The Painted Mermaid

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      0d974046b5eb280c420206bdb5de90ea_mermaid-tail-by-linzee777-mermen-clipart-without-background_300-300I LOVE Dolphins

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It’s a newer obsession of mine, seeking my artistic side. Art and crafty type hobbies were not something I grew up with. I came from a very practical household. Artsy type endeavors were considered frivolous and a waste of money and time. This kind of sentiment is something that’s been bred into me and my own nature. To a point I was kind of fearful of it. 

But now as I explore more and more that artsy side of myself I’m finding it to be really meditative and so good for my state of mind. I will definitely be throwing myself more and more into areas of life I’ve avoided because of how I was raised. It’s mind expanding and liberating to try out simple things like painting that were never part of my childhood.

Thanks to The Mermaid Factory for a fun place to create, dream, imagine, grow and allow us all to nurture the artist within We’ll be back to do the dolphin!

 

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“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
― C.S. Lewis

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It’s about a girl who is on the cusp of becoming someone.. A girl who may not know what she wants right now, and she may not know who she is right now, but who deserves the chance to find out.”
― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

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“Everything seemed possible, when I looked through they eyes of a child.
And every once in a while; I remember,
I still have the chance to be that wild.”
― Nikki Rowe

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“We nurture our creativity when we release our inner child. Let it run and roam free. It will take you on a brighter journey.”
― Serina Hartwell

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“Acknowledge your inner child. Even though we have found the light in ourselves today, we sometimes forget to heal old wounds of our past. Your inner child still needs to be loved in order to heal the complete self.”
― Karen A. Baquiran

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#TBT INKnBURN

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They had so many requests, they decided to bring back the classic sunflower design for this months #TBT.  Strong, bold and beautiful, these pieces are not for the timid! Known for being the “happy” flower, sunflowers actually resemble the sun with the petals reaching out like beams of light. It is said this radiant flower symbolizes adoration, loyalty and longevity. TODAY, throwback Thursday is the ONLY day for pre-order! Friday they start production!
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The Grateful Walking Dead?

Just ran across this and had to share with you guys! Zombie Yoga Original Artwork! If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead & Yoga, you may just love this artwork. You have to check out their Instagram or Kozyndan Blog for all their artwork!

New INKnBURN!

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Welcome to the Year of the Rooster!
So, we’ve been kicking around a Sriracha inspired design ever since we visited the famous hot sauce factory last September. That’s when they grind their beautiful, fresh red peppers to make that wonderfully spicy sauce. As it turns out, this is also the Year of the Rooster! All the planets aligned and these two striking new designs were born! The details on both are wonderful and well worth of a closer look:

Ladies…something to lust over (but you better hurry)!

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This is my all time favorite design by InB and they did a TBT release! The artwork in this design is scrumptious! I’m a lover of  Asian art, history, and design and this is a beautiful representation of the pen and ink style. I posted the closeup because… the detail. The artist, Tiny Bubbles did the first pen and ink illustration of the the Lust design back in 2011. This for me is my very favorite ever INKnBURN design! Yayyy for TBT!

BUT…there is a limited time ordering window!

One Day Only Pre-Order! Jan 5th 2017

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If You Find Yourself Lusting for This…
Don’t wait! We are only taking orders for this Women’s Lust Pullover for one day, Thursday, then we need to get busy hand-crafting this design by INB artist Tiny Bubbles. Whether it is the beautifully illustrated art or the rich colors that get your heart beating, this is a wonderful piece to own.  Especially if you’ve been lusting for a little extra warmth!

(Depending on the number of orders, we anticipate 6-8 weeks of production time before this product ships. You are welcome to order other in stock items with this but, your order won’t ship until this top has been made. If patience isn’t one of your virtues, please place separate orders!) 

Autumn Leaves

 

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Golden, crisp leaves falling softly from almost bare trees,
Lifting and falling in a hushed gentle breeze,
Slowly dropping to the soft cushioned ground,
Whispering and rustling a soothing sound.

Coppers, golds, and rusted tones,
Mother Nature’s way of letting go.
They fall and gather one by one,
Autumn is here, summer has gone.

Crunching as I walk through their warm fiery glow,
Nature’s carpet rich and pure that again shall grow,
To protect and shield its majestic tree,
Standing tall and strong for the world to see.

They rise and fall in the cool, crisp air.
It’s a time of change in this world we share,
Nature’s importance reflecting our own lives,
Letting go of our fears and again, too, we shall thrive.

Written By: © Edel T. Copeland

The Woman

Please stop by the blog Mirror & Soul to read this beautiful poem. Right now it reflects how many women are feeling. And beyond that the words are moving and heartfelt. I had to share with my readers  💗

Thinking of all women facing injustices

The woman in me cries For the sisters abused and raped For the mothers without choice For the hatred the children may face   The woman in me breaths She…

Source: The Woman