Thursday, August 23, 2018

A Humble Tribute to The Queen of Soul




The Great Musician in the Sky has been very kind to humanity in so many ways. One of the significant ways is He has graced this world with a "Natural Woman," Ms. Aretha Franklin, referred to by many as the "Queen of Soul." 

Now, with her transition from this earth to the Musician's home, her passing has made many "Think" of the beautiful songs, the musical poetry she has shared for so many years. 

Her poetry has brought comfort when many of us felt down and celebrated with us when we were experiencing some pique of success. 

Her voice bubbled in our spirits and helped us and reminded us to "Respect" ourselves and others, no matter the mood. 

So, now, St. Peter can say to those in Heaven, "People Get Ready" because another singing "Angel" is coming. 

And as a final tribute, many of us on earth can "Say A Little Prayer" of gratitude for all the poetry in song Ms. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has shared.

—Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, Ph.D., the Owner/Publisher of MarketingNewAuthors.com




Friday, August 17, 2018

Introducing Jewelry Designer Kayla Laird, of Queen Netzo Jewelry

Editor's Note: MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) would like to introduce jewelry designer, Ms. Kayla Laird, of Queen Netzo Jewelry. 

Ms. Laird's jewelry is part of MANA's "Gems for the Body and Soul," a unique gift set of customized jewelry and a book from MANA's website. Click HERE to see just a few of Ms. Laird's many jewelry designs. 

Ms. Laird's jewelry is also featured on the "MANA Businesswomen's Pages—Shop Here" where you will see some of the jewelry she customizes for her customers. Read the Q&A below to learn more about Ms. Laird and how to contact her if you are interested in purchasing customized jewelry.

Kayla Laird
MANA: Tell us about your background as a jewelry designer. How did you get started designing jewelry?

Kayla Laird (KL): With the help of my Aunt Myra, I started making jewelry at age of 9. Whenever I would visit my grandparents’ house, she would always be making a new necklace, bracelet, or earrings of some sort. She taught me all the basic techniques I needed to know. 

MANA: How do you create your designs? Do you receive some type of inspiration prior to creating them?
KL: I create my designs by incorporating my own personal style and a mix of inspiration. I do research to find out what the latest trends and fashions are. In addition, I also follow up with the customer to find out what exactly she or he wants. 

MANA: Are there any special skills you have to have to be a jewelry designer?
KL: The special skills you have to have to be a jewelry designer would be to have an eye for detail, artistic ability, patience, concentration, and 3D visualization skills.