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Tips for the 70+ Entrepreneur and Artist

You might probably wonder how 70+ year old artist and business owner is able to keep up the pace of running a business and creating designs on a daily basis.

20 years ago when I first started making jewelry, I was spending at least 10 hours a day, designing my hand knotted jewelry, but today, I am more conscious about sitting for long periods of time because I know it is not good for my health or circulation. Nowadays, I…


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Refreshing your creativity

Often, just being in a creative environment will inspire you and refresh your creativity. The power of stepping away from your work is well documented.

Last evening, I had the pleasure of people watching, window shopping and just breathing in the beautiful fresh air in Palm Beach.  It was an especially glorious night with dew on the flowers after a mid-afternoon rain storm.

We are  lucky to live close to Worth Ave in Palm Beach where the colorful sites are breathtaking…


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Taking a break and visiting Paris at Easter time.

The City of Lights is a glorious time in the spring, especially around the holidays. The colors are fresh and vibrant with a surprise around every corner of the streets in Paris.

Blooming flowers and trees line the picturesque streets with charm and delight for the everyone to see.

The candy and chocolate bunnies are a feast to behold. I do not remember when I  have ever seen an Easter that was so bright and cheery.

Window shopping is a great past-time…


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Networking Groups for Women Entrepreneurs

Networking Groups for Women Entrepreneurs
There are so many benefits to joining networking groups for women entrepreneurs and business owners! These groups not only offer empowerment and support for women entrepreneurs and business owners, but also opportunities to serve and give back to the community.

Women’s Networking Groups in Palm Beach County
In Palm Beach County, there are two women’s networking groups and events I know of:  Business to Business for Women, and the Professional Women’s Forum (PWF).

I discovered Business to Business for…


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North Palm Beach Resident Art Show – A Splendid Success!

The North Palm Beach Resident Art Show awards ceremony was held on March 15, 2018. The Obert Room at the North Palm Beach Library was overflowing with artists, guests, and friends from the community.

The judges for the event were Mayor Aubrey, Cynthia Maronet, Karla Walker, and yours truly, Christine Smith!

Awards were presented to the following:
Best in Show
“Contemplation” by Patricia Curtis
1st Place
Elementary School – “HEYO” by Sebastian Cunningham
Middle School & High School – “Fire Lion” by Madison Perunko
Adult – “Peace” by…


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North Palm Beach Resident Art Show

The first North Palm Beach Resident Art Show is currently on view in the Obert room of the North Palm Beach Public Library!

The show features paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, stained glass, jewelry, and mixed media art, by artists residing in North Palm Beach. All participating artists must reside within our beloved area code, 33408! The age of the artists featured range from elementary to high school students to adults!

The artist’s work has been on display at the NPB Public…


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Visiting the Wedding Salon at Printemps Paris Haussman

This Spring, we will once again be returning to Paris. As they say, there is nothing like Paris in the Springtime, and no visit to Paris would be complete without a visit to Printemps Paris Haussman!

During our last visit, our boutique hotel was only 5 minute walk to Printemps, the shopping destination that always manages to take our breath away. We visited this luxury retail store for several days during our last time in the city of lights. While there, you can…


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Idea’s for designing unique jewelry

My art-jewelry designs began in Farmington, Ct in the year 2000. I am a self-taught artist who’s business started at Farmington Valley Art Center in Avon, Ct, and was selected to be shown in their gallery for several years. The Avon, Ct art school was my first stop. From there I began selling my one-of-a-kind jewelry in a West Hartford, Ct gallery, and The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Ct.

Every spring for the past 37 years they hold a glorious…


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Antique shopping when on vacation

We just returned from Connecticut last evening, after spending a long weekend in Old Lyme, Ct. in beautiful New England. Old Lyme. Ct is brimming with beauty and history, and is a great place to shop for vintage and antique baubles. I love checking out interesting spots where I can purchase one- of-a-kind components for my jewelry.

This was a three day, snowy weekend that gave us just enough time to check out the incredible beauty of the winter shore…


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Art Boca Raton is just around the corner

We have great art shows in South Florida. Art Palm Beach was last month at the Palm Beach Convention Center.  This was a great show with a lot of fresh new work. There were scheduled art talks that were very interesting. Also they had a nice catering service set up at the show. It is always nice to take break for lunch or a cup of good espresso. Art Palm Beach is a small show compare to Art Basel Miami,…


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