The Most Beatiful Form of Art

This is not uncommon for crafters or anyone who is a passsionate creative soul,

 ~Loss of Self Awareness~

Many people do not understand what it takes to create.

Most people in today’s world have a need for strength, success, exposure, and acceptance.

We are an ever changing creation.

We need to learn why we do the things we do.

This is not directed only to creative souls but to the general population. 

Understanding the insight to our ~Self~

helps those around us understand the importance of creativity.

 The mind is the most beautiful form of art!

The mind has the ability to create wonders that only a few can image. 

The mind has the power to enhance the spark that lights the path of the night.

The mind is the essense of beauty..

And beauty is becoming a rare form of art due to our minds!!

To achieve peace and creative wholeness visit this wonderfully refreshing window to ~Self Awareness~

             Get inspired by clicking here!!

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Maybe it is just habit to surf the net.

Maybe I get a little bored..

Or maybe I believe the world should know about people outside their circles of everyday living..

Yes, all the above is true.  I love to create myself, but have found I am much better at setting aside time to discover new artists’

Isnt it amazing that we can travel the world within our homes. Never having to leave the comfort of our secure domains but still embrace the

world around us. This is what being global has done for us. We can travel within our own minds to see places and creations that 20 years ago would only have been found in books. We can almost touch what we see when we are on the internet. Sometimes pics are worth more than a million words. The beauty of seeing is believing we too can achieve great things because the world around is ever changing.

The world of arts and crafts is ever changing.

We all can create..

We all can achieve..

We all are ~Grand Creations~ in itself!

Though I am not just stuck with Etsy crafter’s, here are a few that have caught my eye this week. And hopefully I will be able to support them further by purchasing a  few cool things too!

http://www.kerijoy.etsy.com

http://www.SewItIsByRobin.etsy.com

http://www.oladesign.etsy.com

http://www.texasdecalcompany.etsy.com

                                                http://www.dawanda.com

YouTube ~Candle Making & Casting Molds~

There is always something for everyone in the world of crafting.

Today I visited ~YouTube~ again to learn more about candle making and molds.

This is not a craft I am planning on pursuing but I did find it very interesting to learn about.

I however may try my hand at making my own molds for jewelry & baking so this was a good nights work for me..

Enjoy..

Making Candles

Martha Stewart Making Candles and Casting Wax
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_gesoyoh7w

Using Molds in Candle Making: How to Make Your Own Candles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj7So14KGFE&feature=related

Part 1: Recipe for Making Your Own Candles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrNbcNg99lk&feature=related

Part 2: Recipe for Making Your Own Candles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrNbcNg99lk&feature=related

How to Make a Soy Candle Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy-_ukkzZy8&feature=related

Search Results for “Soy Candles Candle Making”
http://www.youtube.com/results?search=related&search_query=Soy%20Candles%20Candle%20Making&v=wy-_ukkzZy8
Molde silicone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1f6qAlBfNM&feature=related

How to make a simple Silicone Mold Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M400dj19nUs&feature=related

How to make a simple Silicone Mold Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVvGc7VDFvc&feature=related

How to make a two-part mold
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSH19G_6Yeo&feature=related

How to make a Latex Mold
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ozmmKQeIo&feature=related

Foam Latex
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQB6gra7-n0&feature=related

Search Results for “how to make silicone molds
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+make+silicone+molds
Search Results for “how to make jewelry casting molds
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+make+jewelry+casting+molds

Search Results for “make rubber stamps
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=make+rubber+stamps

Make Custom Rubber Stamps with FastLight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDN3B0ryqMc

Tips and Techniques: Make Your Own Acrylic Embellishments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e63sWXOdLrc&feature=related

Hand made plastic acrylic art demo and info
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0AmGe85A-8&feature=related

Egg Crafting ~Made with Love~

What came first..

The chicken or The Egg…

Ok, does it really matter in the end? This is not about evolution it is about creating unique gifts from things available in every store.

Egg crafting for all ages..

Hand painted chicken egg ornaments ~Doodle Eggs~

 See all the colorful hand painted eggs created by Beadz Plus More….{Click Here}

If you would like to learn more about the art of decorating eggs check out these resources below.
One thing to mention is, you can easily create wonderful egg gifts very cheaply. Do learn about blowing,cleaning,and sealing before
you consider selling your handmade works.

Creativity Tip:
Beginners- blowing the egg yourself is very easy, but you need to make the whole large enough at each end to get the egg completely out.
You will also feel the pressure on your throat if you do a lot of blowing in one sitting. I know I did, and it can hurt a bit.
Also make sure you completely rinse and air dry before moving forward with your designs. The resources below will help you get started and
have many step by step lessons. Enjoy your new crafting experience!!

