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Image Copyright Kim Upton & Beautifully Blended, 2014-2015 “Hope and Memory have one daughter and her name is Art, and she has built her dwelling far from the desperate field where men hang out their garments upon forked b...
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Greetings! Today marks the three-week spot before opening.  Stay updated here for one-of-a-kind items and services being offered. Thanks! BB
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Google+ May Drive Fewer Visits, But They're Higher Quality

This report from Shareaholic came out in March (https://blog.shareaholic.com/social-media-traffic-engagement-03-2014/) but it's worth repeating. Here's their findings:

"Although Google+ and LinkedIn drive the fewest social referrals, they bring in some of the best visitors. Google+ users, on average, find themselves spending north of 3 minutes diving into things shared by connections in their circles. They also visit 2.45 pages during each visit, and bounce only 50.63% of the time. LinkedIn users generally spend 2 minutes and 13 seconds on each link they click, viewing 2.23 pages with each visit and bouncing 51.28% of the time. Although many sites see minimal traffic from both Google+ and LinkedIn, now may be the time to invest in building communities within those networks if engagement really matters to your business."
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Alright Monday - let's break free and run into the WILD!!!!
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Today was a most wonderful book release for my book, "Blue is the Color of my Voice," and also for my youngest's book of magic, "Pink and Shiny."  You can search for those titles at Amazon.com.  The purchase helps support an artist's retreat of sorts - for the entire family.

After six months of being part of the Western Medical Complex, we are all looking forward to a small break (if the retreat funds come through).
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Question: Is there a special technique or method to help when we are overtaken by emotion?

Ram Dass: The question was, are there spiritual techniques when you are overcome by emotion? Well, I’ll tell you, as your practice gets more and more powerful, what happens is you see the stuff as it starts before it gets so overloaded and so invested with adrenaline and all of that. You don’t let it get so intense. By the time it...http://goo.gl/yZHJkz
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Image Copyright Kim Upton & Beautifully Blended, 2014-2015 "Remember the moment you know exactly where you're going, 'Cause the next moment, before you know it, Time is slowing and it's frozen still, And the window sill...
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So...after the summer of medical chaos with the two youngest, and hoping to raise money via fundraising (not working as well as I thought), I'm working my tush off to take my skills to the street so that we can get things done around here.

On November 15th, there will be a big old photo shoot.  It is going to be done only in black and white.  While not cutting edge, and not really something bold and new, the subject matter is going to be pretty intense.

And...whether or not you decide to help with this Kickstarter, the images will be put into a book.  So I'm not out begging for scratch to get this started -- it has already begun.

So what I'm kind of asking for here is that you'll help me feed the models, rent a few lenses, and power the lights for the night shoot.

It isn't potato salad.  In fact there is nothing in this campaign that is bizarrely related to a mass amount of potatoes with mayo -- except for the fact that you all will help make it happen.

#kickstarterlaunch   #kickstarter   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhitestreetphotography   #crowdfunding  
The fantastic world of black and white is just one click away. From the profane to the gentle. Images will be placed in a book.
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The Dreaming was full of folks trying to contact me in order to give me their horrible, no good, and very bad news. Each time a message would come into my inbox, snippets of Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry" would play.

This one played more often than the others:
"You don't really need to find out what's going on 
You don't really want to know just how far it's gone 
Just leave well enough alone 
Eat your dirty laundry"

I wonder who was trying to give me their "dirty laundry" in the Dreaming?
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There was already a high probability that active region (AR) 2192 was going to erupt with a powerful solar flare, so it came as little surprise when two X-class flares erupted within 24 hours of eachother.
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DIY Crochet Flower Blanket.

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Education
  • University of Louisville
    English, Religious Studies, 1997 - 1998
  • Western Kentucky University
    Computer Science, Business Management, English, Religious Studies, 1991 - 1997
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Gender
Female
Other names
Kimberly Peacock, Kimberly Ericksen
Story
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -- Maya Angelou
Introduction
"My days are spent between being a professional artist/photographer/writer/storyteller, homeschooling parent, and absent minded rural homemaker." -- Kim Upton

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Out in the Cosmos I'm a professional artist, writer and teacher. That means that I get paid to make things, as well as getting paid to teach things. Along with this my work-life is dedicated to helping people get unstuck, get productive, and get happy. Using various fun and creative methods (yep - art, baby!) I companion my clients in their life journey.

Let's see...what else. Oh, yes, hobbies and things. I'm a rabid photographer with a few awards under my belt. Crafting, while also part of my business, is sort of a bodily compulsion with me -- it must be done for at least an hour a day. Growing things, where I can run barefoot, also makes me happy. Spending time with trees heals my soul.
Bragging rights
mom of four, published writer, juried and award winning artist, dreamer, nerd, owner of Beautifully Blended
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Occupation
Artist and Writer
Skills
artist, writer, lif coach, crafter, upcyler, gardener, kid follower, nerd, geek, board game player, filling in little boxes on websites
Employment
  • Kim Upton
    Artist and Writer, 1991 - present
    Self-representing artist with over 600 pieces in circulation. Sharing art and wellness through creative life coaching. Available for classes and individual tutoring.
  • Upton Family
    Mom, 1998 - present
    With four wonderful kids, one husband, two handfuls of domesticated critters, a plethora of wild things, and some other worldly entities we mathematically make a tribe. All of this organized chaos lives in a very old house, near the woods, in a semi-rural area. You, dear reader, are most likely hoping for some sage advice from me about living a simple, mostly DIY, lifestyle. So here it is: Pinterest is a poor teacher of living the simple life.
  • GBF Health and Wellness
    Owner, 1991 - 2012
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Kentucky