theothersideofhealing

family, friends and making every day sacred

Month: January, 2016

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.

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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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