Monday 15 October 2018

Shine Through the Noise 2: Release + $300 GIVEAWAY!!!

Shine Through the Noise 2
Akasha Garnier
Buenos Dias y'all!

Join me as we celebrate the Release of Akasha's new book #Shine2!! Woooohooo! I'm beyond excited for the release of this book & cannot wait to read this amazingly beautiful book with you. If you recall we did the cover reveal for her first book Secrets to Shine Through the Noise and furthermore, had the unique honor of the Cover reveal for this companian book #Shine2!!
Akasha has also joined us for a quick Movie Tag on the 9th of June 2016, read more about it Here

Author, Producer, Filmmaker

Many of you know me as a great music fan. Some know that at 17 I wrote my first sponsor letter to First Avenue in Minneapolis to partner with my college radio show (they said yes!). Several of our First Ave friends were in my Honors' Composition class and 2 of them became my co-hosts. We wrote and won a grant that resulted in an open-air radio station. And I believed in the power of writing.

I've parlayed such connections into brands on a mission and the power of giving back. Thanks to all who helped us Go Gold with Teen Cancer America  during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness month!

Now, It’s book launch and a giveaway time! I'm excited to feature several success stories and many ways to #ShineThroughtheNoise and #sparkcreativity.

To celebrate the Shine Through the Noise sequel launch week we’re doing a $300 painting giveaway by Jim Musil, an inspiring professional painter, friend and mentor.

I was a little shy my freshmen year in Minneapolis after growing up in St. Paul. Jim invited me to learn about radio, production, promotion and benefit concerts hands on. I screwed my courage to the sticking-place (yes, I’m an English major) and started the specialty dance show sponsored by First Avenue. Jim and I were housemates for a year in college with other radio friends in Minneapolis. He was at the helm with our WMMR Board of Directors while pursuing the grant with the University of Minnesota. Radio K ( in Minneapolis was the radio station result!

I remember Jim painting in college. It’s a pleasure to share his creativity and success now!

“This was a blast—lots of energy. I pushed the colors to be more vibrant and warmer which felt like a great fit for AkashaLin,” Jim said when discussing the artwork and inspiration. *

Thanks, Jim! 😊 I’ve been inspired by our discussions and especially by this vibrant painting!!

Check out his website ( and brilliant Instagram

#ShineThroughTheNoise GIVEAWAY

Here’s how you can win this $300 painting by artist Jim Musil to have as your daily inspiration:

1. Buy Akasha Garnier’s new book: (paperback or Kindle)

2. Leave a review on Amazon.

You may enter the giveaway from Monday, October 15 – Friday, November 2, 2018.

3. Email a screenshot of your review:

Bonus entry: You may get another entry by leaving a review for Secrets to Shine through the Noise and emailing that screenshot.

There’s already a great buzz on Instagram (link to

A post shared by Jim Musil (@jimmusilpainter) on

and Twitter from when we share the piece in progress! I’m grateful for that and the positive energy as we start this “Shine 2” chapter.

My journey as an artist and writer at a young age since both of my parents are professional artists. My mother Barbara was getting her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Minnesota when I was growing up; she brought my brother and me into her studios to watch art come alive! Our backyard in St. Paul became a sculpture zoo of life-size animals my mother constructed; as they became weathered she turned to modern art pieces as a founding member of the WAVE gallery in Minneapolis. My father Bob was an Art Director at the 3M headquarters in St. Paul, MN and won several grand prize snow sculpture contests by turning our yards into winter wonderlands! My first trips on a plane came from him winning these prizes, sparking my interest in travel at a young age. I’m proud to say that they did well in business and in art and continue to create. For me creativity has opened many doors. I believe it will for you as well!

My first book Secrets to Shine Through the Noise covers my journey from starving artist to mentorship and the art of giving back. I was working hard in #indiefilm as a screenwriter, actress, producer and film promoter in Minneapolis and Los Angeles. That didn’t pay off for 10 years, but it has now as an author, brand expert and filmmaker. I’ve continued writing, have won awards 11 years in a row for marketing projects and have 3 series in negotiation. In Shine Through the Noise: Spark Creativity we visit with several experts on creativity, business and giving back through this book, series and seminar in the works.

So, please open your mind, playbook and sketchpad as we spark this journey together!

*Also, confession: I was not “Akasha Garnier” in college.
Read the #ShineThroughtheNoise series to find out what I learned about names, branding and reinventing ourselves.

Jim Musil painting giveaway is open to U.S. residents and includes free shipping.

There’s one painting to give away and it will be shipped to the winner in November 2018.

There will be other prizes during the next month as we shine together!

Thanks for reading and we welcome your comments!

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  1. The sunset acrylic is beautiful! So pretty!

  2. I absolutely loved the first book and am so excited for the second!! It's absolutely inspirational and motivates you on another level. It helped me alot during difficult times and I'm sure many more people will benefit from these books. Amazing blog post and incredible giveaway!!

  3. The sunset acrylic is beautiful! Amazing blog post and incredible giveaway!! I'm sure many more people will benefit from these books.

  4. ��☄Happy Release Day!!!☄��Akasha Garnier

  5. Haylana Tweentari15 October 2018 at 14:26

    ✨ Happy #ReleaseDay!!! ✨
    ↘ #ShineThroughtheNoise2

  6. I would love to have that sunset acrylic painting! You're amazing at what you do. This giveaway is incredible.

  7. The sunset acrylic is so beautiful. And I am sure this is a great book. Such an awesome giveaway

  8. I would love to get that painting it is so beautiful

  9. The painting is so beautiful. What a lovely giveaway. Giving back to the readers is so important.

  10. That painting is right up my street, great prize. Shared :)

  11. Happy release day. It sounds like a really wonderful book and I adore the painting you have shown in this post!

  12. Happy release day <3 Painting is really good

  13. happy release day! Congrats! And also it sounds like a good read, I'll look into reading it digitally.

  14. It looks like you have worked really hard to get where you are, well done !

  15. Congratulations on the success that you've achieved, for yourself and others. This sounds like one awesome book, better than the first one.

  16. Congrats on the new book and the success of your blog! It's quite an amazing achievement!

  17. I am definitely interested in the book. Sounds like it would be a great read. And the painting looks pretty amazing as well. Would be a great giveaway.

  18. Thank you for sharing your story, this is inspirational

  19. You should be so proud of yourself. Success with your book and blog. Mentoring and giving back - so important. Keep up the generosity and high spirits. You will inspire people with your journey!

  20. Wow, that's awesome news, you should be really proud of your accomplishments !