Day 28: The Fairy Wish Box
“Every day, think as you wake up, Today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use All my energies to develop myself, To expand my heart out to others, To achieve enlightenment for The benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry, Or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others As much as I can.”
I hate the idea of wasted time. As a mother, wife, crafter, writer, and entrepreneur, I am quite busy all the time.
I wasn’t always this way, though.
There was a time in my life when I wasted my self away…I wasted years of my life hoping and wishing for things I didn’t have…I spend years being angry at people….
When I had my daughter, it all exploded. I was faced with own issues, and my own self. I was forced to face myself. I can tell you, I was not pleased. I decided that I wanted to set an example for my daughter, of what it is to be a strong, independent woman, because that’s what I want her to be.
Each day that my daughter grows, I realize that she will be what I teach her to be. I don’t have to use words. But she emulates me. I don’t want her to emulate a person who is insecure, and tries to be what she is not. I want her to emulate a strong, tough woman who is not afraid to be soft and gentle. I want her to emulate a woman who is proud of her roots and proud of where she came from. So each day, I take advantage of to the fullest, each opportunity that comes to me. I don’t worry about things that I cannot control. I just live my life, pursuing friendships and open doors as they come.
So for today’s project, I made a wish box. This is just a plain box that I had laying around, dying to be painted. I painted it blue, and again, mixed gloss medium with pearl ex powder and this time I also added some blue glitter just to make it sing.
I love the color blue, it symbolizes love, devotion, harmony, tranquility, sincerity and patience.
I painted the inside yellow, which stimulates the nervous system and intellect. It symbolizes Joy, optimism, cheer, creativity.
There’s a flower, because you know…I love flowers. Then on the inside, I clipped out words from magazines that stood for what I want in life, or what I want strengthened.
I put a fairy on top, because I LOVE faires. I do. This fairy is one of two that I bought years ago, when my husband and I went away.
Make a wish box, too!
Yeah, yeah..crappy pictures.
You know, one day, I’ll have an amazing camera and all of you will be able to see my crafterpieces in their true form. 😉