Stencil and colour play as part of Mati Rose Daring Adventures in Paint online class. I'm loving the colours in this so far. I began with reds, oranges, corals on a white canvas which had linen, corrugated cardboard and stringy fibres attached. Next I used stencils with black gesso, then stencils with white paint and finally shades of green, teal and turquoise. There is still more to do so who knows whether this will be an abstract or whether an image will emerge?
I'm planning some special how-to guides, tutorials and sharing some printable content for you including how I create my backgrounds. I'll be offering these exclusively to my newsletter subscribers only. Are you on the list yet?
Honouring Deer Medicine for SouLodge Spring Session with Pixie Campbell and creating Sacred Altars with Jessica Brogan. This is my altar atop my antique Chinese cabinet. Featuring 2 Ethiopian Crosses, my recently acquired Fallow deer antler from an antique shop, some of my crystal collection on a ceramic plate I painted over 10 years ago and sweet lavender flowers picked by my daughter.
I'll share in a future post some of my other altar designs, why I make them and a how to on how you can incorporate this practice into your life. Be sure to follow my blog via bloglovin or get on the list.
My latest jewellery creation - the wabi sabi pendant handcrafted with sterling silver using hammers for texturising and torch for the organic drops. Artista is homage to my Cored Desired Feeling 'Creative Artista'. Artista is all about handcrafting 100% recycled eco friendly sterling silver with my own two hands.
I'll share in an upcoming post the story behind how Artista came about and why this direction is growing possibility and bringing excitement into my life.
Hand rolling beeswax sheets into candles. I love their honey scent. Sometimes I roll them with herbs inside (but they don't burn very well) so I occasionally anoint the outside with essential oils before burning - not too much though!
It's so simple and easy to make these! I sometimes divide the sheets up to make little tealight rolls. I recycle tealight tins from shop bought ones so there's no need to buy any more thereby reducing waste.
Another candle project I'd like to work on is creating scented container candles using environmentally friendly beeswax and soy (no nasty palm or paraffin for this girl!) using pure essential oils and herbs.
Making cashew milk and using this excellent reuseable zip lock storage system by Sinchies. These pouches are Freezer and Dishwasher Safe, free from BPA, Phthalate and PVC! Yay #toxinfree! Did you know that it takes just 1 cup of cashews to make 1 litre of creamy cashew milk? Did you know I can drink 1 litre of cashew milk in about 3 days. Yes, I am loving it that much! Absolutely delicious with raw cacao and organic maple syrup.
Sharing photos of my crystal collection over on instagram (@gutsygirlart). Shown above are an ocean jasper sphere, aragonite star cluster, selenite palm stone and labradorite nugget. To learn more about crystals, check out Moondaughter's Stone Medicine as part of the Certified Metaphysical Practitioner course.
I already adored and collected crystals before the course, but now I want to share my love and knowledge with others. I'll share the metaphysical properties and even more photos of my vast collection in a regular crystal post feature.
So this is what crafting a Gutsy and Creative Life looks like for me. Not just painting and making jewellery, but partaking in my multiple passions every single day. This typically includes photography, making sacred space, collecting beauty and preparing homemade body & soul nourishing food and drink. I hope you are as excited as I am about all these projects and I hope you'll join me over on Facebook where I post wordy wisdom and what I'm working on on a regular basis.
What nourishes you and what interests or collections do you have? I'd love to know! Share your links in the comments in you've written a blog post.
Hello, I'm Sharyn: Founder of of Gutsy Girl and Gutsy Girls Will Rule The World. I am the Creatrix of Sacred Circle Leadership Training and Gutsy Mantras.
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