Artist: Carly Waito

31 Oct

An intense sharp shot of inspiration went straight into my veins when i laid eyes on these gems. These are not photographs but oil paintings on masonite. Every piece varies in size (and is sold).

Artist Carly Waito if you are reading this- you are amazing.

Monday’s quote

31 Oct

“Whatever you’re willing to tolerate will stay in your life” – LL Cool J

Glitter + eggs = la la love

27 Oct

Me to glitter is like peanut butter to jelly. So when I saw this idea I nearly fell to my knees. The rad thing about this diy is that it doesn’t have to be glitter…it can be confetti, fruity pebbles, nerds or sand to give to the brat next door.

Pretty DIY: Fabric wrapped hangers

27 Oct

After seeing this the other day on Pinterest (my latest addiction) I quickly checked this puppy out. I never thought making such an ugly plastic daily object would be so easy (and pretty)! Step by step directions can be found here.

Like…whoa

21 Oct

Front Windows of Gallery MKG127 in Toronto Canada (2007). By Christian Bok and Micah Lexier.

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14 signs that the collapse of our modern world has already begun

21 Oct

Okay folks this is long but so true and needs to be read!

(NaturalNews) A lot of people believe the world as we know it is going to end on December 23, 2012. Nonsense, I say. The far more honest answer is that the end of the world as we know ithas already begun. And it doesn’t mean the end of the world; it means the closing of one era and the birth of a new one. It is a transition between the ages. This particular transition, however, promises to be the most tumultuous and costly transition humankind has ever seen.

But don’t wait around for December2012to look for the signs. Here are 14 signs that the world as we know it is unraveling right now.We are living through the end of one era and thebirthof a new one. In thefuture, they’ll look back and call this all one moment inhistory, but when you’re living through it, it seems to move forward at almost a snail’s pace. But make no mistake: We are living through the opening chapters of the end of the world as we know it, and on the other side of all this will emerge a new world that’s very different from the one we know today.

#1 – Tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis– At first it seemed like a fluke; but now it’s a pattern. Theweatheris becoming increasingly extreme. Over 120 tornadoes recently struck the U.S. Midwest. Texas is on fire and suffering through an extremedrought. And where there aren’t fires and droughts, there are floods. This is only the beginning… watch for more freak weather over the next 18 months.

#2 – The silence of the bees– Colony Collapse Disorder continues to accelerate across NorthAmerica. We already know it’s being caused in part by chemicalpesticides(and possibly worsened byGMOs), but the chemicalindustryis engaged in a full-on cover-up to deny this truth while thepollinatorsof our world suffer a devastatingpopulationcollapse. (http://www.naturalnews.com/028218_p…)

#3 – Thefailureof nuclear science– TheFukushimacatastrophe proves one thing: Scientists are dangerously arrogant in their planning of large-scale projects, and they fail to account for the awesomepowerof Mother Nature. Nuclearsciencepromised us clean, greenenergy— but now it has delivered asilent, invisible poisonthat’s infecting our planet.

#4 – The vicious pursuit of Wikileaks– In an age of such rampant deceit, there is no room for the truth. So those who tell the truth (Wikileaks) are viciously pursued as if they were criminals.

#5 – The rise of the medical police state– The armed SWAT raids on Maryanne Godboldo in Detroit are only the beginning (http://www.naturalnews.com/032091_M…). The truth is that the medical system uses guns to force its vaccines and chemotherapy onto children and teens across America. The medical system has become so utterly useless, corrupt and dangerous that it must actually invokeguns in peoples’ facesjust to “convince” people to take itsmedicine. This is a gunpoint-enforcedmedical monopolythat exists as a threat to ourhealthand our freedoms.

#6 – The increasing frequency of food shortages andcrop failures– Notice the spike infood prices? That’s just the beginning: Foodpriceswill continue to skyrocket in the years ahead due to extreme weather, the loss of pollinators and the globalcontaminationof crops by GMOs. Realfoodis becoming increasingly scarce in our world. You might want to think about starting a home garden…

#7 – The runawaydestructionof the world by energy companies– Theradioactive falloutfrom Fukushima isn’t the only way in which energycompaniesare destroying our world: Don’t forget about the Deepwater Horizon and the massiveoilspill in the Gulf of Mexico — a spill that isn’t over, by the way. They’restillspraying Corexit in the Gulf one year later!

