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I sit at my laptop. I’m drinking my 1st cup of coffee in my recliner. Thoughts are streaming through my mind and I remembered that I have a blog on WordPress. Hmmm let me see what is my login, it’s been so long since I’ve written here. At some point I’ve decided to focus on using Facebook to communicate socially. On Facebook I have separate pages for my jewelry, my art and my spirit; a public facebook page and a personal one.

I may be setting up a table at the Richmond Art Center this holiday season for my jewelry. I love creating jewelry and selling my designs. My bead room is cluttered not only with bead supplies, but with canvases, paints, plastic containers of Mary Kay products and my Canon 5d Mark III camera, Manfrotto tripod, and Pelican camera case which lays on the floor and the table amongst the chaos.

As with my separate facebook pages perhaps I need a room for each hobby to be better organized. A studio would be nice. Hah! who am I kidding, I would have that cluttered up in no time as well.

I’m drinking my second and last cup of coffee. The sun is shining through the window in between the pine tree branches blinding my eyes. I situate my body to avoid the brightness.

The light is ambient a very good time to go get my camera. But instead I remember I need to focus my attention on editing the photos that I recently took using Lightroom.

Photo taken from a balcony room at the Hilton -Union Square.


It’s been a while since I’ve written on my blog. I’ve been working.

A couple of times I thought Oh I need to write on my blog. But didn’t make the time.

Yesterday I thought Ok I’m going to share a few photos of my new jewelry designs. I searched on bookmarks for my wordpress blog but I couldn’t remember what my user name was or password. Ok so it is not going to be today that I share those photos.

Today I went to my great niece’s birthday took photos of her and all of us there. When I got home I went on my facebook page to check out my news feed. I visited my twitter feed. Then, I went back to my facebook¬† news feed and saw a very interesting post from OM-Times Magazine about a guy name Erik who committed suicide and his Mom wrote a book about him contacting her from the other side. She started a blog and I remembered Yes, I wanted to write on my blog.

So then I realized I have time so do it now,¬† I signed on and said I forgot my password but first had to figure out my user name and reset my password. Now I’ve saved them both for the next time that I forget.

Oh yes, My blog will never been as interesting as the Mom who wrote about her son’s suicide. So let me share that I purchased the book written by Elisa Medhus and the title of the book is My Son and the Afterlife. I’ve also subscribed to her blog,

So now here are a few of my jewelry designs.

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We see and we watch. Light flickers around until it’s so bright we can’t see any shadow.

Sun Bright
The shadow is cast. But light illuminates beyond it.

Creatures know when to appear, when it is safe in the light to wander out. To catch the little buggers on the road was captivating my eye.

Scoops of ice cream or perhaps a ladies ruffled skirt, no petals of a rose. Nature!

A child growing up in the 60s. Peace and love ruled and still does. Flower Power!

I’m enjoying what my Eye Cs at the end of my camera lens. To see more of my flowers go to I’d love to read your comments.


Love horses. I’ve never ridden one and don’t desire too. But their energy is so calm and loving.
I drive to the park during my lunch and pass a field where two horses are in their stables. Once parked I eat my lunch and take a walk.
My horses love to talk and pose for the camera.horse1



I loved how the blond horse came up to the fence to greet and chat awhile. There is a sign that says “Do not feed the horses” I wanted to pet him.
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I look forward to visiting them again and again.

Can you feel their love energy?


I walked around the Lafayette Reservoir yesterday. It was such a beautiful spring day and it’s only February 21st. Lots of other people were out walking and enjoying the day too. The walk was 3.7+- miles up and down. Really good exercise for heart, body and spirit.
lafayette reservoir

The storks were large!

One flew overhead while we were walking. I took my camera along and after about a mile I wish I left it behind. But I hurried up and got this shot. IMG_4901

Here was a beautiful place to take a rest but we kept on walking.IMG_4900

I was happy that we made it back to the car and I could still walk. I haven’t done that walk in a few years and about 20lbs lighter. I actually wasn’t in any pain as I remembered from the last time I walked it. It must be because I ride my elliptical bike each night for about 15 minutes.

I look forward to walking again, who wants to come with me?


Morning people it is Saturday and I’m having my coffee in bed. It was a four day work week and last night I was tired. I got home and my husband went to our favorite Mexican restaurant to pick up dinner. It was yum but lukewarm. I didn’t complain. We celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary quietly and look forward to lots more. I couldn’t imagine life without him.

I am

Free to create. I am a creator. I wish to sell but its not my deepest desire. I love creating.
I have three facebook pages, The other side of me which I began in 2011. I have 140,xxx likers. I share the spiritual side of me. The psychic, seer, seeker of truth side. It’s not a religious page at all. I have no religion. I do believe in God, Goddess, Creator, Iam, Universe, Source. Lately I use my Art to inspire on this page. Who needs to be told how to believe. I leave that to the media and churches, etc. I question my beliefs, thoughts, and actions on this page. If you like it let me know.

I created my FB page The House of Raquel even before my The other side of me page, and the reason I joined FB in the first place to sell my Jewelry, hija4 designs. It was dormant for awhile as my passion to create fades and fuels with Art. I recently created a website for my jewelry, House of Raquel which is linked on this page.

My 3rd FB page Raquel Amaral is where I share my drawings, paintings and ipad creations. Of course I have a website linked here to, Raquel Amaral I love this site for selling my canvas acrylic paintings, putting my ipad art on canvas and my photography, art on greeting cards.




I don’t watch tv and I don’t read the news. I have no need or desire to abuse my Spirit with the energy of FEAR. Write on!