Professional fine artist, Andrea Rosenfeld, with her extensive retail and wholesale experience, mentors Creatives in their business ventures and helps them to open their studio to their perfect client.

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Are You Vibrating Yet? Here’s Why You Should Flip Your “ON” Switch

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Are You Vibrating Yet?  Here’s Why You Should Flip Your “ON” Switch

The “What Do You Do?” Game. How Would You React to Common, Uncomfortable Online Situations?

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The first thing I want to say is that although you are an artist, a small business and project yourself accordingly, not everyone is, well, as socially responsible as you are. How do you react when one of your connections is unprofessional or inappropriate to you?

Well, as a Creative, you’re probably a wee bit sensitive (if you weren’t, you wouldn’t be creating) and you’re human (we come with a defense mechanism built-in) but you have to stifle any thought of attack and DON’T take their words personally. Unless the person happens to be a friend who you connect with on a business site, detach yourself from the comment, post or Tweet. You may possibly run across a scenario that will throw you for a loop. What do you do? How should you react?

Let’s go over a few scenarios and your options (choose and see if it matches my choices below):

Scenario #1 –

Your Twitter feed posts to your LinkedIn site and you see that one of your LinkedIn connections commented on your recent activity in a way that is less than professional. Actually, this connections blasts you and tells you that your Tweet was stupid, and actually, you should aggressively watch what you say on LinkedIn because you are “annoying”. First of all, track the comment to determine if any of your other connections can view it as well. If they cannot, leave it alone or try to delete it if you’re concerned. What do you do next?

Here are options:

Option A – write back a professional message explaining that you don’t appreciate their comment while highlighting the fact that after the message is written you will be removing them as a connection.

Option B – Ignore their comment and immediately remove them as a connection. Don’t pass GO, don’t collect $200.

Scenario #2 –

You’re hot, and you know it, but you’re on this social networking site not to troll for eligible partners but to promote your business and connect with like-minded people. You get a message from an unknown connection asking to meet for coffee. Uh, what? You politely respond that you prefer to speak with potential business relationships over the phone or SKYPE first. Their response is pretty much the same: coffee, cutie. Obviously this person isn’t interested in your cabochons, well actually they are but not the ones you just set in 18K gold. What do you do?

Here are options:

Option A – Ignore the message because really, you’re better than that and understand that even if you met this person out on the town, their demeanor would turn you away.

Option B – ignore and report the message to the social networking site because you’re there to connect in a business sense and they are bothering you.

Option C – write back letting them know that you don’t appreciate their unprofessional messages and that you’ll be deleting them immediately.

Option D – Ignore their comment and immediately remove them as a connection. Don’t pass GO, don’t collect $200.

Scenario #3 –

You’re experienced in a particular area of the arts and or business and you are more than willing to share your thoughts with up-and-coming artists but you’re not a teacher and you don’t have time to be. A particular follower barrages you daily with question upon question upon question to the point that you are becoming their personal, free instructor. What do you do the next time they ask you for detailed instructional help?

Here are options:

Option A – Tell them that as much as you enjoy helping others, going forward, your lessons will have a fee attached that they can pay for in advance.

Option B – Tell them that they would be much better off learning from a local college or artist as their intern.

Option C – send them a link to an online site that has tutorials in the area that they are learning.

Option D – Ignore their comment and immediately remove them as a connection. Don’t pass GO, don’t collect $200.

Scenario #4

You see that one of your best-selling or favorite designs has been copied, “exactly”, by another seller on the social or sales site. To your eye, there is no difference in design, technique, materials, or scale but the price is different. Your stomach wrenches, they STOLE your design!!!! What do you do?

Option A – Write to them, privately, telling them that you KNOW what they did and they won’t get away with it. Then get on your other social networking sites and bad mouth them to all of your followers.

Option B – Write to them, privately, telling them that you KNOW what they did and they won’t get away with it. Then write to the site administrator alerting them to the fact that they stole your design, show them proof, and tell them that you want them removed immediately from this site. Then get on your other social networking sites and bad mouth them to all of your followers.

Option C – Realize that there is no proof that they stole your design and even if you can prove that you made it first, you can’t prove that they “stole” it from you. Breathe deeply and be thankful that you have the intelligence, skill and imagination to move forward in your art and the integrity not to copy but rather be inspired by others. Know that you are on your particular path and they are on theirs.

Option D – Write to the site administrator to report the “theft” but do so from a place of support of others, not of vengeance. You can alert them to the possibility that your design was stolen and you’d hate for this seller to be stealing other people’s work. Contain your agitation, because you’re on your upward path, and offer concern for other sellers on their sale site.

What did you choose? Remember everyone’s response will come from their own morals, codes and experiences.

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How to Create a Healthy Relationship With Money to Gain More

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How to Create a Healthy Relationship With Money to Gain More

Would You Dance?

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Would You Dance?

Healing Stones for Long Distance Lovers

Recently I was interviewed by Melissa Chapman for her article in SheKnows titled “How Long Distance Relationships Work” and it got me thinking… what are the healing stones that can assist with the patience, the understanding, maturity and the self-control one needs in this stressful and frustrating circumstance? I’ve been dating Phil for about two years now and we have become best friend. We live 700 miles away and although we communicate constantly we can’t be together, silently, except every few months or so. I answered Melissa’s online query and her questions stimulated and inspired me plus I got to talk about my honey and that always makes my heart beat a bit stronger and faster.
As a jewelry designer who uses cleansed materials, I’m surrounded by healing stones but never thought to find something specific for missing him. After much research I found a few wonderful minerals that can help with quite a few aspects of a loving, long-distance relationship.

  • Dumortierite (Dumorite) is an excellent stone for patience, allowing for the recognition of the potential of anyone you are involved with. Since patience is a cornerstone for a health, long-distance relationship I suggest this stone for anyone who is antsy and wants to rush the relationship.
  • Malachite helps one to accept responsibility for ones actions, circumstances and actuality, bringing understanding and intuitive answers to the forefront prior to response and subsequent action. It also represents fidelity in love and friendship, loyalty in partnerships and practicality and responsibility in business transactions.
  • Garnet has also been known as a “stone of commitment” – to purpose, to others and to oneself. The loving powers of garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion bringing the love of others to expressions of warmth and understanding.
  • Kunzite promotes maturity in thought and action, while allowing one to maintain the openness of a child. It assists one in understanding and accepting the type of security which does not infringe on ones state of freedom. Kunzite initiates the internal acknowledgement and external expression of self-love, unconditional love and romantic love. It is an excellent stone for those who are not totally relaxed when expressing the emotions of the heart space. It also stimulates sensitivity and sensuality.
  • Onyx can be used to banish grief, to enhance self-control, to stimulate the power of good decision making and to encourage happiness and good fortune.
  • Hematite facilitates the attainment of peace, self-control and inner happiness. It also is conducive to enabling one to enter into a loving relationship and to attract “kind” love.

All relationships need love, attention and work but a long distance love-affair can be a tougher test of strength and character. Beyond that, the distance allows both people to TRULY become best friends, if they are lucky enough. Philip and I are definitely lucky enough.

Why We NEED Art

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Why We Need Art

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