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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Day 12 - 12 Days of Reflection

Here's Day 12 of 12 days Reflection! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Get to work, organize your Reflections and we'll connect very soon to see how it went for everyone!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Day 11 - 12 Days of Reflection 2012

Day 10 #Reflect12:
 "What would be your favorite photo from 2012 and why?" It's great to have a photo of yourself, your loved ones or something that inspires you. These are all memory keeping opportunities to look back at captured moments of your life!

Happy Saturday

Friday, December 21, 2012

Day 10 - 12 Days of Reflection 2012

Day 10 #Reflect12: "Describe one gift, compliment or gesture you received this year that 

left a lasting impression?" 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 9 - 12 Days of Reflection 2012

‎#Reflect12 - Day 9: "Create a list of @ least 7 things you want to accomplish in 2013?"

As we prepare for the new year, making lists of things you want to accomplish, develop or work towards to is important. 


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 8 - 12 Days of Reflection 2012

Day 8: #reflect12 "If you could say thank you to someone or to a # of people, who would they would be?"

So we did a thankful list but how about a "thank you" list. If we can put together a list of people who have been there for us in the past year, perhaps a bus driver who waited for you at the stop several mornings, or a neighbor, a teacher, your family members or friends. A simple "thank you" could bring a special holiday joy into their lives. Perhaps you will consider sending them a "thank you" note, text or phone call to them after this.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 7 - 12 Days of Reflection 2012

Day 7 of #Reflect12:
"Was there a quote or saying that inspired you this past year?" Did you find yourself writing down or referring back to a line that got you through something or perhaps even made you laugh?
This prompt was inspired by @paperrelics Paper Relics

Monday, December 17, 2012

Day 6 - 12 Days of Reflection 2012

Day 6: Today is all about the music in our lives for #reflect12... Let's think about the music 

that has ins
pired, empowered, or just sounded sooo good in your life for 2012!

“What is the song or soundtrack to represent 2012 for YOU?” What music selection(s)

can you say represented your year?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day 5 - 12 Days of Reflection 2012

It’s Day 5 of the “12 Days of Reflection Challenge" - “What memorable experience do you hold dear from 2012?” Did you try new things, start a business, or perhaps you cut your hair? 

I'm currently working on my mini journal with my 12 days and I can't wait to share them with you very soon. Hope this a enlightening experience for you all.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 4 - 12 Days of Reflection 2012

It’s Day 4 of the “12 Days of Reflection Challenge”. #Reflect12 – All about the arts, literature and theater. “What shows, movies, plays, books or events influenced your life in the past year?” Did you read a book that you had to tweet, facebook, instagram or email a friend about? Was there a museum exhibit that took your breath away? What about a tv show?  If you didn't get a chance to this year, what would you like to watch, read or visit for 2012? Have an awesome Saturday!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Day 3 - 12 Days of Reflection 2012

Good Morning and welcome to Day 3 of the "12 Days of Reflection 2012 Challenge" :

#Reflect12- Day 3: “What healthy choices did you make in 2012? What would you like to do in 2013?”  It could be from joining a group, exercising, cleansing, anything that promotes health and wellness!  Please continue with your reflections and share your entries with someone in your life who may not be a part of this! If you post your response, tag your friends and also use the hashtag: # reflect12! If you blog about it, share it here. Have a Great day...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day 2 - 12 Days of Reflection 2012

Here's Day 2 of 12 Days of Reflection 2012:

Take some time out of your busy day to sit, write, reconnect and think back... What were some thankful moments of 2012?


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Days of Reflection 2012 Challenge

12 Days of Reflection 2012 Challenge December 12-23rd Reflection-> the ability to reflect beams or rays. Reflect-> manifest or bring back
Join me again for 12 days of Reflection 2012. Every year around the holidays, I dedicate some time to #reflect in a journal or notebook with questions and lists about the past year and my hopes for the New Year. Two years ago, I was so inspired by a group of women who created an online challenge of sorts called #reverb11, #relish11, or # resound11 (check those hashtags on Twitter, especially my creative friend, Hope from They gave out daily prompts or questions throughout the month of December that allowed you to think about the past year and to also prepare for the coming year through reflective writing, journaling or drawing. It doesn’t take much to start; all you need is a pen, some paper/journal or even use your notes section from your phone or tablet and a few minutes out of your day. Share the questions with your family and friends, add your own questions for yourself, get creative with your pages (if you want to) and just enjoy the journey. I have decided to create a smaller version of this event called 12 Days of Reflection (#reflect12) from December 12th – 23rd filled with topics on the past year and preparing for 2013. You can follow my prompts here on on my Facebook page, Twitter or on Instagram. Have fun and share your entries! If you post about your reflections, tag your friends and also use the hashtag: #reflect12! If you blog about it, share it with me. Day One:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Midsummer Isle's Dream Collection 2012

