VOL. 1 ED. 1 2018
Create your own HappinessÂ
be happy today INDEX 3
THE POWER OF ARTS AND CRAFTS
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RESURGENCE 7 ONLINE ORGANIZATION APPS THAT WILL MAKE YOU ROCK! LEATHER TASSEL BOOKMARKS + Â YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER BOOKS VISION BOARD WITH PRINTABLE CANVA PDF TEMPLATE
LIVE SIMPLY. DREAM BIG. BE GRATEFUL. LAUGH LOTS.
THE POWER OF ARTS AND CRAFTS LIFESTYLE
Artists and artisans are alchemists. They transform base material into objects of beauty, utility and delight. Whether the alchemists of old turning base metal into gold is a literal truth or a metaphor is still debated, but there is no doubt whatsoever This certificate is proudly presented to about the transformative power of artists and artisans. For millennia, potters have taken a lump of ordinary clay and revealed its extraordinary ability to be a pot of pure visual pleasure as well as a vessel to fulfil everyday functions of holding water and wine, food and flowers. Similarly, painters take pigments of red, blue and yellow of no great distinction, and put them on a pot or paper, on a wall or a canvas, and we witness the emergence of a great work, be it folk art or fine art.
Being an artist or an artisan is not a hobby: it is a livelihood. Moreover, a craft economy is a truly sustainable and resilient economy; indeed, a peace economy. The sooner we embrace the arts and crafts as an integral part of our daily lives, the sooner we will be able to address the economic, environmental and spiritual issues of our time. The industrial economy is a growth economy – never enough and never satisfied – whereas the craft economy is a dancing economy – always active and always joyful. The way to a fulfilled life is through the arts and crafts. They lead us out of consumerism. The practice of arts and crafts is a spiritual practice through which we honour the material world, and while we do that we develop a sense of beauty and generosity in our lives. Satish Kumar is Editor-in-Chief at Resurgence.
7 ONLINE ORGANIZATION APPS THAT WILL MAKE YOU ROCK! by Kate V. Panthers
TAILWIND It is hard to beat unicorn magic, but having the right
online organization apps will beat that magic for me every day! Life is crazy sometimes. Between work, school, extra-curricular activities, managing a business and managing a home, plus all the things in
between, thereâ€™s really not a whole lot of time left. Do you ever feel this way? I definitely need some organization in my life to keep everything straight
and scheduled. The only way I find the ability to stay (somewhat) organized is by employing an entire gang of systems to do a load of the work for me. Automated organization that I can just put into practice and then let its magic run my life is the way I do anything these days. Technology is my organization BFF! That being said, I wanted to share a list of the best organization apps from blogging apps, to family organizer apps to photo organizer apps, including specifically my favorite one for Instagram. All of these I use daily for keeping everything in my everchanging, fast-paced life organized. Here we go! If you are looking for organization apps specifically for blogging there are more Iâ€™ve written about right here.
LEATHER TASSEL BOOKMARKS + YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER BOOKS
To make the leather bookmarks you will need:
L 1. Start by making a bookmark stencil out of paper. Cut it out. Trace the stencil on the fabric, and cut it out. Youâ€™re going to be
Leather or faux leather in multiple colors
gluing the pieces of leather onto this piece
Scissors Fabric glue
2. Trace part of the stencil on the leather,
and use a ruler to draw a diagonal line. Cut it
out. Complete the bookmark by tracing the other half of the stencil, like the picture above. To make a bookmark with 3 colors, cut a piece off of one of the halves, and replace it with a different color. 3. Use fabric glue to glue the pieces onto the fabric bookmark. Let the glue dry. 4. To make the leather tassel, start by cutting a thin strip of leather. Glue the two ends together. Cut out a long rectangle out of the leather. Fringe one side. 5. Glue the thread to the top left corner of the rectangle (the side that doesnâ€™t have the fringe). 6. Apply a line of fabric glue to the side without the fringe, then roll up the tassel. Let the glue dry. Poke a hole in the bookmark, thread the string through the hole, and pull the tassel through the thread. Pull it tight.
VISION BOARD WITH PRINTABLE CANVA PDF TEMPLATE
Vision Board Dreams & Ideas by Jason K. Lawrence First, you’ve got to think about what you enjoy and what makes you happy. Do you love to craft? Have an obsession with interior design? Dig sports? Prefer to shop? If you could imagine your life being a mix of photos and words what would it look like? Cozy and natural, busy and bright? There are as many options as people out there. My mental images center around peonies, birthday cakes and fun family dance parties. I always suggest starting with your imagination before jumping into finding photos and text to add. Where do you want to be in the next few years? What do you hope to accomplish, do, enjoy or see? These are all important questions to consider as you’re building your own vision board. Spending significant time thinking about your goals and where you hope to go in the coming years is monumental to understanding the life you want to live and showcasing that on your board. My advice is to really spend some quality time brainstorming what you actually want in life in order to have a solid foundation for the next step. I definitely recommend creating your very own Lifestyle Vision Board so that you too can remember why you love what you do! Even if some people think they aren’t very important, I’ve seen the results of visualizing our dreams and running hard after them.
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Published on Mar 9, 2018