theothersideofhealing

family, friends and making every day sacred

The Beginnings of a Book of Shadows

Awhile back a good friend asked me to make her a special book for all her mysteries and secrets.  I have found the perfect download, took it to Staples and had it laser printed.  Now I am getting ready to start the process of aging paper, making covers and building pages.

I purchased the kit from Screech Owl Studio on Etsy and I love Yvonne’s use of imagery.  The picture below is actually 2 kits, Book of Shadows and Rooks and Ravens.  I am combining the two kits for the first book I am making.

The second book will be from Yvonne’s Celtic Book of Shadows printable kit, I am doing this one in a more shabby chic way.  Lots of bling and lace!  Look at how beautiful these pages are!

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How exciting! I am off to tea dye parchment paper!

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Shabby Chic Plaque

I have been working so hard on the programs for mindfulness that my brain finally failed!  I have been researching, writing and planning non stop!  I am so excited to share this program with you.  It still needs a bit of tweaking but I will be posting workshops and descriptions sometime this month!

Needed a huge break and decided to alter an old wooden plaque for my kitchen.  I decided to go with a shabby chic Victorian kitchen the best part is I get to make most of the décor!  I took pictures of the process, I had a lot of fun creating this.  It’s extremely important to me to honour the sacred feminine in my home and this worked out perfectly for me

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I used white gesso to create the base then painted again with white acrylic paint.  Then I chose a beautiful printable from etsy, glued it and added lace, bling and a flower.  Here is how it turned out!

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then I hung it up in its new place of honour!

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My next project is a Book of Shadows, actually 2, lol, I am going to make one in the vintage style and the other shabby chic!  I am doing a review for a super talented artist I found on Etsy and I am using 3 kits I have purchased from her.  Looking forward to sharing the end result!

 

 

Mindfulness for Kids of all Ages

 

I have been putting together some awesome workshops for kids and adults.  Teaching children about mindfulness and meditation at an early can help them deal with stresses, peer pressure and understanding the world around them.

Stay tuned for updates, I am really excited about these programs.  They will be available in my area Sarnia/Lambton in person and I will also be offering some online workshops for parents.

The focus will be heart centered mindfulness and exploring this through creative activities as well as meditation.

I participated in a Kids in the Kitchen day back in February.  The group prepared a healthy snack, participated in a POUND class and I did a salt dough tickle monster with the group.  This little guy was created by McLayne, she was my special helper for the day, assisting the younger kids and handing out materials.  I just love the way her little guy turned out! Super Job!

 

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Newest Edition of The Magic Happens!!

this is a super magazine with tons of talented writers!.  It’s free to subscribe!

L.I.F.E. Nutrition and The Art of Clean Eating – by Sheri

 

Enchanted Forest

I created this lovely abode to enchant and delight!  I made a short video walk thru for you to watch and enjoy.  The paper collection I used is from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden and reminded me Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream, the characters are surreal and a joy to work with.  I lost myself creating this project, naturally moving into a meditative state where the only thing that mattered was this little world.

I made all of the miniatures from art journal bits, sticks, rocks, shells and chipboard. I hope you will enjoy watching this as much as I loved created it!

I apologize for the quality of the video I am learning how to make videos and still very amateurish.  If you want to learn how to create something like let me know! If you live in the Sarnia/Lambton area I would love to show you how to do this.  If you are too far away drop me a line! I’m always up for an online class.

Building A Little World

photo-3.jpg.jpegThe wonderful part of creating is knowing you are building a world the way you “see” it. My creative process starts in my mind, goes into my journal then is brought to life.

I love creating miniature worlds, they are a reflection of who I am, in the places of myself I don’t readily share with anyone. All of us have a secret self, through art we can safely share those secrets.

Be creative, try something new, find your passion but most of express your secret self, there is a lot of wisdom that comes with being completely open.

Here are a couple of pieces I created today using metal fikigrees, wire, chipboard and sticks. I hope they inspire you

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Being Inspired by Fairies

Here is a little project I started working on just after Christmas.  Once it’s done I may do a tutorial for the Fairy House and furniture.  It’s so much fun to walk around in nature and collect the items to make this.  Some of the items, like the beach glass I used are from a trip to the beach last summer!  Creating homes for the Fairies around my house is a joy and I hope this inspires you to give it a try.  It’s also a wonderful craft to do with your children!  The wee bed is made from driftwood and embellished with beach glass, feathers, lace and flowers.  I made the fireplace from cardboard left over from the construction of the house and river stones.

There is something magickal about a house like this, it’s easy to get caught up in the process of creating and lose track of time. But that’s what fairies do with their glamour, cast a spell so we are happy and unaware of what is happening around us.  Aren’t they fun?

I hope your day has been as deliciously creative as mine!

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Newest Addition of The Magic Happens

I am having a ball writing for this online magazine! It’s such a positive and empowering experience.  There are so many talented writers and tons of great information!  It’s free to subscribe, please have a look

http://themagichappensnow.com/

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So Glad I Am Back!

I have been working on the blog all morning so this will short and sweet! Please check out my new pages and feel free to contact me with any questions.

There is going to be tons of awesomeness this coming year.  I am partnering with other holistic practitioners to bring workshops both online and in person as well as planning some retreats!!!! 2016 promises to be enlightening, fun and super charged!

I write for The Magic Happens Now and if you haven’t heard about some the events they are hosting here they are:

Do you long for peace on earth in 2016?

Beginning at 12 am January 1st in Sydney Australia and straight through to 12 am January 2. New York time, we will be hosting a meditation for peace on earth for one entire day on The Magic Happens Radio Network at www.tmhradio.com

Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari (Baba) and Peter Grun McCarthy have each create a beautiful 45 minute guided meditation directed at creating a more peaceful planet. Each meditation will begin at the beginning of the hour, first one and then the other – alternating for 24 hours.

Pick any hour or two or more to participate when you have the time.

Join us, and then come to The Magic Happens Magazine facebook page and post your location and picture so we can all see each other and share in this peace building event.

Studies conducted in 1983 indicated that as little as one percent of a mass population practicing unified forms of peaceful prayer and meditation was enough to reduce crime rates, accidents, and suicides.

Do you think we could get 1% of earth’s population to meditate with us? Imagine the potential of having thousands of people working together to create that peaceful vibration over an extended period of time.

Join us, be one of the 1%. We and the planet will all benefit!

It’s the event of the year!
And it’s FREE!!

 

Like the facebook page for other events coming up!

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