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Abstract Art Collection – Heart Chakra Activation

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Heart Chakra Activation” by Primal Painter 

This reiki attuned heart chakra themed digital painting is in my Abstract Art collection. I created this energy art print in October 2011. It’s called Heart Chakra Activation“.

As an energy artist, I tap into my intuition to express the unseen energy all around us into something visual, and infused with light and positive intentions.

I focused on infusing the image with reiki healing energy throughout the entire process in the form of colors, light and patterns. Those who are sensitive to energy will feel it in the form of vibrations, tingling or just a lift in mood and well being.

I’ll attune it again specifically for the person who buys it. $20 plus $3 shipping

The Facts:
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Title: “Heart Chakra Activation

Dimensions: 8″ x 10″ – The print does not come matted or framed.

Professionally printed on Kodak Professional Endura Metallic Paper. This paper has a glossy, flashy finish with clear, vibrant colors.

I’ll sign, date, and title it on the back.

Optional: Handwritten affirmation on the back : “My heart chakra is open, clear, healthy, balanced and aligned. I am balanced and healthy in every way, emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.”
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The Story:

The heart chakra seems to be one of the more challenging chakras to keep open and healthy, for me at least. Emotional wounds and the resulting fear can create an imbalance. This energy art print is intended to help achieve balance and elimimate the fears and scarring.

This abstract art print is predominantly green, the color of the heart chakra, but it also has a little yellow from the third chakra and a little blue from the fifth or throat chakra. The reason for this is because the heart chakra acts as a bridge between the lower (the more physical, earthly chakras) and the upper chakras (the more spiritual, intuitive chakras).

The patterns on the sides are symbolic of energy becoming more organized and cohesive, more crystalline in nature and forming a balanced bridge.

To see more energy art prints, wall sculptures, and reiki jewelry, go to my Etsy Shop   (you’ll have to join Etsy, but it’s free of charge and has a gajillion talented artisans) or my Artfire Studio (it’s not necessary to become a member.  Artfire is an up and coming venue for handmade, vintage and art).

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Chakra Angel Wall Sculpture by Primal Painter

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Chakra Angel” by Primal Painter                                                        

This is an abstract art three dimensional wall sculpture entitled “Chakra Angel that I created in July of 2011.

It incorporates my original energy art print entitled Chakra Angel” into the design as it’s focal point.  I got to thinking that selling prints by themselves is awesome, but it would be cool to present them in a unique way that makes them ready to hang with no framing necessary.

The print itself measures  5″ x 5″  and is mounted on 1/4″ wood.  The edges are embellished with teal and purple dimensional paint to create a textural border.

The background is also cut out of 1/4″ wood and measures about 13″ in diameter.  The design, in my opinion, has a victorian vibe but with somewhat psychedelic colors.  Hey, a new style: Victorian Psychedelic! It’s airbrushed and handpainted and also includes some dimensional dots for texture and interest.

The two pieces of wood are layered together, with the back piece setting out from the wall about 1″ or so.

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The energy art digital painting print is one that I created in May 2011.  To see the original print and to read more about it, go here:  Chakra Angel Energy Art Print.

I do all the designing, painting, and woodworking myself.

To see more 3D Wall Sculptures, Energy Art Prints, and Reiki Jewelry, go to my Etsy Shop or my Artfire Studio.

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Heart Chakra Abstract Art Wall Sculpture Painting

Heart Chakra Painting Wall Sculpture

                                                   “Forgiveness” by Primal Painter   

I created this  depiction of the heart chakra entitled “Forgiveness”  in June 2011.  It took me a month to finish it because my intention was to clear and open my heart chakra which was full of blockages, anger, and resentment from past vicitimizations.

Finding forgiveness in my heart has been a trick.  I’ve tried cutting cords….nuthin…saying the words “I forgive you”…..nuthin… putting a protective shield around myself so that the cords don’t re-attach….nuthin.

When I first started on Forgiveness“, it was bright and oh so pretty, and I thought, well this just isn’t real.  This isn’t how my heart chakra looks, this is how I want it to look, but I’m not there yet.

So I re-worked it, and  it became dark, muddy and ugly and I thought, now this is more accurate, but it still wasn’t finished.  I let it sit and simmer while I sat and simmered on a multitude of wounds that surfaced.  I worked on these issues like a banshee!  I created an energy art digital painting during this period  called “The Violet Flame” to help me throw off some of that anger and resentment and burn it away once and for all.

