Gift Of Giving

Published August 21, 2016 by etain1

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The top pictures are the ones I delivered to Genesee Hurley Cancer Institute. They will hang them in the Chemo Clinic. I try to keep my artwork light hearted and positive.

The second set of pictures will be delivered to the VA – Ann Arbor Cancer Center. A friend I know has his infusions there and mentioned they would love to have a set so a set they will get.

My two favorites are Rosie the Riveter and the Wizard. It is a blessing to be able to gift these pieces of artwork to the cancer units. I hope this whimsical artwork puts a smile on the patients face while they are getting their treatments.

NOTE: The pink ribbon is for breast cancer. The lavender ribbon is for all types of cancer.

Amazing Brother

Published August 21, 2016 by etain1

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I have an absolute amazing brother! Bob went to a dealership to get some work done on his truck and during the two hour wait him and the receptionist (a 21 year old) started talking. He had his Kindle and she ask what it was and he explained that he downloaded books to read and also played games on it. She mentioned that her little boy would love that.

As they conversed he found out that she only made $11.00 an hour but only got 6 hours 3 or 4 times a week. She was a single parent and was struggling to make ends meet. She did not say this in a negative way – she told my brother she was very lucky to have such a good job and hoped that soon she would be able to pick up more hours.

When my brother’s truck was done he drove to Best buy and bought a Kindle and a 2 year warranty on it. He drove back to the dealership and gave her the Kindle. She cried, was shocked that he did this. She said she would pay him back and he said it was a gift.

Now that is what I call PAY IT FORWARD. My brother has always had a kind heart and this story proves it.

I am so lucky / proud to have such a loving brother.

 

Lughnasadh Celebration

Published July 31, 2016 by etain1

 

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Our celebration Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas, Festival of First Fruits is the first of three Harvest Festivals. As summer draws to an end, her bounty is ripe for gathering. The first loaves of bread are baked from this year’s grains. Fruits are waiting to be canned or made into pies and jams and while the weather is good, people come together at County Fairs which mimic the Lughnasadh Fairs of Ancient Celtic times.

Look at the beauty of this ritual altar with the fresh fruits and veggies and the baked bread. I love the array of colors.

It is good to give thanks for our life, our blessing, our harvest. Blessed Be

Prayer Flag Gifting

Published July 31, 2016 by etain1

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Bob is the guy who mentioned Prayer Flags to me. I decided to thank him by  giving him his own set of Prayer Flags which you can see in the first picture I posted here.

The second picture is taken in Bob’s back yard and it is set up for a drumming meditation night. Such a beautiful experience to attend. As you can see my prayer flags are in the background. It does my heart good to know he really liked them.

It is a blessing to be able to gift someone and know you brought them joy.

Prayer Flags

Published July 31, 2016 by etain1

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A good friend was talking to me after our book club. He ask me if I could make Prayer Flags and to be honest I had NO idea what he was talking about. I was aware of Tibetan Prayer Flags and Buddha Prayer Flags and so the seed was planted.

A few days later I decided to figure out how to make Pagan Prayer Flags and so the can of worms was opened up big time. This is so addictive and so much fun. The world of possibilities have opened up after I completed this project. My head is spinning with lots of new ideas that I am sure I will posting here at a later date. Smiles and giggles.

My lesson learn is to be open to suggestions, give it a try, and if you want it bad enough you will find a way to make it happen.

Again I give thanks for being able to take an idea and create it into my form of artwork. For me artwork is like meditation – I relax and let the troubles of the world just disappear for a little while and just be one with my artwork.

 

Pagan Gift Bags

Published July 31, 2016 by etain1

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I have decided to design some gift bags that are special for the Pagan shoppers. You go into a store to by something special for yourself or a friend and now you can add that little something special to complete the shopping experience. This is one of the bags I have designed. My idea is to have it be whimsical and fun.

This is a lesson learned – to finally realize that we as pagans should get our artwork out there so others can enjoy it. To not hide who or what we are. We matter!

I am blessed with the ability to draw and design and I am making use of the Goddess given talent.

Tarot Card Readings

Published July 31, 2016 by etain1

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I have a friend Cheri that does Tarot Card Readings and she is such a sweetheart. She will be doing readings at  Festival in August and I wanted to give her something that made her booth stand out, so I made her this cloth sign to hang up. I gave it to her yesterday at a ritual for Lughnasadh and she just loved it.

It is a one of a kind gifts. No one else will have one! I hope this brings her many customers that will be amazed by her talents.

There is one thing I know for sure and that is to value beautiful friendships. They are worth their weight in gold. I am glad Cheri and I are friends.

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