A Gift From The Universe

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Don’t you love a surprise gift from the universe? Here is a way to be the one that sends it. As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I had an idea of something to help counteract the energy of the holiday frenzy and I have a new offering - not a sale, but something much better. It is a practice in giving - giving without concern for cost, giving without an expectation of thanks or acknowledgement, giving without the guilt of unequal exchange, giving the gift of love with no strings attached.

This special offer is meant to be an anonymous gift to someone you love. A free art print mailed directly to the recipient.

A note will be included in the package that says: 

A Gift From The Universe - You have been anonymously gifted this artwork so that when you see it you will be reminded that you are loved beyond words.

The shipping recipient must be a different name than the customer/billing address name. While I considered requiring it to be a different address, I realized that the person that might need it the most may be a spouse or child, or someone living in the same house.

Use code ShipLove for free shipping in the US. The code can only be used once per person. With respect for my time and energy I ask that you order no more than 3. If ordering more than one, each will need to be a separate order and free shipping will only be available for 1. Prints may be mailed internationally, however due to the greater cost, I can't offer free shipping out of the US.

There is a limited qty I am offering, though it is a large mystery number. If there is the option for you to order, then prints are still available. This offer will hopefully run through Giving Tuesday - 12/3/19, though it will end sooner if I reach maximum qty before then.

Prints will vary in size (4x6 to 8x10) and design, not limited to the ones shown in the photo. Feel free to share any information about the individual that will be receiving the print. I will be intuitively choosing which image I send, hopefully being guided to send the one that they will connect with the most.

Each print will include the message card shown in the 2nd photo; I will not be able to include any personalized message.

All orders will be shipped between Wednesday 12/4/19 - Friday 12/6/19.

If the recipient name is the same as the billing name, I will try to contact you first to clarify, then cancel the order if I do not hear back.

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An empath, artists and the holiday “shoulds”

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As an empath, the holidays can create a lot of pressure, and a real opportunity to create boundaries. The collective energy of all the “shoulds” is pretty intense and, for me, like no other time of year. 
Every year I feel like I’ve not done enough, I’m too late, I’m failing as a business owner, as a family member. Every year I think I’ll get a handle on all of it, I’ll do better, I’ll ignore those feelings and say a big fuck you to all the things I think I should be doing. Or I’ll start preparing in September! or July! All of the things for holiday sales should be done before Thanksgiving and they just aren’t. Ever. (not that that's true, just the feeling) 
I dislike the culture of “buying things” to just buy things and give things, of Black Friday sales and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and how can I capitalize on the income I might get from people wanting to buy things. I hate that it’s a reminder that maybe all I’m doing is contributing to more “stuff” and more voices saying “buy my things so I can survive” when a lot of people also feel frustrated and overwhelmed and opt for an amazon gift card instead because, why not, everyone can find something on amazon. (I totally buy things on amazon, no judging, just saying, before you buy a gift for buying sake, maybe think twice)
So many artists and creators are trying to take advantage of a busy season that can put money in their bank accounts to just pay bills and survive, while spending too many hours in the studio and not enough hours just… being. Being with family and friends and enjoying the time off, being in tune with the seasonal change and going in to hibernation mode. The pressure to just make as much as possible in hopes that this will be the best season yet is crazy making.
A few little requests - if you know an empath, remind them that the feelings they are feeling might not be theirs. If you know an artist who is potentially going in to overdrive and you’re unaffected by all the busy and overwhelm, take them some chocolate, give them a hug, stop by their holiday fair to just say hi and give them support, offer to get them food or let them go to the bathroom if they’re stuck in a booth. If you really feel the need to buy a random gift for someone, think about supporting an artist or a small business. Buying something from an artist is like giving them a gift too, buying a random gift from a big chain store just feeds the beast. 
The next few weeks are going to be even more intense. We all need reminders to take a deep breath, a nap, a long bath and a break from everyone telling us what we should be doing. If you can’t make space for any of those things, at least try to create a boundary, a bubble, a safe turtle shell around your energy that can help protect you from the shoulds, the pressures and expectations of the world around you.
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IG 5k Giveaway

