Monthly Archives: April 2012

Late night hair dying adventure

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Up late as usual! I love staying up really late and working on my jewelry, art and other creative ideas. Tonight I was making necklaces and sewing. In the process of sewing a really cute strawberry patch to my mustard yellow cardigan I decided it was time to dye my hair black again.

I made a small mess in the process, however, I know it is going to look great! It will be a nice surprise for my man when we see each other around 6pm tomorrow. Since he leaves at 6am we won’t see each other till in the evening.

Next thing I would love to do again is get my monroe piercing back. But that will be for another day.

Well, back to the jewelry designing and such.

Hope all of you out there are having as much fun as me at 2am.

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Social Media

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I have to admit from the time I was a teenager into my mid 20s I was totally turned off by social media on the internet.  My first experiences were unfortunately strange people I had never seen asking me creepy questions.  So, for a long time I saw no use in it.  Plus, something about it seems so impersonal.  I like face to face a lot.  However, as time has gone by I have found venues lacking in the creepy vibe and more focused on the sharing of art and culture.  I have come to know how it can open the whole world up to you and you to the world.  Granted it still needs to be balanced with a healthy amount of being in the world away from your computer.

Two sights I’m currently in love with are etsy and pinterest.  I have started my own online shop, arcanememory.etsy.com, which has been such a wonderful thing for me to begin and I hope to see it grow in the coming year.  I began pinterest in hopes of  sharing my work with others through another from of social media and fell in love.  What an amazing way to share with others and to gather new information and images for yourself.  It really is a lot of fun!  If you have not explored these two sights I highly recommend both.

You can check my pinterest boards and pins out at http://pinterest.com/arcanememory/

I am excited to continue to share my interests and art through all these fun social media tools!

My hip and magical companion Bella

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Bella and I have been bonded to one another for a year and a half this month.  I knew from the moment we met it was love for the both of us.  I filled out an application to adopt her and never looked back.  I am not quick to have pets because the pet industry disturbs me, however, there are a lot of little friends out there who need a home.  Adopting a companion was the only way it would’ve ever happened for me.  Plus, it had to feel like the right match.  We bonded immediately.  Animal compassion, the adoption agency, had a folder of people who wanted her.  When they saw how in love we were it was a no brainer.

I feel so lucky to have in her in my life!  She is the sweetest!  A truly loving little creature and a hell of a lot of fun!  Always curious, loves to be on the hunt, full of energy while capable of being calm when it is time to relax.  Plus, she is the hippest little lady around!  Always adorning an adorable and stylish vintage hankie!  She has a drawer full of them for all occasions.

I thank my lucky stars for the two of us being drawn to one another.  She came into my life at a time when I could really use a friend like her.

It brings me a lot of happiness to be around her and to see the smiles she is capable of putting on the face of all the other people around her.

She really is a little spirit of compassion and my  familiar spirit, bring much love and magic into my world!

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Quotes that express what I care about…

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“If only they were educated to live instead of earn and spend, they could manage very happily…If men wore scarlet trousers…they wouldn’t think so much of money: if they could dance and hop and skip, and sing and swagger and be handsome, they could do with very little cash.  And amuse women themselves, and be amused by the women.  They ought to learn to be naked and handsome, and to sing in a mass and dance the old group dances, and carve the stools they sit on, and embroider their own emblems.  Then they wouldn’t need money.  And that’s the only way to solve the industrial problem: train people to be able to live, and live in handsomeness, without needing to spend…The mass of people oughtn’t even to try and think, because they can’t!  They should be alive and frisky, and acknowledge the great god Pan.  He’s the only god for the masses, forever.  The few can go in for higher cults if they like.  But let the mass be forever pagan.
-D.H.Lawrence “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”

Here’s to the dance of love!!! The people into the game of “love” can have it! I’m here to dance!” -Bonnie Currie

“When you have lived your individual life in your own adventurous way and then look back upon its course, you will find that you have lived a model human life, after all.”
– Joseph Campbell, “Thou Art That

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
~ John Muir

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. ~Rabindranath Tagore

“I became aware of the world’s tenderness, the profound beneficence of all that surrounded me, the blissful bond between me and all of creation, and I realized that the joy I sought in you was not only secreted within you, but breathed around me everywhere, in the speeding street sounds, in the hem of a comically lifted skirt, in the metallic yet tender drone of the wind, in the autumn clouds bloated with rain. I realized that the world does not represent a struggle at all, or a predaceous sequence of chance events, but the shimmering bliss, beneficent trepidation, a gift bestowed upon us and unappreciated.”

— Vladimir Nabokov

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
– Confucius

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New Beginnings

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Hey there world, for my first post I would like to share a new beginning for me!  In the last couple of months I’ve gone head long into creating an online shop at etsy.com.  This has been a new experience for me.  I have been spending more time then ever at the computer and online.  I have to say it has been a lot of fun and inspirational!  I am really impressed with the work being presented on etsy by artisans; from the painters to the illustrators to the jewelry designers, assemblage artists, collage and so much more.  I have been brought up around many different types of artists and it makes me so happy to see a sight providing a space to help artists all over the world share their work.  It is a great venture for me and I hope to see my self thriving in it!

So, let me close this first entry by sharing my shop on etsy with you!  I hope you enjoy what I’ve put into it so far!  I really do take pride in my work!  My heart and soul go into it! Thank you for letting me share my love and magic with you!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArcaneMemory?ref=pr_shop_more