I officially started under the name Faith Works as a partial memoriam to my mother in 2009. As a life long artist I knew one day I would be creating and selling my own work, but it took the great tragedy of losing my mother to push me forward to bringing my dream out into the world.
I also have a side business which is a segment of Aradia's Hand - Aradia's Eye. There I do mentoring for creative small businesses, and offer assistance such as product photography and graphic design & branding. My other business deals in alternative healing therapies. I perform and teach Reiki as well as offering intuitive services.
The most challenging part is juggling it all. As a mother who works from home and handles the care of my home, child, and fur baby - as well as minding after myself, significant other, and friends it can be taxing on my time - there are only 24 hours in a day after all!
One of my favorite blogs is Marie Forleo's. She provides business, life, and spiritual insight with a vibrant personality, I "religiously" watch every week!
I have to say I'm a bit of a Facebook junkie - I like Twitter too for the quick & short responses, but since I'm rather verbose (as you can see) Facebook gives me a lot more to work with.
Favorite color- I might say black if I wasn't such a stickler artist type (black is not a color). So really it's Teal - like a deep, slightly dark shade. There's just something about that color... *_*
Favorite Animal- Okapi & Red Panda (you'll notice they're both red & stripey)
Favorite Food - What, I can't love all food?! If we're talking take out I can hands down eat Chipotle every. single. day. ALL day.
Favorite Store - Barnes & Noble...and Target. Benefit - they both have lots of nifty stuff & Starbucks in them! I definitely like B&N a bit more though, it's a little awkward to sit in the aisles of Target lol!
Favorite Actress - Zooey Deschanel she's just so quirky and I love her vibrant blue eyes.
Favorite Actor - Cillian Murphy, he's just mysterious & alluring...and of course he also has gorgeous blue eyes! *_*
I love to lose myself in one of my favorite series' (Dark-Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Xanth by Piers Anthony, Pern by Anne McCaffrey, or Red Wall by Brian Jacques) or vegging out watching one of my favorite networks (ID, FX, Food Network) or shows (Bones, The Bridge, The Following, Once Upon a Time, Under the Dome, Devious Maids...)
As a young girl I used to look forward to Spring & Summer - it meant school was out and the weather was turning nice. But now as an adult I have really come to love the Autumn, the seasonal color change and gentle cooling of the weather. It's also time to whip out some lovely handknits to wear!
I literally put heart & soul into everything I do. A lot of creatives say that, but in part they really like making whatever it is they make. For me there are times when I personally really don't first resonate with something but the call to create it is so strong I can't ignore it. As it forms I slowly fall in love with it.
You can find Aradia's Hand at Storenvy, blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Flickr, Youtube & Tumblr. Aradia is offering 15% off your purchase in her Storenvy shop with code VBF34TR, and when you make a purchase in her shop you earn additional entries to the giveaway!
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