Free Jewelry Giveaway – Rose Quartz Pendant on Brown Suede

Our free jewelry giveaway is tomorrow. You can win this beautiful Rose Quartz Geometric Pendant on Brown Suede, a handmade original ArtsyGenius design!

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Rose Quartz Geometric Pendant on Brown Suede Cord

This is from our new line, coming to Etsy next month.

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Sing on Saturday – Songs from Benin and Santo Domingo

microphoneEvery Saturday there will be a song from around the world. Today we have two. The first is a wonderfully cheery song from Juan Luis Guerra, a native of the Dominican Republic. The second is a haunting melody from Angelique Kidjo, who hails from Benin. Both of these musicians are cultural icons in and beyond their homelands. They are also activists who have embraced a message for the need to change, to make the world a better place.

Tribal Dance Necklace Click here to view on my Etsy Shop

Tribal Dance Necklace, $35
Click here to view on my Etsy Shop

ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

Angelique a the Nobel Peace Price Concert

Juan Luis Guerra

For more on Angelique Kidjo, visit http://www.kidjo.com/

For more on Juan Luis Guerra, visit http://www.juanluisguerra.com/

Sing on Saturday – O Happy Day, sung by Soweto Gospel Choir

Starting today, there will be a song from around the world every Saturday. Some will be in English, some might be in Gaelic, or Zulu. But even if you don’t understand the words, you can always understand the feeling. Today’s song is an American Gospel Song, all the way from South Africa. Enjoy, and have a very Happy Day!

I made this necklace recently, recalling my time in Africa. I call it Serengeti queen. You can find it on my Etsy shop.

I made this necklace recently, recalling my time in Africa. I call it Serengeti queen. You can find it on my Etsy shop.

ArtsyGenius travels the world in search of beauty, and brings back a tiny piece of it for making jewelry. Here is one of our items inspired by travels…

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For more information on the Soweto Gospel Choir, please go to http://www.sowetogospelchoir.com/

Someplace Old, Something New.

Read a great post about “travel envy”, and about the wonderful concept of finding new adventures right outside your front door, wherever that may be.

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Me, right before I jumped into the Blue Grotto in Capri, Italy.

Lately, I am angry.

This anger happens throughout the day, around the time(s) when I check Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest. Those times when I see those pictures. Those pictures of that girl I don’t talk to anymore. Like, ever.

Let’s not get into the fact that I find it endorphin-producing, for whatever reason, to click through the profile pictures of my not-friend ‘friend’ as I quietly judge the way she chooses to represent herself. Or the fact that I always feel the need to click through an album like a maniac to the very end. Because you know what? I’m not a Facebook stalker quitter.

I notice her new profile picture which is what led me to her page in the first place (because if there’s any shred of dignity I can keep it is the fact that I usually don’t…

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10 Mother’s Day Traditions From Around The World

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Mother’s Day Bracelet
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Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours!

Mother’s Day falls on different days around the world and has many different traditions. In Australia, people wear carnations of different colors to symbolize whether their mothers are living or deceased. In Mexico, children sing to their mothers in a type of morning-serenade. Here’s a list of several Mother’s Day traditions from Ireland, France, Spain, South Africa and more.

Mother’s Day Traditions Around the World

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Mexican Mothers Are The Inspiration for Beautiful Art

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Mother and child with rabbit – By Tamara Adams
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Today is Mothers Day in Mexico. It is a day to revere the most important woman in your life, and for all Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, that will almost certainly be your mother (my apologies to wives, but your mother-in-law trumps you today).

In honor of those women who helped make us who we are, and to all of the other women who mothered us… our abuelitas, tias, and commadres… I’d like to share some beautiful art by modern artists.

Madonna and Child Ornament by Mexicanisima Click here to view her Etsy Shop

Madonna and Child Ornament by Mexicanisima
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I love this Christmas ornament. It reminds me of almond paste that is molded into decorations in Spain. 

 

Madonna by Spirit Stuff

Madonna by Spirit Stuff
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Madonna by Flor Larios Click to view her Blog

Madonna by Flor Larios
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I found this artist through a Google search and was delighted by her work!