My Collection of Tarot and Other Spiritual Card Decks

A deck of cards can be as utilitarian as flash cards for memorizing facts or it can be a full-on transformative spiritual experience. My interest in tarot cards started in high school when Michelle gifted me a set written in Italian. I still have the deck. The collection has expanded to about 25, and that…

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Packing the new year ornament kits

The packaging for these New Years affirmation kits includes instructions and a plastic box tied with a bow. I made an edition of 13 kits and they are all unique. Inside is a mini sand bowl with beads and a wire. I have 30 plastic boxes and 5 extra copies of the instructions to add…

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Third making session of holiday gift series of 15 #handmade #gift

The idea has evolved into 15 make your own hanging decoration kits with your own personal affirmation or New Year’s wish or resolution. These kits include several handmade beads, a piece of paper, wire, a paperclip, and all you need to provide is the pen to complete assembly. Hang or display on the desk in…

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mini 2018 holiday art gift series

Work in progress… on a series to gift this holiday season. I’m thinking about it as if they are New Year’s resolution bracelets. So you attach the beads on a string and then wear it as a bracelet until it breaks. When it breaks it means you completed your New Year’s resolution. There is a…

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Annual holiday gift series-getting started

Each year I create a limited addition series of gifts for my friends and family. This year I am using recycled materials, eco-friendly art materials, found objects, and things hanging around the studio. The end result will be a little creative kids for making beaded bracelets or miniature sculpture dioramas.

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How to care for ink pens

Ink pens are one of my favorites. However, I often forget to clean them. Thankfully the ink cleaning solution does the trick most of the time. I used ink on a light acrylic molding paste surface today. Can you tell what is clean and what is dirty?

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Searching for eggs hidden in messy

An Easter tradition for children is the hunt for eggs and the basket of goodies that includes edible treats and toys in the form of springs promise of life returning after winter. The searching and finding of treasures are ancient and reminiscent of the gathering ancestors who found food by searching through natural landscapes. Built…

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The life of vacuum robot in a 360 video

Today I followed the vacuum robot for 2 minutes to experience the path of a machine. You can watch the 360 video on YouTube in VR if you have a headset. Unfortunately you can’t view it in the ‘tiny planet’ perspective which is what I recommend for VR films because it seems more in focus…

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Body dreams and 360 timelapse of #yoga outside

This post is a collection of dreams, images, and video from a 360 camera and outdoor yoga session. In looking at the images, I became curious about the distorted image of the body, so I looked into my dream journal to see what ‘body’ dreams were there. Does it look as it feels with distorted…

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