Month: January 2017

Tutorial: Vintage Themed Mail Art

Hello everyone! I’ve been asked many times if I have a you tube channel or blog for tutorials on my mail art and art journals. Sadly, I am not good at making videos… yet. I hope this tutorial will help those who want to start on mail art. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions by leaving a short comment below. Thanks! First, gather the materials that you will need. Envelope/s Scrap papers (best if they look vintage) Old book pages Washi tapes Glue and applicator (optional) Old/used plastic card Paper underliner (I use wax paper) 1. Start by choosing what type of envelope you want to use. For vintage themed, it is best to use Kraft ones as they look more vintage than plain whites. 2. Look for scraps of paper. Here, I chose brown colored and torn pages from a Trader Joe’s catalog, old book paper, floral gift wraps, cream print paper from my stash tray. 3. Choose washi tapes that will fit the theme. I used tapes …

My Seven Days of Gratitude

Hello everyone! today, I would like to share to you my practice of gratitude. This attitude has immensely taught me to be more conscious of myself and allowed myself to accept what simply is. And I am thankful for this practice because it has made my 2016 a most amazing year. Grateful for good friends and conversation that is real, vulnerable, honest, and inspiring. Grateful to reflect on the past years since and see how much positive growth and change I have made in my life. Grateful for those teachers and healers and friends that have supported my growth… you know who you are, to whom I owe so much personal growth and a whole cadre of new, amazing, soul-aligned friendships. Grateful to be more in touch with my feelings – crying, expressing anger, etc. – and holding myself gently, rather than immediately jumping to some trick to get me out of feeling. Grateful for meditation to be such a lighthouse in my life. And for the wonderful people I know, choosing to connect rather than remain cocooned …

Here comes the rain again

Today, I am thankful for the rain storms that are moving through our state, replenishing the aquifers and relieving the drought conditions we’ve had for six years. I marvel that wildlife survived through it all and I am sure there is a lesson in their example of perseverance. Makes me even more grateful to be warm and dry indoors. Rain drop by drop sun-showers I stand in half-light waiting to see something more the rain is here now Rain is here Cold air crackles with the hint of change Rainy silence filling the pale dawn small prayers Rain outside Mind after meditation A warm blanket May we all be a reflection of Divine Light and Love today. Love always, P

Happy New Year!

First, let me greet everyone a Happy New Year! and yes, I’m still alive. 😀 This year instead of making resolutions, I am setting intentions (they seem so much more gentle than resolutions). “Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break and all things can be mended. Not with time as they say, but with intention. So go love intentionally, extravagantly,and unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness, for the light that is you.” -L.R. Knost I intend to love and care for myself as I do others. Please share your New Year intentions. As always I am grateful for all of you, my dear blogging friends. Namaste 🙏