June 8, 2017 Laura

We all know the “I’m borrrrrreeeedddd” whines from the kiddos we get once school lets out. Here’s five super easy to pull together crafts to jump into. 1. Make a sun-melted crayon candle. – I did this one a couple weekends ago with my son. (You can check out my day here – A Day In My Life: Weekend Bliss & Tasks). Fill a jar, we used a vintage looking mason jar, with unwrapped crayons and add a wick. Set in the sun to melt. 2. Paint Pet Monster Rocks. – Collect some smooth rocks and paint in bright colors. Glue on…

June 4, 2017 Laura

Looking for some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing? Need a push to get through to the next step of your artistry? Have a little writers’ block? Check out this month’s Reading List: A Reading List for the Creative Minds, the Innovators and the Out of the Box Thinkers: The Book of Doing and Being – Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love, and Work – With clarity, humor, and insight, award-winning filmmaker Barnet Bain guides readers to unlock the raw power of the creative self. Sharing creativity principles and practices at the leading edge, The Book of Doing and Being offers…

May 26, 2017 Laura

So super late, must admit, the last week has felt a bit overwhelming, just so much that has crept up on my plate. In some moments I feel like quitting and crawling under the covers and sleeping right through all the chaos but in most of the moments I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. When I finally got home last evening I was having a “ah, forget it, I’m so tired moment” but then some little things with big impact to me happened…I received two of my product shipments for my upcoming store launch (more…

May 20, 2017 Laura

Sometimes we find ourselves feeling a bit off, feeling a little lonely. Finding a way to reconnect with loved ones, the world, and with yourself will help qualm these feelings. Here’s a list of 15 activities to help you beat those blues and reconnect with yourself and the world around you.  Message a Friend. Read a book. (Here’s a great list of some wonderful Self-Care & Self Love Books: 15 Books to Bring Self-Love & Self-Care Into Your Life) Put on music and dance around the house. (Something upbeat to get you moving!) Go to the gym. Call your Mom or…

May 18, 2017 Laura

Let’s get some arts and craft inspiration going this week! I love jumping into new projects during the warm weather seasons. Summer makes me think bright, beautiful colors and lots of happy projects! I put together 10 projects I hope to tackle this year that I wanted to share with all of you too! You can check out more great craft ideas on my Pinterest Board: ‘Feeling Crafty’ Pinterest Round-Up: 10 Arts & Crafts To Try This Summer: DIY Monogram Planter from Remodelaholic – Head on over to Remodelaholic.com and check out this great tutorial on how to make a gorgeous…

May 11, 2017 Laura 5Comment

Today’s #ArtThursday is brought to you by me…and the benefits of Art Therapy. Did you know that practicing art or even by doing a craft it can act as a meditative practice for you? When we channel our energy into creating something it can have many therapeutic properties. 1.) Art is relaxing and has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and decrease worry. 2.) It can teach us insight, empathy and acceptance. 3.) It promotes self-expression and can help us express and process emotions or stress that we may have suppressed. 4.) Art therapy stimulates the mind. 5.) It…

May 4, 2017 Laura

Artistic expression is good for the soul. Art therapy has proven to be effective in so many ways. It can be a release, a place to de-stress, allowing the inventive and innovative side of yourself to be exposed.  I wanted to create a place where we can all share our creations to inspire each other on our journeys and artistic endeavors. Whether that be an expressive painting or a craft you’ve conquered, this is the place to share.  An InLinkz Link-up

April 15, 2017 Laura

The color feels as light as fog. It is as pretty as the scent of a French girl’s perfume. It has the softness of a mother’s embrace. And can only be heard when snow flurries touch the ground. The taste is of a sweet sugar cane. This lovely color, Is the color of Meadow Posies.

April 13, 2017 Laura 19Comment

As an artist I am always looking for ways to grow. I have several forms of art and artistic expression that I am eager to try. Oil Painting – my go-to paint choice has always been acrylic, in the last year I’ve expanded into water colors but I still have yet to give oils a try so that’s most definitely on my list! Macrame – The beautiful wall hangings and jewelry that I’ve seen come from this wonderful craft are beautiful. I think this is a skill that will take more patience but I think it will be relaxing and…

April 8, 2017 Laura 10Comment

I found this poem in a folder from my childhood. This poem speaks of how I perceived confusion as a child. Confusion is the dark gray of a stormy sky It sounds like the crying of starving children The taste is of stale crackers And the smell of a salty sea An evil curse upon a prince I see Confusion makes me feel as if the world Has turned against me I think that confusion in many ways feels the same to me today as it did to me as a child. Confusion can stem so many more emotions in…