Creativity Tip:
For creative and decorative embellishments you can use, crystals,beads,ribbon, ect..
You can find wholesale craft supplies in our World of Products ~Wholesaler’s Print Workbook~
International Egg Art Guild
http://www.eggartguild.org/

Egg Art And Egg Art Lessons
http://www.hobbit-hollow.com/

EggSamples ~International Egg Art~
http://www.eggsamples.org/

Egg Art Lessons and Instructions
http://www.eggcrazy.com/egglessons.html

We Sell Eggshells
http://www.hometown.aol.com/redhengirl/myhomepage/business.html/?source=EggCrazy.com

Learn Pysanky ~Ukrainian Egg Designs~
http://www.learnpysanky.com/designs.html

Build a Decorative Egg Holder
http://www.learnpysanky.com/designs.html

Egg Art Suppliers~Free Egg Art Instructions~
http://www.quicksitemaker.com/members/eggartsupplies/

Egg Art Groups

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EggArtBazaar/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eggart/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Eggs-Pysanky/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Eggshellcarvers/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eggart2/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pysanky-beginners/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EggTemperaPainting/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eggcitment/

Charities and Special Interest Links

Helping Others

Afghans for Afghans
http://www.afghansforAfghans.org

Binky Patrol
http://www.binkypatrol.org
All volunteer, national, non-profit organization making and distributing homemade blankets to children (age 0-18) born HIV+, drug-addicted, infected with AIDS or other chronic & terminal illnesses, those who are abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma of any kind.

Caps for Kids
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/caps.html
Providing needy children with cozy hats to keep them warm is what Caps for Kids is all about. Nearly one million caps, along with other children’s accessories, have been knitted and crocheted by volunteers since the program began. The hats are given to non-profit, non denominational agencies in the communities of the donors.

Care Ware
http://www.hood.edu/carewear/
Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items to hospitals. All Care Wear items are given free to infants, children and their parents.

ChemoCaps
http://www.chemocaps.com
A wonderful organization that encourages knitters and crocheters to knit and crochet caps for folks who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments. If you need a pattern, we have created a Knit Chemo Cap and Crochet Chemo Cap pattern for your convenience.

Project Linus
http://www.projectlinus.org
With over 300 chapters in the United States, our organization supplies blankets to children in need who is seriously ill or traumatized in some way — in other words “children in need of a big hug.”

Stitch to Win Against Breast Cancer
http://www.tnna.org/take_part.php
http://www.winabc.org
In celebration of TNNA’s 30th anniversary, the organization is partnering with WIN Against Breast Cancer in an effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and education.

Warm Up America
http://www.warmupamerica.org/home.html
Volunteers donate their time to crochet and knit a 7″ X 9″ rectangle (or more) to be joined into full-size afghans. Over 120,000 of these afghans have been donated to victims of natural disasters, battered women’s shelters, the homeless, and others less fortunate than ourselves.

YouTube ~Learning Crochet Stitches & More

Learing how to crochet has never been easier thanks to awesome crafter’s and their short clip video’s.

I myself am self taught and wish I would have had these video’s to help me get started. I have been crocheting for
a few years. Never having been able to read a pattern, I thought I was doing the stitches the right way. YouTube ~how to~ video’s
have proven me quite wrong. It does go to show you anyone can create beautiful hand made gifts without any experience. But now I
know the right way and will start taking steps to incorperate a few correct stitches into my designs.

Enjoy the video’s listed below. They should get you in the mood to create more ~OR~ learn the wonderful craft of crocheting…

Crochet Single Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNYAyk3eD-0

Crochet Double Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gQMTXrIP40&feature=related

Crochet Half Double Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL4YCmIrCgw&feature=related

Crochet Triple Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRzWtBaOkHg&feature=related

Crochet Multiple- Defining the Meaning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGSSGCSDbU8&feature=user

Crochet Cluster Stitch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzW77bU6pm8&feature=user


Crochet Seed Stitch Flower Granny – Part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9ou-h0D69Q&feature=user

Crochet Seed Stitch Flower Granny – Part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX7Dvx_Wsjo&feature=user

Crochet Seed Stitch Flower Granny – Part3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaNmCIF4yXE&feature=related

Crochet BasketWeave Crochet Stitch – Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQKj7W0qCXI&feature=related
Crochet BasketWeave Crochet – Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zVFUTkx5Ic&feature=related
How to Crochet Beanies : Adding Stitches to a Spiral Crochet: Crocheting Beanies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmsr_oLRWg8

How to Crochet Beanies : How to Double Crochet in a Spiral: Crocheting Beanies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBz6p5KiaKM&NR=1

How to Crochet Beanies : What Size to Make your Beanie Hat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4C6LiPku98

Crochet-How to Crochet a Circle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eayNzAgZMUY

How to Crochet a Doll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUckdWKw-OM

Crochet-How to Crochet a Flower
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfaX4nYA45U

Crochet Shamrock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2vpUQzQAb8

 Crochet Christmas Wreath
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T377MFHXufU

Crochet Triangle-Star
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ubRL7O2uY4&feature=user

Seed Stitch Basic Crochet Pattern Stitch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlELlSlg6Vo&feature=user

Crochet Star Stitch – Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kCYCe_MYN8

Crochet Star Stitch – Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIIMK39jSO8&feature=related
Crochet with “plarn”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVIBR5uDlxg
Plastic Bag Crochet Project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhGvS9yicnY&feature=related

Cutting Plastic Bags
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4gJSR4RtDw&feature=related
Joining Plastic Bag Loops for Knitting or Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSRuw4-Pz_I&feature=related