Flood the Streets with Art Part III - Acrylic Paintings

Monday, November 23, 2015

This Friday is the 3rd annual Flood the Streets with Art. Artists dropping their work all over the world, free for someone to pick up!!

These are two of the paintings I have made for my drop in the Raleigh, NC area. 

Working on pendants and earrings as well. 

Gonna flood the streets with goodness!!!!

Art Abandonment - Flood the Streets with Art III

Thursday, November 5, 2015

It is happening again!!!!

I am so excited to be part of the flood this year. I had fun hiding packages in plain sight last year for people to pick up.

What is Flood the Streets with Art??? Glad you asked :)

Here is a blurb from their Facebook page : The goal is simple: On BLACK FRIDAY (Nov. 27th, 2015) I want every artist, human being, man, woman & child on our planet to drop one piece art they've created on the streets of their community for a random stranger to find, pick up, take home & love. Yes, for FREE. 

Want to be part of the flood?? Check out Scott Wongs Facebook event 

It is gonna be fun!!!

I am making jewelry and branching out into painting and crocheting this year :)

What will you be flooding the streets with?!!

Revisitng Old Designs - Finding New Meaning

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Strolling down memory lane thru the photo albums on my Facebook page, I found a bunch of old earring designs that were simple statements, and really nice. I had moved away from that style and many others in my quest for the perfect design, and find it funny that when I revisit them, I am amazed at what I had done in my infant stages of creativity and really wonder why I left it.

So I decided to use my own designs as inspiration and made a few new pairs. 

These are just simple copper loops, hammered at the bottom of the loop to create stability and offer texture. 
Copper Loop Earrings with Magnesite for Calming at Just A Tish Designs on Etsy
Then add one bead as an accent. Maybe add spacers or crystals to help it talk a bit louder.

Copper Loop Earrings with Turquoise for Friendship at Just A Tish Designs on Etsy
Yes I said talk, that is what my jewelry does, it talks. It speaks to the soul thru the energies of the stones.

Copper Loop Earrings with Amethyst for Peace at Just A Tish Designs on Etys

My jewelry speaks of love and hope, kindness and peace. All things that are needed in our day to day lives, but may get lost due to job or life stress. My jewelry is a little reminder that it is ok, there is hope, someone does love you and it is possible to find peace.

August Already!!!! Where Has The Time Gone?!?!?

Thursday, August 6, 2015

My daughter and I joke that January is the slowest month of the year. It seems to take January forever to pass, and then when it does, the next thing you know it is August. That has held true this year!!!

I still have more flowers to plant, more places to visit, more yard sales to go to, more books to read, more canvases to paint, more jewelry to create, more walks on the beach, more rides in the mountains to do, and it is already August, I feel so overwhelmed!

Those were my exact thoughts this morning and a panic rose up in me that I have no time, that I have so much to do and no time to get it done. With that followed a feeling of 'Why try" there isn't enough time, so why even try. That really upset me and got me to thinking. The words we choose and they way we order them have so much power over us. Instead of thinking there isn't enough time and making myself feel so rushed, and then unfulfilled because the items on my list have not been crossed off, I said, "There is plenty of time".

That was my meditation this morning. "There is enough time"

I am keeping it that simple. I am not bogging down that simplistic mind set with - but you have so much to do, you have things that really need to get done today, you have appointments, you have to organize to fit it all in the day, you have to, you have to , you have to.......

I realize I do have to, and because of that, why fret over it. Why add that stress to my day, when I know I have things I need to do.  Just start the laundry and move on to the next task, next item on my list and know - There is enough time. I am going to stop limiting myself because I think there isn't enough. I am going to open up my opportunities because I do have time.

I already feel lighter as I type this out, and when I press publish, I have crossed something off my list of things to do today, and I have time to tackle something else.

I have enough time today!!!!!

And as always..I send you love and peace.
Be blessed!

Thrift Store Finds Help Create Nature Friendly Haven In My Yard!!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Thrift stores make my creative side squeal with joy!

My mind goes into overdrive and I have to seriously monitor myself. I make a specific budget for the project at hand and don't allow myself to go over that. It definatley adds to the excitement of thrift shopping because I really have to dig to find what will fit into my budget :)

My daughter inspired me with her raised garden this year, and with her bee waterers. The bee population is declining, and it scares the crap out of me. I added several bee friendly flowering plants to my yard this year in hopes of attracting more bees, and to help our neighbor up the street who keeps bees. Don't want the colony to decline, I love buying his honey :)

 I struck out Sunday with me bestie in search of items to add to my yard for watering and feeding the insects and animals in my yard. $20 limit. We hit the thrift store and dollar store and collected these fun things (minus the pliers). Glass tea cups with handle, wire, marbles, silver sugar bowls, small crock and candle plate.

I have a closet organizer hanging in my tree, lined with burlap and soil to plant flowers in. These little cups hang perfectly from it!!! Added some grain, and it is buffet time for the birds.

I have a couple shepherds hooks in the yard that need something hanging from them. Wrapped the candle plate in wire, added the marbles and hung it from the hook. Add some water, just to the top of the marbles, and you have a safe surface for bees and dragonflies to land on and drink with no worries of drowning!!!!

Same principle here with this little crock! Placed it in the middle of my roses.

A wrought iron wall decoration was perfect to hang the little silver sugar bowls off of and fill with grain, and water.

It is the little things we can do to make our corner of the planet a little more safe and secure. Now the fun begins with sitting the yard, painting and watching all the critters take delight in their new feeders and waterers !!!!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer Hippie Super Powers!!!

Monday, June 1, 2015

What is your hippie super power?

Mine is Peace, love and strength to endure.
Look deep into yourself, what do you feel, what do you see, what do you hear? Is that your super power? Is it love? Respecting others? Laughter? Playfulness?

Find it and share with everyone around you to save your corner of the planet!!!!
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