Lawsuit Filed! #BernieSanders2016

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Lawsuit Filedclick here to read!

After knowing about a software security issue for months, the current head of the Democratic National Committee *and* former *Clinton campaign chairperson*, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, suspends Bernie Sanders campaign to voter data access. Debbie Wasserman Schultz should be removed as DNC chair for gross misconduct and her inability to remain neutral as stated in the rules and bylaws. #BernieSanders2016

Hold Your Ground… Be That Nut!

Hold Your Ground! Be An Acorn...

Hold Your Ground! Be An Acorn…

I saw a quote-y thing this morning and immediately was inspired to do this tiny little mixed media project as a reminder… if you’ve ever been referred to as a nut, absolutely go with that and just guard yourself from any ravenous squirrels… “The tallest tree in the forest was just a little nut that held its ground.

Happy February!

I'm going through some of my teen art that had been put away. It's a new start to a new calendar month and I'm here getting ready to start watching the Puppy Bowl... while most of the world is watching the Super Bowl.

I’m going through some of my teen art that had been put away. It’s a new start to a new calendar month and I’m here getting ready to start watching the Puppy Bowl… while most of the world is watching the Super Bowl.

Eat Pray Love… Art?

I have been saving these McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal tins for a while now with no ideas… they’ve been sitting above my oven – where they had looked sort of strange as they were without any purpose. The truth is that because of the way my oven’s cord sits in this older home (in need of a kitchen refinish) there is a space between the oven and the wall that is a bit larger than I like… and I don’t want things to be put up there to fall behind the oven. So, these tins were an excellent reminder for me. I also was trying to add a specific Feng Shui element to enhance the area… and one night before going to bed I took all of five minutes to paint these with chalkboard paint and a sponge brush and looked at them the next morning wondering what to do next, since I didn’t like the look of them!

Not feeling very creative, and being one of those people that won’t finish something because it’s not perfect, I decided to change that and grabbed a piece of chalk. I do have chalk paint, but wasn’t ready to commit… so I grabbed a piece of plain chalk and wrote the first things that cam to mind – fitting for a kitchen… and this is what I came up with:

Eat Pray Love

 

I didn’t clean off any edges at this point… and I still have some design work to do… I would like to refine the lettering (it’s my natural handwriting – and written very quickly)… clean up the edging and probably pain some edging details.

The Feng Shui element is that these are metal painted charcoal (almost black) above a freestanding stovetop/oven range. The mouth of the stove faces South East… and the kitchen sits in the northeast bagua (traditional)… so even though the objects are metal and painted charcoal… I have given them some intentional fire sustaining elements… the woodsy-looking branches (wood) and the charcoal paint itself… which can sustain a fire. so much of Feng Shui is intuition and intention.

Feng Shui Stove Mouth

Once I refine my work, I am going to post an update.

The reality is that  McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal tins are amazing. They are wonderful storage for someone who grows a lot of their own herbs, teas, and spices… or for someone who simply buys them in bulk.

But I am so happy to have done *something* with these, finally… no… they remain unfinished but really (besides that I need to clean up some sloppy edging) I don’t think many would notice that!

I hope this helps to inspire someone else who doesn’t know what to do with these!

Be inspiring!

~Phyllis Ida Concordia

62 Days Until Spring

62 Days Until Spring

We have 18 days until Imbolg (or Candlemas, if you prefer)!

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Show The World Your Magic

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Change Through Perception

Change Through Perception

Whenever you feel hopeless, like you can’t change, just remember that you have the ability to change your perception… and that changes everything.

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