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What matters most is how you see yourself.

You don’t have to take the bad with the good. Why include the bad in the vibration? Only include the good in the vibration, and then only the good can come to you.

Abraham

The other day cleaning the bath I looked up and saw my image in the mirror. My glasses on which I usually do not wear in the bath I saw a woman staring back and did not recognize her. She was old and worn. She looked tired defeated and not the woman I knew. Did life sneak up on me? Is this who I am now? I found myself examining this image completely detached wondering what would I do to change things. Could I change things for this woman and should I change anything?

How do you see yourself?

I have always lived life with an understanding that growing older is natural and trying to fight it changing your appearance was ridiculous. I would never do that because I believed in portraying the honest truthful image of your self. What I did not realize the image I see now is the image I portray to everyone. On a certain level I knew this woman, she was tired old and worn out only because I allowed a bad vibration. The vibrant energetic and creative person I believe I am was still inside and in a single glimpse in the mirror the old woman dissolved away.

Just as anyone would buy pretty new article of clothing jewelry or what would make you feel fabulous with a good vibration radiating out to the world I choose to color my hair. As I do with everything in my life I investigated what would be best for me. Today I changed my look from old to the me I see myself in my mind, with my hair close to what it once was some years ago and I feel so good. Sometimes standing by a belief is good but if you are not allowing the good vibration to flow that is bad.

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Finding your happiness, improve your reality.

“There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.” Jodi Picoult

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Finding your happiness.

We may live on this gorgeous wonderful planet but we struggle to find happiness. It is true when you see what your reality of your life is and connect to life lowering your expectations can never be part of any equation. Look for the truth in all things and you will be amazed how happy and freeing you will become. The truth is you are part of an amazing Universal plan that you alone designed. Recognize what it is you alone excel at, the thing you do with absolute ease, your talent, and stick with it for this will bring you satisfaction and ultimately happiness.

White Lilies Original Watercolor by Laurie Rohner.
White Lilies Original Watercolor by Laurie Rohner.

Discovering.

Today I discovered a truth many do not like to see. Being lied and manipulated by incorrect information is something we all dislike. This feeling is not one I will hold onto but want to share with those who keep believing they can make their etsy shops work. Thinking if only I do this or join this e-course for answers or you need to change pictures headings or descriptions to succeed. The simple truth is etsy caters to those who bring etsy the money in sales and they do not care if it is handmade or not. So stop lowering your expectations and selling your work for less than it is worth and focus on how to produce the absolute best product you can for people who want it.

I recently experimented with etsy sections (you know the categories on the side) on the main page. I paint watercolors and I have sold several recently so I wanted to see what would happen. I clicked the art link then the watercolor link and the first second and third pages never change. Same people same art. So I thought maybe this work is recent and just added to the massive collection of prints being sold under the umbrella of handmade original art. What I discovered is no. Now if I do my individual search I come up with my work and some other gorgeous original work by other artists I also never saw on the etsy main page for watercolor under art.

I want to share this new discovery.

There are some awesome artist on etsy but they are being weighed down by the print market and the resellers on this infamous site of do what we say unless we say it is OK to cheat. People who have sold with etsy for a long time are jumping ship and establishing other means to show their work. Somewhere this site lost its vision and why it was started in the beginning and because they did many more are feeling the effects with less views and dismal sales. It is a ripple effect that is not going to stop and eventually the wonderful handmade site for handmade creative work will be no more. That makes me sad.

I am an artist and I do beautiful custom work in many different mediums. I was born with this talent and I am not going to lower my expectation of what my work can bring me because of one over rated store site. I am not sour (though it may sound like it) about this site but reality finally set in. I can do better. I see the truth about this site. How much it can do for me? Not very much.

Establish yourself and create your own web presence.

I am in control of my happiness by working on my talents and I control how my talents are shown to others. I am competing only against me to improve and become a better person and better artist. This is why I am investing my time in developing my web site. Promote only my work and gain more time to enjoy life.

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Each fairy breath of summer, inspires the blushing rose.

Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose.  ~Author Unknown

This new handmade rose themed fairy furniture is ready for all fairy collectors to enjoy. One of a kind custom sculpted woodland fairy houses covered with moss furnished with fairy furniture are custom handmade fairy sculptures by Laurie Rohner for collectors of fairy art.

Woodland Fairy Bed Fairy Furniture
Woodland Fairy Bed Fairy Furniture with Rose Buds Moss Twigs French Ribbon.

This woodland fairy rose bed furniture vignette setting is for woodland fairy enthusiast and fairy collectors alike. Handmade whimsical magical delicate sweet original fun unique and very one of a kind describes this woodland fairy bed.

Made entirely from found nature items I glued the twigs together forming this whimsical magical fairy bed. Moss and lichen is glued into place and rose buds accent the headboard and foot board while a shimmery french ribbon forms the pillow. This is a delicate piece of fairy furniture for the magical fairies in your life. Not recommended for children only the young at heart.

Measures: 5.5″ x 6″ x 6″
Shipping Weight: .04 ounces

Buy Today for only $38 USD

Branch Woodland Fairy Chair Furniture
Woodland Fairy Furniture Lounger Chair with Rose Buds Moss Twigs.

Woodland fairy house furniture for a woodland fairy princess is ready for the whimsical mystical side of you to shine. This fairy chair has a fern draped around it and rose buds are scattered all around. This branch fairy chair is for lounging with a comfy seat and ottoman tucked under so your lazy magical fairy can sanguinely stretch out.

Many people who bought this item tuck them into plants which I think is a fabulous idea.

This adorable Woodland Fairy Rose Bud Chair is enchanted with fairy blessings and wishes.

Measures 6″ tall to the tip of the twigs and 3″ wide.
Shipping Weight: .04 ounces

Buy Today Only $32 USD

I wrap each house carefully with tissue on the inside of the houses and then the entire house is wrapped in brown paper. But be careful unwrapping these beautiful sculpted work of art. Take care in unwrapping.