Monday, March 19, 2012

Shoe Hop & Shared Messages from the Universe

It is my belief that messages from the universe speak to me and remind me of something that is inside of me. When I first see them, I often don't even know what is really being advertised. Instead, the message conjures emotions or thoughts relating to something that is going on within me; in my heart, in my mind, in my soul. I see them on billboards, in magazines, store windows, church plaques...everywhere. I secretly call them soul whispers.

The messages are all around us
Today I am also hopping on the Fly-Tribe's Shoe Hop.

Only Me
Only Me.

As an artist the art I create, no matter what the medium, needs to be authentically only me.

I am the only me. How I see the world around me though my pictures. The jewelry that I create. The doodling, the panting, the collage, the journals, the little really does have to be authentically only me.

How and what I write on my blog has to be authentically and only me. You deserve the real me. 
So, when my grammar isn't quite right, or I write a run on sentence, or the photos I use are always about flowers...well, you are getting the one and only me. (I love flowers!) I write like I talk so, trust me, when you do meet me there won't be any surprises.

Because as an artist it is only me (and I still have a full time day job), I need to pace myself sometimes. Go really slow if I am trying something new (the journal books that I started at Christmas are still not done) and I need to be okay with it.

I also, need what I create to be an extension of myself. I won't be jumping on any new trends unless it resonates within my soul and is an extension of only me.

Being only me is all about balance...balancing my blog, my creative endeavors, my full time day job, my relationship with Superman, my home, my family, my friends, my life...and I'll be honest I don't always do the balancing act well BUT you can trust that I am always - only me.

I encourage you, no matter what your role is in this world (even if you play many roles), to be the only you that you can be.  You are the only you in the world and your voice, your passions, your gifts to the world are better when they come from your heart and soul and only from you. So, be the best "only me" that you can be!

Click on the picture below to hop over to the Fly Tribe blog and check out the other shoe shots this week.



  1. Great blogpost and such cute shoes, thanks for joining in the blog hop.

  2. I love all the great shots you took with your CUTE shoes!

  3. Cute shoes! Love the shot of your toes in the daffodils!

  4. You really do write as you talk...I like that! Happy to have met you.

  5. Terrific post!! And super fun shoes!

  6. Great post, very cute shoes!

  7. What a beautiful, thought-invoking post Lori! Thank you;)

  8. Lori, what an inspiration post. This simple hop has encouraged me to think about my feet much differently than I might have before. Your post is a big part of that shift.

  9. Great post! Such a fun way to show off your shoes and yourself!

  10. I love that idea "I am the only me". Thanks for sharing YOU!

  11. Great post, Lori! I love that line too! We should all strive for that!

  12. Great shots Lori and a really lovely and heartfelt post!! Thank you for the encouragement.:))


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