MY NEWEST SHOES!

Worked almost 9 hours today on making new shoes.  Wow. So much to learn. So much technique to figure out. Which pens and paint to use. What to spray them with to seal them How far back to stand when I spray them. Design elements SO today im workin on 5 styles at once. Thats the way I like to do it. A lot of diverse ideas at once! So today its Wonderwoman, with painted faces Vegas wedding  shoes Painted elephants (for a gal who wants elephants Buddha shoes by request from a Buddha lover Bob Marley shoes from another customer! Here are a few pics of the WonderWoman shoes and the link to them on etsy.com. I handpainted these and put red glitter on the heels and underside. Fun. I’m improving daily which is my goal.yayy.   https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/MichelleMonetArt/tools/listings/sort:price/512447312       You can see all my other shoes on etsy…

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TONY BENNETT IS A RARE HUMAN

I SURE LOOOOVE TONY BENNETT He’s 90 years old and ‘Just Getting Started’. I saw Tony Bennett last night on an interview talking about his wonderful life and how he just celebrated his 90th birthday. DAMN. This guy makes me teary-eyed every time I watch him. His inspirational happy vibe and total appreciation for life is contagious and life affirming. His new book is called ‘Just Getting Started’. Can you believe it? He’s just getting started at 90. What is OUR problem? I’m 55 and sometimes I can sense my time clock ticking and sometimes feel I don’t have that much time left. Tony seems to savor and appreciate each moment and just emanates gratitude and reverence for life! The Wall Street Journal reviewed his book this way: ‘What comes through in all 42 chapters is the singer’s gratitude…Let’s hope this new generation can learn a lesson from Mr. Bennett’s unflagging…

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CHOOSE TO SPEND YOUR TIME DOING WHAT YOU LOVE

CHOOSE TO SPEND YOUR TIME DOING WHAT YOU LOVE ‘You can spend your whole life doing what you don’t want to do, and die. Or you can spend your life doing what you do want to do, and die. The end result is the same. The question is whether or not you are going to enjoy yourself in the meantime.’ From the article ‘Do What You Are Meant To Do’ by Dan Pedersen Today while working I turned on a few news channels (Fox News and CNN) to check in on the North Korea, Syria, world situation. I do think its important to stay in the ‘know’, especially with the serious world issues — although it is a frustrating feeling of helplessness in most cases. Today they were discussing Iran. One pundit said affirmatively that it’s just inevitable and a matter of time before Iran becomes another North Korea. ARGH! So everywhere…

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20 WONDERFUL DEFINITIONS OF CREATIVITY

20 WONDERFUL DEFINITIONS OF CREATIVITY I’m in a super creative mood today. I could relate to most of these. How about you? “Seeing the intersection of seemingly unrelated topics and combining them into something new.” — Brian Clark “Starting with nothing and ending up with something. Interpretin something you saw or experienced and processing it so it comes out different than how it went in.” — Henry Rollins “Building universes out of nothing.” — Danny Sullivan “Tapping into your soul and your intuition and allowing them to guide what you make.” — Bernadette Jiwa “Giving the world something it didn’t know it was missing.” — Daniel Pink “Going to unexpected places.” — Shane Snow “Living in possibility and abundance rather than limitation and scarcity.” — CJ Lyons “To me, creativityis seeing and communicating ideas in ways that are unique, compelling, and unexpected.” — Lee Odden “One part inspiration, one part motivation.” — Ann Handley “The strange partnership between a human being’s labor and the mystery of inspiration.” — Elizabeth Gilbert…

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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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THE POWER OF INTENSITY

YOU’RE SO INTENSE Ok so?   A friend Barb said yesterday, “you are intense’. Yea yeah I know I have serious intensity, but now I am channeling my intensity into my Art Shoe business and it’s a positive channel. I think for intense people we can go two ways sometimes. Down the intensity road of seriousness, depression or negativity or BUCK UP and use our intensity in a good way. The world situation is also very intense. That’s obvious. Intense emotions abound, it seems! I am using my intensity now in my new art business. (Making art shoes almost 9 hours a day.) Hey, I am a one woman start up company so I have to focus on it intensely, dedicate to my ideas and channel my intensity into creative expression! I dream of ideas at night and what I will make the following day. It is intensely fun too and is…

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IT REALLY ALL COMES DOWN TO JUST TWO FORCES

IT REALLY ALL COMES DOWN TO JUST TWO FORCES I just read an article about the 1972 book, called The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance, written by Timothy Gallwey, The book was mainly about our higher vs lower self. In the book the author called it simply Self 1 and Self 2 . I was thinking of all the other names for these two opposing energies in the Universe. There seem to be so many. Could these all be the same thing? Possible alternate names for the two forces the ‘dark vs light’ the ‘sabateur’ vs the ‘inner child’ the ‘higher Self’ vs ‘lower self’ the ‘ego’ vs ‘THE EGO’ the ‘devil vs ‘the holy’ (in religious circles) the ‘inner critic’ vs the ‘innocent child’ the ‘shadow self’ vs the ‘real self’ (according to the late Debbie Ford) Or to wrap it up even more…

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