are important and we seem to make little of these signs saying it is in our heads or imagination. The dream was real, making the message important and given for a reason. Listen feel and believe what you feel in your heart because all is heard on the other side, which is one step over.

Something to ponder from my favorite beings Abraham Hicks.

 

You are magnificent beings, in the perfect place at the perfect time, unfolding perfectly, never getting it done, and never getting it wrong. Be more playful about all of it. “Today, no matter where I’m going, no matter what I am doing, and no matter who I’m doing it with — it is my dominant intent to look for that which I’m wanting to see. I’m wanting to find thoughts and words and actions that feel good while I’m finding them. For in doing so, I am, in the moment, practicing the art of allowing all that I’ve been telling the Universe I’m wanting, for all of the days of my existence

—Abraham

 

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Is Source vengeful or understanding?

Source never wields vengeance or offers punishment, for Source understands you are valuable; you are worthy; you are blessed. Source understands that you never get it done and you cannot get it wrong, and that even when you stand in a place that currently feels wrong, ultimately you will return to what feels right. You can return now to what feels right with an adjustment of your thought process and an adjustment of your vibration and a changing of your point of attraction and a finally letting in of the Well-Being that is flowing to you always.

—Abraham

I have never believed that God/Creator/Source is vengeful. When you are you become judgmental distrustful and un-loving. This never feels right. Why could anyone ever trust life? This is just my humble vibration of Well-Being, what is yours?

This is how my vibration looks to me when I connect to Source. Image from favim.com
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Illusions.

“The distinction between the past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” ~Albert Einstein

Original Nture Art Abstact Painting by Laurie Rohner
Spring Nature Art Serene Bliss Fluid Abstract Acrylic Painting

The fluid flow of this abstract nature art acrylic painting is serene blissful illusion. I painted it in shades of creams and brilliant blue with dashes of leafy lime greens and navy blue layers blended subtly. This is my version of what spring is with rain showers and waterfalls bringing forth the crisp green of grasses and leaves. This painting is titled ‘Spring’ hand painted by Laurie Rohner.

Spring Nature Art
Titled: Spring Canvas Size: 10 x 10 inches

Titled: Spring
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Palette: cream,cobalt blue,cadmium green, denim blue, white, yellow, umber.
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap
Canvas Size: 10 x 10 inches
Image Size: 10 x 10 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on enclosed card in back.
Unframed.
Ready to hang!

The painting measures is on a gallery wrap canvas (1.25″ deep) with staples on the back. This painting is beautiful color and a great finish from high quality acrylic paints.

The staple-free sides of the canvas are painted. The edges are a continuation of the painting. The painting is varnished. Ready to hang or perch on a shelf or small easel.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Your painting is then safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

For more info about paintings
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Hold the vision and trust.

In your action, you lose sight of the vision, you lose sight of your trust in the process, and you just bang around in a sense of futility. Hold the vision and trust that the Universe will acclimate to your vision. Hold the vision and trust the process.  —Abraham Hicks

See what happens when you ask for some light to shine illuminating an answer for your life. This was another synchronicity moment of many I received in a 24 hour period. So profound and definitely worth taking notice.

I hope you have not given up and trust in the vision you hold for your life.

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