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Gourds?

I have a cousin, Steve, who is a musicologist. I played for him the Prince song Musicology and he had not seen it before (found the music video)–liked it! Anyway he suggested I make musical instruments from gourds and bamboo after he saw my collection that I had bought in my travels.
Lucky for me I overheard a lady talking about a gourd group and wha-lah, I’m now a possible member of the local gourd society AND I have a different cousin nearby who has too much bamboo in her yard and wants as much taken out as possible. So looks like I’m all set up. The word gourd sounds funny to me, but I need to keep a straight face and know they’re actually awesome.

Prince’s Musicology Video

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Shekeres made from gourds by Carol Twombly

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Seraphinite Affirmation: I allow love light healing to fill my body.

The reason we are here is to love. Seraphinite has the appearance of feathers in its green stone. It is known for healing via love light. Some steps for this might be:

  1. Take three deep breaths.
  2. Say thank you for where you are today.
  3. Picture a healing light surrounding your body.
  4. Feel the love.
  5. Say thank you three times.

Feel free to post your favorite method to slow down and feel the love light.

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Guitar Strums

Today I get a guitar lesson. I plan to teach some teens how to strum a guitar so I’m improving my skills. Give, get, ebb & flow.

Surprisingly it’s getting me to play drums more too just knowing my guitar playing is coming into fruition.  I’m finding around lunch time is a good time to hit the drums. Love the different beats.

As far a a gem for today, I will share a flower with some gem earrings. Consider the flower to be the guitar and the earrings the drum set.

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Bottom left corner are tigers eye stars with lepidolite bead earrings.
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Facebook Album

This link takes you to some cool photos of gemstones and gemstone jewelry on Artist Gems Facebook.

Posted by Artist Gems on Sunday, January 24, 2016

Today’s gem was again Malachite so I said to myself “Wow, again, really?” Maybe I will have to shuffle the cards (yes, I’m using a deck of cards) shuffle them like Jim suggested. Jim’s a friend who seems really into shuffling.

So I looked over my recent Facebook posts and there are plenty of cool Malachite pictures, the affirmation for Malachite is “I go with the flow”. It means instead of just your ego leading the way, you tune into the universal energy and let that guide your day.

I do have a photo of malachite to post… It is my son, Alex, steering a sailboat last month. He was suddenly open to wearing Artist Gem bracelets and went home with four of them. In this photo he is wearing a Malachite, Obsidian one, and he is being powered by the flow of the wind!

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Hokulele sailing in Puerto Vallarta with crew member Alex Francis.

 

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Tigers Eye Affirmation: I am balanced.

Tigers Eye has a beautiful layered look of vibrant yellow/gold, browns, and black. It’s a suitable color combination for the affirmation “I am balanced”.

To me balancing is about routine that allows for a variety of activities throughout the day: physical, spiritual, work, and joyful/relaxing time. I find that if I get certain activities done in the morning then the rest of my day is balanced. I have the privilege of time to parse my day that way.

However, I am still looking for a good time to play drums… it’s loud enough to annoy others in the house and I have not included it in my morning routine yet. Any advice is welcome!

drum circles near Boise

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Obsidian beads frame a focal Tigers Eye Gemstone