I LOVE COLOR!

 I LOVE COLOR! In this dark world. Hand painted one of a kind Aztek/Picasso shoes from ARTISTIC SHOES FROM THE SOLE of Michelle Monet. www.etsy.com/shop/michellemonetart Even though the tv just mentioned all the dark, dismal, dreary state of the world on the news —-I am in such a colorful mood. SO much darkness but it dawned on me that Color makes me happy. Even if the world is drab and dark I can still make colorful shoes. Its obvious that color is my new excitement! Here are some of my newest shoe designs. I thought I’d share them with you all today. Color is just EXPLODING OUT OF MY creative brain lately and I’m having fun. Business should be fun. Life should be fun. Right now COLOR is fun! Hand painted one of a kind ARTISTIC SHOES FROM THE SOLE of Michelle Monet. More at www.etsy.com/shop/mmichellemonetart Hand painted one of a kind…

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GIVING UP MY OBSESSION WITH DISSATISFACTION

GIVING UP MY OBSSESSiON WITH DISSATISFACTION dis·sat·is·fac·tion di(s)ˌsadəsˈfakSH(ə)n/ noun lack of satisfaction. “widespread public dissatisfaction with incumbent politicians” synonyms:discontent, discontentment, disaffection, disquiet, unhappiness,malaise, disgruntlement,vexation, annoyance, irritation, anger; There is definitely a culture of dissatisfaction in the world these days. I have always been a person who has lived with a sense of dissatisfaction with ‘what is’. It could be that I’ve always seen the possibilities of beauty in everything and the ‘real’ world never really added up to my ideal. So I lived in dissatisfaction. It sort of messed up my joy and it messed up my appreciation of this present moment. The only peace you can have is in THIS present moment, say all the worlds gurus. The anguish of dissatisfaction and longing in its many forms — from idealization to preoccupation with what’s missing or with what should have been different leads to unhappiness. I always felt I had to…

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HAVE YOU EVER LOST YOUR ENTHUSIASM? I did.

HAVE YOU EVER LOST YOUR ENTHUSIASM?? Well…I did for a very long time. The word ENTHUSIASM comes from the Greek word enthousiasmos, which consists of the root words “theos” (god) and “en”. (in). Thus enthusiasm literally means “God within.”Hmm. I think we all agree that enthusiasm is a wonderful thing. They say that you should follow your enthusiasm in life. That makes sense. Here are a few more quotes on enthusiasm: Enthusiasm creates miracles. Enthusiasm + Passion = Success. Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson said: ‘Nothing in life was ever achieved without Enthusiasm.’ I totally believe in enthusiasm too. I used to have enthusiasm and zest for my mixed media art business but I hit a major burnout last year and decided I couldn’t do it anymore. I had my art business since 1999. I owned a gallery/studio in the Smoky Mountains…

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