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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Zen Artwork

I have been dying to try some of these decor elements, I have loved the ones I have seen in the catalogs on the mirrors. I couldnt find a mirror that fit the way I wanted, so I just took the letters and put them on one by one in order to move the letters closer to each other and make them fit on this mirror. I love the way it came out. Now I cannot wait to move next week so I can start to decorate the new house with some of the decor elements decorations!

Are you tired of hearing about my zen movement yet? I had an image in my mind of this picture. I wanted to show a beautiful sunset to demonstrate the philosophy of living in the moment. I looked for a stamp that was perfect to demonstrate the idea, but I couldnt find one to fit just the way I wanted it. Just Be is the phrase that came to mind, so I broke into my scrapbook supplies and used some foam letters. The stamp set is from Upsy daisy and the brayer technique, is from Michelle Zindorf, of course!

Finally, I saw a great sun on Michelle's blog that was made with flower petals and it made me think of a giant daisy growing. Part of living here and now, is taking life the way it is and building
it, to make your life beautiful. I couldnt find a stamp set that said Bloom where you are planted, which is what i had in mind, but, I really liked the idea, so I broke into my chipboard letters again and used the Bloom sentiment from Bloomin Beautiful. The chipboard letters dont stick super well on the brayered paper, which is kind of good, i think I will remove them as soon as I can find a stamp to replace them with.

I started a beautiful journal to put these pages in, while they are works in progress, I think once I get them just they way I want them, they would look great on teh wall in a frame. What do you think? Have any more ideas for my Zen Journal or Artwork for my walls?
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Live Life Full of Love and Embrace it!

I have been wanting to use this new set, Life Lines, since I got it, but I just didnt know what I wanted to do with it. I also added some background stamps from Autumn Days. and I really like the way it came out. I really have been on a kick to embrace one day at a time and try to find the beauty in everything! I am really happy with the Buddhist philosophies I have been studying. It really has been helping me to come to terms with the status of my relationship. It is not easy letting go, but when I realize that everything in life has a season, everything has a begining and an end.
Part of living one day at a time is embracing what is right in front of me every day. I have been meditating on my life, and my mistakes and I have been realizing that I am not perfect and as long as I accept my imperfections and embrace the life in front of me that life is so much more simple.
Beauty is all around us, in the sky, in the trees, in the flowers, in all the creatures on this earth. I have been trying to feng shui my home a little bit, to rid some of the negative energy. I have always been able to feel the energy of people I am around, why has it taken me so long to realize all the negative energy and clutter in my house was having a negative impact on my life as well! I need to add more beauty to the house, startign with fresh flowers.
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One of my favorite things as a kid was to watch my growth as my grandfather marked it on the wall in his basement. Now you can do the same with your child, watch how fast they grow and how proud they are of their growth!

Happy Stamping!

Inkscape Tutorial

Penny Duncan created this fantastic inkscape tutorial, using a virtual cricut mat. Check it out!