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My Favorite Saying...

"Life is filled with magick, if we allow our eyes to see it"

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Greeting Cards from FineArt

I am mainly trying this new feature from FineArt and wanted to see how it works:  Below I am going to place some links for different pages of my artwork to see how it goes:

The first link is for my Greeting Cards.  I work with two different media, photography and graphic arts.  I have several different categories, so if you have a moment stop by and take a look around!

Greeting cards: eva thomas greeting cards

Saturday, May 18, 2013

RedGage Experiment

RedGage Experiment

When you are trying to make an income online, it is very hard and often discouraging.  You are most likely on several different sites trying to figure out which ones are working and which ones are not.  One of the biggest problems doing this is you cannot give the proper attention to all of the sites that you need too.

Also, often you will be doing fantastic on a site and all of sudden a lot of changes are being made and because of the changes you drop and are thrown right back to the beginning.  I have had this happen on two different sites, which at one time I feel I was doing pretty good (financially speaking).

I have been with RedGage for 4 years now.  I have to admit in those 4 years I have come and gone.  I would pop in and get involve with the community than get side tracked on another project and leave RedGage behind.  One of the biggest things that surprised me by doing this is even if I did not do any updates or uploads, or was active in the community, my pages were still viewed and they were still making money.  Now do not get me wrong, I did not make enough money to retire on but the fact reminds, my page made money even when I had not visited  it in awhile.

That is what brought me to trying my experiment.  Before my husband and I homestead, I came up with this experiment to see where money was being wasted-whereas it could have been saved. The main objective in doing this is you have to be committed to keeping up with this experiment every single day.  What I did was kept up with every single penny we spent.  I did this for a while and it did not take any time before we seen where we were wasting money and where we needed to make changes. Long story short, we were able to save a good bit of money for our homestead move and used it for important stuff. Which brings me to my experiment with RedGage.
To be honest I have to say that I have become very discouraged with all of my online businesses.  To a point I wanted to throw my hands up and quit, but the stubborn side of me refused to be a quitter so I just keep on keeping on. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to visit RedGage and do a few uploads and noticed the one thing about being on this site is everything continued. Even though I haven't been to the site for awhile I still earned money and I still received page views. I did a few uploads, got visitors, made comments and responded to comments that were made.   Those two days being here on RedGage gave me a chance to breathe.

This site does not pressure you, or push you to a point where you feel like your blood is being drained.  It is calm and you work to the beat you want to work.
After visiting two days in a row, I decided I wanted to do an experiment-I will be a 100% honest, I wanted to see what I could accomplish and if spending my time on this site was going to be worth it.  Face it, we work online to make money and find a place we belong and/or fit.

After those days I started my experiment Saturday-May 11, 2013, so today May 18, 2013 is my first complete week of the experiment.  What I did was wrote the date, money earned and the amount of visitors to my page. Each morning I collect the data and will add everything together at the end of 7 seven days.

This is my first week (May 18, 2013) for the experiment and the results are:  I had 4663 visits to my page, and made more money in one week, than I have in 2 1/2 months on another site I am on.  Now I am not talking about being able to retire tomorrow, but what is that line in that movie:  'If you build it, they will come.' Well, that is how life is, if you work on something hard enough it will work.  If you reassurance about what you can do on RedGage, take a look around the community, that will give you enough encouragement to get you started on this site.  If nothing else, try this experiment you may be surprise.  Almost 5,000 visits to any page is a good bit of traffic, don't you think?

Until next week's results-happy uploading!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Day Trips in Athens, Georgia-Part One

Planning an Itinerary 

Spring break is approaching pretty fast, and summer  vacation plans are already being planned. With the economic system being so bad and money being pretty tight, you are wondering what you can do for a vacation, yet be able to afford it.  This article is a set of links to several articles that help you make plans in the Athens, Georgia area.  The day trips are not expensive, they are great for the nature enthuses and it is an opportunity to spend good quality time together. 

The State Botanical Gardens of Georgia:   This day trip is especially good for the photography enthuses.  You could spend a long time in a day walking around exploring this 313 acre of land.  There are several different sections each displaying an unique spread of flowers and plants.  Each season brings new spreads of different flowers and plants. Spring is my favorite time to go to the gardens because of all of the fresh bloomed flowers.  Summer would be my second choice because of the hummingbirds and butterflies that gathers around a lot of the flowers. If you click on the link above, you can read more about the gardens.

Wildlife Zoo in Athens Georgia: Do you love wildlife animals? Bears, bobcats, owls, hawks and deer's oh my!!! I love going to this wildlife trail to photograph the bears and beavers.  Each will give you a wonderful show, just to have their pictures taken.  The bears are always into something, climbing trees,  playing with sticks, wrestling with each other.  You could spend the better part of a day just watching the bears and the beavers.  If you click on the link I provided, you can read more about Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail, I am sure you will find it interesting. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Prayers of Protection

Image Credit: WhiteOak's Photography

With today's popular Ghost Hunting shows, Paranormal Teams and Paranormal Investigators-you often wonder if they use protection.  I know that Paranormal Investigators who have a lot of experience know how to protect themselves.  It is the beginner groups or those who are new to the paranormal, that I wonder about. Do they understand the dangers of spiritual attacks? Spirit Attachments? Do they understand that Earthbound Spirits and Dark Energy Forces are some of the entities that can attach to them?

Paranormal researchers need to be very conscientious about the everything to do with the investigation.  There is a lot of planning, research and of course plans of protection that is involved before each investigation.  I asked a wonderful Facebook group Paranormal Unity how they protected their selves before going on an investigation. The main response was prayers.  When I did a search on Google, I found a few prayers and other ideas for protection that I would like to share.   Please Note: I did NOT write these prayers I found them during my research. 

Image Credit:  WhiteOak's Photography

The Prayer of Saint Michael

"This Prayer to Saint Michael is mainly used by Catholics, which is addressed to Michael the Archangel.  Pope Leo Xlll added it in 1896 to the Leonine Prayers, which he had directed to be said after Low Mass.  The practice of reciting this prayer after Mass was suppressed in 1964."

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
And do thou, O prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the Divine Power of God
cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of the souls.


I believe strongly that before prayer at a paranormal investigation and after an investigation, each person should be smudged fir with White Sage and the group should chant the prayers together.  When smudging with sage, it is the warrior that drives away and all negativity. 


The Lord's Prayer

Our Father which art in Heaven, hollowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, they will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive those who trespass against us.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


Image Credit: WhiteOaks Photography

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of they womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.


A Protection Prayer for a Child

I as (child's name) to be signed, sealed and protected by God's Presence so that nothing can get through to hurt them in Jesus name.
I sign (child's name) with he sign of the cross, seal and cover them with he blood of Jesus and surround them with God's glory light and presence so nothing can get through to hurt them in Jesus' name


Closing Prayer
(after you are done with your investigation)

In the name of Jesus Christ, I command all human spirits to be bound to the confines of the cemetery.  I command all inhuman spirit to go where Jesus Christ tells you to go, for it is he who commands you.