This technique of using “The Violet Flame” has been the most successful technique I’ve used to date for unloading unwanted negative energy.  Click on the link to see the image of  The Violet Flame“.  It’s a beauty if I say so myself!

Anyway, after making some progress with healing the issues that arose as a result of working on my heart chakra, I tackled this painting again, and it flowed quickly and easily into the image above.   What a process!!  I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into when I started working on my chakras through this process.

Forgiveness” is the fourth in my chakra series.  Up next is the throat chakra and I’m procrastinating because my this one is seriously closed up!  I’ve made some energy art digital paintings to start the process,  and so far what’s been happening is non-communication. My  energy art work has put a spotlight on my throat chakra, and non-communication is a good indication of a closed, tight, dark chakra.

To see more of my wall sculptures, abstract art, energy art digital paintings and reiki jewelry, go to my Etsy Shop or my Artfire Studio.

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Energy Art Digital Painting “The Violet Flame”

The Violet Flame” by Primal Painter

Energy art digital painting print

I created this abstract energy art digital painting  entitled “The Violet Flame” in May 2011.

As an energy artist, I seek to create the flow and feeling of the unseen energy all around us into an intuitive visual representation which can be used for transformation and healing.  When I create healing energy art, I not only experience healing for myself, but also set my intention that healing will be experienced by all viewers and the planet.

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Title: “The Violet Flame

Size: 8″ x 10″

Paper: Professionally printed on Kodak Endura Metallic Photo Paper. The paper is glossy with an unusual sheen and depth.

Colors: Greens, teals, fuschia, blues, red violet some orange and gold, violet, aqua, a little red

Shipping: Securely shipped through USPS First Class Mail. I’ll let you know when you can expect to receive it.

Signed, dated, and titled on the back

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In working with opening and clearing my own heart chakra, I felt the need to invoke the violet flame. Meditating on this image with the intention of transmuting the cause, effect, record, and memory of negative karma can be very healing.

The violet flame is also called the flame of transmutation, freedom and forgiveness.

From beginning to end, I infused this image with reiki healing energy. My intention was “This image will effectively burn off negative energy and emotions and will transmute them into the positive energy of forgiveness and release.”

I believe that this image could be used as a tool for transfomation and healing. Those who are sensitive to energy might feel a tingling or vibration, or maybe a lift in mood and well being.

This print will be incorporated into reiki jewelry and wall sculptures, so check back often.

To see other energy art digital paintings, wall sculptures, and reiki jewelry, go to my Etsy Shop or my Artfire Studio     

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>"Riding the Waves" Send Light to Joplin, Missouri

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Riding the Waves” by Primal Painter

Here’s another experiment with painting using Gimp tools.  There are two hidden faces and a little moon in this one….I swear, I can get immersed for hours with this stuff!  I don’t know exactly what the meanings are for these faces. The girl seems to be connecting with lunar energy and the high/low tides of  emotion.  Maybe she has issues with the people represented by the faces and is working on energetically releasing them although the faces don’t necessarily look like enemies, just observers.

I’m not done yet, I see a few more faces in there that need to be pulled out.  Hmmm “pulled out“.  I wonder if that’s like pulling out a tooth? Bringing to the surface to be healed? I don’t know, all I know is that this is some fascinating stuff and hopefully  it will all make sense at some point.

I did a distance Reiki session with the sweetest girl the other day named Anya.  She’s a new Etsy seller and just started a blog.  Her shop is called ShopDionne and her blog is Start With Style .  Anyway, the session was way cool, and I realize once again that I’m clairsentient.  I “feel” what the other person is feeling, including physical sensations, although for some reason, many times I’ll feel things on the opposite side of my body from where the person is feeling them.  I always think I should be clairvoyant where I “see” things because it’s so easy for me to visualize, but I don’t seem to do that during a session.  Sometimes I’ll “hear” things, so I might have a little clairaudience going on, but I don’t really trust that yet….I have a vivid imagination that might be filling my head with thoughts or at least that’s my suspicion.!

