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Chakras & Painted Stones

Ive been a busy bee painting stones with Chakra symbols. And its been lovely. Such a calming way to spend my time. These chakra stones have been handpainted with love. I use quality acrylic paints and then varnish for durability. These set of chakra stones look stunning together and have been painted to show the Sanskrit symbols of the main 7 chakra areas of our … Continue reading Chakras & Painted Stones

Reiki..How Does It Work?

Reiki: The Healing Energy Reiki is a Japanese word that means universal life energy. It is an ancient practice of healing and relaxation that originated in Japan. It is based on the principle that a therapist can transfer energy into a patient by placing their hands on or near the body, thus helping to balance the energy levels of the patient. The energy transmitted during … Continue reading Reiki..How Does It Work?

Knitting For Mental Health

Research suggests that knitting can have a positive impact on mental health and I know this to be true from personal experience! It provides a gentle, low-stress form of self-care that can help to promote emotional well-being. The repetitive motions involved in knitting can be calming and meditative, and it helps in reducing the stress and anxiety I often feel. Complex PTSD is no joke, … Continue reading Knitting For Mental Health

Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door

The walk from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door is a beautiful coastal hike, offering stunning views of the Jurassic Coast. The walk is approximately 2.5 miles long and takes around an hour to complete. Starting from Lulworth Cove, follow the footpath westward and climb up towards the hills that overlook the coast. You’ll pass through sheep grazing fields and beautiful countryside until you reach Durdle … Continue reading Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door

Lion Portrait in Pastels

My latest pastel painting is of a lion. He’s rather beautiful! I love to browse Wildlife Reference Photos site when choosing images to draw. For a small fee, you can download anything. The list is seemingly infinite! Simply type in the name of an animal, insect, etc and pages upon pages of images will come up. Have a look for yourself, if you’re interested. https://wildlifereferencephotos.comContinue reading Lion Portrait in Pastels

Autumn, Knits & Mental Health

I love autumn. Settling into the colder months with warm knits, snuggles up with a bowl of soup, or out walking amongst the visual display of those incredible colours. The term Knitting for Mental Health is really a thing. It’s helping me, that’s for sure. I have two craft fayres coming up next month and so I’ve been knitting like mad. Hopefully I’ll have enough … Continue reading Autumn, Knits & Mental Health