I often put a lot of pressure on myself to finish a painting and social media hasn’t helped me with that issue. We want instant results, instant gratification, instant success, instant everything... The principles of being consistent and having patience in order to achieve something seems to be melting away in a very fast speed. And maybe that’s our issue with so many other things in life, we set a goal and focus only on the result instead of the progress. We give up the moment we start something, because we realize that the process is a long one and we feel not “fit for the job”.
I normally start a new painting filled with inspiration and purpose but towards the middle of it I feel scared that I might have started something that I can’t finish.
“How do I do this again? I can’t finish this.”
That’s when I know I’m doing it for the result only, and I’m not paying attention to the process.
The process of “Dancing Whales” 🐋
IT’S OFFICIAL! I’m no longer a teenager! 🥳🎉🎈 This year was full of so much change, when I turned 19 I had never shot a wedding before, and now a year later I have over 20 I was lucky enough to help document. I couldn’t have asked for a better, more productive year, and I can’t wait to see what 20 has in store 😊❤️ Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday today! Love you all! ❤️🥰 Now to go eat some vegan gluten free cake 😍
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My bank account may be drained but my heart is so full. Jeff and I closed on our first home in Arlington today.
We move in May! Visitors welcome - please bring dogs, wine, tacos, and donuts.
Special thanks to our amazing real estate agent @rit_katie (@fassresultsgroup) and our good pal @silvertweet29 (Caliber Home Loans) who helped us through all the money things.
When coming up with what to write on my website description, I had to take a look at who I am and who I want to be as a designer. At this point, I’m learning to not waste pressure and pain on trying to be what I’m not, or comparing myself to other designers. I design with my heart, and for better or for worse, I can’t often separate design from the love in my veins. That being said, I have made a promise to myself moving forward, to be true to my goals and dreams as a designer, and to move forward in designing for a greater good. Whether for profit or for passion, I am dedicating myself to honesty, empowerment, and social impact. So if you or anybody you know needs a partner in designing and disseminating an important message, always feel free to contact me and let’s make it happen. Let’s make things that matter. Let’s leave the world somehow better than we found it. “p.p.p.s. I love you” and thank you for those who support my heavy and always beating heart in these design endeavors.
Swipe right for the original inspiration. I found this old note in an old box of collectibles my mom had, and it’s essentially how I signed all the drawings I made for people.
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Women should sometimes understand that somethings are meant to happen but not meant to be. .
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LA VISUALISATION !
Avant qu'une chose se manifeste, fermé les yeux et imaginé cette chose déjà existante. 🙏🙏🙏
J'ai déjà tellement emmagasiné d'idées de décoration et d'agencement dans mon esprit maintenant j'attend juste que l'univers m'envoie le bon projet.
We say thank you a lot in our daily lives.
In school we were always reminded to say please and thank you.
It happens so often that a lot of the time we don’t even notice it.
But when you send someone a card to say thank you, and let them know how much you appreciate them matters a lot more.
Because you taken the time to write how you feel down. It really shows them how much you care.
And you can also show how much you care about the planet too with these recycled paper cards, which have been printed on an environmentally friendly printer.
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🔮 part of the definition of being human is “imperfection”
Perfection suggests a state of flawlessness, without any defects. To be perfect implies a condition whereby your action or performance attains a level of excellence that cannot be exceeded.😏
🔮 When we were growing up, our parents were mostly particular about what our grades were & our position in class not & what we learned
In our society today we place much emphasis on achievement
we measure our lives in terms of success and in the process loose perspective of what it means to live well , have a beautiful life🥰
Which ruptures the Sense of balance in our life
We forget that as humans we're part of nature & as such, we would benefit if we came into acceptance of the natural flow of life
Even a machine may operate perfectly at least for a while, Yet over time, it will begin to wear down and require repair.
✨ God never intended to create humans to be perfect ✨
🔮 and Ironically , let’s assume you meet someone who have achieve this impossible state of perfection 👀 it's unlikely that you would tolerate him or her.
the perfect individual would be a constant reminder to you & all others of your shortcomings and they won’t be much fun to be with. 🤷🏽♀️
Your imperfection is the best gift of all, it means you are confident with being you & no other...cherish it🥰
Fall in love with being you❤️
Tag your friends to see this & reassure them that they are perfect the way they are ❤️, .
Have a splendid day
❤️ from Alexis @naija_businessroom
Hurricane season starts June 1st and runs through November 30th, with a peak activity period from late August through September. If you are thinking of heading to the Caribbean for a vacay or cruise - keep in mind the risk.
The higher risk destinations run from New Orleans - Gulf Coast - Atlantic Coast - The Eastern Caribbean to the tip of the Yucatan and everything in between. Now Mother Nature sometimes fools us and it could very well be an uneventful hurricane season.
But then again - she could let loose with all her might and fury. So, if you are seriously considering the Caribbean, be sure to purchase cancellations insurance. But, not just any policy make sure it specifically lists “hurricanes” as a “covered reason.” Or, get a policy that includes a “cancel for any reason” option.
