Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tear 5-10 strips of the paper in approximately. 12x1 inch strips. You can play around with this and try different sizes too depending on the size you need for your project.
Fold each strip in half. Now you should have 12 inch folded strips.
Tear 2 inch pieces from the strips. This should yield you at least 5 strips, depending on the size you choose.
Take the two inch folded strips fold them in the middle. when you have a crease from the fold, open them back up and you can use the crease as a guide line for this next fold. Now fold the top part of the front side back. Make sure to leave the back side unfolded. Do the same on the bottom front part of the strip. Finish making up the rest of these pieces.
Then take another folded strip and place glue in place. You will want to slightly rotate the pieces around so you will be forming a circle as you glue these pieces together. When your flower is full bloomed, and just the way you want it, take one of the game pieces and glue to the center. Now that your flower is finished, just attach to your page or project.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
You will notice the stamp. In my eyes I see this as actually saying Peace For Food. Because it is when you are fed that you can feel comfort and peace from the hunger and suffering.
Therefore I pray not only for peace but also for awareness that there is hunger in the world. I pray that each person suffering may be filled to comfort and well-being and live in peace and harmony.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The numbers represent time while the branches on the tree represent moments, choices, victories, and failures along the way. The butterfly is an essence of being and living through the process. Sometimes our wings can get broken and disfigured during the process. This is when we must remember to look within ourselves and know that we can make it through; we can achieve our dreams. We must not doubt our ability to grow past our failures and insecurities. And each time we do grow past them, our wings get stronger. And soon they will get so strong that there will be nothing we can't just fly right through.
All artwork & writing by ©Tonya Ashe
Thursday, May 7, 2009
There are more like these to come. I am creating a series of these. They are all turning out so beautifully.
The butterfly is hand-painted by me from one of my butterfly designs. Part of a private design collection ©Tonya Ashe