Last month I participated in World Fire Cider Action Day and created my first batch homemade fire cider. Fire Cider is an old herbal vinegar to cure or prevent a cold. Rosemary Gladstar, an herbalist created the recipe and has been giving it out freely to help people heal themselves with food. You can find it here.
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Often we don’t appreciate what we have until we are about to lose it, or even worse until we actually do. For me, that’s living in Utah. I’ve been here my entire life and been trying to leave for as long as I can remember. I love the natural beauty I’m surrounded by, the national and state parks and nearby access to everything outdoors. But up until January 21st, 2017, I would have traded it all in heart beat for a big city with an arts scene.
Within the first few days of the republican regime, I saw several pieces of legislation supported by all of Utah’s congressmen that would endanger our public lands and National and state parks. I’ve always known that as a little blueberry in a big red state that I rarely agreed with my representatives but as I started making daily calls to them, I realized that not only do we not agree, they aren’t interested in listening to their constituents or protecting Utah land or jobs. For the first time in my life, I found myself on the same side as hunters and fisherman and we begged our representatives to keep public lands safe and public. Only to find out they will sacrifice anything for big business and say its in the same of states rights.… Continue Reading
Haiku and Flowers started early 2016 as I was laying in bed staring at the flowers on a nightstand. I wrote a haiku and started a hashtag #HAIKUANDFLOWERS and now, I’ve turned it into a zine.… Continue Reading
I’ve been obsessed with zines for as long and I can remember. I’ve always wanted to create one but never known what to write about. What could I create that anyone could possible want to see? Then I realized this was fear talking and I have a blog that people read so it was time to get over it. It’s taken me a bit but I finally have one mini-zine complete and another two in the works.
If the thought of creating a zine is intimidating, you must do it! Start with a mini like I did and you’ll be on your way in no time.
Wait, so what is a zine? Zine is short for magazine as you may have guessed. They are self-published, usually on a copy machine publications, made for creative expression instead of profit. Sounds like a dream right?
Grab a piece of paper and try it. Right now. Create one about the first thing that comes to mind or try one of these: toast, your dog, instructions on how to make something, a mini cookbook. Make lots of copies and give them to everyone, including me. You can download a pdf template here: mini zine template.
Want to trade zines? Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s do it!
Stay tuned, I’ll post mine later. Now tell me what you are going to make a zine about in the comments.
8 Hands – Infinite Forms of Expression
Copper, Plastic, Wood – August, 2016
This piece, along with five other small works of art from other artists is on display at the entrance to Vague, a backroom gallery in Daley’s Clothing. Daley’s Clothing is in Sugar House, 817 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT.
These DIY Mitts are the perfect project for a snow day. They take less than 30 minutes to make and you probably already have the supplies.
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This chain bracelet has a some extra fringe that looks perfect with the longer sleeves of Fall.… Continue Reading
I’ve been loving all the coffee body scrub samples in beauty boxes the last year, but as I read through the ingredients, I realized I had all of them in my kitchen. It only took me one shot and I was able to make myself an awesome body scrub.
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One of the best things about having a website is hearing back from your readers. I absolutely love getting emails and comments from you guys! I know sometimes it’s easier to give feedback anonymously so I created this little survey. Please take a moment and fill it out.
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These tassel bracelets are easy to make. They’ll hold up to wear and tear better than most tassels because of the Chinese Knotting Cord used to make them.
I originally planned to make them in bright colors to layer with my fishtail and wavy friendship bracelets. But then the metallic colors of cord looked so good with the gold bracelets that I couldn’t resist. Neon will come later. … Continue Reading