Anya is into Reiki and seems to be very clairvoyant. She connected with me also during the session and told me of the visuals she received during it.  She saw me climbing a mountain, the higher and steeper the better, sometimes I’d lose my footing and slip, but I didn’t feel fear, I just kept going.  I was also wearing a cape which she interpreted as me not taking myself too seriously. lol  I’d say that was about right!  When I reached the top, I was being chased by wolves, but I hid in a tree that had spy holes in it. I threw the wolves off by leaving my false self out where they could attack it. She had some nice encouraging things to say about me.

 I thought this was a very accurate reading from someone who didn’t know of my journey at all! I have to really think about that part where I leave my false self outside as a decoy and let the wolves go after it.  That visual  keeps coming into my mind, so I’m thinking there’s some profound wisdom in it that I need to wrap my brain around.  Anyway, it was super cool and I’m really glad to have met her.

Well today is a studio day. The sun is out, the rain has stopped for a few hours and my grass has grown about 10″ in the last week!!  We missed the tornadoes that hit Joplin and Oklahoma.   Joplin is about 1 1/2 hours away, 30% of the city was leveled (Joplin is a fairly large city) and 123 people are dead so far.  The scenes from there are heart wrenching.

I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning.  It had to have been a mistake, but if it wasn’t, I hope someone gets their ass fired.  On tv, there were some previews for the 8  a.m. news. They were showing scenes from Joplin and one was of the rubble of a house  There was a closeup of the dead face of a kid buried underneath.  I almost puked.  Of all the insensitive shit I’ve ever seen, my Gawd that was some of the worst.

Sorry for that visual.  Put it out of your head, but send love and light to that poor community and the traumatized  family of that little kid.

Later,

Laurie

>The Violet Flame

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The Violet Flame” by Primal Painter

This is my latest Energy Art print entitled “The Violet Flame“. The violet flame is also called the flame of transmutation, freedom and forgiveness.. I really  like this one,  but then I say that about almost every new print I come up with.  This one came about after I saw the Dalai Lama last week and he was talking about forgiveness. 
Forgiveness…..sounds so easy but for me is so hard.  I thought to myself  “What the…? Why, why is it so freakin’ hard to forgive those mean people and circumstances that are ancient history but the scenario continues to play out in my brain?”  Can anyone relate to this or is this just something I do?  
Mostly what I’m having problems with are scenarios where I see myself as having been victimized in some way. I can say the words “I forgive you”…..nuthin’……I can cut the energetic cords to the people and situations involved…..nuthin’……I can put a shield around myself so those cords don’t re-attach….nuthin’… 
I was driving to Fayetteville the other day, and here comes some re-runs that trigger a flare of anger.  I decided to thank the Universe for having me live through these scenes of victimization, acknowledged that I still feel the anger, and envisioned the image above, “The Violet Flame“,  as taking in that anger and burning it up, transforming it into forgiveness and compassion.
Within two seconds of envisioning the Violet Flame,  I let out a howl of emotional pain. Vague flashes of faces and feelings were going through my mind.  I had to pull off the road and had a full-on meltdown of crying, whining and sobbing, strange noises that I can’t even describe… good grief, you’d think I was being tortured.  Then it was over….gone.  That night, I had a dream that I was in a pleasant social situation with a few of the  people who had hurt me in the past.  Interesting….
This release didn’t cover everyone, unfortunately, but at least it’s a start.  Also, I can clearly see that what’s under the anger and resentment is pain.  I suppose now I have to keep doing it until all of it’s gone. Gah….always some kind of uncomfortable internal work to do….
I notice that the place I feel the constriction and blockage in my body is in my throat and neck.  My throat chakra might be more damaged than I’d thought.  It’s probably an ongoing thing that goes way back, but I wonder if it has something to do with when I was attacked and raped. The fat end of a glass bottle was rammed down my throat, and I couldn’t scream.  Strangely, I couldn’t scream even before the bottle was down my throat. It was like a nightmare….And I haven’t really told the whole story, it’s like a deep shameful secret.
I wonder if I need to tell that story.  I just don’t know if this blogging situation is the appropriate venue for it.  I hate to think that something I’ve written has caused anyone to feel down or to feel sorry for me or anything of a negative nature. I’d rather make people smile and this story is very disturbing, yet it’s also a story of survival and a slow motion journey to healing. I don’t know, what do you think?
For some good news, Pixie Campbell, a fab Etsy artist and writer included “The Violet Flame” in her blog post the other day. I was stoked! Check it out:  http://pixiecampbell.typepad.com/pink_coyote/2011/05/terra-incognita.html  Within 24 hours of posting The Violet Flame in my Etsy Shop,  I sold two prints, so that was super cool!  Sometimes an image just resonates…
It’s not raining today (yet).  It’s like living in a rain forest around here lately! I love rain forests, but oh how I miss my beloved sun and all the damage it does to my skin!