My Biz 📱💻 Something I don’t talk too much about explicitly on here however this is too good not to share! 😃 ITS FREE TO REGISTER THIS MONTH and there have been so many people jumping on board to start creating a future of choice! 💫 This is what ‘this little biz’ has done for me and it’s given me one of life’s most precious commodities - TIME!!! Are you struggling to find time for you, the family, friends and your hobbies because of work pressures and stress? Do you wish there was more money at the end of the month, are you looking to add something new into your life? Be part of community, encouraged to push for your goals and aspirations, to become a greater version of yourself? THIS IS THE TIME TO SAY YES TO NEW ADVENTURES!!! ✌️😎✌️ I am here and willing to show you everything I’ve learnt over the past four years so you can achieve the same and more because this girl ain’t stopping until I’ve helped at least 10 people get to the top with me! 🚀🚀 Reach out, drop me a message, comment below even if you’re just curious, there’s no harm in looking at an opportunity that could literally change your life for the better! ❤️🙏
Hey Tribe, 👋🏾 meet April a tribe member who is also a healthy lifestyle coach
She felt she was fat from a really young age and as a sort of rebellion to antagonize her parents, she really let herself go.
There was no defining moment.. she just looked in the mirror one day and finally accepted that she didn’t like what she saw and she needed a change. The process was grueling but because she knew what it felt like to be lost in her own skin, she kept pushing.
Now, she coaches individuals about healthy lifestyles but in a diversified way. She helps people understand not just the “how” but the “why” of weight loss. She is trying to create a community where they tell behind the scenes stories and provide support for each other. —————————————————
So Tribe, tag @stayfittribe to say hello and head over to her page to share some more love! If you’re into healthy lifestyles please connect!
Brand logo is unique in speaking about you to everyone that comes in contact with your brand.
We are excited to have rendered topnotch services to our customer @shollybigsmakeover
Very cool colour combinations and great logo insight.
We are delighted to have put a smile on your face. 👉Tag friends and partners in business who needs to see this.
He's a digital artist that paints impressive artworks. His style is like oil in canvas with retro-futuristic and cyberpunk themes. His major work right now is Black Rabbit, a series of books that transport you to the world and characters he creates.
On my hands is the first book and the second one will arrive next month, probably. The third book will be on Kickstarter, as the first two were, and I will support it for sure!
Thanks @kuriotter for making me know about this artist!
The word mantra comes from two Sanskrit words: “manas” (mind) and “trāyate” (to deliver). 📿 So a mantra is a sound that “delivers the mind” - ideally from a place of suffering and anxiety to a place of peace, knowledge and spiritual bliss 🌻 .
Often, mantras are simply made of different names of the Divine (like the one in this picture ⤴️) - they don’t have to be complicated, and you don’t need a degree in linguistics to meditate like this! 😅 .
Make a wish, make a plan, make it happen; but let us create your website for you 👍🏼
10132 minutes ago
How well do you know your customers?
You should know your customer in the same way you know your best mate - what their challenges are, where they hang out on weekends, where they like to shop and how they make their purchase decisions.
This knowledge and information will help you tailor your small business’s content, products and services to add the most value to your customers’ lives! But how do you get it?
I’m so excited to say I’ve put together a free guide to help you out, with 23 questions that you need to ask your ideal customer ✨ head on over to the link in my profile to check it out, I’d love to hear how you get on!
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Dusun Bambu Family Leisure Park is a lovely place in Lembang, Indonesia. Leveraging from the serene nature and cool weather in the area, it has several nice restaurants as well as huge outdoor space and children play areas. We’ve been there twice so far and we love it. Also, the place is kids friendly enough for us. From there you can also go to Tangkuban Perahu crater and the tea plantation. Btw, Lembang area also has beautiful places to visit. Pic is a throwback from 2017 😊.
Btw, my Yemak sweater code is only valid until May 1st. And now it’s 50% off your purchase.
Enter 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙖-𝙮𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙠-001 at www.yemaksweater.com.
I’m wearing their short sleeve cropped cardigan in this outfit (I’m quite short so it’s not so cropped on me 😆).
Wishing my sissy was still here in New Zealand 💙💙💙
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Michalea from @bluestiggy has joined us on Pedddle!
Michaela’s work often uses typography and hand embroidery. She has a special partnership with my 1950’s baby Hermes typewriter-find out its name on her Pedddle page. Together they type personalised hand bound notebooks and monogram prints.
Welcome to Taurus season! ♉️ Fun fact, both my Sun sign and Ascendant sign are in Taurus 💫 (my Moon is in Virgo). I love this description of the Taurus sign by the @astrotwins (see their website for more in-depth info): “Sensual Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty. Your sign loves great food, romance and beautiful things. Venus kicks your five senses into high gear, so you are are happiest when surrounded by the best of everything. Satin sheets, gourmet dinners, a glass of red wine, and boom…you’re relaxing into one of your famous, 14-hour naps. Not that you don’t work hard, too. Like a bull, Taurus operates at two speeds: either totally relaxed, or charging headfirst towards a target. You prefer to keep the peace, but when you’re pushed past your limit, watch out! Underneath it all, you just want to be comfortable, and surrounded by life’s finest offerings. Taurus knows what s/he likes, and that’s that. You stick with your opinions, and you don’t change unless there’s a really good reason. You can be stubborn…but on the upside, you’re also loyal and dependable. Just be careful not to get stuck in a safety zone or your life could become stagnant. Take a chance and try something new. Sometimes, change and risk can bring the progress and reward you’re wishing for.” Do you follow astrology? What sign are you?
