Monday, January 24, 2011

Om Bag

I did this piece a few years back to give as a gift. A flat peyote panel made with Japanese Seed Beads which were sewn onto to a purple velvet pouch. Spiral rope for the strap. Amethyst chips and various beads for the fringe. I have made another similar projects...that pme was left on a giving table at wise women weekend. Which was kind of leave something and take something if you wanted to.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Green Tara Mandala

This is another Mandala project that I made a while back.
I thought to make a little video of the process. Not too
sophisticated, but made with love.
Made in honor of Green Tara (a mother archetype) that I 
connect with.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Feeling Shy

I see so much talent and creativity that it make me a little insecure about showing the project I have been working on.
I am a novice and it has been through watching YouTube Tutorials and now visiting a lot of wonderful blogs and bloggers that I have learned anything.  But I want to share, so here we go....jump!

 This is a little mini book that I am working on... First for the experience just working with products and mediums to learn. I thought I would make it reflect me in some way...what I like, who I am etc. Finally, just to play. I never had much of a childhood, so I guess I long for a bit of good old fun.
The blue lady - represent my life lived always with a certain amount of sadness. The Peacock for it's ability to take poison and turn it into something beautiful. The 2nd page represents my love of the vintage, turn of the century...the butterfly lady is compliments of the Graphics Fairy. The background was from someone On Squido free digital collage sheet from Sears Catalog...I will edit and  add the link ups. On the Third page there is some Mucha, Echer, scared geometry, vintage erotica, vintage pins, and an old earring....lots of things that I love. Then there is my fun mix of mandala forms. I love them in all their forms in nature....This is as far as I have gotten so far.

Sample of My Beadwork

I made this a few years back with an enameled pin I traded many moons ago on a school trip to the then, Soviet Union. I had accidentally broke the back pin off, but held onto for years until inspiration arrived. Gold seed beads and Swarovski Crystals. I also added a new pin. It looks great on a black cape I have.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Twelve Laws of Karma

Came across this on my journey, and thought I would share

Karma is not a punishment nor reward. It is the law of cause and effect. All action have reactions and consequences become available.


As you sow, so shall you reap. What goes around, comes around. We do not control karma. This is also known as the Law of Cause and Effect. Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us. If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Friendship, Love. Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving, a Friend.


You attract what you are, not what you want Life doesn't just HAPPEN, it requires our participation. We are one with the Universe both inside and out. Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state. BE and DO yourself….be what you want to have in your Life.


What you resist, persists you. Do we resist our truths and feed our denial? What you refuse to accept, will continue for you. If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.


Wherever you go, there you are. If we don't change nothing is changed. Our problems go with us. For us to GROW in Spirit it is we who must change and not the people, places or things around us. The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES and that is the only factor we have control over. When we change who and what we are within our heart our life changes too.


Whenever there is something wrong, there is something wrong in us. We mirror what surrounds us and what surrounds us mirrors us. We must take responsibility what is in our life.


Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done, as everything in the Universe is connected. Each step leads to the next step and so forth and so on. Someone must do the initial work to get a job done. Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance. They were both needed to accomplish the task. Past, Present, Future…They are all connected...


You can't think of two things at the same time. When our focus is on Spiritual Values it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.


If you believe something to be true, then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that truth. Here is where we put what we SAY that we have learned into PRACTICE.


Looking back to examine what was, prevents us from being totally in the HERE AND NOW. Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, old dreams...Prevent us from having new ones.


History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.


All Rewards require initial toil. Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil. True Joy follows doing what we're suppose to be doing and waiting for the Reward to come in it's own time.


You get back from something whatever you've put into it. The Value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it. Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole. Lack luster Contributions have no impact on the Whole or work to diminish it. Loving Contributions Life Up and Inspire the Whole.

Pirates and Pathfinders

The image is from the book titled above, and the copyright, Canada 1954. Hubby says it should be in the free domain at 50 years?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Much Mucha

An old stamp that I saved from my stamp collecting youth. I have always love Mucha's work.