Have a good one!

Laurie

>Chakra Angel

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In response to the crazy weirdness I’ve been feeling for WEEKS, I thought I’d do a little evaluation of how my chakra system looks right now.  I created “Chakra Angel” a few days ago with the intention of seeing what the heck’s up.  Frankly, I’m tired of feeling all discombobulated. (This is my word today, so I might have to find a reason to use it again.) (Why is it my word? I dunno, it’s just a weird word…..discombobulated… hee!…who came up with that one, I wonder?)

I see a huge crown chakra at the top, nice, I’m glad to see that.  One thing I usually don’t have a problem with is a good strong connection to the Source, you know, God, the Universe, a Higher Power..  Sometimes I get all discombobulated (hee) with my Higher Self, but the Source is almost always a constant.  

I’m surprised to the see that the sixth chakra,  the second from the top, is smallish and dark.  I always fancy myself as being an intuitive type, but according to this, my perceptions are…….discombobulated.  

The throat chakra, well I’m not surprised to see that one compromised.  I’ve always been an internal type of person. Sometimes I don’t say what I mean, or I mean things I don’t say or I don’t say anything at all. Instead  I’ll fume or bury or pretend.  Not exactly the ideal scenario, not that I want to yell and scream….or do I?   

The heart chakra, not bad.  What a surprise! Cool! Two weeks ago that puppy would’ve been closed up, maybe not even visible, so there’s been some progress. Awesome!

Wow, the yellow solar plexus, the third, is HUGE! What’s up with that I wonder? The third chakra is about self identity, how I see myself, how much do I believe in myself, how confidant I am.  This is a good sign…but maybe it’s too big, too open?  A third chakra that’s too open can cause stomach and digestive issues from not feeling safe in your environment.  I don’t have any of that so maybe I’m good..

The second chakra is  not looking too bad. Good deal.  I’m glad the work I’ve done on the second chakra is holding up although it’s slightly out of alignment.  That’s easy enough to fix…. Visualize each chakra in perfect alignment with the others, listen for thoughts popping up as to why it got out of alignment in the first place.  

The first chakra is looking a little puny. I’ll do some more work there. Extending down from the first chakra are the start of some decent grounding cords but they don’t seem to be too strong.  I’ll work on those, too, as I do have a tendency to float away into la-la land. (but, but…I  love la-la land!)


A new way of diagnosis, cool!  Did you see the moon face at the bottom of the angel?  Did  you know that you can actually airbrush with Gimp?  How fun is that?! I’m going to start doing more hidden faces, images, and figures.  I love art that has surprises!  I’d really like to learn how to use the “layers” tool so I can superimpose  photos onto each other.  


There’s some kind of tool, or computer where a person can actually hold a pen and draw on the screen instead of the clumsiness of using the mouse.  (I’m terrible at drawing with the mouse!)   Anyone know what those things are called?  They probably cost a gajillion dollars or maybe even two gajillion dollars, but sure would be fun!


Well, I’m off…. Maybe someday I’ll learn how to put page tabs at the top of this blog and include a chakra guide.  I forget sometimes that not everyone is familiar with chakras, Reiki, and other energy work terms.


Have a good one!!


Laurie

>Synchronicity and Life Purpose

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I’ve been a big fan of James Redfield for years who wrote the  Celestine Prophecy series of books. If you haven’t read the Celestine Prophecy books, they’re centered around synchronicities, spiritual insights and awakenings. I don’t have his latest book, “The Twelfth Insight” yet, but I’m going to order it today.

I’m also going to start reading the series from the beginning because it’s been a few years since I’ve read it. A movie came out a few years ago called the Celestine Prophecy, but unbelievably I haven’t seen it yet.  I’m  going to see if our video store has it, and will be getting it as well. 

Why all the excitement about James Redfield?  Well, I got a notice in my email, that a James Redfield had followed me on twitter.  What?!  Surely not THE James Redfield!  But it was!!  I went to the link from his latest tweet, and below is what I read.