#8 – The continuedGMOcontamination of our planet– This may be the worst chapter in the comingcollapse: Thewidespread geneticpollutionof our planetthrough GMOs. This is a crime againstnatureand against humanity. It is a “gene spill” that may never be contained as it spreads its deadly DNA across the world’s foodcrops, leading to crop failures and starvation (http://www.naturalnews.com/032167_g…). The use of GMOs is the closest thing to “Satanic” that you’ll find in modern agriculture. The agenda behind this is pure evil.

#9 – Thetyrannyand criminal crackdowns targeting real food (raw milk)– When you can’t even sell honest farm food to your neighbors without being targeted and arrested by the cops, something is terribly wrong with the world. But this is happening today, all across America. Now the feds are even targeting the Amish! (http://www.naturalnews.com/029322_r…)

#10 – The escalation of the counterfeiting of themoneysupply– In a failed economic system approaching collapse, the moronic leaders can only think of “solutions” that actually accelerate their own downfall. The runaway counterfeiting of money by the Federal Reserve (with its “quantitative easing” and other counterfeit methods) is a classic sign that the end of our current system is fast approaching. The economic insanities are obvious to anyone who can still do math.

#11 – The plummeting intelligence of the masses– One of the most disturbing signs that we’re already in the collapse is the great dumbing-down of the masses. The drooling, CNN-watchingtelevisionzombies who dominate our landscape offer absolutely nothing of value to the world. They are the “mindless consumers” who get vaccinated, watch television and eat processed, pasteurized junk food. They’re on psychiatric meds and believe everything thegovernmenttells them. Most of thesepeople, of course, won’t make it through the collapse.

#12 – The complete and utter fabrication of the mainstream news– Much of the mainstream news is now utterly and completely fabricated these days: The reporting on Obama’s long-form birth certificate; the news about the war in Libya; the coverage of the economy and the U.S.debt… it’s all so utterly false and unbelievable that an intelligent person watching the news can’t help but explode with laughter. It is a sign of this collapse that the information sources relied upon by the masses are unable to report the truth anymore and must resort to weavingpolitically expedient fictionson everything from health care and medicine to the fate of the U.S. dollar itself.

#13 – The ongoing pharmaceutical pollution of our world– Beyond the GMO contamination and theradiationcontamination of our world, we are also experiencing the masspharmaceutical contaminationof our planet. It’s not just the pharma factories that dump their products into the rivers (http://www.naturalnews.com/025415_w…); it’s also the fact that well over half the population is now takingdrugsalmost daily, and those drugs pass right through their bodies and end up in thewatersupply where they contaminate the fish (http://www.naturalnews.com/025933.html). Even beyond that, the drugs end up in thehuman sewage sludgethat’s packaged and sold as “organic soil!” (http://www.naturalnews.com/029504_o…)

#14 – Theradioactivecontamination of the globalfood supply– Here’s one that’s really insidious: The global food supply is now contaminated with the radioactive fallout from Fukushima. We’re told the levels are “low,” but we’re not told the truth of how radioactive cesium isotopes persist in the food supplyfor centuries. How is the human race going to survive its exposure to CT scans, radioactive food, chestX-rays, TSA body scanners and even the secret DHS mobile X-ray vans that can penetrate yourbodywith X-rays as you’re walking into a football stadium? The total radiation burden on the human race is now reaching a point ofmass infertility. That may be the whole idea, actually.

 

Read and learn more here.

Fluoride and infants – Why parents are not being told about fluorosis

21 Oct

Fluoride and infants – Why parents are not being told about fluorosis

via Fluoride and infants – Why parents are not being told about fluorosis.


...It's just a domino effect that's all this is unfortunately.

How to spot a liar

21 Oct

A worthy watch: Pamela Meyer, author of ‘Liespotting,’ shows the manners used by science and those trained to recognize false information.

…I know that I walked away from this with a few tools under my belt 🙂

Steve Jobs on creativity

21 Oct

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.” – Steve Jobs, Wired, February, 1995

St. Vitus

19 Oct

St. Vitus holds quite a few gems inside and out. I posted some of it’s stain glass windows a few posts ago, but here’s more to this incredible cathedral…

 

like what you’ve seen?

head on over to thesparklette.com for the real deal (yo).

