Monday, June 28, 2010

Use Your Sense of Creative Ownership

"Use a sense of creative ownership to give yourself permission to create something new, different, and distinctly yours".  This is what Tara, over at ScoutieGirl has to say about artists who are truly unique in their style, even though they may have started off by following some sort of instructions, or were initially taught by an instructor.  True artists will then branch off to express their own individuality thru their work.

To read the whole (but short) interview, just go to

In the meantime..... hope you'll enjoy my newest necklace, which I've titled "Cerise"

Friday, June 11, 2010

If it ain't broke......

You know the saying that goes "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"? What does that say about the people who are unconsciously looking to create problems all the time just so that they have something to "fix"? Could it be that they are persons who are not in harmony with their souls? That their souls are trying to tell them that they are the ones that need fixing; that they need to be in touch with the universe, nature and their surroundings?

And what about artists, architects, interior designers, musicians or creators of art forms in some way or another? Art is a form of expression that comes from the soul. When our minds can't find the right words to express what our souls are feeling, then we use art, and colors, and form, and compose music that reflect the vibrations emitted by our souls.

Anyone want to share their opinion on this? I'm interested in reading your comments!

In the meantime, hope you like my new creation from my soul, my "Melia Bib Crochet Necklace":

Monday, June 7, 2010

When Life Gives You Kumquats...... and a little imagination....

Nature inspires me in unbelievable ways, and when my Kumquat tree was begging for mercy the other day to be rid of all the fruit which was weighing it down, I decided to pick it and do caramelized kumquats with the little cuties.

But my imagination didn't just stop there.  This seemed a bit boring, so I took some hibiscus concentrate that I had made a while ago and diluted it in water and lots of ice to make "agua de jamaica", and then I tossed a few of the caramelized kumquats in there along with some of its syrup, and..... there you have it!   A surprisingly delicious and refreshing drink to quench my thirst in this (almost Summer) heat  :0)