Monday, September 27, 2010

Winner of the Fanpage Giveaway 1,000-1,100

On my art page on Facebook, I am now at 1,099--it was 1,100 but someone unliked me :( We still had the drawing and our winner, Bill Barnes will receive the poster of the Atlanta Sunset (above without the Zazzle Logo) as soon as he sends me his mailing address!!

We will have another drawing for people who LIKE my page--people who are fans 1,100--1,200!

Do YOU like my me?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


For about three years I have been working on this story--a novel and last night I finally finished the first draft. I would love some opinions and am giving away ebooks of Awakening. Any advice and constructive criticism is welcome. Here is a brief description of Awakening. Send me an email at if you wish for a copy!

August 28, 2005: Hurricane Katrina is on the way and Anais Beaulieu, trained assassin for her wealthy adoptive mob family, finally gets to escape after learning the truth of their involvement in her family’s gruesome murders and has fled to Atlanta to start anew.

Anais receives an inheritance from an aunt who she just meets: a mysterious ring that is being sought after by international terrorists who are a part of The Order of Olympus, an ancient enemy of Atlantis—and enemies of the descendants of Atlantis. Anne is continually stalked by the number 111 and a white panther who takes her back in time.

Anne is surrounded by new friends, including a pair of wealthy twins: Louk and Guen Shelumiyel, descendants of the last king of Atlantis and members of the Order of Olympus who claim they want to protect Anne and even possess the twin to Anne’s ring—only after Anne bleeds on it and it changes color to reveal in golden script: 111. Anne has previously met Louk at a Mardi Gras ball back in February.

Dogged by death and attempts on her own life, Anne and her new trusted friends are committed to finding out the truth about Anne’s own ancient lineage and the reason why people want her dead.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Starseeds~I think I may be one

I was raised as a Christian but lately, I have been feeling that there was something not quite right with the whole You are going to go to Hell thing. Why would God, who loves us, cast us away?

For the past few years I have been followed by the number 111 and also 1111. After doing months of online research and reading various new age books, I learned that the numbers are "wake up calls" to those who are Lightworkers, Starseeds, Indigo/Crystal Children.

Just in 2009 I have discovered the energies of crystals and gems. They are alive, yes! Even the Bible says that the rocks will call out to God.

All my life, I have felt out of place. I have always wanted to contact my family--due to the fact that other than my mother, I never knew them. I have always felt out of place and have had several total strangers walk up to me and tell me that the see the light in me--that I am unique. I have had people give me money because they felt led to one time--and it happened to be on my birthday LOL! I got my ears pierced with that money.

So why a Starseed?

Well, one of my stones is a Moldavite and that stone actually is a mix of an emerald stone falling from space combined with the earth as it crashed with the force of a few megaton bombs.

Moldavite is a stone for people who are Starseeds and feel lonely--or homesick. I have always felt the intense loneliness and yes, holding the stone soothes it.

I have never had any "alien" encounters but my third eye is opening. Yes, I see things now--glimpses of light beings and I know that I am not alone.

I feel very nervous about admitting this because I know that I will be judged and condemned to hell by some of my friends--not in a literal since but they will feel as if I have made the wrong choice and will be hurt by that.

There is no heaven and hell. There is only the LIGHT.

However, out of love, I will respect all of my friends who take part in any religion and ask that you respect my decision as well.

I am a Starseed--a light being. I am also new to this and am discovering who I really am. I have connections to Atlantis--I have always had dreams about other places and know in my soul that I am connected--I cannot explain how I know--I just know.

I am who I am and I hope that you, my friends, accept me. If not, then I will love you always.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Crystal Quartz wrapped in Sterling Silver

This is a great stone for meditating with or for adding that touch of light to your outfit! This crystal quartz is hand wrapped in sterling silver and will bring a sense of light to your aura.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rose Quartz wrapped in Sterling Silver

This pendant comes with the cord and will add a rosy glow to any outfit. The silver adds the touch of elegance for elegant or even casual wear.

Metaphysical properties of Rose Quartz include bringing the energies of Divine Love to your aura and will help you learn to accept and love yourself as the essence of Divine Love that you are.

Monday, September 13, 2010

View from my balcony

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Egyptian Ankh, Tree Agate, Rhodonite

Egyptian Ankh Cross with Tree Agate and a small Rhodonite bead is still for sale in my shop. It's only $15!