Memorial in Mana Strana

19 Oct

Stumbling across unexpected artwork on the street is pretty much the same as someone approaching me and presenting me with a banana split (with extra chocolate sauce). Even better when the piece is so powerful I can confidently guess what its about. Can you?

 

 

 

Inspiration: kool-aid flavored windows

18 Oct

Ive always appreciated old stain glass windows for the work it must have taken to create (and obviously the artistic value) – but it wasnt until I stepped into St. Vitus (at Prague castle) that ive really taken a liking loving. There’s nothing quite like the reflection of colors they cast. Almost like spilled kool-aid of different flavors…I could literally lick the walls.

like what you’ve seen?

head on over to thesparklette.com for the real deal (yo).

Monday’s quote of the day

18 Oct

‎’Life gets easier once you stop expecting different behavior from people.’ -Simon Simpson (friend)

Nice jugs

11 Oct

 

 

So you polished off the last of the milk with that messy piece of chocolate cake. ‘Now what ‘ you think? Chuck it or recycle (hopefully you would choose recycle). Thats an awfully large piece of plastic either way.

Here’s a great way to say ‘peace out’ to those zip lock baggies for the next days lunch. Easy diy instructions can be found here.

DIY painted jars

11 Oct

 

I love glass jars but never know what to do with them. A simple paint job for the metal lid doesn’t ever seem like enough to keep them laying around for a makeover. Also Ive been eyeing a booth solely dedicated to animal figurines but never knew what people were suppose to do with them (or how that booth stayed in business). I guess this means more pb & j’s so that I can get to the bottom of that jar of peanut butter!

Easy diy tutorial was found here but I think its pretty easy and simple enough- all you really need is some super glue, spray paint, glass jars and a few of those useless plastic animals.

My future lego kitchen island

10 Oct

How come this hasn’t been thought of sooner! Wait…why haven’t I thought of this sooner?! I found this over yonder and shrieked as I love (almost) nothing more than an easy, simple diy. All you really need is a basic kitchen island from Ikea and a bus load of legos. Being that I plan on being the coolest mom in Baby’s eyes one day, I better get to it. And one day when he’s old enough he can come home from school to find chocolate cake and cookies sitting on top waiting for him.

Charles Bridge

10 Oct

 

 

One of the cool things about living in our neighborhood is we are steps from some of Prague’s major monuments (aka herds of cattle tourists). Just one block away is the Charles Bridge which makes an evening stroll before bedtime an easy way to remind ourselves how rad it is to be living where we do. Its also a good way to wind down after the day and makes for a cozy/bundled up evening for the bird when its chilly outside.

 

Monday’s quote of the day

10 Oct

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

-T.H. Thompson and John Watson

Lennon Wall

8 Oct

Ill start with this. Its midnight here but Im having a hard time turning off my brain from all the pieces of history Ive been absorbing lately (not to mention I have Radiohead- ‘King of Limbs’ on repeat again). These were taken at the Lennon wall in Mala Strana.

The Lennon Wall represented not only a memorial to John Lennon and his ideas for peace, but mainly a monument for free speech and the non-violent rebellion of Czech youth against the communist regime. It was a small war of Czech people against the communist police who cleaned the wall. The Communist police tried repeatedly to whitewash over the messages of peace but they could never manage to keep the wall clean. By the next morning there would be new messages of poems about peace and freedom. Even the installation of surveillance cameras and the posting of an overnight guard couldn’t stop the opinions from being expressed. Some people also believe that the John Lennon Peace Wall helped inspire the non-violent Velvet Revolution that led to the fall of Communism in 1989.

New rad adventures and stuff (and stuff and stuff)…

7 Oct

Okay so I haven’t posted in a while but I swear on my extra large jar of Nutella that I have a lot of rad stuff that Ill be posting in the next few days- so check back soon!! Or better yet- click on ‘follow’ (that annoying little gray box in the right corner of your screen) and ill let you know when new stuff is up! We’ve been on the go, man… lots of old and moldy stuff around town not to mention a full on road trip thru the country this last week with baby and stinky (aka dog) in tow. Lets just say I see castles, graffiti, villages, toilets, ice cream colored houses and the cutest damn baby boy you’ve ever seen in this diaries very near future.