Global Prayer Project sponsored by James and Salle Redfield

Beginning on April 14, a predicted second phase of Unity Consciousness is due to enter the world according to the Mayan Calendar and other prophecies. Again, this deeper spiritual consciousness is something that we can feel personally and see operating synchronistically in the outer world. Remember, this Unity Consciousness, called a 9th wave of divine creation by the Mayans, is predicted to come into our perception in a series of in phases. The first phase, called a Seeding phase, began on March 9 and was characterized by the expansion of the democracy movements in the Middle East and a new emotional empathy with those suffering from the shocking earthquake in Japan and the economic turmoil, especially in the US. The second phase, due to arrive on April 14, is called the Germination phase.


Obviously, this new consciousness is what I have been calling the Twelfth Insight, and I have pointed to the necessity for all of us to “Tune in” or open up to the emerging energies of this spiritual consciousness as though we are — as the Mayans suggested with the names of these phases — cultivating a consciousness within ourselves like a farmer would cultivate a plant. This week, let’s offer our prayer and visualization toward enhancing and uplifting this process. Join us as we seek to bring the arrival of this new consciousness more readily into public awareness in a way that transcends the fear, pain and anger so many are holding onto.

Wow, how very synchronistic!!  I got a crazy wave of goosebumps when I read this and also when I read other articles on their website CelestineVision.  In my last post, I compared the awareness of my life’s purpose to a cutting from a plant with no roots, but finally feel as if  I’ ve sprouted  some roots.  According to the Mayans, March 9 (my daughter Andi’s birthday, how synchronistic!) was the beginning of the Seeding Phase, and April 14 begins the Germination Phase. Maybe a seed is what I was, not a cutting, but I was close! 

Another strange synchronistic date for me is December 21, which is also a Mayan prophecy date, the big one, which some have misinterpreted as being the end of the world but in my opinion is more along the lines of the beginning of a new level of spiritual consciousness. 

On December 21, 1984, I was the victim of a very brutal attempted murder and rape that took place in my own house while I was in college. I repressed the memory of the rape for 17 years (it happened while I was unconscious from multiple head and brain injuries), and when it finally bubbled to the surface nineteen years later, I thought I was going insane. 

This incident is what triggered me to seek out help.  I was led, very synchronistically I might add, to getting my Reiki degrees and learning about energy work.  Maybe I’ll write about that story some day, it might be good for me, although will undoubtedly be disturbing for readers.

Also, I ran across one of my old notebooks from years ago where I had “Lightworker Studio” written all over the page. Wow, trippy. Maybe I’ll change my biz name to Lightworker Studio and start to live my life like somone who believes, like someone who’s sprouted roots, rather than someone who just says the words.

So anyway, I’m a little blown away.  I wonder what will happen today?  Expecting synchronicities is how to keep them coming, according to the Celestine Prophecy.
 
“Live every moment of every day with awareness and intention.” I think this will be my  new tag line that I’m going to repeat to myself over and over so I don’t doze off again.

 
Have a good one!

Laurie

>A Revelation…..

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“To discover the truth of our own vision, we must take action by remembering our tools and putting them to work”.

I was cleaning up the debris littering my computer area and ran across this quote that I’d written at the bottom of a piece of paper.  Unfortunately, I didn’t write down whose quote it is.  I wish I could claim ownership of it, but surely I  didn’t come up with something so profound!!  Finding this particular quote at this particular time is one of those synchronistic “the universe will show you the way if you stop being so freakin’ dense” moments.

The thing that struck me about this quote was the use of the word “tool”.  Several years ago, I had gotten  my Reiki II Degree which means I can practice distance reiki in addition to  hands on healing. (I don’t claim to be a healer, but I can channel healing energy from the Source to the recipient or attune an object or place so that it emits healing energy.)  One of the phrases that was used frequently in my classes was toolbox… “put this in your healing toolbox”.

I became fascinated with energy work, no, maybe obsessed is a more accurate word.  I learned all kinds of alternative healing practices like EFT, chakra work, Therapeutic Touch, cutting cords, biofeedback, tons of stuff.  I have a very impressive library of alternative healing books. After about two years of fun, learning, and healing, I got distracted with some really hard-core bumps in the road that led to a “black night of the soul” that lasted for four years.  Dark times, dark times. 

I started to emerge into the light again about five months ago.

