Prayer Flags – Part 4 (A Gypsy Gelli Flag Tutorial)

Here we are at the last installment of my prayer flag series! In Part 1, I shared some of the history and lore behind the flags.  As I’ve made my nontraditional, gypsy flags, I’ve loved giving a nod to the Tibetan traditions; be it through color, meaning, or placement.  I plan to hang mine diagonally, between trees and shrubbery in my backyard. In Part 2,…

Prayer Flags – Part 3 (A Heart-full Example)

In 2008, I had the amazing good fortune to attend a writer’s retreat in Taos, New Mexico at the famous Mabel Dodge Luhan House, said to be home away from home for such visionary artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, D.H. Lawrence and Ansel Adams (just to name a few).  My luck was tripled when I met my roommate for that retreat, Kate Robertson!  She and…

Prayer Flags – Part 1

I have this theory that we can go through our lives never noticing a particular thing, until one day our receptor for that thing suddenly gets turned on and it jumps into our view – we begin to see it everywhere we look.  Not just the thing, but all things related to the thing!  It’s been like that for me with prayer flags –…

Kisses to Grow On

In the spirit of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s work, 18 bloggers set out to “Plant a Kiss” in the world on April 29. We each did something we thought would spread a little extra joy, color, connection, poetry, or magic in the world. Then we watched to see what would happen! Today all of us are posting about that experience. My thoughts are below; visit…

Fortune Kisses – Round 1

I’m passing out kisses at My Hearts Fancy today! Well, “Fortune” Kisses anyway. A couple of people have asked about making some of their own, so I thought I’d share my video tutorial again. If you make some, I’d LOVE to hear about it! Edited:  To find out more about the Plant a Kiss project, please visit http://www.simplycelebrate.net/plant-a-kiss-day-2013

Goodness Cooking

Oh blog, how you taunt me!!   Sooooo much easier to do quick drive-bys on Facebook than to come here and articulate a full set of thoughts and images!  In any event, I have LOTS going on these days and it’s high time I shared a little of it… Just signed up to participate in the Fine Arts Institute (FAI) of Edmond’s 5×5 exhibition.  FAI is…

Love Notes

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been participating in Jennifer Belthoff’s Love Notes project.  In a nutshell, participants were assigned a partner to whom postcard “love notes” would be sent.  Each week, Jennifer provided a writing prompt so you had a definite something to say and the rest was up to us!  I chose to hand-craft all of my cards – the tapey card…

Ode to Joy

Ran across another Kind Art celebration for you!!

How Cool Is That?!

I have more cool discoveries to share!!  Check ’em out… The Scrap MaBob – I am ordering one of these as we speak!! http://www.bookcrossing.com/ – The latest way to trade books!  Buy book, read book, register book, receive unique number to label your book with, then “release it” wherever you like (coffee shop, park bench, the bus, the sky’s the limit).  When someone finds…

Kind Art

A few years ago, I discovered an amazing movement, made up of all sorts of artists, that involved sharing artwork in random places for unknown strangers to discover. The idea hit such a chord with me that I started collecting examples and I have found an amazing array… knitters, authors, poets, rock fairies, actors, seamstresses, photographers, musicians, dancers, lovely-beckoners and so very much more….