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Make Jewelry from Wood Beads

Make Jewelry from Wood Beads

A great Summer Craft Idea, is bringing out a bowl of painted wood beads, and stringing them together to make wood bead jewelry. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind donít matter, and those who matter wonít mind. Doktor Seuss Slow down with beading You can sit down by […]

The Beauty of Withered tulips

The Beauty of Withered tulips

I still think that withered tulips are beautiful. They are more fragile than before. Their colors muted, their petals wrinkled – and then they become almost transparent. Don’t get me wrong, I love them when they are cute as buds, and all the way to full bloom too. But I don’t think their beauty ends […]

Trying to find My Truth in art

Trying to find My Truth in art

Instead of trying too hard to be original when we create, we should try to just be “true”. True to what we’re drawn to right now. To follow the hand as it reaches for the next paint tube, what ever colour it is. It feels like I haven’t made a real iHanna collage in months, […]

Turning the Mind Into an Ally

Turning the Mind Into an Ally

The enlightened alternative is to appreciate how incredibly rare and precious human life is. The enlightened alternative is to appreciate EVERYTHING. By appreciating whatever we encounter we can use it to further our journey of warriorship. We are good as we are, and it is good as it is. Once we have this understanding, we’ll […]

Tranquilista – a book review

Tranquilista – a book review

I like to think of each day as a fresh canvas full of possibility. Kimberly Wilson I’ve read Kimberly Wilson’s new book Tranquilista: Mastering the Art of Enlightened Work and Mindful Play. I’ve been a fan of this online chica for a long time and I always listen to her new podcasts. Her podcast show […]

Thoughts on Flow and Embroidery

Thoughts on Flow and Embroidery

This transparent make up bag is a great holder of my embroidery floss – I don’t need to empty it out to find the color I’m looking for – love that! Though maybe I need to organize my threads it a bit better some day… This summer I have been doing some free form embroidery, […]

Book review | Wherever You Go, There Yo...

Book review  | Wherever You Go, There You Are

Mindfulness of breathing is one string on which the beads of perceptions, our impulses, our understanding, our very consciousness can be threaded. The necklace created is something new – not a thing really, but a new way of seeing, a new way of being, a new way of experiencing that permits a new way of […]