Click here to BUY NOW!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Abstract Soul

You look at me and see my light complexion on the outside
But only through my eyes you glimpse of an ever-changing color
Dawn kisses the sky with the music of turquoise and aquamarine
Streaking the canvas with peach and lavender
Clouds slowly re-birthing a new song

Colors all around I feel them
A living, breathing pure throbbing color
Explode in my soul take a paint brush
And go--let it flow
Color the paper with my soul

If I had to pick just one I would pass
Why just one?
I am ever-changing
Today I am mahogany streaked with teal
And golden embers of beginning life

Look into my eyes see the abstract shapes dancing
Look at my soul
Tomorrow's another piece of white canvas
Waiting to be painted upon

Color is my song art is the music to my being
Oxygen for the inner lung
What color am I?
Any. None. All.
Forever changing multicolored soul

Today I am different from yesterday
Another characteristic of the abstract soul

Friday, September 10, 2010

View of Sunsets from Grady Hospital

Mom's back in the hospital again--but no worries! She's going to be just fine.

When they did the open heart back in July, they had to insert a balloon pump in her groin b/c they had to stop her heart. Anyway, to do the balloon thing they had to harvest her vein. The area by her knee--where the stitches were supposed to heal up, didn't.
Instead it opened up leaving a huge hole in her leg. So she's back on the operating table but no surgery. Just a serious scrub and some huge doses of antibiotics.

So anyway, her hospital room had the most stunning view of a sunset last night.

Atlanta Skyline Mousepad by Johnna Crider

I have both a Zazzle account and an Etsy account. This one is from my Zazzle Gallery. The Z in the circle will NOT be on the finished product.

I took this shot from my balcony at dusk a few nights ago.

It's only $13 plus S&H and all profits I make will go to Art4TheHomeless.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tonight's Sunset

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Now that we have reached our goal of 1,000 fans we are having another give away specifically for those who join between 1000 and 1,100!

We will also have a giveaway for every 100 fans who join and also a special giveaway for when we reach 1,500!

Until then here is the next giveaway!

I took this photo and used it to make a 15" by 11" poster on and plan to purchase one to give away! Now I have more for sale if you wish to purchase one for yourself or a friend and you can buy them here

OR you can become a fan of my art on Facebook and see if you win it! Who know's you may be the winner!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Malachite/Azurite Wrapped in Copper

This lovely piece I wrapped is a mixture of Malachite and Azurite polished and smoothed to perfection. This stone brings together the wonderful properties of both Malachite and Azurite.


It is especially useful for absorbing negative energies and intense electromagnetic radiation of any kind. This intake of energy is malachite's very important feature. Malachite stones are believed to function by absorbing whatever type of energy you want to get rid yourself of. Therefore, malachite is often placed on the solar plexus area, and used for pulling out of the body the accumulated negative energies, emotions, blockages, and psychic barriers. It is not possible to heal the traumas from the past without conscious knowledge them or if they are buried deep in your subconscious.

With the help of malachite, you can identify, reorganize, and release suppressed negative experiences from the past, as well as get rid of your unconscious blocks, bringing deep emotional healing to your whole emotional being. If you are constantly involved in feelings of guilt, if you carry a burden without even being aware of it, maybe you can try include malachite stones in your collection or in your home. If you use malachite stones to release negativities from your body or from your soul, do not forget to clean and purify them immediately after the self-healing treatment session. Some say malachite can help us understand love, as it represents loyalty and friendship in a relationship.

Other people compare it with jade, which is a prime stone when it comes to relationships, either romantic or not. One way or the other, the stone malachite's spiritual properties are quite strong and prominent in the area of interpersonal relationships. Malachite can also promote you creativity, concentration and astral vision. If you want to use it as a tool that can help you express yourself creatively, consider putting it on the third eye chakra and contemplate about your creative potentials. Malachite is related to the green metaphysical ray of the seven rays of light.


Azurite is called the "stone of heaven" as it is said to aid in developing psychic awareness, psychic skills and abilities, enhances intuition, and guides you to be accurate in depicting psychic experiences.

It is also an excellent stone for meditation, allowing you to enter a meditative state easily, as well as enhancing prophesy and divination. Azurite can help control the flow of energy and bring just the right amount of it to any situation.

Azurite enhances creativity, as well as inspiration and intuition. It aids in building confidence as spiritual cleansing. It is quite useful when studying for exams as it helps one to retain information.

Friday, September 3, 2010

We Have A Winner for the Facebook Fan Page Giveaway!

Guess what? We have reached our goal of 1000 fans my Artist Page on Facebook! Lydia Hickman is our winner and she will receive this lovely piece of jewelry!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

14K Gold and Rose Quartz Dainty Earrings

Need a touch of warmth to that outfit? These lovely dainty earrings are just for you then!
I got the 14K gold from my friend Daryl. They were pieces that he was going to toss in the scrap box and I did my thing with them and added one Rose Quartz bead to each earring.
Rose Quartz attracts love energies. Not love in the sense of romance but in the sense of self love and pure love.
Guys, they are a great gift to the woman you love!