💛 How do you be your best self, when you know you wake up feeling meh?! We can set ourselves up for success, even if we don’t feel 100% . Knowledge is power - and it’s all about learning how to get your mindset tip-top! It’s not hard - you just have to do the work 🤷🏼♀️
💐 YOU ARE SOOOOOOOO WORTH IT! #rituals#selflove#selfworth#empoweredwomen#beteachable
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M E E T T H E T E A M
It's time for you to meet another one of my lovely team members. Say hello to Amy!
Amy is a super skilled, super flexible member of the team having worked in HR, recruitment, and admin for 10 years before taking the leap and setting up her own business.
Going freelance gave Amy the flexibility to work around the needs of her young family and also made it possible for her to pursue simultaneous career paths. As well as her freelance work Amy also works for a charity and has trained as a Social Media Manager with Digital Mums. Never one to sit still Amy has plans to invest in more training when the timing is right for her and her family. Multi-tasking at its finest!
By her own admission she's obsessive about spreadsheets and a total social media addict - I think you get why she's so perfect for Team TAQ!
Here 's a few interesting facts about Amy:
Favourite cocktail - Espresso Martini 🍸
Perfect brunch - Avocado on toasted sour dough with chilli and lime plus a cold glass of Prosecco! 🥂
Biggest fan of - There are so many women I admire, all for different reasons - Fearne Cotton, Clemmie Telford, Jameela Jamil to name just a few 💪
Geeky about - Being organised, I love lists, calendars and reminders. Anything that reduces the mental load is welcome! 🤓
Fave social network - Instagram, I love it! 💕
The app you couldn't live without - My phone is full of useful apps. If I had to pick just one though it would be Trello 🗒️
Ideal way to unwind - A nice bath is always welcome but drinks (coffee or alcoholic) with friends is always a lovely treat too. 🛀
Feel free to say hello or ask questions about what Amy's currently working on.
#womeninbiz#communityovercompetition smallbizowner #femaleambition#werisebyliftingothers#frommetoteam#womenunite#meettheteam#teamworkmakesthedreamwork#virtualassistant#womensupportingwomen # buildingacommunity #togetherwearestronger#teamTAQ
📌It’s a New Day📌
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
May this week be for us:
in Jesus name, Amen🙏🏽
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2nd Corinthians 5:17
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“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
We're back to and well rested after the long weekend - not complaining that we've got another 4 day week - but it does mean we have lots to cram into this week! Top of the list is orders followed by new designs, but we might just find some time to sneak some chocolate easter egg in there too!
“Don’t give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door.” Little bit of @paulocoelho#mondaymotivation for you on this very Mondayish Tuesday! 🔑💕☀️
I’m up and at em’ this morning 💪🏻 lots to do and things to achieve.....with a fair amount of self doubt and blind panic in the mix! 🙈😱....wish me luck and have a great day! 🙋🏼♀️🌸👍🏻
Jailolo — A small port that serves as coastal villages for Halmahera, located on the island's west coast, approximately 20 km north of Ternate. Jailolo best known as one of Indonesia's main producers of spices, especially cloves and nutmeg. Jailolo's nature has been provided with indigenous ingredients; from fruits and nuts to spices, there are abundance of natural resources to harvest. // Learn more of Jailolo and other exotic places in Indonesia through the link in our bio #Jailolo#ExposeIndonesia
4021 hour ago
⭐New Blog Post⭐
Happy Earth Day! 🌍
This day has been celebrated since 1970, and was created to educate people on environmental issues, and as a way to celebrate and respect our Earth.
On the blog, I've shared the different things that I have been doing to help the Earth in many different aspects of my life, and how you can too.
And together we can treat the natural environment with the respect it deserves, and help the planet to thrive again.
Not just today, but every day going forward.
Check out the link in my bio.
47222 April, 2019
Just cuteness and curiosity from these two. Happy Easter 🐣🐏🙂
68321 April, 2019
I truly believe that together we can make a positive change to our planet.
We can coexist in harmony with the environment, and with all other beings.
It is only when we become truly aware of nature and the animals who live among us that we can truly see the influence we have, be it a positive or a negative one, and we can also see the influence these things have on us.
72620 April, 2019
It seems totally bizarre to me that we have invented a product that takes hundreds of years to degrade when we ourselves only use them for a matter of moments.
But that is the reality of plastic products.
And is definitely something to consider when buying a product that is either made of plastic or comes wrapped in it.
So much plastic ends up in our countrysides and in our water streams making their way to the ocean, and all this plastic will eventually end up in the mouths and stomachs of wildlife across the globe.
However, this doesn’t have to be and shouldn’t be the case, and now if the perfect time to reassess our relationship with all types of plastics.