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Today marks the first day of spring and although the weather in Raleigh feels like fall I believe spring is humming behind the cold remains of winter. She is trying to break free and birth something new. This feeling is covering my entire being these days. I have set a few landmark intentions and goals for spring and eager to get started.
Like most people I am “waiting” for spring. We wait for better weather to do so many things. We wait to host garage sales, to spring clean, to start working out, to move, to meet someone new, and to clean out closets… The list goes on. I know because I do it.
I am a sun baby at heart and I am literally “waiting” for it to get warmer before I tackle some of my spring initiatives. Warm weather makes me more active. Deep in my core, I believe I am waiting for a better situation. I feel I need “richer soil” to plant my new ideas in. When I look back on my life I see points of time where I was hesitant when I should have pushed the gas. There is no real perfect time for anything.
“This doesn’t feel like spring,” I thought. “When can I wear sandals?”
But, the real question I need ask myself is why are you waiting for spring to look like spring? Why do you wait for perfect moments in such an imperfect beautiful world? It may not be warm and inviting but you can still get started. So, today I have decided to paint my toe nails and wear sandals in the cold (Just kidding but not really.)
I am actually going to pick one of my goals, focus on it and start planting the seeds today. That may involve me emailing a new contact, starting the first page of an outline for a project or simply having lunch with an artist I want to interview. I am going to do something.
I always say I am a miracle worker. I believe miracles are roaming the streets looking for me. I have planted seeds in concrete and found flowers to grow. So, I’m not going to worry about what it feels like or how bad the timing is. I’m going to embrace spring as it is and get started.
Happy Spring Everyone!
These unfinished wood bangles are stackable and ready for decoration. They can be stained, painted, glittered, paper and fabric wrapped. Limitless possibilities.
Unfinished wood bangles are the perfect canvas for paint, stain, dye, burn, paper, and fabric wrapping.
Decoupaging or paper wrapping a unfinished wooden bangle is simple and easy. All you need are unfinished wood bangles, decorative paper, modge podge, sealant and paint brushes…
Carrie D’ Augustine creates hand-painted wood bangles and accessories. She often designs with mixed media materials, chain, gemstones and uses her own art and photography.
Dyed bangles make for the perfect gift or craft project. All you will need are unfinished wood bangles, RIT Dye, tupper ware container, water, towel and some free time!