Welcome to Pot of Gold

Oh no, not another blog!

No really, what was I thinking? Here’s an interesting statistic, to iterate that I probably wasn’t:“Internet Statistics 2016… 2.7 million blog posts are published every day.” – John Stevens for hostingfacts.com

But what are stats and odds if they aren’t rebelled against?

I’m Sheena D, a South African-born actress, producer, presenter and now blogger; based in Johannesburg, South Africa and Saint Petersburg, Russia.
I’m hopeless at multi-tasking but here I find myself trying to live between two cities, it’s crazy fun though.
Anyway, back to why I began this blog (I go on a tangent a lot so get used to it but I always bring it back – it’s the OCD in me).
I’m a creative and need many outlets for all the extensive creative energy I have, so I thought a blog will be a great way to expend that energy.

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Sheena D wearing a gold spike necklace from Mr Price

In this lifetime alone, I most likely will do every single creative thing that can possibly be done, at least once – but there’s probably a statistic that goes against this. No, seriously, let’s go through a bit of a list of what I’ve creatively sort of done:

  • I’ve bought every single baking tool that there is to buy (I’ve yet got to attempt baking though);
  •  I’ve knitted a jersey for my Dachshund and half knitted another;
  • I’ve collected all sorts of blue willow china, which I do intend to display, when I’m no longer city hopping;
  • I’ve learned how to sew;
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Duke, my Dachshund happy to wear my ugly knitted jersey

heck, I’ve even learned how to write and master computer code.

So yes, I have an immense amount of this creative energy and hence the birth of Pot of Gold.

Why Pot of Gold, I hear you ask. (Okay, I know you aren’t actually asking these questions, but I like to think that you are, so let’s play pretend for the duration of this blog, shall we?) Who knows where creativeness comes from? It just happens and one day there it is: your Oprah Winfrey light bulb moment.
For some reason I remembered this beautiful image that caught my attention of an Indian lady with a pot on her head; somewhere in rural India and I decided to make my own version of the image. The timing was perfect, my blog theme, I decided will be jewellery; and there happened to be a connection to the pot, once the name of my blog occurred to me: Pot of Gold. Voilà! Just like that, my Aha moment decided to surface.

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Ah, another question I can feel creeping up, why jewellery?
Quite simple. I love beautiful things that sparkle, glitter and look elegant.
I also honestly firmly believe that you are a contributing member of society if you share pretty images on social media. (Which is what I intend to do.)
As an actress I’m lucky enough to work with stylists; attend fancy dress up parties and subsequently, it’s impossible not to be influenced, on some level by fashion.
Over the years, I have accumulated quite a collection and sharing is caring, so not only will I be informing you about jewellery 101 but through my Pot of Gold blog I will take you on my life’s journeys, imagination, let you in on the latest statistics and who knows what else?

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You can expect a lot of babble, entertainment and humor (if you find me humorous that is; I must warn you, I do spend a lot of time cracking up at my own jokes) but my mission is that from the 3.26 billion internet users out there; one would have had a smile on their face from reading my shenanigans, although I know there will be many of this:

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Yes “emoticoning” will be part of the Pot of Gold blog, because admit it, emoticons are now part of everyday language, so why not!
And you will also learn that I’m one for making up my own rules as I go along; who knows, by this time next year, this blog could even have it’s own language, much like Game of Thrones.
Oh sorry, here I go on a tangent again.

I have collaborated with fantastic fashion brands and professionals in their fields to bring you exquisite content.
With all of these elements, I hope not to be an echo – chamber, but every now and then I probably will be, so bear with me but do follow me on this journey as I search for the treasure at the end of the rainbow.

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