Bull Run Unitarian Craft Fair

Sunday 11 – 2
9350 Main St, Manassas, Virginia 20110

I will be there with cork boards and prints.  I will also be offering custom rings.

For more information, please visit http://www.fb.com/events/1765376693712400/

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Focus

Let me remind you:  Wherever your focus is directed that’s where your energy goes.  Whatever you allow in your space, you eventually become.

I read this today and, let me tell you, I don’t believe it was a coincidence these words fell into my life right when I happened to need the reminder.  I was just thinking this morning about needing to rework my time management skills.  I don’t feel like I’m focusing enough on the things that I need and want to bring forth in my life.

I did a little research to find out who originally said this.  It appears to be an unknown.  This is a shame because I’d like to thank them.   This is one of those quotes I’m going to read everyday to help keep myself on track.

These daffodils are a photo of a photo.  I took the original while in NC.  It is framed and hanging in my mom's foyer, bringing sunshine in no matter the time of year.

These daffodils are a photo of a photo. I took the original while in NC. It is framed and hanging in my mom’s foyer, bringing sunshine in no matter the time of year.

Speaking of things that move me, I also discovered Daffodils popping up.  They are my all time favorite sign of spring, warm weather, hope and happiness!  Info on the lore of daffodils can be found here.

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20 Bracelets, the 5th

Only five bracelets in and I have already learned two valuable lessons.  The first is about time.  I have many roles in my life.  I am a girlfriend, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a nanny, a photographer and a creator.  With everything I am doing and working towards in my life, not everyday can be about every role I play.  It was inevitable that my 20 Day of Bracelets would not be consecutive days.  As it turns out, that is okay.  What’s important isn’t knocking them all out in 20 straight days.  What’s important is that I do finish all 20 and that I continue to learn and be inspired on the journey of getting them complete.


Day 5 E

 

Day 5 B

 

The second lesson is something I feel silly for not having anticipated.  I set out to design these bracelets using new material.  New material is MUCH harder to find in the same old places than I anticipated.  I am now aware of the influence a stale environment has on creativity.  The more I get away from my futon and coffee table set up in the basement studio, the more my mind seems to unravel into a web for catching new ideas.

Day 5 D

This is bracelet number 5.  It was made from a missing it’s match, slightly stretched out (and washed) sock.  I love it more than I should love any old sock.  I am now about to head out for the afternoon, hoping to find my number 6 bracelet materials.

Day 5 A

Day 5 C

 

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Lotus Flowers

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My new thing.  I’ve been doing a lot of reading about mandalas and lotus flowers.  I have barely touched the surface of the things I hope to learn, to feel. 

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Drawing has never been my strong suit, so I have decided to practice using the Lotus flower as my subject.  They won’t all be the same, but with each one I will learn and improve my technique.  I will adapt my mind to my work. 

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20 Bracelets, Day 4

For anyone who follows me on Facebook, you already know why my 20 Bracelets project was delayed.  This week, my beautiful niece decided to grace us with her presence!  Today, I am breaking away from my family for a few to share my day 4 bracelet.  I am excited to use corks in jewelry!

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Day 3 of 20 Bracelets

For my day 3 bracelet I used electrical tape and ribbon.  I thought it was pretty basic, but enjoyed the way it looked when I tried it on.

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20 Bracelets, Day 2

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This was made using parts from a plastic water bottle, colored thread and mod podge.  My kind of recycling! 

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