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giveaway items for IG 5k giveaway
It’s giveaway time on IG! 5k felt so big, I wanted to do something extra special to celebrate and say thank you.
You can enter through this post:  https://www.instagram.com/p/B4k18Iehuc9/
You’ll have 3 different options for prizes:
Art: an original 8x10, created just for this giveaway - it comes framed (unless you don’t want the frame)
Jewelry: A sweet meteorite pendant and shooting star combo necklace - 2 pieces in one! you can wear them together, individually, or keep one and give one as a gift
Both: a 5 x 7 print of the drawing (unframed) and a single meteorite pendant - perfect if you don’t want to choose
To Enter: 
1 - follow me
2 - like the post
3 - comment with the word: jewelry, art, or both 
4 - tag at least one friend, each friend is an additional entry
Bonus entries: 
share the post to feed and tag me
share the post to stories and tag me
(for these to count, your account must be public during the time of the giveaway so I can see it)
Rules: 
All entries must be placed by 10am pst Nov. 14th
The winners must have completed all 4 steps - winners will be randomly chosen and announced by 5:00pm pst (maybe sooner) Nov. 14th and tagged in this post. I will message if possible (public account/we're friends)
Winners will have 3 days to accept/send me your address via dm or email beth@bethcyr.com. Jewelry/Both winners will need to tell me the chain length desired. A new winner will be drawn Nov. 18th if needed.
3 winners will be chosen, the same person cannot win more than 1 of the prizes.
No purchase necessary
Beth Cyr will cover the cost of shipping
Open to US residents 18y or older
Not associated with or sponsored, endorsed or administered, etc etc by IG in any way - they're not responsible for anything, etc etc.
You will be disqualified if you unfollow me before the winner is announced. You will also be disqualified if the only reason you have an IG account is to enter random giveaways. The goal is to reward people who genuinely like my work.
Copic Multiliner SP Giveaway - details and rules
Sometimes I do some random things without much thought. This giveaway is one of those things! I had the idea to giveaway a set of these copic multiliner sp pens and then kind of brushed it off. The next day someone messaged me asking about the pens I was using. It felt like a sign. I ordered a set and they came in yesterday just as I was kicking off the big 5k giveaway. This is sort of connected, but an entirely separate giveaway.
 
Why do a giveaway of these pens? They are so awesome because they are refillable and the nibs are replaceable! They have an aluminum body, not plastic. They are expensive and in a price range many artists can't afford (full retail list price is $12.49/ea) Having been a full time artist for almost 15 years, I know buying what you want isn't always an option. In the hopes of trying to find the materials and tools that I want that are the most eco-friendly and sustainable, I was really happy to find these. No more using up a pen and throwing it away, or damaging a nib and not having a way to replace it even if there is still ink in the pen. They travel really well and I've never had one leak.
 
To Enter:
1 - follow me
2 - like the post
3 - tag at least one artist friend, each friend is an entry
 
Bonus entries:
share the post to feed and tag me
share the post to stories and tag me
(your account must be public during the time of the giveaway so I can see it)
 
Rules:
All entries must be placed by 10am pst Nov. 14th
The winner must have completed all 3 steps and will be randomly chosen and announced by 5:00pm pst (maybe sooner) Nov. 14th and tagged in this post. I will message if possible (public account/we're friends)
Winners will have 3 days to accept/send me your address via dm or email beth@bethcyr.com. A new winner will be drawn Nov. 18th if needed.
No purchase necessary
Beth Cyr will cover the cost of shipping
Open to US residents 18y or older
Not associated with or sponsored, endorsed or administered by IG in any way - they're not responsible for anything, etc etc.
Also not associated with or sponsored, endorsed or administered, by Copic or anyone else. I purchased this set to giveaway to a fellow artist.
See full rules on my website - link in profile
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TogetherRising

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I’m having a sale through end of Friday to support Together Rising - 10% off all ready to ship items, 10% of sales to Together Rising - no code needed, discount will show in cart. If you haven’t seen their work and have a general caring about the world around you, you should check them out. There is so much going on in our country that is achingly awful, and my sensitive, empathic self doesn't deal very well. Often we feel powerless to do anything. They do great things and supporting them means they can do even more things. 

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March Meet the Maker

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Sometimes I have a hard time making decisions. So many decisions all. the. time. So I asked in my IG stories which ring I should finish first and here’s the winner! Thanks for deciding for me - it’s a fun way to not have to make a decision. I’ll finish the other ring next week when I have more time. 

Today is the beginning of #marchmeetthemaker - the first prompt is “favorite to make” and it’s fitting that funky meteorite rings are my favorite. I really want to outfit everyone with a meteorite ring. It’s an amazing reminder of the vast universe we live in. Can you imagine where this meteorite has been and everything that happened to put the two of you together? Kinda special.

If you’re new to following me and/or haven’t seen #marchmeetthemaker on Instagram before, it’s a fun month long challenge with easy prompts that artists and makers from all over the world participate in. Last March I found some of my very favorite artist friends, which is the main reason I’m doing it again. It’s an opportunity to let people get to know you on some different levels and stretch what you share on IG. I hope to make some new connections and give a deeper look in to my world so you can get to know me better. 

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If you’re an artist/maker/creator - join the fun! Here is the full list of prompts from Joanne Hawker:

March meet the maker by Joanne hawker

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