Author Archives: Phoenix

About Phoenix

I am a mom, artist and teacher!

Why Art Matters

When I am in a class, and just as often, when I am in my store, I am compelled to remind people: “You are already creative, even if it isn’t “art” (art being very broad and subjective). You wake up … Continue reading

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About That Hair Cut . . . The Really Truth

Note: This is a long “post”. This is a personal reflection that you may or may not find useful. This post is also a recent added chapter to the book I am writing. Enjoy. It seemed TOTALLY impulsive when I … Continue reading

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October Birthstone

The highly underrated Opal is the true birthstone of October. Pink Tourmaline is the alternative, and we’ll get to that later. Opal is what many of us in the gem trade call, a “water stone” and yes, I just put … Continue reading

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Light Side • Dark Side

Throughout my life, I have battled my dark side. In the early years it was “diagnosed” as “depression” and “anxiety disorder”. If you’ve had this going on in your life, you know the challenges of mood swings, irritability, irrational thought … Continue reading

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SAPPHIRE and some other stuff . . .

The end of September is quickly approaching. EGADS time flies! The birthstone for September is SAPPHIRE. Did you know that Sapphire has been identified in about 450 color variations? Experts in the field of gemology have identified color variants and … Continue reading

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Runes and Chops • Chops and Runes • Oh My Intention

Runes The Runes are a form of alphabet developed in Northern Europe, essentially they represent the Old Norse language used by the Scandinavian peoples up to about 700AD. The precise origins of the Runes is unclear and the subject of … Continue reading

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Myths and Paths

When I was a child, I grew up with two parents . . .one identified as a practicing Methodist….the other a practicing Catholic. I also witnessed a great deal of dysfunction. To say that there was a great deal of … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Make The “Energy” chop Again . . .

I recently had the opportunity to watch a snippet of video from a conference in Costa Rica – “Awesomefest 2010”. Wish’d I’d known about it. http://bit.ly/1pFhD4K The section I saw was a presentation by Christie Marie Sheldon, Love or Above. … Continue reading

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Inside and Out – Make-up Adornment

HUZZAH!  Lovers of Lovelies. In the spirit of Adornment with Meaning, I offer up a couple of video links.  The first was shared with me by my friend, Lindsay and the other I found, just poking around (oh those interweb … Continue reading

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Discussions on Adornment

Here are some excerpts from Facebook postings . . . on the topic of  . . . what else . . . adornment: Phoenix Magyk July 9 “I’d love to have a discussion . . . wanna play? Post a … Continue reading

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