I won’t call it the winter doldrums because I find the winter months to be beautiful and calming. A white blanketed landscape creating a pristine canvas, the jolt, awakening, renewal of a blast of cold air, the crispy feeling of cold on your cheeks, that scent of freshness that permeates the air, the silence of the gently falling snow. Everchanging and beautiful is each and every season of the year here in the Midwest USA.
But, beautiful and refreshing as I find winter to be, I also enjoy the coziness and comfort of being tucked inside my warm home. The slow down I find in the season of winter gives me the opportunity and time to be creative.
Here are some of the things I’ve been working on the past few months!
So, as I am enjoying these last few months of winter I’m also looking forward to Spring.
Do you ever stop to ponder where you are in life, how you got there, where you’ve been, where you are headed?
I’m an avid reader. And, as I’ve mentioned in a previous post, someday I’d like to write my own stories. “someday I’d like to” Do you see anything wrong with that statement?
A quote I read once upon a time that I often repeat to my sons went something like this: “four birds sat on a wire, one decided to fly away, how many were left on the wire?”
Just because I want to or would like to or think about doing anything doesn’t get it done. I dream, I think, I ponder. These are good starting points but where is the action that catapults these thoughts/dreams/wants/desires into reality.
Ponder, plan, and proceed.
I just finished reading “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. A great read in my opinion. It has given me a different perspective as I ponder where I’ve been, where I am, how I got here, and the direction in which I travel.
Follow your dreams! You may face fear, uncertainty, obstacles. It may take some hard work, stamina, motivation, encouragement, time, frustration, and patience. But with your drive, determination and effort, someday in your future as you ponder where you’ve been and how you got there you will find the joys in the journey of your life.
May you make all of your dreams and wishes a reality!
I am happy to share a new ecommerce online market place with you.
GoImagine.com recently launched their new website. GoImagine is an online marketplace for “Handmade in America” artists, artisans and crafters to sell their unique creations. Individual shops offering handmade in America jewelry, gifts, and decor.
Shoppers looking to buy unique, handmade items made in the USA will be delighted with the assortment of shops and items available.
Go to their website to learn more about their story and vision.
So, if you are looking for that perfect something special, unique, one of a kind, unusual, eclectic, handmade in America jewelry, gift, decor be sure to check out the shops on GoImagine.com and, of course, I’m always appreciative of your visits to my shops, as well.
If you have any questions about my shops, my items, or custom orders, please feel free to message me. You can contact me through the messaging options in each of my online shops.
Be excited because today is the day you get to start reinventing yourself.
Put on some Reiki, Zen, Piano, (whatever resonates with you) music, maybe something to evoke your spirit which will help you find your purpose.
Fix yourself a cup of tea.
Light a candle or burn your sage smudge stick while your tea is heating.
Open a window to help release negative energy from your home.
Find a quite, beautiful place to sit and listen to the music while you sip your tea. Maybe on your porch or outdoors so any negative energy can dissipate and you can absorb the beauty of nature.
Clear your mind and breathe (takes practice).
After this do a few stretching exercises to show your body some appreciation.
Grab a paper and pen/pencil/paint marker; something pretty to write on and with, maybe even one of your color book pages you can jot down thoughts along the edges.
Without thinking about your current circumstances; where you live, what you do, what you’ve done, your age, your health; write down your dream life; the career that will make you happy, where you will live, where you will travel, who you will be with, people who make you happy (known or not yet met), how you will dress, items that make you happy, activities that make you happy, how you carry yourself. Everything you can think of you can do. This is where you’ll start.
It is never too late to reinvent yourself and become the person you’ve always dreamed of or get back to that person that you once were.
Change starts from within and your thoughts become your reality.
When/if any negative, destructive, or self doubt creeps into your mind, go back to your page and doodle, draw, color, write, read and remind yourself what a STRONG, CONFIDENT, BEAUTIFUL WOMAN/MAN YOU ARE!
I believe in you and can’t wait to see you blossom through this new challenge in your life.
Be invigorated, enthusiastic and excited as you rediscover yourself.
And, just so you know, just writing this note to you is giving me the same incentive. Let’s do this together!!!!!!!! Have a terrific day!!!!!
Deep down inside we all have a little Hippie Soul…….what color is your inner hippie? Check out some of my handmade Peace Sign and Flower Jewelry. You can find these and more of my handmade Boho Bohemian Hippie Style jewelry, decor and gifts in my second shop on Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/shop/JudysTreehouseToo
Unique, one of a kind gemstone statement necklaces for women. Handmade Fashion Jewelry by JudysTreehouse. Find them in the “Statement Necklaces” section of my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JudysTreehouse
Simply Sparkle this holiday season or whenever you want to jazz things up a bit. Cute, classy, casual…..you decide. Here are a few of the handmade sparkly necklaces and earrings available in my shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/JudysTreehouse
“Every woman in this world wears a little sparkle, some in their dress, and some in their eyes.” – Shahla Khan
My summertime creative muses…… a.k.a. a walk through my gardens. If you were ever to visit my gardens you might see weeds and bramble or you might see flowers and vines……you might see icky bugs or butterflies ….. you might see work to be done or buried treasures……. I hope if you were ever to visit my gardens you would find the magic they hold. Life is how you decide to see it! Enjoy!
Been keeping busy wire wrapping beautiful, earthy gemstone beads to create these unique Large Brass Cross Statement and Small Brass Holy Spirit Dove Pendant Necklaces for Women. Unique handmade jewelry by Judy Rebman. Find them here: