Shop is now live! Plus, a special surprise.

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After a long wait, it’s finally here! My handmade shop is now live at Red Lotus Designz.

I’m really excited to share my handmade jewelry and accessory pieces with Betsy. I do hope you check them out! I’ve also included a special made-to-order section for those who are interested in the following pair of earrings:

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But..that’s not the special surprise that I’ve mentioned earlier on social media.

I’m proud to announce that I’ve also opened up my apparel shop via Teespring! As an added bonus, you can use the code LOTUSCOW to get free shipping (only valid for members in the United States).

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Hope you’re having a lovely Full Moon in Aries! Let me know which design is your favorite!

Namaste,
Diana

New jewelry designs and an official launch date

Hi friends! Been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy making the jewelry & accessories. I’m happy to announce the official launch date will be on the Full Moon in Aries (October 13, 2019) around 2 – 3 PM (EST). It will be made available directly at RedLotusDesignz.com.

The designs have a pink background along with Betsy’s image. For the earrings, they’re paired with a gem bead. All of the pieces are handmade. Expect some slight imperfections, but each piece is unique in its own way. Like Betsy! 🐮

Here’s a sneak peak on some of the designs:

There will also be a special surprise on that day as well, so be sure to stay tuned for the news on October 13, 2019. If you’re not a subscriber to my blog, what are you waiting for? 😃

Namaste,

Diana

The Right Words To Say

On bad days, Betsy is reminded by her family that she’s loved and cared.  In turn, Betsy’s days are better than ever because of their support.

Webcomic made with Procreate.


Happy Friday, friends 👋 a bit of a sentimental post as I’ve been reflecting on the changes happening within my life.

Between my son starting school, the upcoming launch of my jewelry line and my secret project, I’ve been feeling grateful for the support that I’ve received. My husband has been the biggest cheerleader when I post my illustrations. Sometimes, I would have bad days at work and he would cheer me up by telling me, “What would Betsy do?” I’m reminded that my own family will always be there for me. I rely on their support and know that my inspiration comes from the home front.

Who are your biggest cheerleaders in your life that motivates you to keep on going? I would love to read your responses in the comments below.

Namaste,
Diana

Betsy The Lotus Cow Says – Don’t Stay Comfortable

Hey friends 👋 here’s today’s quote that Betsy would like to share with y’all.

You won’t learn anything if you stay comfortable. Get out of your comfort zone. That’s where real success begins.


It was shared via Twitter this past Friday but I wanted to re-emphasise the quote in this post. It’s worth noting that everyone’s definition of success is different. But one way or another, I think many of us can agree that learning and participating in new experiences requires risks to be made.

Staying in the mode of the “what-ifs” can lead to a mindset filled with complacency. As such, we end up creating our own fears by thinking of the worst scenarios that might happen, should we take those risky routes. We can try our hardest in living a risk-free life. We can try following a path that’s tried and true. There’s some folks that want to stay in the comfort zone until their last days on Earth. And really, that’s their prerogative.

If you’ve been wanting to learn a new skill, take upon a new career, become an activist on a cause that you truly believe in, why wait? What’s stopping you? Some of you may say the following:

  • My spouse / partner won’t support me.
  • My family thinks it’s too risky and won’t bring in money.
  • My friends think that it’s stupid for me to go in (insert field here).

I’ll let you in a secret – some of the people who you love and care about are responding out of fear, jealously or a lack of understanding about the type of work you want to do.

Focus on your own growth, not someone else’s opinions about what you should do. We should start learning to trust in our inner GPS and not some “get successful and rich overnight” schemes.

Growth takes time. There’s no limit. And growth needs to be uncomfortable for us to truly enjoy and appreciate the hard work we put in when we get to the level of our own success, no matter which path we choose.

I wish you lots of love, powerful vibes and plenty of willpower. You got this 💪🏻 let me know in the comments on what you want to do and what risks you are willing to take.

If this post resonates with you, tips are appreciated.

Namaste,

Diana

Astrology: Before vs After Discovering Your Natal Chart

Betsy discovered that her natal chart delves more than her Sun sign. So she’s making sure that she’s on top of the upcoming astrological changes.

Illustration made with Procreate.


There was a time that I believed my Sun sign was the only thing it should mattered when I read my horoscopes online and on print. Heck, I remember obsessing over the horoscopes section when I was a subscriber to YM Magazine (*cough* thanks Mom & Dad for letting me read them back in the 1990s).

I discovered my natal chart around 2015. Holy cow, it blew my mind that there were other aspects in my chart that I never realized it existed. Things like knowing your Moon sign, your Rising sign, Venus, Mars, Mercury, etc. It answered my questions as to why I didn’t really feel like a “true Taurus to the core” when I’ve exhibited some more fiery aspects of my personality (in this case, both my Venus and Mercury signs are in Aries).

While I don’t consider myself an astrology expert, I can tell you that there are numerous resources available on learning astrology. I highly recommend checking out Theresa Reed (a.k.a the Tarot Lady) on her Star School section where she delves into astrology that’s perfect for beginners. She also released her new book, Astrology for Real Life, where she provides a no-nonsense guide on discovering your natal chart, understanding the retrogrades in various planets, and much more.

If you’re looking for apps that you want to keep track on the astrological transits, here are my recommendations below:

Time Passages (iOS only; there’s a free and paid version).

Co-Star Astrology (iOS only; free to use).

Sanctuary Astrology (iOS only; free to use; in-app purchases).

Please note that I do not have an Android phone at hand, so if you want to sound off the recommendations on which astrology apps are worth checking out, let me know in the comments below. 

What are you thoughts about astrology? Have you discovered your natal chart? I would love to read your responses in the comments section.

Namaste,
Diana

Witchy Cow

Happy first day of Autumn / Mabon! My witchy heart feels more alive during this time of year. Seeing the leaves on the ground with the crisp and cool air makes me feel nostalgic.  Betsy is looking forward to posting more tarot card readings on Instagram and Twitter now that we have more time in the day to focus on channeling our messages from the Universe.

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For a long time, I always felt that my plush animal cow was a familiar. It’s currently not viable for me to adopt a cat (although I took care of them while growing up). Mostly due to the heart ache that I’ve felt years ago when I lost my beloved childhood pet to cancer. My husband and I found Betsy during our local trip to the mall (which you can interact from the first episode of Moo Times of Betsy here). Recently, I encountered this post that lovingly explains that yes, it is possible to do so.

Most of my work involves healing, protection and boosting creativity. In a nutshell, I’m an arts, crafts and tech bruja. Additionally, I would channel the motherly and sassy energy from Betsy to the readings that I provide for my friends and family members. My husband jokes that Betsy has a mind of her own whenever we have her sitting on top of the other plush animal cows. On certain days, Betsy would tip over (even if she was sitting up perfectly). I recently got a palmistry pillow from Michael’s Craft Store for Betsy to prop herself up when we share the daily tarot card readings on the Instagram account.

The good news is that there’s no slowing down for Betsy as she’s eager to do more witchy work. Samhain will be here soon before you know it. Now, if only I can loom knit a witch’s hat for Betsy to wear…

Hope you’re having a magickal time, my friends. I’ll see you on my next post!

Namaste,
Diana

Sneak Peak Of My Upcoming Lotus Cow Jewelry and Accessories Line

Happy Saturday, friends! I have some exciting news that I want to share with y’all.

I’ve been tinkering with my jewelry and accessories line to feature my illustrations and I’m happy to report that they will be made available sometime on October 2019.

Here are some snapshots below to give you an idea on what they’ll look like:

Adjustable ring with a 1.25 inch button.

1.25 inch button earrings with hypoallergenic French hooks.

I will also be offering a larger version (2.25 inch) soon for selected designs. On top of the jewellery portion, I’ll also provide mirrors, pinback buttons, clip ons and magnets. More details will be provided soon in a future blog post.

The Lotus Cow Jewelry & Accessories line will be made available via Red Lotus Designz website for purchase. At this time, it’ll be shipped to residents in the United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Puerto Rico and Canada.

All of the pieces are handmade and will be made in limited batches. If you’re looking to gift someone during the holidays who is obsessed with cows, you’ve come to the right place 😄

Let me know your thoughts!

Namaste,

Diana