Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Hey, I put a nice photo-show of my family; things I love, and what I believe in at the bottom of this blog - hope you enjoy it.
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
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Sunday, June 15, 2008
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
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want to scrub it off). Let them write a message; then they group in front
of their 'art-work' - be sure to let the 'message show'. Not just words,
but flowers - all kinds of scenes; have them draw their pet or favorite
Once it's all completed; take
several shots with your camera - pick your favorite one and print. Make up
cards - enlarge, and just make it a frame-work for the great photo of the loved
one that you want to 'capture' on film.
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I love the way Robin creates her art-work. Now who'd think of painting a beautiful lady with a blue face? Did you think this woman was relaxing with her 'facial masque' that is gently fragranced with peppermint or lavendar?
Robin named this piece ENERGY RISING - possibly a blue facial mask is just what you need to get your energy rising!
If you want to make it pretty - please, save your money on expensive masks, and use your own food extract to 'flavor' and 'scent' a mask made up of egg-white and honey! You can use the egg-yolks (whipped up) as part of your shampoo regime; shampoo once - then mix in the egg - work through your hair, and shampoo out (it leaves a luster that you'll love).
Take time to 'pamper yourself' - every TUESDAY AFTERNOON - you've probably worked hard all day Monday, so put that music on - enjoy the quiet of your Tuesday...
You can visit Robin's web-site - see all her beautiful and inspiring art at http://eyeconart.net
...this young lady who paints, inspires me - I even got out my sketch pad again this week - I'm making a few lines that are taking shape.
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I bet you can find those specials where you buy 10 for $1.00 notebooks - 'back to school'...
I invested in a set of 24 scissors with a variety of cutting edges that make this type of 'edge' when I trim the sheets.
All I do is separate about 10 'sections' of
that note-book; then I start trimming with 10 different
I use inexpensive felt markers that I buy at
the dollar store - I hold the marker at the 'edge' of each trimmed sheet - move
it swiftly (for an artsy look) along the cut border; just as this sample
I use real SCRAPS of wrapping paper; fabric - ribbon - anything that is 'pretty', and I glue it on the front as I create a frame-work so I can glue-stick a lovely photo. The photo might be from my camera; it might be from a great magazine that's captured just the right picture.
If you want to use the self-stick lettering (it's usually inexpensive) that's great. If you don't have any handy, go to your computer; make a variety of type-styles that you enlarge at 24 to 72 point; you pick the ink colors; the 'font', and print out sheets. Cut those letters with one of the scissors that allows for a 'boo-boo' if you don't cut perfectly.
Trim the letters out; lay the wording down
'hap-hazardly' so it has a free-form look. If you're making a journal for
someone who's picture you have, scan that - trim; glue-stick, and then trim it
out with scraps of ribbon.
Put your brain and creative thinking to work;
not your credit card. Something made with love, is received with love -
regardless of how 'perfect' you might think it is.
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I'm not the only great grandmother
Bella has; however, Bella lost her great grandmother to cancer, and when we all
felt that loss, I created a memory page not only for Bella's great grandmother,
but for a few others we still miss.You can see those blogs and hear
that music here:
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Sunday, April 6, 2008
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Adrenaline speeds up your breathing and heart rate to prepare you to run from danger. It causes your pupils to grow bigger to allow you to take in as much visual information as possible. It slows down your digestive process so that the energy can be redirected to your muscles.
Adrenaline also causes your blood vessels to dilate (called vasodilation), in order to improve blood-flow and oxygen delivery. This is the case with blushing.
The veins in your face respond to a signal from the chemical transmitter adenylyl cyclase, which tells the veins to allow the adrenaline to do its magic. As a result, the veins in your face dilate, allowing more blood to flow through them than usual, creating the reddened appearance that tells others you're embarrassed. In other words, adrenaline causes more local blood flow in your cheeks.
I love the 'blush' - that comes from the sun; after you've put on your sun-blocker, head out and enjoy it...Vitamin D can't work well without it! Stay bronzed and stay healthy!
Robin Urton's art: http://eyeconart.net.
Get recipes for good health: http://cookinglight.com.
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I put all my household inventory on my computer - not only is it located as to where I 'store things' (so I can find them later), but it's perfect for my home insurance (photos included).
I put all my poetry on a 'blog' - I can edit; change, and it's there for my family and friends to read when they want - when I'm no longer 'on this earth', it will still be there - nice, I think.
I've set up my shopping list in order of the
store - saves time; I don't forget things.
I've put the average cost of the foods on the
list - keeps my budget in line (add a 10% to that total amount - just in case the prices have changed a bit).
Get family photos and history 'up on a blog' -
the world can see them; other readers are inspired to do the same, and again - your memories are 'permanent' (we're not).
Pop those ideas that work for you on a 'blog' -
share, and make new friends.
I put my diet and exercise list up not only for
me, but for others - it just might help someone else.
I don't play games on my computer; I prefer to
create something that lasts longer than a 'score' that is meaningless in the scope of life. If you do make a game, make up ones that your children can play and learn from.
Let your children have a blog - you can oversee
it; this will keep them happily occupied. Remember, when they're writing, they are 'spelling' - part of their education is to learn to read and write and to spell - can't beat a 'blog' for this.
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You can see more of Robin's art at: http://eyeconart.net.
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Saturday, April 5, 2008
TUESDAY AFTERNOON - make it a time to do something that relaxes and interests you; unwind - get the children involved; nothing better than children's art-work; truthful renditions!
The nice thing is - you can do your paintings outside...landscapes; flowers - or what Robin's doing (that easel is portable)!!
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Thursday, April 3, 2008
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How about we start organizing all those photos!
If you've got a computer; start scanning - saving to a folder - make a disc (if you know how without asking someone). When you scan 4 to a page (as you can do), you really reduce the bulk and can more easily store them in a handy 3-ring binder or album just special for those things!
Get an inexpensive box
of baggies (sandwich size) - sort by category; person - event, etc.Slip them in - seal
them - mark them with "P" (not 'b' - that's another poem), and keep them free
from dust and bending - no more broken edges. If the box was 'good' - use it
again; if not, make a note to find something that's not too costly the next time
you go shopping. No need to waste that expensive gasoline - enjoy your cataloging; and the sun!
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