Water under the bridge

By 9:40 PM
Incase you've been curious, there's a lot of wonderful artsy things happening.

For one, if you'd like to join my mail list send me an email at shellonart@gmail.com. I send out lots of updates regarding upcoming exhibitions, new pieces, etc. 

I'm also investing some more time into making my society6 page blossom. If you haven't seen my store yet... Www.society6.com/ShellonEArt 
There, if you are outside of Grenada or even the Caribbean, you have easy access to prints of my work without the hassle of waiting and wondering about the smoothness of the shipping and handling from Grenada. There's a wide variety of options. You can get my work printed on anything from pillow to rug to duvet to shower curtain... And of course, you can get regular prints - framed and unframed. 

After creating that opportunity, my local customers started asking how can they get the products without the reverse concern, that is, how do they get it to Grenada in a timely fashion. I'm working on some solutions. However, manufacturing costs overseas are less than local but most don't think about that when they see disparity in the prices. Society6 foots the production expense which in some cases take up 80% of the final price you see - and they're catering to mass produce. However, that should tell you how much the artist actually makes but it eases up the financial production worries... For my local customers, I'm offering special sales for the entire month of June on select originals and all prints on my Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ShellonArt 

My new prices on specials are half off or more. I'm trying to come up with ideas to at least offer specials once a month so that fans can afford an original if they so desire... Y'kno, I'd like to see my art everywhere and to know that people of all walks of life can have one if they would like. 

Please drop a line, a like, a follow. 
Blessings and kisses,

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Whatcha waiting for?

By 12:19 PM
I found myself scrolling through my Blog Lovin' feed and stumbled across a post about a young woman Megan that had a series of unfortunate events and decided to do her life long wish which was to visit the 7 wonders of the world. In less than a month she fell hiking in Yosemite National Park, got hit by a car and then got diagnosed with skin cancer. Despite life tossing those lemons like balls on a tennis court from the ball machine, she decided to do that dream she had been planning for the last 3 years. (Read more about the story here from the blog post I saw it on)

I've had such a plan too. There are times I've tried to figure out how to recruit friends to tag along. Other times I've reconciled I can go on my own. However, the one thing that stands true is that I intend to go. There's a website that is linked to called New7Wonders that has them all by cities, nature and of the world.

Turns out I have been blessed and fortunate to have ventured to a few of these far lands.

I've been to Foz do Iguaçu. Where and what is it? This is one of the world's largest waterfalls and one of the 7 wonders of nature. I believe 275 waterfalls make up Iguacu along the Argentina and Brazil borders. The tallest is the "Devil's throat" at 80 m high. I had the privilege of being at a resort literally at the side of the Devil's Throat. I was constantly serenaded by the sounds of the water crashing in the pools below and being covered by the sprays of water if I ventured to the railings. I also went on a tour in the river that took us under the waterfall in a speedboat. Awesome memories. I loved Iguaçu. I thought it was so beautiful. The hotel looked like a pink palace from the outside... and on the inside it was very old fashioned with wooden floors, a fireplace, old school door handles, etc.

By virtue of being born in Guyana, South America, I've been able to see and cross some of the rivers that originate in the heart of the Amazon. I've witnessed some of the wildlife and in the future...? I intend to venture into the depths of the forests as well.

And with regards to the 7 wonders of the world? I've seen, touched, and stood in front of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.

My next bucketlist trip is the Tobago Cays.

For more pics and wonderfulness click here and here for the posts about those Brazil trips.

Where have you been so far? Where do you want to go next?

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