Thanks to Mini state of Mind for sharing this find. (That rhyme was not intended.) Love the rain coat and the handbag. Recycling makes a great fashion statement.
The “Ai Means Love” Tour
“Ai Means Love” is a romantic comedy, shot in Martinsburg, WV. Nearing completion, we are looking to present our film to the world in various screenings and film festival around the country. The money raised will be used to pay film festival fees, renting theatres, promotions and travel. We are currently arranging screenings in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Ohio, New Jersey and more. If you’re interested in setting up a screening in your area, drop us a line at:
“God has given many doors opening into truth which He opens to all who knock upon them with the hands of faith”
Kahlil Gibran, 1883-1931
Lebanese poet, artist and mystic
I’ve been trying to convince my daughter to do some DIY’s. She said it’s hard for her to think in terms of steps, how to break it down, because her mind doesn’t think that way. Sometimes I think her mind must be like a tornado. Here are some recent things that came together through the whirlwind.
The good news is, she has created her own blog, so as soon as she finds time to post we’ll connect to that. Perhaps I’ll end up doing the DIY breakdown after the act.
Join The Artist Makena in her great tutorial. I’ve always wanted to try this and maybe you have too. Tutorial Tuesday: Poly-Clay Pendants (Week 3).
If there was ever a hand made girl it is my daughter. She whipped up this shirt adaption between yesterday & today. The earrings she had already made before.
She loves to make all the gifts she gives too.
I just loved this shirt and had to show it off.
I wish I could put my ideas into action as fast as she does. I think too much and plan too much and have trouble finishing things. She just does it, whatever pops into her head. How do you create? Does it take a long time & a lot of planning or do you just dive in and see what happens?
My daughter Jasmine likes to make jewelry. She has been selling it mostly to support causes she believes in. These are just a few items, more will come later. She sells the earrings for $15 per pair, the necklace is also $15, and these prices include shipping. You can order by leaving a comment. I always read the comments.
Women love earrings. I can never have too many earrings (especially with a daughter who borrows them). I can do without a necklace or bracelet, but I feel naked without my earrings. Why do we love earrings so much?
One funny thing she told me is that she enjoys creating new designs, so sometimes she makes one earring but loses interest in completing the set. I thought I might help her out with that by following her design to complete the second piece, that way I would also be learning. She liked that idea, but we haven’t started yet.
What piece of jewelry can you not do without?
Kalled Gallery Garden, painted metal
In this garden all are welcome,
Growing plants through spring & summer,
Flowers bloom at random.
Standing tall above the rest
The metal art that some detest,
But I see colors bright & beautiful
That see us through the dreary winter
Reminding us of better days to come.
All are welcome in life’s garden,
See what you will, think what you like,
But I will make the best of what’s there
And make today a beautiful life.
Beautiful photos by 365lifephotography. The Homeless Garden Project is such a great idea, every city in the world should have one.
I guess it runs in the family. I have to say though, that she is a lot more organized than I am, but then again, she collects a lot more stuff than I do. She packs it all away in boxes & drawers, file cabinets, shelves & closets. I could never remember where everything is if I had that much stuff (I think she is beginning to forget where it all is too).
Now every time I visit the table is covered with the most used items, the most recent projects, and the current stacks of want-to-do’s & will-get-to’s. Unfortunately it’s getting harder & harder for her to do her craft projects due to arthritis, osteoporosis, as well as memory & concentration issues, basically old age. (Oh would she be mad if she read that!)
Too many things to do and so little time. That is life, that’s my mom, that’s me, and that’s my daughter too. We have so many ideas, inspirations, plans, projects, but we just can’t get to it all. Make priorities, yes. Make lists, plan, eliminate, accomplish what’s most important. Yes, we do all that, but we still want to do more. Someday we will.
Another genetic trait that runs through the 3 generations is being a helper type of person & doing all this stuff to give gifts. If we could have been paid for all this mess we’ve created we would be rich. Oh well, we like to think of ourselves as rich in other ways. It’s what we do, we like to create even if it makes a mess. Eventually it all gets sorted out and finds it’s rightful place.
I think I drank too much coffee. Couldn’t sleep so I had to create. Watch out, I might do your face next!
This one is called “The Look”.
When I was a young child I was sick a lot so my mother kept finding craft projects for me to do while I was at home. I also learned to sew and design clothes. My mother was always making things, from the knitted Afghans on our couch to the carpet cut & glued from samples on our family room floor, to the stuffed animals on my bed and the scrap books in the closet, she made everything. Her nick name by my dad was “picky fingers”, because her fingers always had to be busy.
Although I’ve always enjoyed making things, I pursued a lot of other goals in life that left me with little time or money. I don’t regret that because I loved what I was doing, working to create a better world, and raising my kids. What I learned along the way is that all of life is creative and we are all co-creators. I enjoy appreciating and sharing the ways we all make effort to create a beautiful life.
Everyone wants the world to be a better place, full of peace, love and happiness; but how much influence over these things do you or I really have? We can each make a difference through our attitude, relationships & activities every day. Join us on our creation journey.
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