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How to Make Jewelry with Miz Meliz Live
by Melissa Reyes
September 5, 2016
Why is it hard to work? We are wired to create and to serve. When we have a goal, some type of payoff that means more than a paycheck – it makes a big difference!
It’s Labor Day here in the U.S. And my goal is to sell enough jewelry to buy a plane ticket to Nashville. See, it is my dear friend’s wedding and I am determined to get there. Finances are tight when you have two sons in college and one in high-school. Finances are tight for most people. Many people use credit for trips like this, but not me. I haven’t used credit cards for over ten years. I could use my income from my day job, but that is earmarked for other things. There never seems to be enough to do everything I want and need to do.
This isn’t a rant, or a sob story. This is just illumination. Shedding a light on my reality and that of most people I know. I want a little more. I want more and I am willing to work for it. I have talent and ability that reaches far beyond my regular job. Today, I will hustle to bring in some compensation and enjoy the “fruit of my labors.” When my friends are playing Words with Friends, Candy Crush, and Pokemon Go – I am making jewelry. When my family is watching DVRd episodes of their favorite shows – I am making videos. When I binge watch House of Cards, or Stranger Things – I am also drawing and coloring my artwork. Why? Because it is my dream. I dream of success and satisfaction from pursuing my passions and living my purpose. It is the entrepreneurial spirit. The “American Dream.”
So, today, on Labor Day, while my friends and family are going to the beach and having BBQs – I am going to hustle. I am going to sell my artwork and jewelry. I am determined. I hope and pray that at the end of the day, I will feel satisfied. I will have at least tried. I am already a success because I am willing to go there. All of the things I have made sitting in my bedroom in plastic baggies will not be there long. Today, we move it out! Let’s do this!!
If you want to buy something, comment here or send me a message at miz meliz @ yahoo . com (without the spaces.)
Why I love Paint with Heart
Every week for the past four months, I have met Cindy online for a two (or more) hour art lesson. But it is so much more than that. It has been a way to develop our friendship while learning from each other. As the “show” gains popularity, one might think that it wouldn’t be as much fun for us because we are giving up our intimate down time we have enjoyed so much. But you know what – not at all. We love having more people to share and paint with. It is just as exciting as when we first began. Cindy comes up with new projects to work on every week. We are meeting people, being creative, and doing all the things we do best. This is our weekly chance to shine and sparkle! Come hang out with us and you will see what I mean! Our fun summer is coming to an end, but we have a lot in store for you for the fall and winter months ahead. ~Melissa Reyes
Cigar Box (or surface of choice), Gesso, painters’ tape, ribbon 2″, glue, acrylic paints (see suggested colors below) plus your regular supplies (ie brushes, water basin, paint palette, sand paper and paper towels).
List of colors:
Blue Green DA142
Burnt Umber DA064
Cadmium Red DA15
Leaf Green DA051
Midnight Green DA084
Moon Yellow DA07
Navy Blue DA35
Olive Green DA056
Snow White DA01
True Blue DA36
Meet you in the Zoom Room! Until then…Paint with Heart!
Cindy & Melissa