When I look at my Etsy shop and see the category of the things that have sold there, the writing’s on the wall.  I mean, come ON! How much of  a sign do I need?  I’ve only sold seven things there, but get this….five, FIVE of those seven things have been chakra and healing wall sculptures and paintings.  Below is the latest one that sold.

I’m ready to buckle down and really solidify my focus and intention on the creation of art that can be used as a tool for healing and transformation.  I’ve been doing that to an extent, but it’s been in and out, wax and wane, mexican jumping bean brain, just a cutting, no roots.

I believe I just sprouted roots. Live every moment with intention and awareness, no more mexican jumping bean brain.

Wake up, Laurie, be who you really are.   And who would that be?    A Lightworker.

Wow. Where did that come from? I had to look up the definition of lightworker to verify what it means. The following comes from a really awesome article by Doreen Virtue.  To read the whole thing (it probably applies to many many people) click here:

“Lightworkers are those who volunteered, before birth, to help the planet and its population heal from the effects of fear. Each lightworker is here for a sacred purpose. Very often, however, life on earth with its material focus creates a form of amnesia in lightworkers. They then forget their divine and perfect identities, and also their abilities to miraculously help the earth and all living creatures. When lightworkers forget their true identity and purpose, they feel lost and afraid.”

I got some serious goosebumps when I read this article after writing this post.  That usually means truth.

Fascinating place, this universe we live in.

Have a fantastic Sunday!

Laurie

>My New Strategy

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I’m going to start putting the new things that I’ve listed on Artfire here in my blog complete with links, blah blah blah, all that SEO stuff.  I’ve decided I really need to make a push to generate sales because I’m tired of treading water (oh and I’m broke).

For someone who’s really laid back, I can be very competitive.  I seem to have lost that competitive oomph for the last few years, but there was a time when it was a driving force for me.  Of course, after achieving the goal, I would get bored and have to start from the bottom with something else.  Hopefully that won’t happen this time, but yesterday, I was excited to feel  that little defiant surge of “if other people can make x amount of dollars per month, so can I” attitude.

There are two main things I’m going to do.  First, I’m developing new products. The funky art pendants which I’m making with mini wallet sized prints of my digital energy art are really cool and affordable.  Plus, I’m incorporating my prints into ready to hang wall art.  I’m not talking frames and mats, I’m talking airbrushed embellished wood “mats” to enhance the presentation of the print in an affordable way. 

I don’t know about other people, but I’d be more inclined to buy prints that are ready to hang as opposed  to matting and framing them myself.   I’m thinking that presenting them differently from the other prints out there might set mine apart.

Second, I’ve decided I’m going to try Artfire’s 45 Day Success Guide.  I’m not the most self-disciplined person in the world, so I thought maybe if I announce that I’m going to do it, I’ll actually stick to it.  Gee, wouldn’t that be novel! 

The first week is mostly getting your shop set up and a getting a few things listed, so I got to jump to day 8 which is about writing in the provided blog.  (Really?  Another blog? Oh maaannn…..) Actually, they say that if nothing else, just write an introduction post about yourself and your artwork,  plus include a link to your main blog, so I guess I can do that. 

Melinda, from Inspiration Earth did a feature on me a few weeks ago, and I was thinking (with her permission, of course) that I would use excerpts from that interview as my introductory post, providing links to her blog and  her Artfire shop  Inspiration-Earth.  Melinda’s questions were so insightful and thought provoking for me, she really was the trigger for me pulling together my intentions into written form. Thanks Melinda!
Another important thing that was mentioned in this success guide, is how important it is to get as many products listed as soon as possible.  That way, your products will be indexed by google much faster and will show up in a google search.  This is different from the Etsy strategy of listing one thing here and one thing there in a futile effort to be seen at the top of the listings (for a whole, what? 5 minutes if that?)
Other important strategies, tweet your listing, post a link to your new listing on facebook, put a link on your blog, add it to stumbleupon, kaboodle, and something new called pinterest.  I haven’t actually checked out pinterest yet, but I’ve started doing the other things.  Oh and post in the forums three times a day. I tried that yesterday and got Nuthin’…no views, no nuthin’!

So we’ll see how it goes.  Such a beautiful day today, maybe I should wait to start everything tomorrow…..oh nooooo, get a grip, Laurie, remember the word “BROKE.”

Have an awesome day!

Later,

Laurie