Thursday, September 29, 2011

Re-designing Vintage Papers: Creole Woman

So, while the world sleeps, you could sometimes find me making home-made journals, stenciling, art journaling and just designing my hearts desire! Here's a lovely design I've created to either frame or to add to my journal... I found this beautiful stamp (from InkPad NYC) of what looks like a French-Caribbean woman (either from Martinique, Guadeloupe, or even St. Lucia) and I had to purchase it. My sister and I used to dress up in these traditional costumes when we danced with a Caribbean Company and it just brought back memories. Here's an urban color scheme with a vintage style. More coming soon...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

30 Days of Lists: "If I Ruled the World" & 21 Day Cleanse Journaling!

After creating today's list on 30 Days of Lists: "If I Ruled the World", I realized majority of my statements were towards peace, harmony, freedom, and just goodness. I love that this list made me realize how much I just want goodness to be in the world. I rely on creativity, crafts, arts and writing to keep me focused on the good things in life.

In the mean time, I'm also a part of a 21 Day Fall Detox/ Cleanse with A Life Balanced program.

At first I needed some adjusting but I implemented some journaling techniques to my process and it has become a lovely experience. I realize when you're doing such a process, have your goals written down, collect information in advance, meditate and find goodness in the journey, not the disadvantages or what you're missing out. I keep telling myself who cares about dairy, sugar, or juice... I do miss a piece cheese! However, after 21 days are over, I won't be scarfing down a chunk, just add a lil' piece by piece and enjoy it from time to time. I'll keep you posted on how it goes, perhaps add some recipes here!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Creative Journaling and #30 Days of Lists:

So, 30 Days of Lists is winding down (yes I'm a bit sad) because I really enjoyed this great project. I experimented with a few Balzer Designs stencil on my pages and created some awesome lists:

Thanks to her Stencil 101 class, I'm enjoying the techniques as well!

Heading back to some more designs!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This is what love does to you:

Love is my muse, it inspires all the joy, the color and excitement of my life and my creative work... Just want to say thank you and this is a great day to celebrate. To my honey D.

A random page out of my journal...

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Location:My heart

Monday, September 19, 2011

How Art Journaling and 30 Days of Lists became my therapy!

Happy Monday afternoon. I have to say I'm so happy to be back online! I've been sick (thanks to a summer into fall kind of cold), dealing with some other things including the memory of my sister's transition anniversary (I miss her so much) and just organizing life. For the past two weeks, I found solace in creating fun colorful lists with the ladies of 30 Days of Lists and also creating some artistic pages in my personal journal.

There's something about releasing your mind from all the daily lists and ideas on to paper or any type of media. I found myself recovering from my cold quicker than I thought while creating and also taking some time to release some of the sadness of missing my sissy through painting!

There's still time to join 30 Days of Lists (Click this link)! I have to say, creating these lists have been really fun, easy, and allows a few minutes of your day to be creative! Check out my flickr page (on the left) for some examples of my lists!!

I also have a cool giveaway with them filled with goodies!

Otherwise, there's a lot of great projects coming along and working on building a new blog "look"!! Can't wait... Have a great day and also check out my Flickr Album and my other blog Aye' Shanti Designs for some great jewelry!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I know, Where are the Crafts, the Journaling, and all the goodies??

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit!! Happy September...
Forgive me family, I know I haven't been around as much!  For the month of August, I've been working on some Aye' Shanti Designs for a Fashion show coming up this weekend: Caribbean Fashion Extravaganza 
Here's a Sneak Peek:

I'm also working on some jewelry designs for Carnival orders from Labor Day, Miami, to even TnT 2012!

In the mean time, please check out 30 Days of Lists!!! Sign up today to be part of such a great group of listers! I'm heading back into my studio but will take some time out of my day to work on my list!

Otherwise, I will be back with some more designs, greeting cards, and crafts!