It's 1am and I'm up adding finishing touches to orders, projects and preparing for the release of a collection I call "Midsummer Isle's Dream". These designs are filled with color, flair, riddim and a mix of fabrics and metals. I was so inspired by the mix of my Caribbean roots and Urban settings, that I somehow enjoy sketching designs that merges both worlds. I currently have a few of the pieces up and ready for purchase in my SHOP so definitely check it out.

Here are some of the designs currently up:

Tie Dye Fringe Necklace Short
Hand dyed Fringe Necklace Medium
Tie Dye Fringe Necklace Extra Long
Tie Dye Fringe Earrings Short
There's more to come... sweet dreams

Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Monday and New Designs!!!

First, I hope everyone's Monday is starting off on the right foot. I think the remaining days of the week are reflected by the first day. My weekend was filled with jewelry creations, stationary designing and lots of fun at the Grenada Day Festival in Brooklyn(photos coming soon). I am also preparing to add more photos to my Etsy shop (still in production) but here's a sneak peek. Enjoy and make sure to check back for updates.


Friday, July 13, 2012

It is Friday the 13th, thank God!

So, it's Friday the 13th... As long as its Friday, I'm a happy camper! I haven't blogged as much recently with the new gig but I'm still working on a schedule because I miss sharing my journal pages, DIY tips and just straight conversation! Otherwise, I'm loving Instagram (under the name AyeShanti) and I've been sharing so many of my quick writing projects on there. Here are a few of my what I call #cupofquotes:

Have a great weekend,

Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Inspiration: Keeping Writing...

#Writeon when dealing with situations. Dealing with the passing of a family member, I decided to just write. I pray the words from my pages blows into the wind and meets them in thanksgiving. The following quote that I posted on Instagram comes from Sonia Sanchez "I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and to spread truth to people."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Quotes, Notes and Pretty Pics!

Hi lovely people, it's been awhile, yes I know, however I'm still here. Started a new creative job, working on orders and making sure to enjoy life to the fullest. In the mean time, I'm working on a blog schedule, adding new designs to the shop and preparing for Summer 2012.
I'm also writing lots of quotes and notes in my journal and on sheets of paper from our trips and daily life. If you check out my Instagram you'll find all the photos there. Here are few:

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday Inspiration: Good Ole' Fashion Snailmail

Ole' fashion #snailmail... It's so personal and true, knowing that someone's hand took their time to create those strokes of written words... Find some paper, a writing utensil and write someone. The anticipation of waiting for a reply is exciting!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Instagram Faves and NEW Vintage Finds

Happy Friday Everyone!
Just wanted to share a few of my favorite Instagram photos for this week which really all happened yesterday at music festival under the Brooklyn Bridge which celebrated the music and culture of Brazil:

You should definitely sign up for your local community events, especially with summer on its way. If you're in Brooklyn check out

Also, I'm preparing a new line of designs inspired by vintage finds. I was blessed with some pieces from a friend who shops only vintage and being its only of each, I'll be up-cycling the pieces for a new look and flavor for order. Again, it's O.A.K. (one of a kind) so first come first serve, I'll choose a date when they'll be up for purchase, do definitely check in!

Have a great and blessed weekend,

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Inspiration: I'm Choosing Pleasant

I love to doodle, write and create lil' pieces of works that can be placed in books to be found years from now. So in creating the Monday Inspiration, I was inspired by a quote sent to me this morning and it was definitely needed: "There's no time like the Pleasant." -Oliver Herford

I thought to myself wow, ain't that the truth. In further research, I also found a similar quote:

"Never put off enjoyment because there's no time like the pleasant." - Evan Esar

So, I'm choosing to enjoy the moments, every lil bits and pieces of it in my life.
There's nothing like carrying a pleasant attitude when trying to get through life. The simple gestures of a smile, a handwritten note to self or a yummy cup of tea when one is stressed, can bring you to a place of peace and balance.

(written on kraft card stock envelope, Paper Mate Flair felt tip pen and white uni-ball signo pen)

Have a great day