Friday, October 31, 2008

My vote counts.

Amber is annoyed- listening to people's "belief" in politics! She knows -The machine is run by an engineer more powerful than a puppeteer!

Not enough people are making a real change in their day to day life and are hoping that a chosen/voted for leader, will make their lives more hopeful, more bearable.

Each of us is important, and each of us can change the way the world evolves around us.

I believe that!

So I vote, for YOU!

To be YOU and make this world a better place!


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Yummy Kawaii visual treats for you!
Take a look at her Etsy shop for more sweet tooth goodness!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008


If you leave a comment on this post between NOW and November 3rd, I will draw from the names listed and the name that is pulled will be the winner of a treat!
I am not posting what the treat is, but the winner will be allowed to choose from a list of goodies!

SO, leave any comment you want!
You could say "Hi" or you can leave a joke, a story, a poem, your grocery list.... you get the point right?
Just a general comment will do!



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Did you hear? Tim Burton is working on ~*Alice in Wonderland*~ due out 2010!
The cast includes Burton "Regulars", his wife, Helena, and J. Depp.

Well, the rest of the cast looks interesting too!
Wonder how fantastical it will be?

I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Follow the Leader...

"Amber, get yourself some water here in this store for your walk home."
Amber-"I don't want water"
"You should get some water."
Amber walks into deli/convenience store, still not really wanting water.
Walks toward water in the display and turns towards the packaged snacks instead... doesn't want that either.
"Look at the floor to your left..."
{Amber sees a crumpled $1.00}
"What about over there?"
{Amber sees a $20.00... no wait it is more than that... Picks it all up, looks around for anyone that looks like they are missing their money... Nope?.... Walks out and smiles}

Walks down the street and counts the cash... $45.00!


That was nice!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Do you have extra Swarovski's laying around?

I am looking to trade rather than buy, *unless you have a great and generous deal to offer me!*

I need/want- 3mm and bigger/higher mm beads.


Margaritas that are foiled


If you have something else to offer *PLEASE let me know!

I am not sure who needs or wants what for trade, but I have a LOT of stuff that I could part with and send in exchange.

I am not picky with colors or effects.
So long as it sparkles and is not chipped, I am totally interested in hearing about your offer!

I am also interested in faceted semi precious beads and freshwater pearls.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A favor? & the THINK PINK RESULTS!

I have a little/big favor to ask anyone who lists me on their blog roll.
Please, if you would, list me as Amber Dawn *Or* Amber Dawn's Inventive Soul.
Not just Inventive Soul.
That would really make a huge difference to me!

Thank you in advance!!!

And to let you know- REALLY GREAT NEWS!!!!
Monica raised over $3,028.00!
The THINK PINK project was a HIT!
Thank you to everyone who joined in to help make our THINK PINK charmed prizes! I really hope the winner LOVES it!

Ties that bind TTB

It is always helpful to have a camera with a working flash when you are an artist who wants to keep a record of your work.

Well, my most recent gift, a camera/video camera takes GREAT detail vids and pics. Unfortunately, *no* light or flash!

So... I keep borrowing my sister's camera from time to time in order to take good pictures.

On the day I mailed my TTB charms, I didn't have a flash. So these pictures are bleh

Under the two that I sent in for the TTB project, is another piece that I made initially, even before the Art Nouveau one pictured in a previous post.

But I changed my design, feeling that it might be too "hard core" looking for the project.

OK, so that's the sum of it all.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

LAST FEW HOURS BEFORE... $3,000.00!!!

I am SO hoping that more of you will help the THINK PINK art project go to at least $3,000.00 dollars!
Monica is hosting the HOTTEST raffle on the blog circuit at this very moment!
The prizes are impressive and even if you do not win, it is really about the charity.


Click THINK PINK to see the event and prize wheel.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

RUN don't walk! ~*Sandra has some festive entertainment for you!*~

Sandra Evertson and crew have collaborated and concocted a delightful story line to enchant you.
If you have not yet done so, bookmark Sandra's blog.
I discovered her less than a year ago and have been enjoying her posts since!
She continues to produce one of the most entertaining blogs I have yet to see!
Click the picture above or HERE to be transported to her online stage.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Living out my own quote!

A true alchemist works not with physical elements, but rather unseen elements to manifest a NEW reality!
-Amber Dawn

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The ~*~Mystical*~* power of prayer and fasting---

Whether you are a Jew or not, I bet you have heard at least once in your life about someone who's life was transformed by the power of prayer and fasting.
Other cultures practice it as well... But my drive to post this is directly related to my upbringing in a Jewish home.
For some reason, there is a very direct and immediate response to prayer when done with a true fasting. Fasting in a way that not only keeps food from your lips- but also by keeping yourself from filling your heart and mind with your own desires and wants.

