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In this issue

  Personal Note From Tonya
Happy 4th of July!

Don't Miss Out...
New Creative Tools Arrive at Whole Lotta Whimsy

  Raving Fan

LJ Rosen
"A favorite source of mine."
Roz Eberhard-Swan
"WLW rocks!"

  Feature Article

Are You Protecting Your Eyes?

Personal Note From Tonya

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Happy 4th of July!

I'm sure you're either already at your fun destination for the long weekend, or maybe you are like me, taking a stay-cation. I hope you are finding time to refill your well and get energized for the second half of the year.

I've been on the road a lot. Actually I've only been home 19 days out of the last 39. So a stay-cation is certainly in order!

It's time to sit down, get some retrospect on the past 6 months and get my goals and action steps in order for the rest of 2011.

Where do you stand so far this year? Are you on track?

Is it time for an audit on your business or your personal goals? Did you make some promises at the end of 2010 to yourself that you haven't made good on yet?

It's okay if you haven't. Take a deep breathe, recommit, reconnect, reenergize and get back on track.

I hope your holiday travels go smoothly and you are blessed with beautiful weather!

Creative Blessings,

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Don't Miss Out...

To get the most out of the Artful Success Program, you'll want to enroll before the first module on July 6th, 2011.
Don't worry if you can't enroll by this date, you can still sign up after this date and download the slides and recordings.

Learn how to make time for your art, your family and your dreams.

On Wednesday, July 6th, we'll be having our first module. I'll be going over how to get more done while working less, how to clear some of the obstacles you encounter to make more time to be creative, and some practical tools that you can use to boost your confidence and purpose everyday!

It's going to be all about clarity!

Not only will you be able to attend this great module, but you'll also have access to valuable downloadable handouts of how-to's and practices. You can even enter our private forums and discuss the module with other members of the Artful Success Program, allowing you to truly Connect, Collaborate and Create.

Don't miss out on your chance to win! Sign up by Wed 7/6 at 12pm PT, you will also be entered in the raffle for some great prizes ($483 total value of prizes)!

Prizes Available ($483 Total Value in Prizes):

  • A Speedfire Cone $139 value by Metal Clay Supply
  • A Riveting Tool $90 value by Crafted Findings
  • A ImagePac Kit to make your own stamps with a Printer $200 value by Metal Clay Supply
  • PMC3 25gm clay $54 value by Rio Grande

* Raffle prize winners will be announced July 11th, 2011 on the TonyaDavidson.com blog (you will need to check the blog on this day to claim your prize).

Not sure if you would like to be a part of this program?
Here's what we're hearing on our forum from some of our current members who attended the bonus module:

"Tonya thanks so much for such an insighful and encouraging module on getting rid of the barriers so we can focus on the truly important. "

"Wow! What a powerful beginning. Tonya just provided so many useful nuggets of information on getting unstuck and getting focused."

"I need to listen to it all again... so much good information"

"Wow, we are in action!!!"

"Tonya thanks so much for such an insighful and encouraging module on getting rid of the barriers so we can focus on the truly important."

"I'm looking forward to getting to know people here"

"Overall - feeling good and on track."

Enroll Here: http://www.tonyadavidson.com/artfulsuccess

New Creative Tools Arrive at Whole Lotta Whimsy

Copper Colored Solder 9+" (1 or 3) Create with Transfer Artist Paper
Miniature Light Bulbs (5) Anti-Tarnish Zip Bags 6"x 8" (50)
Anti-Tarnish Zip Bags 4"x 6" (50) Anti-Tarnish Zip Bags 4"x4" (50)
Anti-Tarnish Zip Bags 2.5" x 3" (50) Baldwin Patina 1oz
Violet Gilder's Paste Patina Gilder's Paste
Iris Blue Gilder's Paste Silver Color Gilder's Paste
German Silver Gilder's Paste Copper Color Gilder's Paste
African Bronze Gilder's Paste Inca Gold Gilder's Paste
Antique Gold Gilder's Paste Niobium Steel-Colored Earwires (2 pair = 4)
Niobium Bronze Earwires (2 pair =4)


Raving Fan

LJ Rosen

I really enjoy Tonya and Whole Lotta Whimsy.

She has a viewpoint on the business of art similar to mine and always has a good tip or new way for me to consider.

The tools and materials available on the site at Whole Lotta Whimsy are always of quality and priced right. A favorite source of mine.

- LJ Rosen

Roz Eberhard-Swan

You can have a sensational range of stock, awesome website, and an informative blog (all of which you have!) but they count for nothing without the staff and service to back it up.

Thank you so much Tonya, you have assembled a great team and between you, I have never been let down. Not once!

WLW rocks!

- Roz Eberhard-Swan
Sydney Jewellry School

Feature Article

Are You Protecting Your Eyes?

It's confusing what eye protection you should wear. We all know, duh, that our eyes are really important. We want to make sure we protect them.

It's a no brainer to wear clear safety glasses when we are using the drill, sanding, etc. What about when we are using the torch, the kiln, etc? This is a topic often unaddressed or better yet, often riddled with incorrect info. I wish that I had this information years ago, so I want to share it with you!

I've looked in numerous books including the top safety books and there really wasn't anything that addressed eye protection other than the obvious safety glasses. This is unfortunate. It's such an important topic, one that should always be included, especially if you teach.

I create with many different mediums so my exposure to safety has been more varied than most. With the exposure to these mediums, my past teachers and vast research, I was able to piece together, all the good and the bad information on eye protection.

I was also fortunate to be part of a discussion on a forum regarding eye protection several years ago. Mike Aurelius who owns AuraLens was one of the participants in the discussion. He owns a company that sells eyewear to lampworkers, furnace workers, and other hot shop workers.

Through the series of conversations, I have pieced together this information to share with you as he sums it up best. Below is the important information he shared in the conversation.

The Ins and Outs of Eye Protection and Lense Coverage:

Click here to read more!

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Teacher, mentor, artist and founder of The Artful Success Program, Tonya Davidson helps artists take their techniques and business skills to the next level. As the CEO and founder of Whole Lotta Whimsy she has passionately empowered artists to live creatively from the inside out. Her ezine goes out to over 11,000 subscribers. Create the life you love by subscribing to her eZine at http://www.wholelottawhimsy.com/wo/content/newsletter. Be sure to check out her blog at www.tonyadavidson.com for complimentary tutorials and articles.

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