Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dots n Doodles - free of plans n free of cares!!!

To create dynamic will power, determine to do some of the things in life that you thought you could not do. Attempt simple tasks first. As your confidence strengthens and your will becomes more dynamic, you can aim for more difficult accomplishments. Be certain that you have made a good selection, then refuse to submit to failure. Devote your entire will power to mastering one thing at a time; do not scatter your energies nor leave something half done to begin a new venture.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Live Simply!

Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them!
You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature.
Remember, that the law works at all the times and that you are always demonstrating according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain.
Therefore, start now to think only thoughts that will bring you health and happiness.

- Paramahansa Yogananda 

Monday, February 26, 2018

What you seek is seeking you!

As you start to walk on the way....
the way appears!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fired Ink Art - Simple step by step abstract art photo guide!

What you will need

  • Cookie sheet with foil
  • Adirondack Alcohol Ink
  • Glass from picture frame or tiles
  • Alcohol in dropper or spray bottle
  • White Card stock
  • Lighter

  1. Put foil on cookie sheet and place glass on it.
  2. Squeeze a generous amount of alcohol to cover the glass.
  3. Apply ink colors in design you desire.
  4. Tilt the glass to mix the colors. Add more colors and alcohol if needed.
  5. When you are happy with the color combinations, Lit the fire!
  6. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Place piece of white card stock on working side of glass and frame your art!!

Thank you so much Dear Jen and Amy for all colorful projects and fun filled moments:) Much Love!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Simple step by step photo guide to make your own handmade Paper!

Project contributed by Jen Balcom and Amy Hoover. Thank you ladies!:)

What you will need
  • Mold and Deckle  (You can also staple screen to picture frame for deckle)
  • Felt
  • Sponge
  • Cotton fiber ( you can also use dryer lint, egg carton or cardboard etc)
  • Tub full of warm water
  • Blender
  • Dry flowers and Leaves
  • Towel
  1. Fill tub with warm water.
  2. Make pulp by blending warm water, shredded paper and cotton fiber in a blender. Blend until the shredded paper is disintegrated and mixed well. The water will look all cloudy.
  3. Pour pulp in the tub full of water.
  4. Mix the pulp well in the water.
  5. With screen side up on deckle, place mold on top and submerge in water. Scoop up the pulp till the pulp is evenly distributed all over the screen.
  6. Place dry flowers and leaves on top and gently float the pulp in water for leaves to settle.
  7. Remove the deckle from water.
  8. Place it on the towel.
  9. Remove the mold.
  10. Place the felt on top of handmade paper.
  11. Flip it
  12. Use sponge to squeeze out excess water with felt side up.
  13. Gently peel the felt away from paper and let the paper dry.
Enjoy all new handmade paper! Colormehappyworkshop:)