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Calling all WordPress Experts!

Hello!

I am having a very difficult time trying to add a shopping cart to my website.  I was wondering if there was anyone out there or if you know anyone that can assist me in adding one to my *new* website ahopeandart.com.  I need all the help I can get and I can pay you hourly if you would like! Please help me on my mission to create a shopping cart!  It’s been 4 weeks and counting since I have tried to successfully put one on my website and I fail utterly. 😦

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In the Riviera Magazine!!

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In January 2013, I hosted a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and in the June 2013 edition of Riviera Magazine, I was featured in one of the pages!! This is super awesome and I hope you find my page if you ever look through the June edition!  Oh and to add to the excitment, my mother is in one of the pictures!  Way to go Michelle!!

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Drawing (Vietnam)

Drawing (Vietnam)

Here is a charcoal drawing of a girl I recently met in Vietnam! She was part of the orphanage that I handed out my children’s book, Dancing between the Wind, and I was inspired by the picture, enough to draw her! I hope you enjoy and have a fabulous Sunday afternoon/night!

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Great Beginning to Summer!

Great Beginning to Summer!

June 21 marks the beginning of this gorgeous summer and so far, things have been a success! A shopping cart has been added and, I admit, I have been obsessing over trying to get Facebook likes for a few days now.

I have to admit that marketing is ridiculously difficult, so if anyone has any tips for this young fellow, I could really use the advice! Also, please check out my store on my website, BeeAnArtist.com! It would mean the world to me and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Here’s a picture of one of my paintings! More updates on my artwork and Dancing between the Wind coming soon!

~Cat

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An Accomplishment

Finally! A shopping cart has been added!  If you visit beeanartist.com/store, you can purchase my lovely book, Dancing between the Wind, along with prints and greeting cards.  I hope you share this with all of your friends and your friends’ friends and so on.  🙂

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My Last Day

I have accomplished a lot in the past few days: raising awareness about human-trafficking, visiting the girls, and learning more about the Vietnamese culture.  This was an amazing experience and I hope to come back again soon!  The journey continues with my quest to raise awareness for human trafficking by selling my book/prints and providing art supplies for the girls.  During the trip, I was able to sell about 30 copies of my book and a few hundred greeting cards I created, which summed up to about $2,000.

Back in the United States, I will be selling my book at farmer’s markets, on Main Street, etc., basically anywhere I can in.  This has been an amazing trip and I learned a lot: about the culture of Vietnam and, most importantly, about human trafficking and the effort to teach the girls something valuable they can use later in their life.

~Cat

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A Small Cultural Break ;)

I wanted to explore outside Vietnam instead of attending meetings and visiting homes. I found an insanely packed yet amazing market full of Vietnamese food, cutlery, teapots, tea, and clothes! I used my bargaining skills (which failed me utterly) and received 20,000 đồng off a shirt for my friend, which is equivalent to 1 US Dollar!! Although I didn’t get much of a discount, I believe I can bargain better than my mother, who attempted and only received 5,000 đồng off of an item. The trick to bargaining is to ask for at least half off of an item. If the salesman/saleswomen refuses, just walk away and they will follow you and lower the price until you purchase it. It’s quite the experience, especially if you don’t speak Vietnamese.

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Vietnamese Food

Vietnamese Food

Tea!

Tea!

Vietnamese Snacks

Vietnamese Snacks

More Food!

More Food!

Shopping

Shopping

Shopping

Shopping

A place to buy amazing souvenirs/clothing!

Shopping

Shopping

People eat on small tables and chairs right in front of a “restaurant.” Typically, they eat phở or rice.

Shopping

Shopping

Fruit

Fruit

Here, a women sleeps as she sells her fruit. Very productive if you ask me. 🙂

Outside Market

Outside Market

There’s an market located outside of the bigger market where they sell live fish/seafood.