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Confessions of a reluctant photographer

I was digging through boxes of pictures this morning for something to post for Throwback Thursday #tbt and had trouble finding a candid photo that I was in.  I thought that maybe someone started organizing the pictures amd there would be a treasure of childhood Jacki pictures in a envelope deep within the pile of 5 boxes.  I stopped looking after 2 boxes because it was time for work and Facebook should never interfere with work!

I was excited to get to my Coventry Creations office because today was the day I got my new telephoto lens!  I am taking pictures at the 2014 Ferndale Pride event and the lens is exactly what the doctor ordered.   Carefully I unwrapped my new prize and started to play and think about the missing pictures from my childhood when a realization hit me.   I was behind the camera as often as in front of it as a child.  I am the reason there are so many out of focus, poorly lit, and jiggly pictures.  Holding my camera with its new lens in my hand reminded me of how much my father loved to take pictures and how I would sneak his camera and snap off a few random amature shots.

Photography has come in and out of my life and has been my passport in, my protection against and an expression of creativity I have not acknowledged until this year.   At times of uncomforable disconnect, taking pictures has been my way of staying engaged and safe at the same time.

Jacki Smith, Enchantress
Coventry Creations

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The evolution of design (aka, how a candle gets it's label)

Yes we do design our own labels at Coventry and honestly I often run out of ideas!  This time I found an inspirational piece, build a label to match and then let the evolution begin.   

My biggest challenge was that the labels for our new container candles have a unique application very different from our pillar candles.  I wanted a slightly different feel that kept in line with our current brand.  No... I don't ask much of myself. 

This evolution isn't over but the process is fun....

Jacki
Enchantress, Coventry Creations

The Seed of Magic are found in your imagination and planted in your deeds.
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Leaving it on the mat

I have been participating in yoga classes for about 6 weeks now and there is a saying that each teacher repeats... "Leaving your troubles and stress on the mat and walk away a changed person".

When I first heard that I challenged myself to do so, to let each class open me up just a bit more to the possibility of change.  Like meditation it works.  I feel as I struggle in the simplest of yoga postures that I am squeezing out and clearing the resistance I have to embracing my divine self.  I can feel the negative patches of energy be replaced and most importantly the stress is dissipating a little more each time I step back onto the mat.

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The #1 reason why downtime is dangerous

What happens to the overachieving redhead when she has a few hours unscheduled time?  She finds trouble in the form of creativity,  free thinking,  and relaxation.  

This is a dangerous thing in the Coventry world...

I am less driven by my ego when I can be creative and we all know that ego free creativity can lead to stress free decision making.

I can find new solutions to old issues that are less disruptive to my world as a whole.  We all know that is dangerous because I may jusy let do of micromanaging my outer and inner worlds.

When is am not running at 110% I may just accidentally have fun.  We all know what happens if we let fun in.... we might just get happy and that stuff is contagious.

I sneeze happiness in your direction

Aunt Jacki checking in from Omaha

Here is to a

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Stop the presses

We're doing it! Coventry creations is going to make container candles. Jacki will be mad at me for letting this news out but I can't help it. I'm really excited about it. Our finished samples will be shown at INATS in June. Cover for me and tell Jacki how happy you are that Patty has a big mouth.Sent from my iPhone

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Feeling my freedom

This fountain is the view from my hotel room amd it was such a beautiful day I had to investigate.

Its not often I get HOURS of free time to myself with no deadlines, todo lists or the needs of other to take into consideration.  

I am really glad I picked up the pedicure kit at the airport! Aunt Jackis toes are getting some loving tonight!

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Welcome to Omaha

Ok, all ypu folks that teased me aboit going to Nebraska can zip it.   Omaha is a lovely,  lovely city filled with warm and friendly people.

I am a Michigan girl where we smile, nod and often greet the people in our vicinity.  Omaha meets that mid-west hospitality with a dose of good old fashioned red meat!  

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Traveling while psychic...

It's an interesting journey through security when your are traveling with your reading paraphernalia.   Please remove your jacket, shoes and all items out of your pockets.  Put your TSA approved containers of liquid in the plastic bins and dont forget your stones and crystals.

The last time I took my entire supply of reading stones I spent 30 minutes in pat down while they checked all of my quartz for explosives.

Good side of traveling while phychic?  I get to read through my book again and laugh at what I wrote.

Traveling with Aunt Jacki

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April 2014 Special: HooDoo Candles 10% Off!

April 2014 Special: HooDoo Candles 10% Off!

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HooDoo Candles 10% Off!

 

Motor City HooDoo Candles are some strong candles!   

If you have not tried them yet, here is your opportunity... 

All Motor City HooDoo Candles will be 10% off 

in April.  Hoodoo is a very practical and root based magic that digs deep into our own core self. The results are fast, profound and healing.

 

Some Hoodoo favorites are Money Draw, Come to Me, Fiery Wall of Protection, and Road Opener, but there are many others to check out.  Each candle has a unique spell for you to start from.   Of course you are encouraged to add your own words to make them personal.

 

 https://www.coventrycreations.com/shop-coventry.html

 

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