Saturday, May 29, 2010

Taking the Journey on the Creative Awakenings Express

It's so funny because I purchased Creative Awakenings months and months ago but never even really cracked it open. I guess I simply wasn't ready to hear the message it had to deliver . . . until NOW. The things you want most are always right in front of you but you won't see, hear, touch or smell them until you are in a place where you can, until you are a vibrational match to what you are asking for.

I just finished reading The Power of Nowby Eckhart Tolle and something within me boomed with loud clarity, "read Creative Awakenings NOW." Yesterday I began reading the book and wondered what in the world I was waiting for all this time. Within the pages was everything I could have hoped for both in terms of something I could share with my network as well as helping me move past the obstacles that stand in my way!

It is my pleasure to use this book as a workbook for facilitating change both in myself and others. If you have been wondering how to move past pain, fear, self doubt or whatever holds you back, please come join me in the Creative Awakenings group for a 12 month journey of creative discovery. Here we will create a dream journal, learn new techniques, get to know the inner you and you will have the support of your fellow group members to help you along the way.

It may not take 12 months before change begins to happen, in fact it probably won't but consider making the commitment to yourself for at least that long just to see where the journey takes you. This life is about enjoying the sail boat ride, not power boating madly to the destination.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Getting Serious About eBay Auction Templates

The Artful Paper Doll is getting serious about the business of selling paper dolls. I recently took a trip down eBay auction template lane looking for a way to spice up my listings and make them stand out a little bit.

The plan is for an upscale, boutique look to my virtual gallery space on eBay and also on The Artful Paper Doll network. During my search I came across the most darling auction templates created by Laura Gage of Store for Moms. In fact, I was so captivated by Laura's work that I published a Q & A article about her work on

Laura is now collaborating with Italian software engineer, Pasquale Imaio. Together they will be offering a brand new look for eBay auction templates and storefront designs like the one shown above. Congratulations Laura, that really is terrific news. :)