Life

Forever Creating

I really do love my life! Around 1:00 AM this morning, I woke up with the brilliant idea to create an online store where I could sell my artwork and quotes. Googled a few places and settle on Zazzle. The reviews were pretty good and the site was fairly easy to set up and use. However, it took a minute for me to realize I actually needed to use my laptop for some of the features. Anyway, here’s my store’s page – http://www.zazzle.com/store/shaunssmile. I also added a page to my blog that will house most of my artwork. So, some of the artwork I have only shared on social media will now be available for you to view. Okay, I’m tired! Good Morning/Good Night. Thanks for reading!

Enjoy your day!

Shaun

Shaun’s Smile
Life

Change Begins with Me

I am the change that I seek because change begins with me. (Smile & repeat)

That was my social media post for the day. Even though I’ve heard the quote, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” hundreds of times, this morning it dawned on me that this should be something I practice in everyday situations. In the past, whenever I heard the quote it was always in reference to community and global change. Never once did I think of applying it to situations closest to me. As we all know, we cannot change others; however, we can change the way we respond to their actions. I believe that we have the power to create the atmosphere and spaces we desire. I know this will not work in all situations but it’s worth a try. Peace is what I seek and it must begin with me.

Enjoy your weekend! ~ Shaun

Life

Hello Sunday

Celebrating the Final Sunday of Heart Month

Overall, this month has been pretty good! I am excited to announce that I have adopted a new favorite pastime – Drawing!

I have always loved art and spent countless hours drawing as a child (no cable television– lol). While in middle school I took art classes as electives but wasn’t really serious about it. In adulthood, I have spent years admiring others’ work while secretly wishing I could tap into my artistic side again. Well, as the saying goes, “There’s nothing to it but to do it.” Smile.

So that’s exactly what I am doing. I am drawing again! Every day I draw something. Anything. The finished product doesn’t have to be perfect, look good or even be recognizable, as long as I am drawing something. My intention is to become a better drawer/artist over the next year with the ultimate goal of one day becoming an renowned artist. Lately, I have been thinking a lot about legacy and what I want to be known for. Well, besides love, kindness, compassion and being an overall good person, I want to be known for my writings, quotes and artwork. If you have been following my blog over the past month, then you have seen some of my work. I am calling my collection Shaun’s Smile because it’s what makes me smile. Feel free to follow me on Twitter: Shaun’s Smile or Instagram: It’s Shaun’s World to view more of my work.

I used the following drawings with my quotes. Enjoy! ~ Shaun