Artistic, musical, creative, and entertaining topics in Longevity's health and wellness sphere.
Can you use edible glitter inside a Starbucks tumbler?
This is not a question that most people think about on a daily basis, but when you stop and consider it, the possibilities are endless. What if you could use edible glitter to decorate your coffee mug? What if you could add it to your cake batter? The possibilities are endless. The glitter bundles that you may have seen in your local candy shop is made from a type of ceramic called mica. It is a naturally occurring mineral that is actually an ore. It is used to make products like tiles, glass, paper, and paints. It comes in different colors and is very high in luster. It is found in rocks, soil, and even in the air. It has been used for thousands of years to make beautiful things and is still used today for that purpose.
The sun was beating through the window of my home office, I could feel it warm my face. Furiously, I stayed on task. I have to finish this assignment.
The Process of Processing
"Ha-HA!" I exclaimed as I slammed the newspaper down on his desk. The ageless man sitting there barely looked up. He was deeply engrossed in pouring over what looked like blueprints for some elaborate maze.
Losing Weight 1st Steps
We discussed the importance of exercise in my last weight-loss piece. Without it, don't even think about starting a weight-loss program! But what kind of exercise should you do? Here I have a list of helpful tips and hints to help you get the most out of your exercise (and weight-loss) efforts. Let's get this party started!
I Thread the Needle as the Needle Threads me
My head throbbed relentlessly as I plopped down into my soft, plump reclining chair after a long day of painstakingly grueling tedious hard work.
How Art Can Help You Embrace The Present
I remember the first time I learned about meditation and grounding. I sat on a slippery river rock, toes dipped into icy water, legs dutifully wrapped pretzel-like in lotus position. Breathing in, I visualized my veins extending like roots into the soil, from the base of my spine, connecting me to the Earth.
Inking and Thinking
Recently, I have discovered a new skill that has been locked away my whole life, and now I am able to build on it and expand my inner peace- all because of a rainy day!
Yarn is My Zen
When I’m in the yarn-crafting zone, things don’t bother me as much. I still worry over things, but those worries don’t seem so bad when I have a project on my needles or hook.
To Share My Heart
My life has always been driven by creativity and imagination. These elements aren’t mere passions, interests, or hobbies for me. Creativity is the core of my being, my essence as a person. I need to express myself creatively like I need to breathe and drink water. If I go too long without any creative outlet, I begin to wilt.
Art has always been important in my life. The smell of turpentine drifted from my father's studio (which he had built bigger than the total of the rest of the house). My first memories were filled with fruit I couldn't eat because they were arranged on the table for a still life my dad was painting. I watched fascinated at three as he painted his self-portrait with three strategically placed mirrors.
How Scissors Spiraled Round and Round to Reinvent Myself in Retirement
How Scissors Spiraled Round and Round to Reinvent Myself in Retirement By Mary Longe It occurs to me that I have never knowingly thrown out a pair of scissors. Not that I can promise that I have every pair I ever owned, but I am confident that if I dug deep enough in my shoe boxes and bins of craft supplies, I would find a pair of round-nose scissors caked with school paste and unable to cut the thinnest paper. I know for sure that if I open my sewing box, the tiny drawer on my Singer, my drawer of kitchen utensils, and my bin of collage cutting implements that I will find one, maybe two pairs of scissors of different types and sizes in each…. Most, but not all, free of glue, especially today.
About 10 years ago my sister introduced me to this new craft that she had just taken a class in, it was called Zentangle which is the art of doodling, mindfully. I had no prior experience with any form of drawing or creative art, I sat down tried it a few times then put it aside. I liked it, I was interested, just unsure that I had any talent, not particularly happy with my results. For a couple of years I would find the small kit she had put together for me and think that I should try this again. But I didn’t. I would put the little plastic baggy containing a couple of Zentangle tiles, a Sakura micron pen with a 01 point, a tiny short pencil with the words Zentangle inscribed in it, a slim tortilion or smudging stick and a white eraser, back in the junk drawer out of sight, out of mind.