Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New Blogs Updated ... and I'm still going

New pages added over at (also a new post about our belly dance flash mob!!) and at (including a page where you can arrange for an Angel Tarot reading/ Oracle card reading by me!!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

One blog ending, New ones Beginning!

Hello All!
I hope you are still around here somewhere. :)  I've finally decided that I would just start another blog instead of posting here and linking/embedding pictures and video.  Actually, I've decided to start 2, maybe 3 blogs and try to focus my topics in different blogs.  The one that is already set up is a belly dance blog and the first post is published.  Please join me there!

I may also start one for just artwork.  Definitely, I'm starting another for my latest calling for focus: Tarot and Reiki.  Currently I am finishing up my homework to complete Doreen Virtue's Advance Angel Card Readers class.  Tarot has interested me for years and have a few decks, but this class really called to me and I have learned a lot.  Soon, I'll be offering readings!  The longest reading will be 30 minutes until baby can be away from Mama for longer. ;) But, I promise you will get a lot in that 30 minutes and it will be so worth it! :)  Also currently, I have decided to offer distance Reiki!! You can paypal me with the details of your concern to vinegar and glitter (at) gmail (dot) com.  It is $30 for 20 minutes of Reiki and an email summary of the experience.

Lately, it's felt like I'm "coming out of the spiritual closet" as I tell others about my abilities.  Though I may have mentioned Reiki here before, I have not mentioned that I am an Empath. This means I can feel and take on others' energy as my own to transmute it.  It may be physical pain, but most often it is emotional.  Instead of just not talking about it because I've felt that no one would understand, I've decided to fully own these abilities and use them in my healing work.  They will truly enhanced my Reiki healing and insights into Tarot readings.

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Please check out the new blogs, follow and share! I will post here when there are new posts on these blogs and when the new ones are created.  Thank you so much for spending your time here and sharing my space!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Poetry by Book Titles

These remind me of all the fun I had with magnetic poetry:  here

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Baby is here!

My Fairy Girl arrived 3 weeks ago Monday!!  We are so glad she is here and just adore her.  Big brother is wonderful with her and so helpful around the house.

Obviously, there are a lot of details to fill in, but I'm typing one handed as Serafina ("Little Fire") sleeps on me. :)

This pin shows ways to stimulate your 0-3 month old for those brief periods she/he is awake. Given that I find pouring a bowl of cereal difficult, I was only going to try to get out Angelo's baby mirror (ok, try to convince Angelo to get it out of his room)... like I'd already planned on doing for weeks anyway.  The high contrast prints are "old news" to me too and I only bring them up to point out that my girl was highly interested in the butterfly printed receiving blanket I had folded up next to the wall on her changing table, the rather low contrast print on the couch and the face on the lady bug pillow pet on top of the couch.  None of these things did I put up with the intention of getting her attention; she just naturally noticed and found them interesting.  My point is not to criticize this blog post, but to make sure I and no one else feels like an underachiever for not stimulating their newborn enough and to just use the information to be aware of what new babies are interested in and use what's convenient at the time... because it's already tough getting enough food, water, and if you're lucky, a shower at this point, right?  Oh, and you may get lucky like I did and happen to find an older sibling's finger puppet on the floor for him to entertain your littlest while you change her diaper.

Also, I chose this pin because I still haven't done anything about the "no more free photo storage" thing, and I can embed pins. ;-)  Remember you can follow me on Pinterest and Facebook (where my profile pic is of the littlest one and me.)

Are you on Pinterest too? LMK! :) 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Art Journaling Pages

I've been doing some art journaling lately- all downstairs away from my studio because I'm tired and need to keep my feet up often to avoid water balloon feet.  It's a lot of doodling on pre-painted backgrounds, but I did get some new backgrounds made using Angelo's watercolors (they're actually high quality paints you have to mix), some water color pencils from his Faber Castell Modern Masterpieces kit and his Crayola marker air brush.  Not that you can see any of these right now because I've not put most of the pics on my computer.  There is this one that I got going before the swelling got too bad... and this one too.  Since I can't really show you more right now, I thought I'd share this interesting slide show of Orly Avineri's work.  Enjoy!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Paleo Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are yummy.  They are Paleo treats, so there's no grains, no refined sugars.  So, you can eat as many as you want!  Ha!  Just kidding, but they do allow you to have something sweet without feeling like you are destroying yourself.  The only change I made was that I used melted virgin coconut oil instead of macadamia nut oil.  It's a bit weird if you haven't made these sort of treats before in that they start as these tiny little smooshed balls of stuff and then spread out a LOT.  The directions say to form into balls and then flatten, but I ended up doing a combination of both at the same time to get everything to stick.  There are no eggs or any other sorts of binders.  So, it makes it interesting to try to form, but it means you can lick the spoon and not worry about salmonella issues.  If you decide to make them, enjoy! :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

An Artful Green Tara Shrine

Well, preparing for baby has really taken top priority around here, but I wanted to let you know I'm still alive.

This Green Tara shrine is made from mono prints, ink sprayed wax paper and dyed paper towels I made.  The drawing of Green Tara is mine; I used the Kat Von Dee method of portraiture- traced a photo of a statue and filled in the details myself.  Prisma color pencils and Pitt pens were used for coloring and outlining.

Remember you can follow me on Facebook and Pinterest since there's not much blogging these days.  Adding "what to do about that" on top of getting ready for baby has really been a low priority, unfortunately.  But, when I'm too tired to think or do much, I do get on those sites and find interesting things you will probably be interested in.

Maybe you'll be surprised by a link to my new blog the next time! :)