When I was little, I felt very frustrated on each Yom Kippur.
"Why can't I have any food?"
"Why can't I watch T.V.?"
"Why can't I go out and play with my friends?"
"Why are the lights off in the house?"
It was SO boring, SO quiet, SO *depressing* for me.

As I got older- older than 8, I found ways to prepare in advance and sneak food in my room- in my book bag from school the day before.

Although the people in the house were Jewish, I had only been to Shul once in my life, and that was with a friend of mine from school. I was not raised knowing or fully understanding the REAL purpose of the holiday... Other than it was very important to follow all of the rules that the adults were following....????? To be forgiven, to forgive and to be thankful and appreciative of life.
That left me feeling hollow, hungry, and just annoyed at the holiday!

I hated it more than any other holiday there ever was.
*Who can hate a holiday?*

So- wanting to understand the "*truth*" behind the holiday and why everyone took it so seriously, I did my own experimenting.

Well, when I was about the age of 12-15 I decided to really take it all seriously myself.
I decided to BELIEVE.

And without going into all of the changes and struggles I went through, I just want to say, that after my initial testing and follow ups with my experience with prayer and fasting- along with forgiveness, and my own asking for forgiveness for wrongs I had done...

Life has never been the same.
It is far better!
MORE entertaining, full, exciting, amazing, FUN, joyful, free, miraculous and true.

It's not easy for me to share all of the changes that have happened within my self and in my life...
But it was not very easy at first to let go of my own thinking and controlling of my own life and everything around me.

You can see things more clearly when you empty yourself from your past and let go of things you hold on to.
Now I live by faith.
When I say faith, I mean life without too much thought or worry about my future.
Believing in the fact that my life means something and that I AM for a reason.

When I pray and fast now, it is not something I loathe. It is something I truly look forward to doing. And I do it on purpose not just one day of the year.

It makes things happen.
If I want a change to a situation or circumstance that I feel needs to be changed or enhanced in some way- I fast and pray.
My prayers, like vapors and wisps of thought, transform into tangible matter and become whole and *real* in the here and now in our world that we exist. I get things I need- Things I really want-People around me change- or their lives change.
If I was dealing with something that felt too ominous or oppressive to me for a long period of time, the situation would change.
Or if someone was really bothering me- harassing me or being abusive in my life, they would change, their life would dramatically change or they'd suddenly lose interest in me.
--- It is really amazing.

To best express this... Imagine a seed that turns into a large tree that bears much more fruit with many more seeds. It starts out with a DNA structure that is hard to imagine. I mean- if you never saw a tree grow from a seed, would you believe that it could?

And it keeps going- the cycle... An increase of fruit.
Faith is like that- Faith adds a spiritual DNA to your prayers or vice versa!

Well, my prayers- I now see them like seeds.
I plant my thoughts, graft my thoughts, sow my thoughts, and my heart's desires become reality.
It is REAL and AMAZING and if you have never tried it you should!

This is not about a religion- or any kind of rules.
It is about freeing yourself from pain, and despair, guilt and heartache and replacing it all with hope, faith, love, knowing and wisdom.

It works.

Now those who are Jewish, will know that me typing on the computer is not truly fasting...
It is true.

But my heart feels right, and I wanted to share.

I believe in continual forgiveness.
As well as a continual repentance.
I believe in continual introspection.
I believe in continual prayer.
I believe in believing.

Have a fun day!


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

~*A sweet gift from Sandra Evertson*~

A while back, I received a special gift from Artist and Designer ~*Sandra Evertson*~

She designed a jewelry display especially for me.

It was such a sweet surprise and arrived at a really good time.

Thank you Sandra for being so wonderful and so thoughtful.

I am thinking of ideas on what I can create to be showcased specifically on this display.


Thank you so much!


Friday, October 03, 2008

October 3rd-

She is doing a little something to make the day special, she asks that we all pass on the info and help make her surprise extra special- Not sure what she is exactly up to- but I am interested!
~*Jamie Noel*~

I am going to be posting pictures this weekend showing off some of the THINK PINK jewelry that I have been assembling- using the charms from the THINK PINK exchange.

Please note that the THINK PINK doll and raffle event is fast approaching! OCTOBER 15th!
Get your donations out to Monica in order to play.
There are lots of great runner up prizes!
Click on the THINK PINK cartoon face link to the right to learn more.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Inspired by the Ties That Bind Project

The colors are not coming out well in the pictures, but I wanted to share what I made.
I made several other pieces as well, but they were too long to send for the actual Ties That Bind project.
The pieces that I did send, I will share with you soon.