Act of Life

” Do every act of you life as if it were your last.”

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The Magic Box

Dear Fellow Journalers,

It’s 4:30 pm on a steamy hot day and I need to “chill out.” I could knit, put a puzzle together, or read a book. The choices are really endless. My choice is made. I will open the Magic Box of my childhood.  This box contains 64 delightful creative “toys” each one made to inspire the artist in me.

Ok, I’ll end your suspicions! It’s a box of Crayola crayons!

When I was a kid, I loved crayoning. It was a peaceful creative hobby that I could take with me to my treehouse, my reading nook or on a car trip. Little did I know that my crayons would grow up to be markers and I would color my way into a business. My first set was a box of 8 basic colors (box still sold today) but I soon graduated to 48.

I did some research about Crayola and thought I would share:

Crayola was formerly called Binney and Smith and was founded in 1885 in Pennsylvania. It was originally an industrial pigment and supply company but soon focused on art producing  product’s like chalk, crayon, markers and paints. Wax crayons came into existence in 1923 and they say the rest is history. To read more about the history of Crayola, please follow this link.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crayola

Crayola 48

Crayola 48

According to Pinterest and Facebook, the newest adult hobby is crayoning.The coloring books, of course, are different and so are the colors. Adults must choose either blue bolt, bronze golden-yellow, infra red, mahogany, pumpkin, sea foam. Coloring books or pages are available on-line and these are some samples from Barnes and Noble.

Nautical adult images to color

Nautical adult images to color

Stained glass images for adult coloring pursuits

Stained glass images for adult coloring pursuits

Floral adult coloring book

Floral adult coloring book

The hobbies I previously mentioned are relaxing but there’s something magical when you envision the color selections  for a picture. Colors “dance across the page. There are no mistakes. Coloring engages both sides of the brain – the tactical (feel of the crayon in your fingers) and the creative (colors you choose). Social media (Pinterest and Facebook) are now featuring colored pages and pages are available for downloading! There are now Coloring Meet-Ups!

Won’t you join me in this “new” creative hobby? I bet your journal page will really like you!

‘Til next time,

~Sallie

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The meaning of life

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life…. I think that what we’re really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experience on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive”

Joseph Campbell

Let Go

Dear Fellow Jounalers,

How many times in your life have you tried to control another person’s behavior or circumstance? How many times have you tried to untied the strings that bind you to those circumstances and then felt guilty when you picked up the “scissors”? The following ideas come from an article I read recently about what letting go really is. Please feel free to share.

~Sallie

To ‘let go’ does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.

To ‘let go’ is not to enable, but to allow one to learn from natural consequences.

To ‘let go’ is not to care for, but to care about.

To ‘let go’ is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.

To ‘let go’ is not to be protective, it’s to permit another to face reality.

To ‘let go’ is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.

To ‘let go’ is to fear less, and to love more.

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You may reach Sallie at uniquelyyourscraftjournal@outlook.com

 

Random Thought on wrinkles?

 

 

 

     “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”

                                                                                      Mark Twain

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